Are you ready to join one of the best soccer programs in town? Want to play for a club that provides professionally licensed coaches and follows the US Soccer Standards and curriculum for complete player development? Want to join a club that offers pre-season camps, winter skills training, and a multitude of specialized training sessions to all of its players at no extra cost? Want to join a club that promotes a positive & learning environment where coaches, players, and parents feel like family? Then look no further! Come join us at tryouts and see why the Academy should be the next choice for your child's soccer development.
Tryout Age Groups, Dates, & Times
Girls: Birth Years 2015-2011
Tuesday, May 17th @ 5:30 pm & Thursday, May 19th @ 5:30 pm
Rainout Date: Saturday, May 21st @ 10:00 am
Boys: Birth Years 2015-2011
Tuesday, May 17th @ 7:00 pm & Thursday, May 19th @ 7:00 pm
Rainout Date: Saturday, May 21st @ 11:30 am
Girls: Birth Years 2010-2004
Tuesday, May 31st @ 5:30 pm & Thursday, June 2nd @ 5:30 pm
Rainout Date: Saturday, June 4th @ 10:00 am
Boys: Birth Years 2010-2004
Tuesday, May 31st @ 7:00 pm & Thursday, June 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Rainout Date: Saturday, June 4th @ 11:30 am
All tryouts will be held at Forrest Street Soccer Park. Accommodations include paved walking trails, playgrounds, lakes, concessions, bathrooms, 11v11, 9v9, 7v7, and 4v4 fields, a pavilion, amphitheater, farmers market, and much more. Forrest St. Park is located @ 12148 Forrest Street, Arlington, TN 38002.
Tryouts are FREE and we encourage everyone who is interested in the program to attend. Registration for tryouts is done online from the link above. Please make sure all information is accurate, as we will use this information for communication purposes throughout the process.
We ask that everyone arrive 15-20 minutes before your tryout time. Once you arrived, please check your child in at the Pavilion to receive the next steps.
All players should bring a ball, plenty of water, wear a white or light-colored shirt, soccer cleats, and shin guards for all sessions. Parents are NOT ALLOWED on the fields during tryout sessions. The tryout process can be very stressful for a child and parent, and we have found it to be a less stressful experience for the child when mom and dad are out of view. We do though, invite all parents to watch at a distance to see the quality of our staff and program. We encourage everyone to attend both tryout dates for their age group. It is simple. The more time we have to evaluate your child, the better the evaluation will be.
If you are unable to attend a tryout or tryouts, please contact us @ email@example.com or call 901-603-1119.
The organization is committed to forming as many age-specific teams as qualified player numbers allow, in an effort to provide all players an opportunity to play competitive soccer. In the event, that there are not enough qualified players to form a complete age-specific team, the coaches and Executive Director will pursue options including double-rostering of players or age combinations in an effort to provide those players an opportunity to participate in the competitive program.
Team rosters are formed based on the coach’s assessment of the individual player’s current level. Young players progress at different rates; therefore, as the level of development changes, the coach may reorganize players and teams so that players can progress at a more accelerated rate.
Tryout Tips for Players & Parents
Tryouts can be a very stressful time for young athletes and parents. Preparing your child and yourself for this process can help take some of that stress away. I have listed below some tips on what the coaches will be looking for and not looking for during tryouts to help better prepare your child. Your child’s technical ability will not be any better during tryouts than it is right now, but the tips below can help them have more success in areas that are important.
Players should go into tryouts with a positive attitude ready to work hard and have fun. The pressure to perform should not be put on the child by the parents as it will only hinder their ability to show what they can really do. Parents behavior pre-tryouts and during tryouts can also affect the child and how he or she will perform. If you act nervous, they will be nervous. If you overload them with information on the drive to tryouts, they will be distracted. If you pace and constantly watch them during tryouts, they will notice. All of these things could have a negative impact on their performance and make it a very unenjoyable time for them. My advice is to review the tips below ahead of time with your child, so they know what the expectations are, then encourage them to work hard and most importantly have fun.