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St. Mary's Soccer Tryout Announcement -Fall 2015/Spring 2016
Tryouts Scheduled as follows: U9 Boys/Girls May 26th & 29th (Leonardhall Fields) U10-U19 Boys/Girls- June 1-5& 8-12 (Chancellors Run and Chaptico Fields) See Locations Below

 

St. Mary’s Soccer (SMS) is a growing organization dedicated to both coach and player development.  Presently, SMS has travel teams participating in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS), and National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) . SMS continually strives to provide quality coaching through MSYSA License classes.

The following general information is provided for the awareness of those interested in participating in upcoming Fall 2015/ Spring 2016 SMS Soccer Club team tryouts:

Tryout Registration Process for St. Mary’s Soccer (SMS) Travel Teams

Tryouts are open to all interested players.

Players interested in the newly forming  U9 BOYS or GIRLS teams will be held at Leonardhall on Tuesday, May 26th and Friday May 29th. Check-in / Registration will start at 6:00p.m on the asphalt sidewalk that divides the park. Tryouts start at 630p.m. and will last approximatly 90 minutes to two (2) hours.There is no charge for particiapting in the U9 Tryouts. Please bring a completed registration form with you. The registration form can be found below.

Tryouts will continue at Chancellor's Run Regional Park from June 1-5 and at Chaptico Park from June 8-12.   These tryouts will be for the U10-U19 BOYS and U10-U19 Girls teams.Registration / player check- in for all tryouts begin at 6p.m.  and will take place in the vicinity between field #2 and Loffler Senior Center at Chancellor's Run Regional PArk and at the Concession stand area at Chaptico Park.  Tryouts start at 6:30 p.m. will last for roughly 90 minutes to  two hours.  Some older age groups my start at a later time and will be noted on the schedule below. Weather related make up sessions and callbacks will be held as needed and posted on this website.  SMS plans to place teams into the NCSL and WAGS, with BBSL as a secondary option.  SMS reserves the right to consider other options for teams based on skill level.

Tryout dates and time for each age group are listed on the calendar listed below.  Any changes will be listed @ www.stmaryssoccer.org

MON TUE WED THUR FRI
  May 26 @ Leonard Hall - U9 Boys & Girls     May 29 @ Leonard Hall - U9 Boys & Girls
June 1 @ CRRP - U10 Boys & Girls / U13 Boys & Girls June 2 @ CRRP - U11 Boys & Girls / U14 Boys & Girls June 3 @ CRRP - U12 Boys & Girls / U15 Boys and Girls June 4 @ CRRP - U16 Boys / U16/17/18 Girls June 5 @ CRRP -  U17 Boys / U18 Boys
June 8 @ Chaptico - U10 Boys and Girls / U13 Boys & Girls June 9 @ Chaptico - U11 Boys & Girls / U14 Boys & Girls June 10 @ Chaptico - U12 Boys & Girls / U15 Boys and Girls June 11 @ Chaptico - U16 Boys / U16/17/18 Girls June 12 @ Chaptico - U17 Boys / U18 Boys

It’s requested that a parent accompany their child during the registration process. 

You have two options for registration:

NOTE:  If this is your first tryout with SMS soccer, when you choose "OPTION #1" below, you will be redirected to that site for completion of registration.  You will have to establish your "account" with this service first.  You will only have to do this once per family account.

OPTION #1 - Register and pay ONLINE (fee is $10).  If you have more than one player attending tryouts, please register them all at once using the online system.  Once you have finished the registration process, please print out the email confirmation you receive and bring with you to tryouts.  We may request further information once you get to the tryout - HOWEVER, you should check-in where the ONLINE REGISTRATION sign is posted.  This will save you time.  No payment will be due from you since you paid online.  NOTE:  You MUST pay online via credit card or you cannot use this option.

PLEASE NOTE:  Since U9 players are not required to pay a tryout fee, you should go through the online registration process but not pay.  This will put your player in a "pending" status.

OPTION #2 - Downloand and complete the SMS tryout REGISTRATION FORM and bring with you the night of tryouts to expedite the check in process.  Registration forms will be available at the tryout registration table(s) and will need to be completed prior to completing the check in process. There will be a $10.00 registration fee to help cover the cost of the tryouts.  Even if you do everything but pay online, you will still be required to pay the $10 fee at walk-up registration.

Proof of age is requird for all players accepting a travel roster spot. There is no need to bring proof of age to the tryout.  Proof-of-age can be demonstrated using a birth certificate, passport, military dependent ID, driver’s permit or license or previous MSYSA player card.  Proof of age will be submitted during the carding process in August, but will NOT be required at the tryout.

