What is Option1 Intermediate League?
Option 1 Intermediate league is a step above Rec and just below Advanced league. The league is administered by the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association. Schedules are set by the state and teams play 5 games at home and 5 games away (generally along the front range, Colorado Springs and Denver). It is designed for teams who wish to take their game to the next level and get ready for Advance league soccer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OPTION 1 ?
Club Coached dedicated to the Option 1 teams
Free entry into the Sunbelt Classic Soccer Tournament (Value $250)
Access to local and state recreational tournaments.
Access to all club facilities and equipment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN OPTION 1 LEAGUE?
Fees vary by team but the average cost for the first season are $60 + $81 for the official uniform* (*Rangers rec. teams moving to Option 1 in the spring may wear their rec uniforms for the spring season). These costs are mostly offset by the allocation from the proceeds from the Sunbelt Tournament. Teams are required to assist with the tournament and receive part of the proceeds to offset team costs.
DO THE REC TEAMS TRAVEL?
YES 5 games away and 5 games played at the Langoni Sports complex at 24th and High St.
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?
The Rangers support Option 1 a the U-10 age only. Teams consist of players who are no older then 9 years old by August 1, of the current year. Although per state rules, a team may only have 3 players younger then 9 on their team.
WHAT ARE THE TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES?
Teams are required to have 2 board representatives to the Rangers board of directors one of which is required to attend the monthly board meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month. The meetings generally last 11/2 hours. In the event that neither board rep can attend the meeting, a parent from the team is required to attend so that important information can be disseminated to the teams parents and players. This is to ensure that all teams have an equal voice in the operations of the club. Teams are also required to have 2 representatives to the Sunbelt committee and all parents are required to help organize and administer the tournament. In appreciation for this commitment a portion of the Sunbelt proceeds are shared with our Advanced league and Option 1 teams.