- All interested players (including current FC Somers players) must pre-register online.
- If a current FC Somers player does not register for tryouts, it will be assumed that they do not wish to be considered for a team.
- Tryout participation does not imply team placement.
- Tryouts are drop-off – we encourage parents not to stay. A designated parents area will be available, if necessary.
Participants should bring the following items to tryouts:
Soccer Ball, Drink, and Shin-guards.
U9-U14 Tryouts conducted by independent evaluators. High School Age Tryouts conducted, as needed, by club evaluators. Players need to attend all age group tryout dates. If a player is unavailable for dates noted please contact a tryout coordinator.
2015 Tryout Committee
Mark Hopper, FC Somers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Foley, AYSO Region 95, email@example.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any general questions.
TRAVEL COMMITMENT The expectation level for travel soccer is much greater than in-town/core, both physically and financially. We are asking that only players and parents willing to make a full 10 month commitment participate in the tryouts. A typical season runs from early September to late June. Teams participating in the Westchester Youth Soccer League: Players are expected to attend 2 weekly in-season practice sessions (1 to 1.5 hrs ea.) with a professional, nationally-licensed trainer. Games are held on Sunday and teams travel throughout Westchester, the Bronx and Manhattan. Once a week winter indoor practices are held. Most teams will participate in a min. of 3 tournaments (Labor Day, Columbus Day and Memorial Day). The average full year cost to play in FC Somers is in the region of $1,000 (Club registration, league play, tournaments, uniform, training fees). Premier level teams (USYSA or US Club Soccer): requires a higher level of competition and commitment, often with much further travel (throughout the Northeast states), more training, and greater financial cost. Scholarships are available.
TRYOUT REGISTRATION All interested players MUST register online. If you have an account, login. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Please register for the appropriate age group/division that your child expects to play in during the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 season (so one year up from where they play now). If the player is a goalkeeper be sure to indicate during registration.
TRYOUT DAY – PLEASE TO ARRIVE 10-15 MINS PRIOR TO TRYOUT TIME Players should arrive 10-15 mins prior to tryout time, while waiting warm-up and stretch. Tryouts are drop-off – we encourage parents not to stay. We understand that for various reasons some parents may need to stay, therefore we will have a designated parents area, away from the tryout, giving players a greater opportunity to focus on the tryout and evaluators’ directions. Parents are requested to return 5 minutes from the scheduled finish for pick-up . Players are encouraged to work hard during the tryout, pay attention to the evaluators, relax and have fun.
TRYOUT FORMAT AND EVALUATION Players will be evaluated by nationally-licensed trainers who are impartial, and qualified. Small-sided games will be emphasized. The group of evaluators — along with the current team’s trainer — in consultation with the FC Somers board will make the final recommendation on player placement.
NOTIFICATION OF TRYOUT RESULTS/TEAM FORMATION Tryout results will be communicated to parents/players by email. The Club will advise outcomes as close to the end of each current team’s season as possible in order to avoid any disruption to remaining games.