Tryouts Spring 2018
Travel Tryout Registration is now OPEN. "Register Online" tab on top left sidebar or see , links below by age group.
Please read the Tryout Format and Information below.
Openings by Age Group, Tryout Schedule, Registration
REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS CLOSES MIDNIGHT, FEB. 7TH.
BOYS: 2010,2009,2008,2007,2006, 2003/04
GIRLS: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003/04
The tryouts will be held on
Saturday, February 10th
Wilton Sports & Fitness
Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT
Please note that times have been adjusted to accommodate registered group sizes given field constraints.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your session to check in.
8 - 9AM: 2006 Boys, 2007 Boys and Girls
9:15 - 10:15AM: 2009 Girls, 2010 Boys and Girls
10:30 - 11:30: 2003/2004, 2008.
- Please be prepared to upload a recent photo (head shot, not body shot)
- Please also upload an image/copy of your child's birth certificate if they are rising U8, U9 or new to travel (haven't played in last 2 years)
- Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in, bring a soccer ball, sneakers or turf shoes, shin guards, water and a soccer jersey WITHOUT PLAYER'S NAME ON THE BACK AND NO CT SOCCER CLUB LOGOS ON IT.
Tryout Format and Information
New prospective players who wish to be considered for openings on spring travel teams, or players from 2017 Fall White teams (2007, 2008 Boys teams only) who would like to be considered for openings on Blue travel teams must attend spring supplemental tryouts for their respective age group. All players must register in advance for the tryout.
The supplemental tryout will evaluate players based on a series of drills and small-sided games with focus on technical skills and abilities. A description of an example session is below. Soccer Extreme will administer the supplemental tryouts.
The supplemental tryout is one hour in duration at the specified time for various age groups as specified on February 10, 2018. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled start time to check in. All players must wear shin guards and sneakers or turf shoes and should bring their own water. Parents of players should ensure their player is properly checked in, but are not permitted to attend or watch the supplemental tryout.
Results of the tryout will be communicated by March 3, 2018.
Example Tryout Session
Exercise 1: one versus one in a small space attacking/defending a small sided goal
Exercise 2: passing triangle, approximately 10 to 15 yards. Players will be asked to use multiple surfaces of feet, both left and right, to pass and receive. Pressure/defenders will be gradually added.
Exercise 3: Rondos (keep away passing game): Time permitting, a progression following Exercise 2, five or six versus one or two in a 10 to 15 yard space.
Exercise 4: small sided games, will range in size depending on number of player participants from three versus three all the way up to six versus six.
- Dribbling, the ability to maintain control of the ball in various spaces
- Passing, the ability to move the ball between teammates in various methods, i.e. short, medium, long, ground and/or in the air.
- Receiving, The ability to control the ball from a pass or out of the air
- 1v1 Defending, the ability to defend individual by pressuring the ball
- 1V1 attacking, The ability to take a player on while in possession of the ball using directional changes, speed changes, and creativity
- In attack, The ability to make the correct decision while in possession of the ball two best exploit space. The ability to time movement while teammates are in possession.
- In defense, The ability to make the decision to either pressure, cover, or be a balancing player. The ability to show patience and tenacity as necessary.
- Strength, using body shape, and overall physical ability to win tackles, shield the ball, maintain balance while under pressure
- Speed, using top speed to escape defenders or put pressure on attackers, the ability to change speed as necessary
- Respect, being able to respect the rules of the game, opponents, teammates, coaches, referees
- Coachability, willingness to except instruction, focus on the task at hand
- Tenacity/work rate, working hard and putting forth the best effort possible
- Accountability, willingness to accept blame for mistakes, willingness to address mistakes in others in a positive and respectful manner
U8 Team New in 2017/2018
In 2017/2018, WSA and Soccer Extreme are creating a 2010 (U8) Boys and Girls Team. The idea behind this change is to offer an option for the players who are looking for a more competitive playing environment. A few guidelines for the new program:
- The 2010 (U8) teams will participate in the 2009 lowest division bracket for 2017-2018 season
- The 2010 (U8) players will repeat in their U9 season the following year - 2018-2019 season
- 2010 (U8) team selection does NOT guarantee selection for the following 2018-2019 soccer season
- Participants on the 2010 (U8) team are also allowed to participate in the K-2 rec games with an additional fee to cover shirts