select tryouts


The select program is open to all players ages 11 through 18 by August 1 of the current year. Our Select program has teams for Boys and Girls age levels U11 through U19.

In general, each age group has more than one team. Players are encouraged to play in their age group. Rare exceptions are made to this rule, and require approval by the team coach, the program Director of Coaching (DOC), the VP Select and the Sockers WI Board.

selection process

It is the responsibility of the coaches and the program DOCs  to select their teams. An experienced selection committee assist coaches in the tryout process. Parents of the players are not used in the selection process, unless the parent is a team coach.

Selection is based on player skills. At tryout, players are given a numbered tryout T-shirt. Coaches use these numbers for evaluation. Players go through an organized session of drills, tactics and small-sided games that allow the committee to select the team.

Selections are made within two days of the tryout session. All players are notified whether or not they were selected for the team at a date specifically set out by WYSA for southeastern Wisconsin tryouts. Players are not guaranteed a position on a team because they were on the team the previous year.

A special tryout may be held during the season for a new player moving into the area, held at the coach’s convenience, with the approval of the VP Select and the Program DOC.

team size

U11 and U12 teams have a maximum of 14 players on their roster. U13 through U19 teams can roster 22 players (18 per game). We try to roster U13-U19 teams to 18 players or less when possible.

tryout dates

Select tryouts for each team are held in  June. Times are announced on the Sockers WI web site, via email, through school newsletters and road signs, and often published on local newspapers such as the Lake Country Reporter. Sockers WI Select tryouts are a two- to three-day process, with an additional day scheduled should weather problems arise. Unless posted otherwise, we normally hold our tryouts at Ewald Soccer Field at Monterey Park. There is a tryout fee.

For teams participating in WYSA leagues, U11-U14 Tryouts will be held the week of June 10, 2013, and offers will be out on June 15, 2013 at noon.

For teams participating in WYSA leagues, U15-U18 Tryouts will be held the week of June 17, 2013, and offers will be out on June 29, 2013 at noon.

More information on tryout rules: WYSA Tryouts Page and WYSA 2013-2014 Tryouts Policy for Southeast Wisconsin

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