What happens at tryouts?
What age group should my player try out for?
What should my player bring to tryouts?
Each player should bring water and a birth certificate or passport if they have not played for NSC previously.
Should my player plan to attend both tryout sessions?
Yes. While exceptions can be made, it is recommended that players attend both tryout sessions to ensure that our coaches have ample opportunity to evaluate each player. If you can only make one of the sessions then be sure to let the registrar know at the check-in process so they can pass the information along to the coaches evaluating the sessions.
When do I find out if I have made a team?
After the tryout, it usually takes about 72 hours for the bib numbers to get posted on the results page, and if you have been selected then the coach should have reached out within this period. This length of time is because each team is only formed when all players accept a position on that team, and the tiered team system means that each team has to wait for the previous team to lock down their roster.
We can't attend tryout because of injury or vacation, what do we do?
NSC advise that you register for tryouts which will make any supplemental tryout process much simpler. Supplemental tryouts are held at the discretion of the coaches and depend on how well they fill their rosters. Returning players should contact your coach and let them know of your situation. For new players then you should contact NSC and express interest in any roster spaces available at your age group.
What can I expect in a typical NSC season if my child is selected for the team?
NSC teams begin practice in June and typically play in 2-3 tournaments during the summer. League play begins in September. NSC teams play in the North Puget Sound League http://northpugetsoundleague.org. Most NSC teams, including out new U10's will participate in NSC's own tournament over Thanksgiving weekend - The Cranberry Cup. Many teams also elect to participate in Washington Youth Soccer's Founder's Cup, a post-season state tournament that ends in Februrary.
For tryouts, players should:
The tryout fee is $20 and is non-refundable.
Below are details on registration for returning and new players, including some guidelines for returning players requesting a play-up.
· New Player(s): This term encompasses all players not rostered to an NSC Team during the previous regular season; including (but not limited to) players who only participated in pre/post-season play, used a player pass and/or guest played with an NSC Team.
· NSC Player(s): This term encompasses all players rostered to an NSC Team during the previous regular season.
· New Players must register for their birth year. NO EXCEPTIONS.
· All returning NSC Players must register for their birth year. The only exception to this is returning NSC Players who played up the previous season on an NSC team [please read the three options].
o Options for NSC Players who played up the previous season:
1. Try-out exclusively for the birth year of the team they were registered to the previous season. (recommended)
2. Choose to try-out for both the birth year of the team they were registered on in that previous season and their regular birth year. By selecting this option the NSC Player would a) forgo their previous play-up status, b) automatically released from their previously rostered NSC team, and c) be subject to the NSC process for play-ups.
3. Choose to try-out only for their birth year however if they do so, NSC Player would forgo their previous play-up status and automatically be released from their previously rostered NSC team.
Skill Based Play up Requests:
· All Players (NSC and New) who wish to request tryout as a skill based play-up must first register and tryout for their birth year and then attend the tryout session of the year older team. All Play-up requests will be reviewed in accordance with the current NSC process for play-ups. Players (NSC and New) that knowingly or unknowingly neglect to follow NSC guidelines and processes will be considered ineligible for play-up status.
Note: All Players (NSC and New) must tryout and receive a new roster spot each season. No player is guaranteed a roster spot..
NSC PLAY-UP PROCESS:
NSC's age guidelines have changed and follow USSF's newly mandated birth year age calendar. It is your responsibility to ensure that your child attends the correct tryout for the correct age.
US Youth Soccer Age Chart by Seasonal Year