TRYOUT ATTENDANCE (2019-20 SEason)
Please see U-8 Travel Soccer for more information on this program. No tryouts required for this age group.
Team Placements for U-9 and Older Travel Teams
We hold open tryouts every Spring for the following seasonal year (September-June). Attendance at tryouts is mandatory for all eligible children in next Fall's U-9 and older age group who wish to play travel soccer in the Fall. Tryouts for U9, U10 and U11 players are open to all children who attend or are eligible to attend schools in the Scarsdale Union Free School District. For U12 and older, children outside of the district may tryout and a limited number of spots are available for children out of the district.
U9 and U10 Divisions are age-based. Players must meet the minimum age requirement as set by the Westchester Youth Soccer League. Players wishing to "Play Up" to an older age bracket must first contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to discuss the appropriate soccer level for their child. All players who then wish to tryout for an older age bracket must contact the registrar. The registrar will register your child for the older age group and assign your child a unique tryout number that will be used during the tryouts. Players, who wish to tryout to Play Up must tryout for their age group AND for the older age group. Players, whose skill level places them on the top team in the older age group, will be allowed to Play Up. Players, whose skill level is not commensurate with the top team, will be placed on a team corresponding to their age. ATSC will determine the proper division for play and team placement for each child.
Requirement to attend tryouts
Children are expected to pre-register for tryouts and attend all tryouts that are scheduled for their age group. We do not offer "make-up tryouts." If you must miss a tryout for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know you will have to miss the tryout and before it is held with (i) your child's full name, (ii) your child's current team, (iii) your child's age group next Fall, and (iv) the reason your child must miss the tryout.
Absences due to injuries or illness must be documented by a treating physician in advance of the scheduled tryouts to the extent possible.
Any child that does not pre-register by the applicable pre-registration deadline and does not attend tryouts will be initially be placed either on a wait list or added to the least competitive team in their age group if there is space. Please see the policy on eligibility for full details.
For children who did not play with SYSC in the 2018-2019 season, tryouts are our only way of assessing their proper team placement and children who pre-register for but cannot tryouts will initially be placed on the least competitive team in the age group. Children who will be moving to Scarsdale before September 2019 are welcome to pre-register for and attend tryouts. Children who seek to join teams after the conclusion of tryouts will be placed on a wait list and considered for placement to the extent spots are or become available. For those children who are eligible for tryouts during the tryout period and but do not attend tryouts due to an unexcused reason, they will be placed on the lowest seeded team after the conclusion of tryouts, pending availability. Players who become eligible to play for SYSC after registration and tryouts are complete may be have the opportunity to be evaluated [outside of the regular tryout process] and placed on the appropriate team, pending availability.
Joining Teams For the Winter/Spring
The teams formed after Spring tryouts are full year teams. There are no additional tryouts for the Winter/Spring season and past seasons' team placements and tryout results generally cannot be considered in placing players onto Spring teams. This policy applies to all players seeking to join teams for the Winter/Spring including any child who withdrew from the Fall season or did not play with the team to which they were invited following Spring open tryouts.
Please note that the foregoing only applies to teams formed based on player assessments and tryouts and not to our U-8 teams. While our U-8 teams are also formed with the intention of making them full year teams, the club may move players or reconfigure teams following the conclusion of the Fall season and before the commencement of the Spring season as needed to maintain or reduce roster sizes and maximize playing time and player development.
The wait list is intended to be primarily for children who are new to the travel program and move to town after tryouts. It is not an alternative to attending tryouts. Children who seek to join teams after the conclusion of tryouts will be placed on a wait list and considered for placement to the extent spots are or become available. For those children who are eligible for tryouts during the tryout period and but do not attend tryouts due to an unexcused reason, they will be placed on the lowest seeded team after the conclusion of tryouts, pending availability. Players who become eligible to play for SYSC after registration and tryouts are complete may be have the opportunity to be evaluated [outside of the regular tryout process] and placed on the appropriate team, pending availability.