Soccer Tryouts

-Soccer players should be at the track by 4:00 p.m. for the fitness assessment (this Sunday). It should last approximately 30-40 minutes.

-No one can tryout until their physical paperwork has been handed in to the coach (Mr. Herman) at the Field house. Make sure to get there early enough so you are ready to go (cleats and guards) on by 9:00 a.m.

-The Monday evening tryout session has been changed to  5 p.m.-7 p.m. (NOT 6 p.m.-8 p.m). The rest of the week will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

-Tryouts are closed sessions meaning parent/guardians should not be in the stands or close to the field.

Players will be evaluated in the technical & tactical aspects of soccer along with their attitude and fitness (endurance, strength & speed). The ability to make good decisions with and without the ball, work with others, and be attentive to instructions are all critical elements. (Skill evaluation, small-sided games and full-field games will also be a part of the evaluation process.) The right attitude is critical to making the team. Players will also be evaluated on basic skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing, defending, movement without the ball and the speed in which these are executed, that we refer to as speed of play. Another aspect of evaluation is a players’ athletic awareness, for example field vision and decision making during game play. A players’ physical condition coming into the season may be used as a determining factor in making the team as well as intangible skills like work ethic and team work. Attitude and Character will play into decision making by the coaches.

 

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