Tryouts

Tryouts are now complete. 

We are still accepting players at the following age groups:

2009 Boys

2008 Boys

2007/2006 Boys

2005 Boys

2005 & 2004 Girls

If interested, email Director of Coaching David Alberti

General Information

Tryout Process

Team Selection Process

 

General Information

 

Birth Year

Soccer teams are formed based on a players birth year per U.S. Soccer regulations.

Dates & Registration

2015-2012 Boys & Girls - July 19-20 for Fall '22 Season

*Summer 2023 tryouts will be held January 28 & 29, 2023

2011 Boys & Girls - August 1 & 3 for Fall '22 Season

*Summer 2023 tryouts will be held January 28 & 29, 2023

2010-2009 Boys & Girls - August 1 & 3 for Summer '23 & Fall '22 Seasons. 

* Beginning at U13, there is only the 1 tryout in August. You should attend this tryout to be placed on a team for the '22-'23 season. There is NOT a tryout in January for summer '23

2008-2004 Boys & Girls - August 1 & 3 for Summer '23 Season

All players must register for tryouts to be considered for placement on a team

  • If you are unable to attend tryouts, you still MUST REGISTER so you can be considered for placement on a team.

  • If you elect to not register for tryouts and do not attend tryouts, you risk not being placed on a team.

  • If you decide at a later time (example, December) that you would like to play soccer and wish to be considered for placement on a PVUFC team, you will still pay the tryout fee and be evaluated for placement if there is roster space in the team.​

Age Group Information

2015-2011 (U8-U12) | PVUFC offers 2 separate seasons; Fall 2022 and Summer 2023. The July tryouts are designed to form teams for our U9-U12 age groups who will be participating in the Fall 2022 season which runs from mid-August to mid-October. Tryouts for the Summer 2023 season will be held Jan. 28-29, 2023

2010-2009 (U13-U14) | The July tryouts are designed to form teams that will play in the Summer 2023 and Fall 2022 seasons.


NEW for 2022/2023 - PVU will be implementing the following for the U13 & U14 age groups. Beginning with the July tryouts, teams are being selected for the summer 2023 season.

For Regional and National level teams - to be considered for the team, players have to play both the fall and summer seasons. These level teams are moving to more of a year-round format to stay competitive with other clubs at these levels who are true year-round teams. Winter training will still remain optional but is highly encouraged. This is not to say that you cannot do other sports during these seasons but it is expected that you participate in each of the fall and summer seasons. Players will not be able to participate for your high school in the fall as state high school league rules prohibit you from playing club and high school during the same season.

State & Cities level teams - players will have the option to select from the following: Summer & Fall, Summer Only, Fall Only. At the July tryout, we will be selecting the teams for the summer season and based on ability. Players who select Summer & Fall and Summer Only will be evaluated and considered for the team.

What about the fall season?

If enough players have chosen the Summer & Fall option, the team will also play in the fall season. If we need to fill out a roster, then those who selected Fall Only will be considered for the team for the fall season.

We will try our best to form fall teams including looking at combining teams and age groups.

Players selecting Fall Only will still need to tryout. If they are not placed on a team, then their tryout registration fee will be refunded.

2008-2004 (U15-U19) | The July tryouts are designed to form teams for the Summer 2023 season. There is no fall season at these ages due to high school soccer.

Tryout Purpose

The purpose of PVUFC tryouts is to gather comparative data to determine your player's team placement for the upcoming season.


Per TCSL and MYSA bylaws, club player evaluations cannot begin until the summer season is over and most competitive team tryouts must be completed before mid-August due to MN State High School rules. Completing evaluations and forming teams in this timeframe is in line with other TCSL & MYSA club practices and facilitates club planning as we need to determine how many teams and coaches are needed and the amount of indoor training space we needed to secure for winter training.

Tryout Attendance

Player attendance at both tryout sessions is critical for the PVUFC coaches and evaluators to obtain a snapshot of a player's ability to perform on the field. Comparative data is an important part of our process and your player's attendance is critical to improving your child's chances of being placed on a team.

Please note, lack of attendance may impact your player's ability to earn a spot on a team.

Missing Tryouts

Can’t make it to tryouts?

YOU MUST STILL REGISTER FOR THE TRYOUT AND NOTE ON THE REGISTRATION FORM YOU WILL BE MISSING.  We will use your coach's evaluation for team placement. 

New to PVU and will be missing tryouts? Still register so we know you would like to play. If there is roster space after the tryouts, we will conduct an evaluation at the teams first practice.

