What should my player bring to tryouts? A properly inflated soccer ball, a water bottle, shin guards, and soccer cleats.
Do I need to attend both days of tryouts? No, but we encourage you to attend both days if possible to ensure proper evaluation and placement.
What if I am injured and cannot tryout? Please register for tryouts and tell us in the comment section that you cannot participate in the tryout. If possible, please attend the tryouts and talk to a director at the field so they understand your situation.
When will I know if made a team? Team assignment offers will typically be made within 3 days of the last tryout date for each age group. In age groups with many teams, it could take longer.
How long do I have to decide if I want to accept a roster spot? If you cannot decide at the time a roster spot is offered, we may decide to offer the spot to another player. We cannot hold a roster spot open for long because it prevents other payers from receiving their offers.
How do I secure my roster spot? Respond to the offer e-mail, following the instructions via your account on the club website, and make a deposit.
Who is my coach? Paid coaches will be identified prior to the tryouts or with the tryout offer. Parent coaches are matched with teams through the tryout process. This information should be available by the time the offer is made to the player. In some circumstances, coach assignments will be made after tryouts and prior to the start of training.
What if my player does not make the top team? Some players develop the physical and mental skills required to play at a high level at different ages and rates. Players will be evaluated each year through open tryouts and have the opportunity to move up to a higher level team.
What leagues and tournaments do the teams play in? The club will do its best to find appropriate competition for each of our teams. We strive to balance challenging our players without overwhelming them at a young age. We expect continuous improvement by playing with and against better competition.
Can players play up with an older age group? NKSA will generally follow US Soccer's new Birth Year structure for Age Groups which requires players to play within their Birth Year, ie 2005, 2004, etc. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis, with approval from the Age Group Director and the Club Director of Coaching.