It is that time of year again. You know what I am talking about...The snow has not melted off the ground yet, the trees have not bloomed, the soccer fields are not dry for all the winter rain and snow and most teams have not even played their first outdoor soccer game yet. But wait SOCCER TRYOUT MADNESS is here.
Every year, every youth soccer family has to go through the stress of tryouts.
Even the families that have been playing for a while on a the same team, stress over the fact that the team coach will see enough value in their player to ask them to come back on the team. For the new families or for the families that are looking for a change it is even more difficult.
Every paid soccer organization is competing for your dollars and they are starting tryouts earlier and earlier every year. It almost seems that playing soccer for a non profit soccer club is not good enough any longer. If you are a good soccer player you must play for a paid soccer organization. Sometimes skill may not be the first requirement for these paid soccer organizations but rather can your parents write the tuition check.We need xyz number of players to fill a team so let's just make offers.
Following is a presentation with some valuable insight on the DOs and DON'Ts of youth soccer tryouts.