TRYOUTS

FC Somers is pleased to announce the dates and times for tryouts and 2011 academy program for the 2018/19 season.  Tryout registration is FREE!

Tryout dates and locations can change at the discretion of the club.

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.

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BOYS

2000 & 2001 Premier

 

Wed. Jun. 13 – 6.45 to 8.15pm – Van Tassell

2002 Premier Thu. Jun. 14 –  6.00 to 7.30pm – Van Tassell
2003 Premier Tue. Jun. 12 – 7.00 to 8.30pm – Van Tassell
2004 EDP Premier Tue.  Jun, 5 –  6.00 to 7.30pm – Van Tassell

Tryouts for this team are only available to: current Arsenal players, Arsenal coach invitation, or recommendations from current Fire or Viper coaches. 

2004 Wed. Jun. 6 – 6.30 to 8.00pm – Van Tassell
2005 Tue. May 22 – 6.30 to 8.00pm – Van Tassell

Tue. May 29 – 4:30 to 6:00pm – Reis Center

2006 Mon. May 14 – 6.30 to 7.45pm – Van Tassell
Mon. May 21 – Cancelled will not be rescheduled
2007 Tues. May 22 – 5.00 to 6:30pm – Reis Center
Tues. May 29 – 6.15 to 7.45pm – Van Tassell
2008 Mon. May 14 – 5.15 to 6.30pm – Reis Right
Mon. May 21 –  5.15 to 6.30pm – Reis Right
2009 Mon. May 14 – 5.00 to 6.15pm – Van Tassell
Mon. May 21 – 5.00 to 6.15pm – Van Tassell
2010 Tue. Jun. 5 – 4.30 to 5.45pm – Van Tassell
2011 Academy Wed. Jun. 13 – 5.15 to 6:45pm – Reis Right

U8 Academy practices in the fall/winter.  Games begin Spring 2019

GIRLS
2002 & 2003 Wed. Jun. 6 – 5.00 to 6.30pm – Van Tassell
2004

2005

Mon. May 21 – 6.45 to 8.00pm – Reis Center
2006 Thu. May 10 – 6.30 to 8.00pm – Van Tassell

Tue. May 15  cancelled, will not be rescheduled

2007 Mon. May 14 – 6.30 to 7.45pm – Reis Right
Mon. May 21-  6.30 to 7.45pm – Reis Right
2008 Mon. May 14 – 4.00 to 5.15pm -Reis Right
Mon. May 21 – 4.00 to 5.15pm – Reis Right
2008 NYCSL/NYPL Premier Tue. May 29 – 4.15 to 5.30pm – Van Tassell-

Tryouts for this team are only available to: current Lady Hammers players or Lady Hammers coach invitation .

2009 Thu. May 24 – 4.15 to 5.30pm – Reis Right
2010 Tue. Jun. 5 – 4.30 to 5.45pm – Van Tassell
2011 Academy Wed. Jun. 13 – 5.15 to 6:45pm – Reis Right

U8 Academy practices in the fall/winter.  Games begin Spring 2019.

TRYOUT GUIDELINES 2018/19

All interested players must register for their own age group (birth year). If a player wishes to “Play Up”, please contact Mark Hopper.

If a player is unavailable for dates noted please contact a member of the tryout committee. 

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.

2017/18 Tryout Committee: Mark Hopper, hoppero@hotmail.com, Helen Brady president@fcsomers.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 a 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 $1,300 (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.