The Michigan Alliance started a new program that will give student-athletes a new soccer option. The Alliance Reserves teams are comprised of players that desire to play at a level that doesn’t put the demands that the Select/Premier Alliance team schedule requires. The teams compete in a travel-rec league that fosters more balanced competition while not traveling more the 30 minutes. The player receives a camp, additional training opportunities with Alliance teams, and great access to programs.
What league do Reserves teams compete in?
The Alliance Reserves teams will compete in the WSSL Travel-Recreational league. If a team has the ability to compete in a select league, the club may grant the decision to move into a select environment.
How do I get on an Alliance Reserves Team?
To be placed on a Reserves team you must create a customer account (via the Login button at the top right of the website), add your player, then register them for the Reserves program. You can also access registration via the Programs tab. The age group listed, i.e., U09, is based on your player's birthdate as of August 1, 2013. (U09 is for players under 9 as of August 1, 2013). Teams are mostly formed through a coach who no longer wants his team to remain in an in-house recreational setting. If your coach doesn't have interest, register your player as an individual and we will let you know if there are opportunities for your child in the Michigan Alliance Reserves Program.
I would like to coach a team, what do I do?
If you are interested in coaching an Alliance Reserves team, please enter that information when you register your player. You may also contact Droo Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org. All coaches will go through a simple interview process and be required to carry a risk management card if selected.
What is the cost to play?
The Alliance Reserves team’s are an economical way to play fall and spring soccer. The total cost of fall and spring soccer is approximately $500 including uniform.
How is this different then recreational soccer?
Reserves team’s receive professional training, a team camp, and players from the team can attend all programs offered by the Michigan Alliance. One of the biggest advantages to being on a reserve team is that your child can attend practices with our professionally coached teams for additional training.
What programs are offered by the Michigan Alliance?
The Alliance offers programs throughout the year. Open Play, Goal Keeper Training, and Speed & Agility are just a few examples of the programs every player has access to. For a detailed list, visit the Michigan Alliance FC website and look at the programs offered within the Alliance.