Diablo FC holds formal player tryouts:
January for players in the Under 8
through Under 11 age groups (for the
February for the Under 12 - Under 14
for Under 15 - Under 19 age groups
Tryout dates and
locations will be publicized on our website as
well as in local newspapers and through local
Throughout the year Diablo FC coaches will
evaluate players interested in joining the club.
Some Diablo FC teams may have vacancies on their
roster to accommodate new players during times
of the year other than the traditional tryout
periods mentioned above.
Prospective players can fill out the Diablo FC
Form at any time and it will be sent to the
appropriate age group coach, who will contact
If you have any questions about Diablo FC
Players' Code of Conduct
- Play the game for the game's sake.
- Be generous when you win and
gracious when you lose.
- Always be fair, no matter the
- Obey the Laws of the Game.
- Work for the good of your team.
- Accept the decisions of officials with grace.
- Believe in the honesty of your
- Conduct yourself with honor and
- Honestly and wholeheartedly applaud
the efforts of your teammates and your
Parents' Code of Conduct
- Children have more need for example
- Make athletic participation a
positive experience for your child and
- Attempt to relieve competition
stress, not increase it. A child is
easily affected by outside influences.
- The opponents are necessary friends;
without them, your child could not
- Applaud good plays by your team and
by members of the opposing team.
Please keep in mind that parental
attitudes at games toward your child, the
opposing team, the officials and the
coaches influence your child's values and
behavior in sports. Sometimes overly anxious
parents, bent on immediate success rather
than long-range benefits, criticize
officials and opponents and show disrespect.
This inappropriate behavior devalues the
sport and creates unnecessary stress for the
player. It is not in keeping with the spirit
of the game.
Players training and playing
in Diablo FC can look for inspiration from club
members before them who have gone on to play
college and professional soccer. In fact, over
150 alumni have played soccer at more than 65
universities and colleges in 18 states as well
as professionally in the United States and
Europe. We also have several players who have
become college football placekickers and other
club alumni who had college and professional
careers in other sports. Read more about Diablo FC
Hopefully it is the goal of
every Diablo FC player to continue her or his
education in college. Whether or not they intend
on playing college soccer, participation in
youth soccer is an extra curricular activity to
include on their college application, especially
for those who demonstrate the commitment
necessary to play in a competitive club soccer
program like Diablo FC.
High school age players should talk to their
Diablo FC coach about their college goals and
aspirations so the student athlete has realistic
expectations when they apply to colleges. Every
Diablo FC staff member coaching high school age
players has their own soccer background to draw
on as well their experience with players in the
club who have gone on to play soccer at advanced
levels. Our staff includes many former
college, professional and even international
players as well as current and former college
coaches, all of whom are available to each
player and family for assistance in this
important process. It is equally important
that players balance their schedule in order to
devote adequate time to achieve scholastic
success so critical for college admission.
Each year the club offers a free
College Night when we bring in college
coaches from Division I, Division III and NAIA
schools for both men and women to give club
parents and players current information on what
colleges are looking for in prospective student
athletes. We also have former club players now
in college there to discuss balancing soccer,
academics and college life.
College Preparation Guide and
read more about the
college preparation and recruitment process
in our special section on the website.