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Select Team Tryout Dates

WHAT: Annual NYSA tryouts for Select Teams. Each player is scored on four or five different categories by several independent evaluators.

WHO: Players MUST  be registered for the fall 2018 season. Electronic registration begins April 28th at www.nysa.net.

WHERE: NYSA tryouts will be conducted at Ellsworth-MacAfee Fields (South Street, Northborough, Ma.)

WHEN:

First Tryout Night *
Monday May 7, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Girls Grade 7&8
Boys Grade 7&8 
Tuesday May 8, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Girls Grade 5&6
Boys Grade 5&6
Wednesday May 9, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Girls Grade 3&4
Boys Grade 3&4
Second Tryout Night *
Monday May 21, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Boys Grade 5&6
Girls Grade 5&6
Tuesday May 22, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Boys Grade 3&4
Girls Grade 3&4
Wednesday May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Boys Grade 7&8
Girls Grade 7&8

Rain dates are Thursday and Friday of the same week.

* The start times above indicate the check in times for tryouts, NOT the actual start time of tryouts. Check in lasts about 20 minutes. There is NO NEED to arrive BEFORE the check in times. Players are sorted RANDOMLY into smaller groups and remain in that group the entire night.

 

US Soccer Birth Year Implementation: The US Soccer Federation has announced changes in player age groups. This change has caused many questions and concerns. Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) has adopted the following player eligibility definitions that we will apply to the upcoming fall 2018 select team process.

  • Grades 3-4 (formerly U10). A player must be in the 4th grade or below AND born on or after 1/1/2008 to be eligible for this grade/age grouping.
  • Grades 5-6 (formerly U12). A player must be in the 6th grade or below AND born on or after 1/1/2006 to be eligible for this grade/age grouping.
  • Grades 7-8 (formerly U14). A player must be in the 8th grade or below AND born on or after 1/1/2004 to be eligible for this grade/age grouping.

Rain Dates: If we do get rained out, the makeup tryout will likely be the Thursday or Friday of the same week.

Make Up Dates: There are NO make up dates for NYSA tryouts unless due to rain as mentioned above.

GOALIES: We will do a quick goalie evaluation immediately following tryouts each evening for those players that are interested. We strongly encourage all players to attend the field player tryouts even if a player only wants to play as a goalie.

Attendance: Players are encouraged to attend both tryout nights. Players ONLY need to attend one night to be considered for an NYSA Select Team. Players that do NOT attend tryouts are NOT eligible for NYSA select teams.

 

Typical Nightly Schedule

First Evaluation

4:00 – 4:20     Check-In
4:20 – 4:30     Introduction and splitting players into groups
4:30 – 6:00     4-6 small sided games (4v4)
6:00 – 6:15     Cool Down, thank players for attending

Second Evaluation

5:30 – 5:50     Check-In
5:50 – 6:00     Introduction and splitting players into groups
6:00 – 7:30     4-6 small sided games (4v4)
7:30 – 7:45     Cool Down, thank players for attending