Player Team Placement

Player placement is determined based on:

  1. Tryout evaluation data

  2. Coach evaluations from the previous season

  3. Club year-round evaluation data

PVUFC makes every effort to reserve a spot and place the players on an appropriate team who register and attend tryouts.

Tryout Fees

All age groups - $50 non-refundable tryout fee

Tryout Results

Tryout Results will be posted:
U8-U11 - July 22
U12-U19 - Aug 5

PVUFC Team Colors & Levels

NOTE - These are for team identification only. This does not mean PVU will field a team at each level


2015-2013 (U8-U10) Teams:
Red = TCSL Red
White = TCSL White
Blue = TCSL Blue

2012-2004 (U11-U19) Teams:

*NOTE - These are for team identification only. This does not mean PVU will field a team at each level
Blue = TCSL NPL, National or MYSA League 1
Black = TCSL Regional
Silver = TCSL State
White = TCSL Cities

Accepting Your Spot

You must Accept or Decline your team placement. Team placement is final. You will receive an email from PVU once your child is placed on a team, and you will have 72 hours to accept or decline your placement.

Initial Payment

When you accept your roster spot; a $50 deposit for the U8/U9/U10 age groups and $100 deposit for the U11-U19 age groups will be required.

Once you have accepted your roster spot, a registration link will be emailed for you to register and set up your payment plan.

Tryout Location

Tryouts will be held at Louisiana Oaks

Fees

Fall Fees:

2015-2013 (U8-U10) Fall fee = $199

2012-2011 (U11-U12) Fall fee = $299

2010-2009 (U13-U14) Fall Fee = $299

Summer Fees:

2015-2013 (U8-U10) = $649 (includes entry fee into 2 summer tournaments)

2012-2011 (U11-U12) = $799

2010-2004 (U13-U19) = $799

Top Team Fee:

For the U11-U19 age groups, players on teams at the TCSL National or Regional level, or MYSA League 1 team, there is an additional $100 fee that goes toward your coach's pay.

Information for the January Tryout for the  2015-2012 Summer '23 Season

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT ON A TEAM!

Tryouts will be held Jan. 22 & 29, 2023 to form teams at the 2015-2012 age groups for the Summer 2023 season

The Summer 2023 season runs from February through Mid-July. Each team practices two times per week in February-April, and then the coach determines the practice schedule once our teams are able to get outside towards the end of April.

If you would like to be considered for a team, you are required to register. If you have played for us before and will miss the tryouts, our evaluators will rely on the coach's evaluation from the fall season and winter training program (if your son/daughter participated in those programs).

We do not have a make-up tryout.

SUMMER FEES

2015-2013 (U8-U10) = $649 (includes entry fee into 2 summer tournaments)

2012-2011 (U11-U12) = $799

The summer fees do not include the $120.00 uniform.

 

Tryout Process

 

Registration

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT ON A TEAM! 

  • If you are unable to attend tryouts, you still MUST REGISTER so you can be considered for placement on a team.

  • If you elect to not register for tryouts and do not attend tryouts, you risk not being placed on a team.

  • If you decide at a later time (example, December) that you would like to play soccer and wish to be considered for placement on a PVUFC team, you will still pay the tryout fee and be evaluated for placement if there is roster space in the team.​

The Process

The Process: 
Step 1 - Registration

  • Register before 12:00 pm (noon) on July 19 (For U9, U10, U11)

  • Register before 12:00 pm (noon) on Aug 1 (For U12-U19)

Step 2 - Attend ALL Tryouts
We highly recommend attending both tryout sessions to allow you the most exposure to the evaluators during the process. 

Step 3 - Check-in at Tryouts 
U9-U11 - Louisiana Oaks
U12-U18  - Louisiana Oaks

  • You MUST check-in at tryouts (even if you registered online)

  • Receive your tryout # and t-shirts

  • If you did not pre-register online, you can register on-site 

  • It is HIGHLY recommended you check-in 45 minutes PRIOR to the start of your evaluation session

Team Selection Process

Including Play-up Policy

 

Process

The team formation process will be led by the Director of Coaching, with input from the team coaches. Player placement decisions are based on a multitude of inputs, which include fall season player evaluations, winter training observations, summer season player evaluations, and tryout results.

While every effort is made to place each player on a Competitive team, league roster size restrictions and the number of players trying out at an age group may prevent the placement of every player.

The Tryout

The club provides tryouts for player assessments each season to place players on a team for the upcoming soccer season. The club will hold 2 tryouts for each age group.

