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TRY-OUT INFORMATION

Registration Process

All players trying out for a SCAA Travel Team must register on www.scaasoccer.net. New families must create a NEW account and register. All CURRENT TRAVEL players must also register through the family account on the SCAA Soccer Website.  Once you create a family account, a list of programs that are available for your player based on age will show as available programs. Tryout registration will close 24 hours prior to the first scheduled tryout.  You should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the first session to register on site.

Register in advance now to save check in time!


Registration Assistance

For Assistance please click on instructions ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Supplemental Tryouts Dates Announced:

Rising U9 (2011 & 2012) Boys- Tuesdays & Thursdays- 5:30pm to 7pm / Girls - Wednesdays and Fridays - 5:30pm to 7pm

Rising U10 (2010) Boys- Tuesdays & Thursdays- 5:30pm to 7pm / Girls - Wednesdays and Fridays - 5:30pm to 7pm

Rising U11 (2009) Boys ONLY- Tuesdays & Thursdays- 5:30pm to 7pm

Rising U12 (2008) Boys ONLY- Tuesdays & Thursdays- 5:30pm to 7pm

Rising U13 (2007) Boys - Tuesdays & Thursdays- 7pm to 8:30pm / Girls -  Tuesdays & Thursdays- 5:30pm to 7pm

Rising U14 (2006) Boys- Mondays & Wednesdays- 7pm to 8:30pm, Please contact Luis Meneses for more information, 703.926.8839.

Rising U15 (2005) Boys- Mondays & Wednesdays- 7pm to 8:30pm, Please contact Luis Meneses for more information, 703.926.8839.

Rising U15 (2005/2006) Girls ONLY - Tuesdays & Thursdays- 7pm to 8:30pm

Rising U17 (2003)/(2004) Girls ONLY - Tuesday and Wednesday starting April 24 and April 25 and through May- 6:30pm to 8pm 

Rising U19 (2001 & 2002 Girls ONLY- Wednesday ( 7:30pm - 9pm) and Thursday (6:30pm to 8pm)  starting Week of May 6th 
           ** For more detailed information or questions for rising U17's and U19's, please contact Kurt Gordon @ [email protected] or 703.606.9896 **

         
*** All sessions will be at South County Middle School***


Tryout Attendance

  • It is in the player's best interest to attend as many tryout sessions as possible.  You are encouraged, but not required, to attend all tryouts.
  • South County Soccer conducts open tryouts.  Returning players are required to tryout at the end of each seasonal year in the same manner as players new to the club.
  • Only players and active technical staff are permitted on the playing surface during the tryout session.  Parents who wish to observe a session should remain off the surface.  For example, on the South County Middle School Field, parents should remain outside the fenced area.

Playing "Up"

Players must attend the tryouts for their specific birth year.  The technical staff will determine if it is appropriate for a player to tryout in an older age group.  If a player is interested in trying out for an older age group, please follow this procedure:

  • Register online for age appropriate group tryouts. (Make sure to enter in your correct date of birth and all requested information).
  • The appropriate technical staff and DOC (Director of Coaching) will be notified of the request.
  • If approved, the player will be contacted within 3-5 days with specific plans.
  • All players are required to attend at least the FIRST session with their age appropriate age group (even if approved to tryout with an older group).
  • Players should NOT attend a tryout without appropriate registration as it will further delay the process, and the technical staff will not have your information on their evaluation sheets.

What to Bring to Tryouts

  • All players should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to each session to check-in and receive their tryout number.
  • All players (U9 - U18) will be assigned a number, and will be given a number to attach to their shorts with safety pins (also provided).
  • All players should bring the following equipment to each tryout session: Ball, Water for Hydration, Shinguards, Cleats
  • The staff requests that players not wear any travel uniform jerseys from any club to tryouts.

Player Notification

  • There is ROLLING NOTIFICATION for players.  Players will be notified via email or phone call when a decision has been made about their roster status.  At times this notification may be while the tryout process is still ongoing.  All players should receive notification of their status within 72 hours after the final scheduled tryout session.
  • Players requiring a decision regarding their status prior to receiving notification should contact the coach and/or the club administrator at [email protected].  If a player is offered a spot on the roster, the player is expected to reply within 48 hours to confirm their acceptance of this roster spot and pay their initial installment payment.
  • If a player has not been contacted about their status by 5 days after the final scheduled tryout session, please contact [email protected] who will direct your email to the appropriate technical staff.
 

