Travel Tryouts 2016 – 2017
Travel Team Tryouts (2016 – 2017)
Colonial Soccer Club travel team tryouts for the upcoming Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 season will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Football Stadium turf per the schedule below.
ALL players should attend this tryout at the respective time for their age group listed below. Players who have previously communicated an interest in being evaluated for playing-up to our Director of Coaching must ALSO attend the time slot for the play-up age immediately following their initial “age pure” tryout time.
At least one additional tryout date will be scheduled for each age group and communicated by coaches via email. Unfortunately the 4/3 tryout was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions and will not be rescheduled. Attendance at the 4/16 tryout is highly encouraged but not mandatory as long as the player attends at least one of the other scheduled tryouts. Attendance at at least one tryout is required to be considered for placement on a team.
Cleats or turf shoes, shin guards and water are required for tryouts. Tryouts will be held rain or shine.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to tryout time to check in and receive your tryout pinnie.
MANDATORY ONLINE TRYOUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Please contact our Director of Travel, Adam Kaye, at email@example.com if you are interested in trying out but have not pre-registered, or have any questions regarding the travel program.
|Age Group||Born in Calendar year||Tryout time — Saturday April 16th|
|U-9 Boys / Girls||2008||8:30 – 9:30 AM|
|U-10 Boys / Girls||2007||9:30 – 10:30 AM|
|U-11 Boys / Girls||2006||10:30- 11:30 AM|
|U-12 Boys / Girls||2005||11:30 AM – 12:30 PM|
|U-13 Boys / Girls||2004||1:00 – 2:00 PM|
|U-14 Boys / Girls||2003||2:00 – 3:00 PM|
|U-15 Boys / Girls||2002||3:00 – 4:00 PM|
|U-16 Boys only||2001||4:00 – 5:00 PM|
|U-17/18/19 Boys||1998-2000||5:00 – 6:30 PM|
Due to new USSF mandates impacting all travel clubs, age groups are now determined by calendar birth year (January 1 – December 31). It is Club policy to not allow players to play above their age group. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Director of Travel, Adam Kaye, and the Director of Coaching, Doug Cohen. Historically, play up exceptions are rare with about 1% of our club’s travel player pool of approximately 350 players playing up each year. Given the recent USSF age changes, the club will monitor the number of interested players at each group this year and may recommend certain actions (e.g., forming teams of combined age groups) if it is deemed in best interest of the overall travel program.
Any player interested in being evaluated for a “play-up” opportunity should contact our Director of Coaching, Doug Cohen, by March 31st. As discussed at the January Travel Town Hall meeting, it is expected that overall play-up opportunities will continue to be limited and that more flexibility will be granted to players on older teams who have already completed a fall season of full-sided 11v11 soccer.
Boys born in calendar year 2000 or earlier should contact Jeff Heaton for more information on travel teams and tryouts for these ages.
Girls born in calendar year 2001 or earlier should contact Adam Kaye for more information on possible travel teams and tryouts for these ages.
Thank you for your interest in Colonial SC’s travel program. We appreciate your consideration and flexibility as we work to comply with the new USSF age group mandates. Please reach out to our Director of Travel, Adam Kaye, should you have any questions.