No Tryouts are currently scheduled
Spring/Summer Tryout Form>
Competitive ages only (no U9 and U10), with
more than one team!
Arrive 20 minutes before the tryout start
time for registration and payment of the $15 tryout fee FREE
IF YOU BRING A NEW PLAYER!!
Bring soccer ball, shoes, shin guards, &
Why are there tryouts?
Above are ages where there is
more than one team in an age group. In cases where there are
not enough for two teams, I encourage players to invite friends
and school soccer players to come and tryout. First, we can
build our numbers by holding tryouts.
Second, Westside has always been committed
to placing players at the correct ability level to maximize
individual skill and team development, as well as the enjoyment
of the game. Players will benefit from the right level of
challenge and success that playing at the correct level provides.
Third, this is competitive soccer (no non-competitive
ages are trying out). Competition as it is set up by the rules
of the MYSA obviously encourages clubs to field teams at the
appropriate level so that the teams placed in leagues set
up by MYSA are correctly matched. In addition, the promotion/relegation
system that is instituted by MYSA, makes it important for
clubs to field teams that will be successful in their league.
It is not in the interest of Westside to
place players under undue stress brought on by tryouts. But,
we do not want to hold players back from developing their
skills by playing on a lower level team. To the best of our
ability, Westside, through an open tryout method, and managing
the numbers in each age group, will try to provide the best
soccer experience for girls and boys playing on Westside teams