Pre-Tryout Information

What you need to know before tryouts

Pre-Tryout Information

 

First Step: Please make sure you register for tryouts - CLICK HERE. This is mandatory for all players and will help speed up all processes if your son or daughter is selected for a VSA travel team. 

Second Step: Please make sure you check out the tryout schedules listed on the website for your child's year of birth.  

Third Step: Please manage your expectations and understand the process. Travel Teams are selected on a competitive basis. Positions on a team MUST be earned and decisions will always be made in the best interest of each players development. For current players the previous travel seasons performance will also be taken into account. Just because a player played on a team last year does NOT guarantee him/her a place for the 2021/22 season. All final decisions on team placement will be made by the Technical Director, Directors of Coaching of VSA in conjunction with individual team coaches. 

Forth Step: Preparing for Tryouts and selection process.

  • Be prepared to play soccer (Shin guards, socks, ball and water are all recommended.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tryout time to check in at the tent and receive your tryout number.  
  • No paperwork is required at the tryout - just show up early to check in after having pre-registered.
  • Parents and spectators are asked to follow current PWC COVID-19 Spectator guidelines
  • All players who attend tryouts will be notified of the clubs decision regardless of selection for a team or if they do not make a team.This will happen within 2-5 days after the final tryout date. 
  • Players selected must accept their position within 48 hours of the offer in order to guarantee their position on the roster. 
  • Weather Issues -  check email with address used for tryout registration 

Fifth Step: VSA have four main levels of competitive travel teams in the majority of age categories U9-U19. These are:

  • Jr Academy: U9-U10 Teams (These will be tiered in August after 2-3 weeks of training)
  • ECNL Regional League: U11-U19 Elite teams (These teams compete in State, Regional, and National Events)
  • Premier Red : U11-U19 Second Teams (These teams compete in State and Regional Leagues/Events)
  • Premier Royal: U11-U19 Third Teams (These teams compete in State Leagues/Events)

Sixth Step: Please make sure have read through the VSA guidelines for COVID-19 - Click Here 

  • Please enter and exit from designated areas 
  • Players must weak masks to and from cars 
  • Parents are asked to stay in cars during the ID Sessions 
  • Please bring water (no sharing) 
  • You will NOT need a soccer ball 

Seventh Step: If you have additional questions please contact the following:

  • Director of Player Development U8-U10- Benjy Slator (bslator@vsaonline.org) 
  • Director of Coaching (Girls U11-U14) Tim Krout - tkrout@vsaonline.org
  • Director of Coaching (Boys U11-U14) Nick Foglesong - nfoglesong@vsaonline.org
  • Director of Coaching (Girls U16-U19) Bronson Gambale - bgambale@vsaonline.org
  • Director of Coaching (Boys U16-U19) Nick Rich - nrich@vsaonline.org

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