Soccer tryouts can be one of the most difficult challenges that youth athletes face, both physically and emotionally. We want to ensure that the players are managed appropriately during and after this process, to ensure that they remain positive, and the experience has been worthwhile.
It’s important to remember the positives in the tryout experience – and that these positives exist whether or not your young athlete makes the final cut. Tryouts are one of the many experiences in youth sports that prepare us for similar situations in our adult life, such as college applications, job interviews and more.
Tryout Registration is OPEN!
-There is no fee to register for Tryouts
Initial team selection will occur virtually based on prior performance for current players and video review of new players.
Please keep in mind that due to the current conditions as a result of the COVID-19 and our inability to hold traditional tryouts at this time, your child’s current team placement will be evaluated once we are permitted to return to the field; therefore, players could change teams based on their evaluations.
Players that played for VYS in 2019-2020
-No current player will be denied a spot or moved to a lower team during the virtual team formation. Although some adjustments may be made to rosters once play resumes, the goal is to give every existing player a spot on a VYS team for the 2020-2021 season.
U9 Age Group (2012/2013):
-Players will receive an invite for either the U9 Boys or U9 Girls Academy. Players will be placed on teams once we are able to return to the field.
-Can I register for tryouts? Yes!
-Video: If you are interested in joining one of the Phoenix (ECNL Regional League) or Eagles (VPSL) teams you may email the appropriate Director of Coaching below:
Phoenix: Michel Vanderhart
Eagles: Steve Lehany
Playing Up Guidelines
All players will need to register based on their current birth year. Players may be asked to tryout with the age group above based on coach and technical staff evaluations. Identified players will be informed prior to tryouts commencing.
Tryout Notification and Acceptance
Please note that you will have 48-hour response period to accept your team placement.