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Competitive Tryouts

What To Expect

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.
 
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 Joe Champion and Staff in conjunction with EDHSC age group parent coaches.
 
EDHSC policy is that ALL parents of players not chosen in EDHSC tryouts be notified within 24 hours of the final tryout.

Pre-Tryout Clinics: May 1 and May 3

The club will be hosting pre-tryout clinics for boys and girls born between 2007 and 2012 on Wednesday, May 1 and Friday, May 3 to give them a chance to meet the coaches and get a sense for what the tryouts will be like.  These clinics will take place at Promontory Park (2700 Alexandra Drive) at the following times:
 
  • 2012 and 2011 (boys and girls): 4:00pm to 5:15pm
  • 2010 and 2009 (boys and girls): 5:15pm to 6:30pm
  • 2008 and 2007 (boys and girls): 6:30pm to 7:45pm
You can register for these free clinics here.  And note, these are intended only for current EDHSC Comp and Rec players or players that are not attached to a NorCal Club.

Comp Town Hall: May 2

Considering competitive soccer for 2019/20 season? Come and learn about EDHSC's program and what to expect from tryouts. We will have a specific session on the U8 Academy Program (birth year 2012) from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and then the general comp information for all other age groups U9 to U19 (birth years 2011 to 2001) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Date

Thursday, May 2

 

Times

6:00 - 6:45 PM (Birth Year 2012)

7:00 - 8:30 PM Birth Years 2011-2001)

Location

EDH Firehouse Station 85

1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA 9576


Click here to confirm your attendance.


Tryout Schedule for U8-U14 Teams

U8-U14 (2012-2006) Tryout Schedule

  • Monday, May 6th
  • Tuesday, May 7th
  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • Friday, May 10th (if necessary)
     
  • 2012 and 2011 (boys and girls) 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 2010, 2009 and 2008 (boys and girls) 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • 2007 and 2006 (boys and girls) 6:30pm to 8:00pm
     
  • Location: CSD-1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 9576

Plan to attend all three days of tryouts, which are free to attend.  Bring a ball, water and wear appropriate soccer gear (shin guards, cleats, etc.)

Register for U8-U14 Tryouts


Registering 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.

Note that Comp Tryout Dates are established by our governing body, NorCal, to which all Competitive Clubs align.

Tryout Schedule for U15-U19 Teams

U15-U19 (2005-2001) Tryout Schedule

  • Monday, May 20th
  • Tuesday, May 21st
  • Wednesday, May 22nd
  • Friday, May 24th (if necessary)
     
  • 2004 and 2005 (boys and girls) 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • 2001, 2002 and 2003 (boys and girls) 6:00pm to 7:30pm
     
  • Location: Promontory Park-2200 Alexandra Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Plan to attend all three days of tryouts, which are free to attend.  Bring a ball, water and wear appropriate soccer gear (shin guards, cleats, etc.)

Register for U15-U19 Tryouts


Registering 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.

Note that Comp Tryout Dates are established by our governing body, NorCal, to which all Competitive Clubs align.