Inclement Weather Information

When the forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms or inclement weather, please visit our website at www.scaasoccer.net.  Families may want to stay at the field or in the neighborhood if weather looks threatening in case there is a cancellation during the session.  Every effort will be made to hold each tryout session, and players should be prepared to play - even if there are rain showers.  However, of course, if there is any lightning or any other conditions which endanger the players, the technical staff may need to suspend a session after it has begun.  Safety is paramount.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Have Questions? 

Call our Director of Coaching, Darryl Springer, at (703) 868-6873 or Email [email protected].

                                                                                                                             Program Overview

The South County Soccer Travel Program offers two levels of play.  Our boys and girls teams compete in NCSL (National Capital Soccer League) and our older age team may compete in the Region I League.

Age Group Breakdown

  • 2011/2012- U9
  • 2010- U10
  • 2009- U11
  • 2008- U12
  • 2007- U13
  • 2006- U14
  • 2005- U15
  • 2004- U16
  • 2003- U17
  • 2001 & 2002- U18


Coaching Staff

All South County Travel Teams are coached by professional coaches with extensive experience.  All coaches are employed by the club.  After tryouts, the list of coaching assignments can be found on the website www.scaasoccer.net.

Practice Times / Locations

Travel team practices are typically held on weekday afternoon and evenings on fields located at South County Middle School.   

Commitment

Travel team players commit to their team for the entire 2019-20 seasonal year.  Travel teams typically practice 3 times a week, and play games on weekends throughout the fall and spring season.  In addition, teams may have 'offseason' activities.  Commitment is typically higher for more competitive teams where there may be additional required sessions in the winter and summer.  

Player Evaluation

The tryout process will occur over several days where players are evaluated based on: their technical ability with the ball, tactical/game awareness, speed of play, character exhibited when faced with a challenge and ability to receive feedback.  During the tryout process evaluations from multiple staff coaches will be taken into account to ensure that the decisions being made are fair and objective.  For each team a minimum of 10 (U9-12) and 14 (U13+) and no more than set roster maximums will be selected for each team. 

Team Formation

Teams are formed based on the results of entire age group tryouts.  The number of teams will vary based on the number of players at tryouts.  Our teams are labeled and tiered "Green", "White" and "Silver". 

Player Fees

  • There is no fee to tryout.
  • Participation in the travel program consists of two fees:
  • The South County Soccer Club Fee varies by age group and team level. This fee addresses technical staff compensation, league registration, field fees, insurance, administration, and other club-related fees.
  • The individual team fee addresses team tournament costs, travel costs and other team-related fees. This fee varies by team.
  • South County Soccer Fees for 2019 - 2020 will be posted by mid May.
  • South County Soccer is committed to providing financial assistance to help players who would otherwise be unable to participate in the program.  We encourage families to apply as soon as possible and no later than three weeks prior to the start of the season.  Information may be found at http://www.scaasoccer.net.  Questions should be directed to [email protected].

TRYOUT FIELDS

SCAA 2019-2020 Tryouts are being held at the following location:

South County Middle School
SCMS #2 Turf (Turf Field Closest to the School)
8700 Laurel Crest Drive 
Lorton, VA 22079

RISING 2019-20 AGE CHART

Age       Birth Date Range Play Year
U09 1-Jan-2011—31-Dec-2011  2011
U10 1-Jan-2010—31-Dec-2010  2010
U11 1-Jan-2009—31-Dec-2009  2009
U12 1-Jan-2008—31-Dec-2008  2008
U13 1-Jan-2007—31-Dec-2007 2007
U14 1-Jan-2006—31-Dec-2006  2006
U15 1-Jan-2005—31-Dec-2005  2005
U16 1-Jan-2004—31-Dec-2004  2004
U17 1-Jan-2003—31-Dec-2003  2003
U18 1-Jan-2002—31-Dec-2002  2002