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Competitive Tryouts

Registration has opened for 2021 tryouts

If you are interested in joining EDHSC, be sure to register now!  Registering for tryouts is very important because it allows us to plan and forecast for the upcoming season.

If you don't belong to a competitive team already, please reach out to Glenn Shepherd ( with any questions.

Also, our slate of 2021/22 coaches has now been posted!  Be sure to take a minute to check out the assignments for this upcoming year.

2021 Timeline

U8-U14 tryouts:  May 24-26, 2021 at the EDH CSD grass fields

  • 4:00pm - 5:15pm: U8 (2014), U9 (2013), U10 (2012)

  • 5:30pm-6:45pm: U11 (2011), U12 (2010)

  • 7:00pm-8:15pm: U13 (2009), U14 (2008)

U15-U19 tryouts:  June 7-9, 2021

  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: U15 (2007), U16 (2006)

  • 6:30pm-7:45pm: U17 (2005), U19 (2003-2004)

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

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.

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.

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.