2017 SF Glens Evolution Tryout FAQ
1. What should I bring to tryouts?
Players should wear soccer appropriate clothing and equipment—including cleats and shin guards—and be prepared for changes in weather. Additionally, all players should bring water and a soccer ball.
It’s important to realize that with so many players trying out things can be hard to keep track of at the field. Keep any bags and valuables with a parent. Bring a ball that players and parents can clearly identify and make sure it has a name on it.
2. What should I expect at tryouts?
The main thing to expect is to play soccer and have a good time. Each lead coach for an age group has a slightly different approach to running a tryout, but generally players can expect to have some time warming up, some time in a small-sided activity (smaller group) and the majority of their time in game play (whether small-field or bigger field game).
During the tryout coaches may ask players questions. They are just trying to get a better understanding of players and being asked a question by a coach is usually a good thing. They also may move players from time to time. Coaches like to make sure other coaches get to see players, and all coaches need to see players in different situations and playing with different levels of other players.
3. What if I want to "Play Up?" (Play in an older age group than my own).
All players MUST tryout in their proper age-group. If a player wishes to be considered for playing up (in an older age group), he or she must ALSO attend the older age-group tryout. This means for every tryout date the player attends, he or she would need to tryout in BOTH tryout sessions.
4. What happens AFTER my Tryout session has ended?
The coaches will thank the players for their attendance and effort. They will also, briefly, review next steps, all of which is included in this FAQ.
5. How will I know if I’ve made a team?
Our club has room for every player and we will attempt to place everyone on a team. All players will receive an email and possibly a phone call (likely for players on the top competitive teams only) within a week. In cooperation with SF Youth Soccer and SFRPD, the commitment date for U9-U14 players is May 18th. Before May 18th, players are not required to commit to a team or a club and not required to make any financial commitment. As for U15 and up players can commit as soon as they receive an offer.
6. How will I know WHICH team I’ve made?
All players making a team will receive an email that assigns them to either:
Initial placements are subject to change based upon the developmental process for each specific player which may not be identified in a 1.5/2 hour tryout. Usually, team changes are necessary due to the ripple effect caused by the fact that not all players accepting their offers. On the rare occasion a mistake was made in our placement process, we have the right to move a player so that he or she is placed on the appropriate team and level.
In cooperation with SF Youth Soccer and SFRPD, the commitment date for U9-U14 players is May 18th. Before May 18th, players are not required to commit to a team or a club and not required to make any financial commitment. As for U15 and up players can commit as soon as they receive an offer.
7. How can I learn about the coach for my team?
SF Glens Evolution not only features the most top youth players but the largest number of qualified, experienced, and licensed (professional and sanctioned by US Soccer and/or the NSCAA) coaches of any youth soccer club in San Francisco.
We take aligning our coaches with teams very seriously and approach each team with tremendous care. Furthermore, our age-group coaches work closely together across teams to make sure there’s consistency in curriculum and that all players are getting the opportunity to develop.
8. How do I accept an offer to be on a team?
All players that receive an offer to join an SF Glens Evolution team that wish to accept MUST respond to their invitation by doing the following:
We maintain the right to offer a place to another deserving player if we have NOT received the above by the deadline date, tbd.
9. What happens after I register?
You will be contacted by the coach and/or club admin about getting set-up on TeamSnap, finalizing your registration details, and possibly training and/or visiting with the team before the start of the fall 2018 playing season. We also plan to have team meetings to map out every detail of joining the team and being apart of the SF Glens Evolution Soccer Club! Please see below for the timeline.
May 24th -- team registration deadline for U9-U14 teams. All players need to complete SFYS league registration.
May 30th -- team registration deadline for U15 and Up teams.
May - June -- TeamSnap invitation. All players should receive TeamSnap invitation.
Mid August -- Fall practice starts.
Late August -- Norcal League Season Kick Off!
The Labor Day -- Golden Gate Invitational 2018 hosted by the SF Glens Evolution
Early September -- CCSL Prep League Season Kick Off!
If you have any further questions about SF Glens Evolution, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 349-8333.