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Depends on the number of kids, but they usually start with some small sided games.

May 14 2012 at 12:57 PM
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They'll split them into about two or three fields. You can kind of tell the level of players on each field. One will stick out as the top field. Kids will get moved in and out of that field some.

If you have a kid who stays on the top field but then sits quite a bit, they are probably on the top team. Kids who stay on that field but are still on the field are probably fighting for a spot still.

Not sure they know in 15 minutes, but I've had a coach tell me they can identify them pretty quick. Small sided games give them an idea of the technical ability and the big field clues them in on tactical stuff/athleticism.

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