Fall 2016 Tryout Schedule:
Initial tryouts for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 year will be held on May 17th, 18th and 19th from 6-7:30/8pm. Check-in will begin at 5:30 PM.
Players must attend a minimum of two sessions.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR COMPETITIVE TRYOUTS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED!
Due to current field conditions and the expectation for more rain tomorrow and Thursday, GPSA competitive tryouts have been rescheduled. They will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, May 23-25. All other information and requirements for tryouts remains the same as originally posted.
Age: Competitive tryouts are open to players aged 10-18 years; age is based on player's year of birth. For example, a player born January 1 through December 31, 2006 would be classified as U11. Players born after December 31, 2006 are not eligible.
Bring: Water, shin guards, ball and appropriate shoes.
Check-in: All players must check in before participating in tryouts.
Attention new players: If you DID NOT play club soccer locally within the last 10 months, you will be required to register and pay a one-time $8 registration fee before you allowed to enter the field. This does not need to be done prior to the first tryout date; it can be done at the fields during check-in. Thank you.
What to expect after tryouts:
Within a few weeks after tryouts, coaches will contact all players to let them know whether they made the team.
What happens if you don't make the team? Remember that these are try-outs. If you do not make the team this go around, please do not be too discouraged. Many of our teams do not fill their complete roster limit at this time and will leave open positions on their roster so that they can have room to add more players right before the season begins. Practice, attend summer training camps, and contact us at the end of the summer to inquire about late tryouts for the team. GPSA also offers recreational play for our U11-U12 (sometimes U13) players. There are no tryouts for recreational play.
How much does competitive soccer cost? The competitive registration fee for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 is $185. This fee covers both the Fall and Spring play. Competitive players will also be responsible for purchasing a uniform; as of right now, the cost of same has yet to be determined. In 2014, the cost of competitive uniforms was $90; we expect this amount to go up a little bit due to changes in brand pricing. The current uniform has been in use since Fall 2014 and will be replaced this Fall 2016.
When will we have to pay? Payment is due in full by August 1st. Any payment arrangements must be made with the Club Registrar and not with a coach or other Board member. NO EXCEPTIONS.
When does the Fall season start? Games will not start until some time in September depending on which circuit your team is playing. It is up to each coach as to when they begin practicing. Many competitive coaches will practice throughout the summer with flexibility given to players' summer vacations and other activities. Some may opt to do a tournament(s) prior to the first seasonal games. Most coaches start practice in earnest sometime in August. Your coach will give you this information.
ATTENTION!! Competitive Soccer is for serious soccer players who LOVE soccer! When playing on a competitive team, players are expected to make every attempt to show up for all practices and games.
Visit our Competitive FAQ page for more information about competitive soccer.