U11 & 12 Teams:
This year a maximum of two teams will be formed at U12 and one team at U11 for competitive travel. Two equally formed teams for U12’s will bring players of “like ability” together and increase development. One team for U11 will be formed the same way and we hope that team will have a more competitive season playing in the state’s U12 division.
Any U11 and U12 player not making a competitive team will be given the option of playing in our micro magic program.
U13 & 14 Teams:
Players U13 and above are placed on Premier and Select teams based on tryout results. Coaches of competitive teams along with the Director of Coaching select players for travel teams based on this year’s tryouts, evaluations from previous tryouts and team coaches from past seasons. The number of teams at U13 and above are formed based on the number of players who tryout. Players at U13 and above are not guaranteed a spot on a team because they tryout.
Shin guards, cleats, water and inflated size 4 (U11/12) or 5 (U13/14) soccer ball. Arrive 15 minutes early for check in and to receive a tryout number. Be ready to begin promptly at the scheduled time.
Players will be evaluated for their technical, tactical, mental and physical soccer abilities through a number of small and large sided games. Players will not be put in long lines waiting for one or two chances to be evaluated. Coaches will evaluate the players over two days. Selections will be made by the coach of the team, the Director of Coaching and from the information gathered by the evaluators. Team Selection will be posted on the Magic City Soccer website within two weeks after the tryouts.
All parents are asked to leave Amend Park during tryouts. Parents on the sidelines may add unnecessary pressure to their players.