COMPETITIVE SELECT PROGRAM
The Level III Program represents Mustang Soccer's Competitive Select teams for U9-U19 (2015-2005) players. These teams are still considered competitive and mostly participate in the bronze/copper levels during league play.
What is the Competitive Level III Program?
The Competitive Level III program is unique to Mustang Soccer and is a fantastic bridge between recreational soccer and the upper competitive divisions.
Who typically plays in this program?
For the 23/24 season, players in the U9-U19 age groups, encompassing 2015-2005 birth years, are eligible for this level. There is always a great variety of players within this program, ranging from recreational players who are ready for a more competitive environment to competitive players who are not ready to make a full-year time commitment to soccer.
Who coaches these teams?
The head coach is a parent volunteer who has been certified and approved by Mustang Soccer, based on their experience, licenses, background checks, etc.
If you are interested in returning as a volunteer coach for the upcoming season, please follow the instructions in the link below. All interested coaches need to fill out and submit an application every year. Applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th.
Competitive Select Coach Application
How are these teams formed?
These are competitive teams with players selected in a draft after their age group's designated tryout date. Players are not eligible to be selected in the draft unless they have attended the Competitive Level III - Select program tryouts. For tryout information and schedule, please click HERE.
Teams are formed by birth-year. For example, a 2010 player cannot play on a 2009 or a 2011 team.
What is the time commitment?
A typical season will take place July-November:
- A one-week (10 hours) summer camp run by professional Mustang training staff
- Two 90-minute practices per week with one session run by the volunteer coach and the other run by a professional trainer
- Fall League play against other clubs in the Bay Area
- Participation in the NorCal Premier State Cup (bronze/copper division)
- An additional 2-3 regional tournaments
- Some teams may participate in the optional Spring League or tournaments
What is the financial commitment?
Competitive Registration Fee: $400 ($475 after June 15th)
Competitive Level III Program Fee: $700
Competitive Team Fees: $500-$1500
Competitive Uniform/Travel Fees: $500-$2000
Total Financial Commitment: $2075-$4650
Click HERE to view the tryout schedule and interest forms
If you are a Rec/Rec Plus player trying out for competitive, please register for Rec or Rec Plus in the event that you do not make a competitive team, and you are already placed on a Rec/Rec Plus team. If you register for Competitive and do not make a competitive team, you are responsible for contacting the club registrar and informing them which program you would like to be moved to (Rec, Rec Plus, Juniors).
2023 Program Eligibility
Level I ECNL: 2011-2005 DOB
Level II Pre-ECNL/Elite: 2016-2005 DOB
Level III Select: 2015-2005 DOB
Level I ECNL: Most Competitive; for players with significant soccer and competitive experience
Level II Pre-ECNL/Elite: Competitive; for players with decent soccer experience and some competitive experience
Level III Select: Least Competitive; for players with some soccer experience, but little to no competitive experience
Boys Competitive Director: Joe Owen
Girls Competitive Director: Pat Uriz
Competitive Registration Questions: Michaela DeJesus