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Region 1161 Northland Twisters FC Select Competitive Team

Fall 2023 Tryouts

Late Spring 2023 - Check back soon for dates!

Looking to join a more competitive soccer program? Not enjoying the experience at your current soccer club? Did you not make the team you wanted? Come tryout with us this spring. We are growing our teams for the Fall 2023 season after a successful Fall 2022!

 *Players wishing to tryout must register to tryout at under the Register Now button.*

Twisters FC 2013's 
Heartland League Under 10 Division 9 League CHAMPS!
Fall 2022


The Northland Twisters FC Select Team Program is a program for more competitive U-9 through U-14 players currently being offered in Region 1161/Area 6 of Section H. This program is designed to provide options for players to play soccer at a more challenging level for those players who possess the desire and appropriate skills and abilities. It is intended to enhance each player’s experience and development through the game of soccer while offering a more competitive spirit. Region 1161 is providing a program that will provide a higher level of training from more experienced coaches and a higher level of competition for those involved. Players participating in this program will compete against other teams from other regions within KC and Missouri.


  • Open Registration - All players can tryout for a Region 1161 Select Team
  • Balanced Teams - Players will play in developmentally appropriate teams that compete against similar level club teams.
  • Positive Coaching - Our coaches are trained to the US Soccer Standards with the added emphasis on a positive learning environment.
  • Good Sportsmanship -  Our club and coaches are committed not only to developing good soccer players but also good people.
  • Player Development - Our club methodology exposes players to learning all aspects of the game.
  • Lower Fees - Lower fees than other clubs around
  • Have FUN!
  • Non-for-profit volunteer led organization


Part of our mission is to keep our fees as low as possible, as we feel it shouldn’t cost a lot for a player/family to play soccer, even at a high level. Below is our player fee structure so families will know what to expect when they sign up for competitive soccer with KCAYSO Region 1161. We don’t think soccer should cost an arm and leg to play. It’s that simple.

  • Registration fee – $600 covers both Fall and Spring seasons
  • The first payment will be due at tryouts to lock in your spot and the remainder will due by 7/1/2023 for U8-U14 (Fall and Spring seasons).
  • There is a $2.75 convenience fee applied on Sports Connect
  • $80 fee for winter soccer for players interested in playing.
  • Clothing fees are covered in registration fees. The fees include two complete jersey kits (jersey, shorts, socks)


Mark Dieckman

Twisters 2013's

License: USSF - E, USSF - Grassroots 11 v 11


The Northland Twisters Select FC Team Program requires an increased commitment from both parents and players, including attendance at all practices and matches as well as a sense of responsibility toward coaches and team members. The Select Teams will be their primary obligation as compared with club teams of any sport or competing activity. Failure to do so subjects the player to potential of removal from the Select Team. The team is financially self-supporting, separate from the Core program of Region 1161. This will require extra fees outside of the standard fees for the core season. Projected fees for the Select Program are in the range of $600 per player for a season (July - June). This will include a two full jersey kits with an alternative jersey kit and any tournament fees. There will also be more traveling involved than our primary program with the possibility of playing some matches on Friday evenings and Sunday when attending tournaments. League can play on Friday evenings, Saturday or Sunday. Some weekends there may be multiple games on any of the three days. This program was designed for serious soccer players and their families and may not be appropriate for athletes who wish to compete in many sports. Our primary program still provides an opportunity to play soccer with fewer demands for time and travel.

                                                         Spring and Fall 2023 SCHEDULE

August -October                               League Play- Heartland League

September or October                              Tournaments TBD

March- May                                        League Play- Heartland League

April - May                                                  Tournaments TBD


Friendly games with other competitive teams north of the river TBD.


Players will be selected for a Select team from those players that attend and participate in the open tryouts. Evaluators will submit player ratings and recommend the most capable and deserving players. Tryouts will be held for players born in the years of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 with team selection to follow shortly after. In the event that enough players are not available in an age bracket teams may or not be formed.

If the Select Team Program sounds like the right program for your player and family players must register to tryout at under the Register Now button. You may also contact Mark Dieckman, Program Coordinator for more information. Select is a year-round program covering both the Fall and Spring seasons of our primary program.

Mark Dieckman

Select Team Coordinator Region 1161

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