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2019-2020 Registration & Tryouts

Fall 2019 Tryouts are complete

U13-U19 (Born 2007-2001) boys and girls
ARE COMPLETE. 

U9-U12 (Born 2011-2008) boys and girls
ARE COMPLETE.

2019 Athlete Reg/Eval Fee

U6-U8 (2015-2012) PLAYER REGISTRATION

USC Teams will be registered through Alabama Soccer Association and follow the US Soccer Federation's birth year registration mandates.  As such, our teams are arranged by birth year for the 2019-20 seasonal year.  Please see the age group chart to the right. 

2019-2020 Registration, Evaluations, & Tryouts:

U13-U19 (Born 2007-2001) boys and girls will be held May 13-17 at Merrimack Soccer Complex

U9-U12 (Born 2011-2008) boys and girls will be held May 20-23 at Merrimack Soccer Complex

U6 and U7/8 Academies will have open registration (no tryouts).

For more information regarding tryouts, please email your corresponding team manager or info@unitedsoccerclub.org

EVALUATION & TRYOUT REMINDERS

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your first tryout session time/day and check in at the administration tents located between Fields 6/7 at Merrimack Soccer Complex to receive your player tryout number.  Please wear your number to every night of tryouts.

There are 2-4 sessions per age group.  While attendance at all tryout sessions is highly recommended, we do understand there are schedule conflicts from time to time.  You must still register your player for tryouts and notify your age group manager or info@unitedsoccerclub.org to make other arrangements for the player.  Please try and attend all sessions to give the coaches a good opportunity for a full evaluation.  

ATHLETE TRYOUT REMINDERS:

  • Wear cleats & shin guards. 
  • Bring a properly inflated ball and water.  
  • You must wear your number to every night of tryouts.

BEFORE TRYOUTS:

  • Fill out the U9-U19 Registration form above and pay $10 via PayPal or plan to bring cash or check with you to the first night of tryouts. 
  • Make sure your child is well rested and hydrated. 
  • Discuss with your family the commitment level and cost of club soccer and make sure it is a good fit for you and your athlete(s). 
  • Try not to add any extra pressure to your child before or during tryouts. 

DURING TRYOUTS:

  • Parents are welcome to stay and watch tryouts.  We recommend parents stay away from the sidelines and immediate area of the staff and players.  Crowded sidelines can create undo stress for players and unwanted distractions. 
  • USC Uniforms will have a table set up for you to try on uniform samples for sizing.  This year we are moving to an online ordering system, so we want to ensure you order the correct sizes for your athlete.  Remember, we are on a 2-year uniform cycle, so a little growing room is not a bad thing. 
  • USC Spiritwear will be available for purchase at the registration tents, along with some discounted previous season USC apparel. 
  • USC will be having a "Shoe Swap Shop" near the apparel tables for anyone in need of cleats.  We want to make sure all of our athletes have access to proper footwear for comfort and safety.  Have outgrown gently loved cleats to donate?  Just bring them with you and we will get them cleaned up and distributed.  

WEATHER AND FIELD UPDATES:

  • Any last minute changes due to inclement weather or standing water on fields will be communicated via the Remind text messaging system (text @uscsoccer to 81010 to be added), Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

Note: Due to possible last minute changes, always check the tryout/evaluation schedule below and USC Social Media accounts prior to traveling to the fields.

Age Groups 2019-20

Age Group Birth Year
U-6 2014/15
U-7 2013
U-8 2012
U-9 2011
U-10 2010
U-11 2009
U-12 2008
U-13 2007
U-14 2006
U-15 2005
U-16 2004
U-17 2003
U-18 2002
U-19 2001

Questions? Email info@unitedsoccerclub.org

Tryouts FAQ

Question Answer
Do I have to register online? Ideally, yes. Online registration prior to coming to tryouts will ensure you are receiving all communication regarding tryouts and will allow for our volunteers to have a player number ready and waiting. If you do not register online prior to coming to the field, please expect to wait while our volunteers enter all your information into the system, assign and player number, and take your payment.
Do I have to attend all tryouts? Ideally, yes. The more the coaching staff gets a chance to evaluate your child’s ability, the more likely they are to accurately assess the player's ability and assign them to the appropriate team.
Should parents attend try-outs? Parents are encouraged to watch the try-out sessions but do not have to be present.
How soon will I know if I make the team? Age group coaches will contact each player and/or family directly or via phone call. Players invited to join United Soccer Club teams will be given a deadline to verbally commit to joining the team.
What if I’m out of town and can’t attend the tryouts? You must contact the respective coach in this case. Coaches must be able to see the player play or make other arrangements in order to be selected to a team.
What should I bring? Come prepared to train with a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, and water.
What if it rains? In the case of inclement weather, check the United Soccer Club website for alternate tryout dates.
I made the team, what’s next? Each team will have a meeting following tryouts to prepare for the upcoming season. At this time, volunteers will be selected (manager, treasurer, etc) and also team budgets, tournaments, and practice schedules will be discussed. Some teams will train in the summer, but that will vary team to team.
How much will it cost to play with United Soccer Club? Cost will vary team-to-team and age-group to age-group and will also depend on the number of tournaments that the team and coach decide to attend. Sample budgets will be available at tryouts to view.
When will I have to pay my first fee? The first payment of your fee's will be due at the first team meeting. The balance of the fee's will be broken up into schedules based on your specific team's budget.
How soon will practice begin after try-outs? Some teams will train in the summer, but that will vary team to team.
What days will my team practice and where? Each team will have practice fields and days assigned. The coach will advise the team concerning the days and length of practices. Normally teams practice twice a week for 1.5 to 2 hours.
How much travel is involved in competitive/select soccer? The travel commitment varies from age to age and team to team. The reason teams travel is pursuit of competition (with the exception of older teams who are trying to be "seen" by college coaches by attending college showcases). The younger teams in the club can generally find plenty of competition in the Huntsville, Birmingham and Nashville area. Teams also participate in tournaments each season as well. As teams mature, they will often go out of town overnight in order to challenge themselves by playing more competitive teams from other cities.
Which age group is my child in? See the age group chart above. (Cut off dates are January 1 - December 31)