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Competitive Tryouts


Thank you for your interest in our club. We are confirming that in-person tryouts will take place in May and we are excited to see you at the El Dorado Hills CSD

To prepare for tryouts, we are asking a few things:

  • Please register ahead of time

  • Players MUST bring their own ball and water

  • Proceed to our check-in tent when you arrive at the CSD so our team can verify we have all the information we need from you

  • After check-in, please wait near the field assigned to your age group

Tryout Location

U8 - U14 Tryouts Closed

U15 - U19 Tryouts Open

U15-U19 Tryout Schedule

Monday (May 23), Tuesday (May 24), Wednesday (May 25), Thursday (May 26)

CSD North CSD South CSD X CSD East
5:00 - 6:15pm 2008 Boys 2007 Girls 2008 Girls 2007 Boys
6:30 - 7:45pm 2006 Girls 2006 Boys 2005/2004 Girls 2005/2004 Boys
2022 Timeline
  • U8 (2015) - U14 (2009) tryouts:  May 15-17th, 2022

  • U15 (2008) - U19 (2004) tryouts:  May 23-26th, 2022

*Note that Comp Tryout Dates are established by our governing body (NorCal Premier Soccer), to which all Competitive Clubs in our region align.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation criteria include:  Skills – first touch, passing, dribbling and shooting.  Also evaluated are field vision & tactical understanding, athletic ability including speed, agility and balance.  Teams are chosen by Our Director of Coaching and Technical Staff in conjunction with EDHSC parent coaches.

How to Prepare
  • Plan to attend all three days of tryouts, which are free to attend. 

  • Bring a ball, water and wear appropriate soccer gear (light colored shirt, shin guards, cleats, etc.)

  • Early online registration is very important because it ensures that all players are covered by insurance, helps with team planning and identifying the need for additional coaches/teams.

Team Formation

Competitive team formation can be a stressful time for players, parents and coaches.  It is particularly difficult at younger age groups where teams with “cuts” can still be unfamiliar.

EDHSC supports having at least two teams (Gold & Blue teams) per Boys and Girls age group where there is sufficient talent and qualified coaches. There will be some cases where there is enough talent to have three teams.


EDHSC policy is that ALL parents of players not chosen in EDHSC tryouts be notified within 24 hours of the final tryout.