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Classic Team Tryouts

2022-2023 Tryout Dates and Fees

Tryout Registration will open on May 1st 2022. 

Location: McFarland Soccer Club, William McFarland Park, 4820 Marsh Rd, McFarland, WI 53558

Girls: June 6th and June 8th, 6-7:30pm 

Boys: June 7th and June 9th, 6-7:30pm.   

Rain date: June 10th, 5-6:30 for girls and 6:30-8:00 for boys

Tryout fee: Tryout fees are $25.00.   Registration forms/waivers must be completed and payment received in order for your child to participate in the tryouts. Tryout fees are separate from registration fees.

Go here to register for tryouts (after MAY 1st): 

https://mcfarlandsoccer.demosphere-secure.com/_registration

May 17th   Start of Open Promotion period 
June 1st-24th Tryouts for 11U-15U Boys and Girls
June 1st-24th Tryout window for 16U-19U Boys and Girls
June 17th, at noon  Uniform offer date for 11U-15U teams
July 24th, at noon Uniform offer date for 16U- 19U teams

 

Try Out Information

This information is provided to help families who are looking for opportunities for players to play at a competitive level. Tryouts are guided by rules set by WYSA, and may be offered by clubs for the purpose of creating competitive teams: Classic level,  State League, Wisconsin Developmental Academy(WDA), and National League.

Who should attend tryouts?  All players with a birth year of 2004 - 2012 wishing to be placed on a team for the 2022-2023 season.

Competitive fees: Once an offer is received players need to register and pay their registration fee for the year McFarland Soccer Club.

Registration can be done here: https://mcfarlandsoccer.demosphere-secure.com/_registration

Competitive players also pay a coaching fee as all Competitive teams have coaches with at least an ‘E’ level license. Coaching fees on average are $250-$400 per player depending on the size of the team they play on and depending on the coaching license/experience of that coach. The coaching fees are collected by the team managers prior to the start of the fall season.  

Leagues that teams play in: Most of our teams will play in various tiers of MAYSA and some off the elite teams will play at the State level. Travel for the MAYSA teams is typically 15-30 minutes for away games. For State teams travel times can vary from 20 minutes to 2 hours. 

Expectations of those making tryout teams: Tryout teams typically practice 2x a week for 90 minutes each practice and play 8 league games in the fall and the spring. In addition, tryout teams generally play in 2 tournaments in the fall and 2 in the spring. Tournaments on average cost an additional $25-40 per player per tournament. 

Competitive teams also train in the winter and summer, and play indoor soccer and/or futsal. The winter/summer trainings are optional but recommended.  

Does my child need to attend tryouts? All players wishing to play Competitive soccer need to attend at least 1 night of the tryouts. It is strongly encouraged that all players attend both nights of tryouts especially if they are trying out for the first time or if they have never played classic soccer before.  Any player that cannot make either of the tryout dates can request an alternative tryout date by completing this form by May 20, Alternative Tryout Request. Questions can be answered by emailing MSC Vice President at vicepresident@mcfarlandsoccer.org.

What to expect at tryouts: Players should arrive between 30-60 minutes early on the first night of tryouts to make sure they are registered, given a jersey, and have a little time to warm up before the actual tryouts begin. Each player should have an appropriate size ball, water, cleats and guards. They must wear their tryout jersey to tryouts.  

Tryouts are not open. All parents need to register their kids and then leave and return shortly before tryouts end.  

Each age/gender grouping of players has a team of evaluators who evaluate the players and look for: 

  1. Technical ability-This is the most important area as coaches want to see how the players work the ball at their feet, shoot, pass, etc.  

  1. Tactical/field awareness- Do they know where to be on the field? Can they read the defense/attack? Do they know when to pass, shoot, provide cover on defense, etc.?  

  1. Fitness/speed- Are they able to adequately cover the field? What is their endurance? 

  1. Personality- Are they a good teammate? How do they deal with adversity? What is their level of effort? 

Can players play up an age level? Yes, under rare circumstances, the evaluators/coaches may recommend that a player play up an age level to ensure they are being challenged as a soccer player. A player may try out for an older age level, however, and be placed at their rightful age level if the evaluators deem that the correct decision. 

Notification of offers: Offers for classic teams will be emailed out. These offers will be emailed on June 17th by noon for all players (excluding HS players, their offers will be posted June 24th  at Noon) Parents will have 24 hours to respond with an email to mcftryoutoffers@gmail.com confirming or rejecting the offer. After the 24 hours MSC can rescind the offer.

Protests: As each team/player will be evaluated thoroughly by a team of knowledgeable evaluators all tryout decisions are final.  

Dates and policies are designed to address issues of fairness and opportunities for players, as well as clubs.  MAYSA adheres to all WYSA policies regarding tryouts.

Please review the full policy for details including offer and acceptance requirements in document linked below: 

https://www.wiyouthsoccer.com/assets/75/6/tryout_policy_2223_approved_0222.pdf

Classic Team Tryout: Makeup Policy

The player will only be allowed to attend 1 session instead of 2 sessions.

  1. The player will fill out the following form prior to May 20: Alternative Tryout Request. Questions can be answered by emailing MSC Vice President at vicepresident@mcfarlandsoccer.org.

  2. The player will register and pay for tryouts. This is the only way the club will know that a player requests placement on a team.

  3. Evaluation will take place during a practice.