High School Tryouts

2019 High School Tryout Schedule (2001* - 2005 birth years) (2020 Tryout schedule to be posted in April 2020)

*Players born in 2001 must be in high school - NO COLLEGE PLAYERS*

Age Group Date Time Location
BOYS 2005 Sunday, May 19 8:00-9:10am Thomas Jefferson Park (114th street and 1st avenue)
BOYS 2004 Thursday, May 23 6:00-7:30pm Van Cortlandt Park Field #5
BOYS 2003, 2002, 2001* Wednesday, May 22 6:00-7:30pm Van Cortlandt Park Field #5
Age Group Date Time Location
GIRLS 2005 Saturday, May 18 10:15-11:30am Van Cortlandt Park Field #5
GIRLS 2004 Tuesday, May 21 6:00-7:30pm Van Cortlandt Park Field #5
GIRLS 2003, 2002, 2001* Wednesday, May 22 6:00-7:30pm Van Cortlandt Park Field #5

 

Our Travel high school teams do not play games in the Fall so that players can participate on their school teams.  There are Fall practices for players who don’t play for their school teams, and a 3-game mini-season in November after the school season is over.  Things gear up over the winter, with winter training which is mandatory, and then a full Spring season with practice 2x week and games on weekends.  High school teams need space to practice, and for this reason we don't use Riverside Park.  Our high school teams practice on full-size fields either at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx on Randall’s Island.  In general, after school practices start around 6pm.

We currently field 3 boys and 2 girls high school teams.  Our high school teams play in a high division of WYSL or NY Club.  Typically on our high school teams, there are more players trying out than spots available.  Because of this, we are interested in only having HS players who are truly committed to practicing and playing with us.  HS soccer is not for the casual player and if you participate in more than one sport, we will expect you to also fully meet your Travel soccer commitments.  So to be clear, we will only be able to accommodate those who are committed soccer players who want to continue to advance their skills and fitness.  Please consider this carefully so that issues don’t arise later.

Tryout attendance is mandatory for all players interested in the HS team for 2019-20.

The tryout will be at Van Cortland Park’s Parade Ground Field #5 in the Bronx. Please follow the instructions below to sign up for a tryout and please make sure you sign up for the right age group.  Note that parking at VCP on Saturdays is very tight and parking enforcement is liberal about issuing tickets.  The best bet is to carpool or take the #1 train to the last stop, 242nd St.  The field is a short walk from the station.

Players should arrive 30 minutes early to check-in and should bring water and a ball. Shinguards are required with socks covering them (no one can take the field without them). No jewelry or casts/braces of any kind are permitted for safety reasons, including earrings (even if newly pierced). Please have your child wear club neutral clothing.

You must also bring your child's medical waiver with you.  To print, log into your WSSL in-league account. The medical waiver is next to your child's name in your family profile. For a blank medical waiver (please bring completed):  Tryout Waiver