The Pro23 Men's and Women's programs are a completely separate and additional program in the club. The program does not affect any current or future selection and decisions for the Black, Red or Gold youth teams at any age group within Fredericksburg FC. The program is not designed to take anything away from the player, but instead was created to offer players additional opportunities to train and compete at a higher level.
Players that are selected for the Pro 23 program will be allowed to play high school soccer, however, to remain in the program, players must attend two of the program's three training sessions each week. This is still to be decided, but will most likely be the Monday and Saturday training sessions. We decided on this route because most high school teams do not play games on Mondays and Saturdays. This allows players to be a part of club programming without the worry of not being allowed to participate in high school soccer.
The Pro23 Men's and Women's teams will compete in one additional College Showcase during the spring months. However, only 18 players, including two goalkeepers, will be selected for each and any showcase roster. No player is guaranteed to make a showcase roster, and if selected, no player is guaranteed any amount of playing time at a showcase. Players are paying to train in the program and then earn the opportunity to compete in the additional College Showcases.
Once the Pro23 Men's and Women's teams complete the Spring season, and the program moves into the Summer season and the Pro23 League, ALL training sessions are mandatory Players cannot miss any event without clearing it with the coach before being selected for the team at tryouts. As during the Spring season, 18 players will be selected for any game-day roster, including two goalkeepers, and no player is guaranteed to be selected for any roster or, if selected, any amount of playing time at a game. Players are paying to train in the program and then earn the opportunity to compete in games.
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