TRYOUTS

FC Somers is pleased to announce the dates and times for tryouts and 2010 academy program for the 2017/18 season.

FC Somers teams currently compete in Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL), New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) and Elite Development Program (EDP).  In addition, teams participate in tournament and cup competition.

In order to provide our players with the best possible training opportunities we offer excellent, nationally qualified and licensed trainers.  Meet our trainers.

Tryout Location: Van Tassell Park (unless noted otherwise)

BOYS

2000-2003’s Register to tryout.

2003’s – Tuesday, June 13 | 6:15pm – 8:00pm – Somers High School Turf 

2004’s Wednesday, May 17 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

2005’s Monday, May 15 | 4:45pm – 6:15pm

Monday, May 22 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

2006’s Wednesday, May 10 | 4:45pm – 6:15pm

Wednesday, May 17 | 4:45pm – 6:15pm

2007’s Friday, May 19th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, May 24 | 5:00pm – 6:15pm

2008’s Wednesday, May 31 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm 
2009’s Monday, June 5 | 6:00 – 7:15pm    *Reis Park Upper
2010’s Academy Program Monday, June 19 |6:15pm – 7:15pm

GIRLS

2000-2003’s Register to tryout.
2004’s Monday, April 24 | 6:15pm – 7:45pm

Monday, May 1 | 6:15pm – 7:45pm

Monday, May 8 | 6:15pm – 7:45pm

2005’s Wednesday, May 24 | 6:15pm – 7:45pm
2006’s Monday, May 8 | 6:15pm – 7:45pm

Monday, May 15 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

2007’s Friday, May 19 | 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Wednesday, May 31 | 4:30pm – 5:45pm

2008’s Monday, June 5 | 4:30pm – 5:45pm
2009’s Tuesday, May 30 | 5:00pm – 6:15pm *Reis Park Upper
2010’s Academy Program Monday, June 19 |6:15pm – 7:15pm

REGISTER NOW

TRYOUT GUIDELINES 2017/18

Players must register for their own age group. If a player wishes to try out to “Play Up”, you need permission from Mark Hopper.  If a player is unavailable for dates noted please contact a tryout coordinator.  Tryout dates are subject to change.   It is important you register so you can be contacted in the event of tryout changes. 

  • All interested players (including current FC Somers players) must pre-register.
  • 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.

2016/17 Tryout Committee

Mark Hopper, hoppero@hotmail.com

Barbara Foley,  barbarafoley5@gmail.com

Directions to tryout fields.

Contact tryouts@fcsomers.com with any general questions.

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 birth year.   If the player is a goalkeeper be sure to indicate during registration.

TRYOUT DAY REMINDERS: Bring a soccer ball, drink, and shinguards. Do not wear any FC Somers apparel. Arrive 10-15 mins prior, to warmup. Tryouts are drop-off – parents are not encouraged to stay.

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 as soon as they are available.  This is a change to previous years, in order to expedite player registration.

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 $1,100 (Club registration, league play, tournaments, 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.  Uniforms are extra and must be ordered through our vendor Soccer Post of Bedford Hills, more information will be forthcoming upon selection to a team.