Tryouts

U9-U11: July 19-20
U12-U19: July 26-27

General Information

Tryout Process

Team Selection Process

 

Information for July 2021, U9-U19 Tryouts

All players MUST REGISTER for tryouts to be considered for placement on a team.

For U9-U12 | PVUFC offers 2 separate seasons; Fall 2021 and Summer 2022. The July tryouts are designed to form teams for our U9-U12 age groups who will be participating in the Fall 2021 season which runs from mid-August to mid-October

For U13-U14 | The July tryouts are designed to form teams for the Fall 2021 and Summer 2022 teams

For U15-U19 | The July tryouts are designed to form teams for the Summer 2022 season. There is no fall season at these ages due to high school soccer.

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. 

Player placement will be determined by:

  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
U9-U11 - July 22

U12-U19 - July 29

PVUFC Team Colors and Levels

U9-U10 Teams:
Red = TCSL Red
White = TCSL White
Blue = TCSL Blue

U11-U19 Teams:
Blue = TCSL 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 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.

Attendance
All players should attend both tryouts sessions. The evaluations from the sessions will be used for final team placement and the data obtained for team assignments is improved when both sessions are attended. 

Location
Tryouts will be held at Louisiana Oaks

Club Fees

U9-U10 = Fall fee TBD

U11-U12 = Fall fee TBD

U13-U19 = TBD

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.

 

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 20 (For U9, U10, U11)

  • Register before 5:00 pm on July 25 (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

 

Purpose

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.​

Attendance at Tryouts

Player attendance at both tryout sessions is critical for the PVUFC team selection committee 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 our chances of providing a successful soccer experience. 

Please review the tryout schedule for your age group.  If you can not attend tryouts because you are out of town or injured, you still need to register.  Be sure to also contact the PVUFC Director of Coaching, and provide name, gender, date of birth, and current team (if applicable) along with the reason for absence

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

Team Formation

Teams are formed by the team selection committee and 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. 2001, 2002, 2003, etc.) Players are NOT placed on traveling 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, and/or a high appetite for soccer, 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 5 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. 


If you are unable to attend or have questions, you need to contact Director of Coaching David Alberti

Do I need to register to tryout or be evaluated?

Yes, you need to register online before 12:00pm on July 18 (For U9-U11) and before 5:00pm on July 25th (for U12-U19). 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 5 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 5 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.