2021 tryouts

Registration

All players who are interested in trying out for a travel team will need to complete the online registration form. Tryout registration and attendance for a BSC travel team is free!

Travel

Thank you for your interest in the Boyertown Soccer Club Travel Soccer Program.

Travel Tryout registration for the 2021-2022 is now open.  Please click the link below and follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

 If you have any interest or any questions about Travel Soccer please contact our Travel Director David D’Aiello at travelvp@boyertownsoccerclub.net

 

 

Birth Year Chart

As you may know, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) mandated changes to the age groupings of all players that will took effect for the 2016-2017 season, beginning on August 1st 2016. From that point on, players will be placed on teams based upon the calendar year in which they were born for the travel programs (all age groups) within the Boyertown Soccer Club.
 
As parents and coaches, the BSC Board understands that these changes may cause confusion and unwanted changes among current teams. Many of us on the Board have children whose teams will be affected by these changes too. However, we believe it is vitally important to adhere to the national standard being established so that soccer in the United States can fall in line with youth developments on the international level. These changes will be implemented beginning on August 1, 2016 by BSC and all surrounding Clubs.
 
Additionally the Leagues in which our teams participate and the tournaments which our teams will attend will also be adhering to these changes. The upcoming April 2019 try-outs for the 2019-2020 travel soccer season will be conducted under these age groupings. These age group changes are also accompanied by changes in the size of the fields on which each group will play, as well as the number of players on the field during game play. We are in the process of making arrangements to accommodate these changes and we anticipate your continued support. We look forward to continuing to be a place for players and parents to enjoy coming together to play and watch the beautiful game.
 
 
 

Required Forms and Documents

The following items are required to tryout for a BSC travel team, and must be submitted at the first tryout your child attends. 

  1. A COPY of your child's birth certificate if he or she is NEW to the BSC travel program.

 

Other Required Items When Attending Tryouts

All participants must bring the following to each tryout:

  1. Shin guards (covered by soccer socks)
  2. Cleats or other acceptable footwear
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Water or drinks

Note: Players are asked to not wear a travel soccer jersey to tryouts. The tryout process is independent and non-biased, so this policy will help enforce that. Thank you for your help with this.

 

Before, During, and After Tryouts

Prior to Tryouts

  1. All players are asked to complete the online registration form to register for tryouts.
  2. Print and complete necessary forms listed above and compile documents.
  3. Get out and touch the ball: 15 minutes a day can yield over 1,000 touches...that's 7,000 touches per week!!

Tryouts

  1. Arrive at the field no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  2. Come prepared at the first tryout with all necessary paperwork and documents.
  3. Every player must attend at least one of the two scheduled tryout sessions.
  4. Give your best effort...that's all we can ask!

After Tryouts

  1. After the final tryout, the coaches and evaluators will meet to create rosters.
  2. The rosters will be presented to the Director of Travel and the Travel Committee and then presented to the Board of Directors for approval.
  3. As soon as the rosters are approved, the head coach from that age group will contact each player who tried out. Players will be informed no later than one week after the last tryout.

 

What Coaches are Looking For

Often times, players and parents want to know what a coach is looking for in a player. It is difficult to truly see all that a player has to offer in just two or three sessions. However, the tryouts will be structured in a way to allow all participants a chance to showcase their talents. Here is a quick explanation of each criterion:

Technical Ability
Technical skills: passing, dribbling, shooting, first touch, defending, etc.

Athletic Ability
Speed, quickness, agility, strength, body control, etc.

Awareness
Tactical skills: positioning, communication, decisions on and off the ball, etc.

Attitude/Work Ethic
We are looking for players who exhibit a positive attitude, take coaching points well, show good sportsmanship, and have an overall desire to improve as players.

Coaches and evaluators will use the Tryout Evaluation Form found HERE to help with their evaluations.

 

Required Forms and Documents

The following items are required to tryout for a BSC travel team, and must be submitted at the first tryout your child attends.

(Click on any form to print a copy.)

  1. BSC Travel Participant Waiver
  2. BSC Code of Conduct - Must be signed by the player and parent.
  3. EPYSA Medical Release Form - A copy of both sides of your medical insurance card must accompany this form.
  4. EPYSA RG-6 Form
  5. Copy of Birth Certificate (if new to the BSC travel program)