The evaluators are:

  • PVUFC Coaching Director

  • Team Coaches from the age group

  • Coaches from PVUFC

The club will attempt to ensure the evaluators for each age group are the same for both tryout dates.​

Team Formation

Teams are formed by the Director of Coaching and Team Coach and are based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Tryout results 

  2. Coach’s evaluations from previous seasons

  3. Club year-round evaluation data

  4. Commitment - Commitment to the team as it relates to attendance for both training and games during the entire competitive season. 

Players are evaluated based on T.I.P.S:

  • T: ­ Technique (dribbling, running with the ball, 1v1 moves, passing, receiving, ball control, heading, finishing)

  • I: ­ Insight (understanding the principles of play)

  • P: ­ Personality (coachability, commitment, attitude, effort)

  • S ­: Speed (physical and mental)

U.S. Soccer Birth Year Guidelines

Team formation will be based on age following the U.S. Soccer birth year guidelines (i.e. 2005, 2006, 2007, etc.) Players are NOT placed on competitive teams based on preference to being with players of a similar grade level or from common neighborhoods.

Playing Up

Players can be considered for older age groups and tryout for an older age group. If a player wishes to try out for an older age group:

  • They must try out at both their age group AND the older age group.

  • Register your child only once at their correct Birth Year age group

  • Email PVUFC Director of Coaching and provide name, gender, date of birth, current team (if applicable), and age group to try out for.


As a general rule, players should play with their birth year. However, we recognize that in certain cases, due to a player's exceptional ability, advanced physical or emotional development, opportunities for that player to compete in older age groups may be appropriate. Opportunities for players to compete in an older age group will be decided by the PVUFC Directors of Coaching. It is important to also keep in mind that the decision to allow a player to play up is an ongoing evaluation. An opportunity to play up in one year does not guarantee future opportunities. Opportunities will be evaluated and determined on an ongoing basis.

Team Announcement

Announcements of teams will be communicated via email within 3 days of the last tryout for each age group.

Accepting Your Spot

You must Accept or Decline your team placement. Team placement is final. You will receive an email from PVU once your child is placed on a team, and you will have 72 hours to Accept or Decline your placement.

Initial Payment

When you accept your roster spot; a $50 deposit for the U9/U10 age groups and $100 deposit for the U11-U19 age groups will be required.

Exceptions

Sometimes it is necessary to combine age groups in order to form teams. The final decision is at the discretion of the PVUFC Directors.

No Contest Policy

In order to maximize player development, we will do our best to place players on teams where they are surrounded by others of similar ability.


Players will be placed based on a combination of how they ranked on their previous team and tryout rankings.


Team placements are not negotiable. We cannot share specifics regarding rankings and scores.


Players looking for feedback on where they can improve should reference their end-of-season player evaluations.

FAQ

 

Why Do We Have Tryouts?

The club provides tryouts to provide player assessments each season and to place players on a team for the upcoming soccer season. All Competitive Boys and Girls players must register for tryouts. They are necessary to determine your player's team placement.

Why do we have tryouts now when we are not playing until next summer?

Completing tryouts and forming teams in this timeframe is in-line with other MYSA and TCSL club practices and facilitates club planning as we need to determine how many teams and coaches are needed and the amount of indoor training space we needed to secure for winter training.

Why do I need to participate in tryouts if I am not trying to play on the top team?

Every player needs to tryout in order to be evaluated and placed on a team. Player attendance at both tryouts is critical for the PVUFC team selection committee to obtain a snapshot of a player's ability to perform on the field. Comparative tryout data is an important part of our process and your player's attendance is critical to improving our chances of providing a successful soccer experience

What if I cannot make it to the tryouts?

You must still register to be considered for placement on a team. No player is guaranteed a spot on a team and “close calls” will go to those that attend tryouts.


Please note - lack of tryout attendance will limit your player's ability to earn a spot on an upper-level competitive level team. 

We will use your coach's evaluation from the previous season for team placement. 

New to PVU and will be missing tryouts? Still register so we know you would like to play. If there is roster space after the tryouts, we will conduct an evaluation at the teams first practice.

Do I need to register to tryout or be evaluated?

Yes, you need to register online before 12:00pm on the first day of the tryout. You can register in person on the day of tryouts but we highly encourage you to avoid long lines by registering online. It will make your check-in process go smoother and quicker

Why do I need to pay and what do I get for my money?

The fee is to cover the cost of field rental, evaluators, and t-shirts we give to each player.

How will we know which team we are on?

Within 3 days after the completion of tryouts for all age groups, each player will receive an email with their team placement.

How do I accept my spot?

Within 3 days after the completion of tryouts for all age groups, each player will receive an email with their team placement. Within that email is an accept button to click to accept your roster placement.