FC Denton will be holding their first preseason session for the Spring 2018 season, on Saturday January 20th, and will be seeking out the best the Denton area has to offer as the club hopes to continue it's climb up the NTPSL and be promoted to the first division for the Spring season.
The club will put in a request to be promoted on January 21st, hoping their impressive regular season run of 9 wins, 1 loss and +40 GD will earn them a spot in the first division of the NTPSL; despite losing in the semifinal of the division 2 playoffs last season. The club will have to wait for a decision from the league in February.
"Nothing is decided yet, but I hope our performance during the regular season is enough to convince the powers that be in the NTSPA that we belong in the first division, because we do." club president Carlos Olate said. "We understand that there are other factors (besides statistics) in deciding if a team gets promoted in the NPSL, but we're hopeful and we will prepare for it; starting with these tryouts", club president Carlos Olate told fcdentonsoccer.com.
While FC Denton will be looking to bolster an already talented roster at their first tryout; the club may also have to prepare for some departures, with 3 of the club's stars currently being considered for semipro teams in the NPSL and UPSL.
"Yea, the semipro teams are stealing our players!" Olate said, with a laugh. "We have Lester currently on trail with the Ft. Worth Vaqueros of the NPSL, Gonzalez and Zatarain trying to make their case with Keene FC of the UPSL and a couple of other players planning on trying out for semi-pro teams this winter as well but, I'd be lying if I said I would be sad to loose them (to semipro teams). At the heart of this club is a dedication to help players find avenues to advance to higher levels of the game; so we help and encourage our players to find opportunities wherever they can. We truly feel that, if they move on to bigger and better games; it's a victory not only for us, but for all of Denton soccer and those are the kind of players we will be looking for at our tryouts. Aside from talented players, we want players with ambition to move up, want to put in the work, and who want to represent something bigger than a Sunday team with their friends".
The club plans on having more tryouts in the coming weeks and hopes to be able to attract more of the very talented Denton player pool by reaching out to the local adult leagues and youth clubs as well as marketing through social media. The North Texas Premier League Spring 2018 season kicks off on February 18, 2018.
If you think you have what it takes and want to tryout for FC Denton, your first chance will be Saturday January 20, 2018 at Game On Athletics in Denton,TX. There is a $10 fee that can be paid in advance through PayPal or at the gate, the day of the tryout. The session will run from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM an players are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 PM to get ready to go on time.