Try-Out Assessments for 2020/21 Season
Program Times: Coming soon!
Ages: 8 - 16 (Players born 2003 to 2012)
Program Dates: 5/2/20- 5/8/20
Four sessions per age group. Select Academy tryout players must attend a minimum of two sessions. Individual times for each age group will be announced closer to the tryout dates.
Assessments will be split into three different sections this year:
Physical fitness testing: this will assess a player's physical strengths such as speed, agility, power, endurance, and flexibility.
Technical skill testing: will assess all technical skills used in soccer (Dribbling, Passing and Shooting).
Tactical Awareness: players will be observed by assessors in a small sided game on their tactical awareness and creativity (Decision-making, positioning, accuracy and vision).
Assessments will be individually empirically based and will assess the ability of the individual over their familiarity and friendships with other players in their age group. All testing will be records based to ensure total transparency and equality. The results of the assessment will be made available to players’ families when a specific academy placement is offered, so players will know where their strengths are and where to concentrate their training efforts throughout the upcoming year. Players will also be able to see where they ranked compared to other players in their group. All other names will be hidden so other's results remain confidential.