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Competitive Tryouts

tryouts are now complete

Tryouts for the 2021/22 season are now completed!  

If you have a question about one of our 2014-2008 teams, please reach out to Glenn Shepherd (youngers@edhsc.org) with any questions.  

If you have a question about one of our 2007-2004 teams, please reach out to Matt Jones (olders@edhsc.org) with any questions.

Thanks to everyone who came out, we are excited to start a new season with our EDH family!


2021 Timeline
 

U15-U19 tryouts:  June 7-9, 2021

*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.


Communication
 

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