Age group breakdowns for this tryout are:

Under   9 - Aug 1, 2006- July 31, 2007

Under  10 - Aug 1, 2005 - July 31, 2006

Under  11 - Aug 1, 2004 - July 31,2005

Under 12 - Aug 1, 2003 - July 31, 2004

Under 13 - Aug 1, 2002 - July 31, 2003

Under 14 - Aug 1, 2001 - July 31, 2002

Under 15 - Aug 1, 2000 - July 31, 2001

Under 16 - Aug 1, 1999 - July 31, 2000

Under 17 - Aug 1, 1998 - July 31, 1999

Under 18 - Aug 1, 1997 - July 31, 1998

Under 19 - Aug 1, 1996 - July 31, 1997

 

Each player will be provided a numbered tryout pennie for use as part of the tryout and will be given to the player at the check in process following receipt of a completed tryout registration form including bate of birth, parent signature and the tryout fee.  This pennie must be worn to all tryout sessions, however, the player CANNOT take it home.  It is NOT the property of the player.  If a player loses the pennie, a fee of $35 will be assessed.

Players need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tryout start time and are responsible for bringing the following to each tryout:

a. Appropriate athletic attire and footwear. (No zippers on clothing, shorts in particular.)

b. A ball (size 4 U9-U12, size 5 all others), marked with the player’s name in indelible marker and properly inflated.

c. Shin guards (required, players will not be allowed to tryout without them).

d. Personal water.

e. No current travel team or ODP appearal is alowed.

Player’s outerwear cannot be Club or State attire.  Any player showing up wearing Club or State attire will be asked to change, if they cannot they will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts.

SMS has a policy of age appropriate play, meaning players will try out and play on age.  During the tryout process players are evaluated by a panel of coaches and if a player is identified by the evaluating panel as having the potential of playing one age group up they will make the appropriate recommendation to the SMS Travel Vice President during the evening’s evaluation recap.  If the SMS Travel Vice President agrees with the recommendation the player will be contacted to determine interest in this opportunity and if interested they will attend the higher age group tryout at the next opportunity.  The player will again be evaluated by a different panel of coaches who will determine if the underage player can play at the higher age or should remain on age.  The panel’s recommendation will be provided to the SMS Travel Vice President during the evening’s evaluation recap and the determination of player status will be made.  Once made, the decision is final.

Players are strongly encouraged to attend all tryout sessions.  Roster spots will be determined following the final tryout, or any call backs. 

SMS's adopted tryout policy for the 2015/16 seasonal year,. is available for review. We encourage each player and parent/guardian to read that policy here.

At this point, SMS has identified the following coaches for the upcoming Fall season:

Age Group/Gender Coach
U9 Girls Josh Crowder Age Group Coach
U9 Boys Scott Hoffman Age Group Coach
U10 Girls Kelly Mattingly/ Kylie Oosterink
U10 Boys Brian Hawkins Age Group Coach
U11 Girls Maria Scott Age Group Coach
U11 Boys Jack Summers Age Group Coach
U12 Girls Fran Dever
U12 Boys Dave Eby/Matt Geier
U13 Girls Amy King Age Group Coach
U13 Boys Doug Hosea / Billy Summers
U14 Girls LaMar Broadhead
U14 Boys Doug Harris/ Lance Milan
U15 Girls Amber Cook
U15 Boys Rob Hor/ Matt Protzman
U 15/16/17 Girls HIgh School Maria Scott
U16 Boys Alex Kokolios/ Bill Oosterink
U16/ 17/18 Girls High School Alan Buster
U17 Boys J.J. Raley
U18 Boys LaMar Broahead/Tim Baker
Note: Additional "CLASSIC" team coaches will be announced once
it is determined all 2nd team criteria has been met.

Parents are welcome to stay and observe the tryout activity.  However, it’s asked that anyone who decides to stay and observe refrain from directing any comments to the players (either their own child or another) or any evaluation panel member.  This will enable the players to focus on the effort at hand and put their best foot forward.  Only tryout participants, tryout evaluation panel members, and designated SMS Club Officials will be allowed on and around the tryout fields during the tryouts.  During the tryout activity, questions from parents and/or other observers should be directed to the SMS Travel Vice President or SMS Club representative(s) located at the registration table.  The SMS Club wants to provide the most effective environment for both the players and evaluation panel, and greatly appreciates your cooperation in accomplishing this.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the SMS Travel VIce President.

For those completing registration forms at the field the following information will be asked for:
a.. Date of birth, mailing address, home and work phone numbers, and a valid, working and legible email address that can be used for communications between SMS and you and your  child.  We will be using email to communicate any tryout updates; therefore a legible email address on the registration form is critical.

b. Parental signature

St. Mary's Soccer Travel Program News

St. Mary’s Soocer's (SMS) Travel Program is the select traveldivision of SMS soccer.  Player development is a primary focus of SMS TRavel Soccer Program.  Currently club sponsored teams compete in the area’s two premier leagues;

Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) and the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL).  

All SMS TRavel Program coaches are licensed through the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (USYS) or National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) as well as background check approved.

Teams form each May / June as a result of tryouts for scheduled league play in the following Fall through Spring Seasons. Tryout results are derived from a coach’s panel evaluation system during the scheduled tryout. All players must tryout to be selected to play with a SMS TRavel Program team.

 Occasionally a team may need to pick up a player between the Fall and Spring Seasons during a scheduled Supplemental Tryout. Tryout announcements are posted on this website.

 

Please consult the links to the left for information on teams.

For more information about St. Mary’s Soccer Travel Program, contact the SMS Travel Vice President, Alan Buster.