Tryouts

Be part of VALLEY UNITED Comp Soccer!

DATES:  Feb 22 & 23 AND Feb 29 & Mar 1.

2020-2021 Age Group Grid – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Season

U8B (2013)U12 (2009)U16 (2005)
U9B (2012)
U9G (2012 & 2013)
U13 (2008)U17 (2004)
U10 (2011)U14 (2007)U18 (2003)
U11 (2010)U15 (2006)U19 (2002)

Recreation soccer is open to all players regardless of experience or skill level. Rec teams have a balance of both new and returning players. Competitive soccer is for enthusiastic, players who want to compete at a higher level. Teams are formed through open tryouts in age groups from Under-9 Development to Under-19 and includes nearly 300 players each season. All teams play a fall season, some teams also play in the spring.
For the fall season, teams are formed through open tryouts held at the end of February and early March. There are two tryout sessions for each birth year. All interested players must attend at least one tryout to make a team. All players new and returning must attend a tryout.
Teams have an 8-10 game season. 4-5 games are played "away at other county and greater Bay Area fields. Teams also typically participate in 1-3 tournaments each season. The travel involved for tournaments varies between teams. Most play local Bay Area tournaments. The coach of the team can provide more information.
Club Fee ~ $230* Uniforms ~ $150 Tournament, equipment, misc ~ $150 A few teams use paid trainers or coaches. Please contact advancedteams@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org for more information. *Financial assistance available.
Financial assistant is available to help cover registration fees only. The application deadline is April 12. Applications are available under the "RESOURCE" tab. To help cover training fees, please talk to your coach about holding a fundraiser or finding sponsors to defray other team costs.
Players are assigned a numbered jersey and participate in drills and small-sided games. The head coach and independent qualified rates unaffiliated with the team evaluate players. The tryouts are conducted to be as fair and impartial to all players as possible. All players attending tryouts should have and a light snack and some water 30 minutes before tryouts and provide their own water, soccer shoes and shin guards.
The Club recommends that players play in their age-appropriate bracket (where a team is available). If a player wants to play-up, it is recommended the player tryout for their true age group in addition to the desired age group. Players cannot play down.
Similar to recreational soccer, the comp soccer season runs September to November. Teams typically practice 2 times per week and most teams start practices in July. The season includes 8-10 games typically starting the weekend after Labor Day.
Teams play between 8-10 games which includes 4-5 home games played in Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley. Away games are played in Santa Cruz County, the Greater Bay area, or Monterey County.