Player Placement & Tryouts
Tryouts are for Boys and Girls ages U11 to U18-19 who are interested in joining HTX Soccer. Any U10 players are welcome to be evaluated for either a U11 Competitive team or for the U10 Youth Academy.
The Competitive Program provides young athletes (born 2013 to 2005) the opportunity to play against local, regional and national opposition with ability-level formed teams.
2023/24 Competitive Locations
The Competitive Program provides young athletes (U10-U19) the opportunity to play against local, regional and national opposition with ability level formed teams.
The Competitive Program prepares players for this level of opposition in the following ways.
- Teaching skilfull, possession and attacking soccer
- Players are developed through a proven curriculum renowned for developing excellence
- Players are continuously pushed in practices and in games. For our club, we want to push players to the next level
Each competitive team is lead by a licensed Head Coach who is responsible for the complete cycle of player development. Plan, Perform and Evaluate. The Head Coach is supported by a Director of Coaching. The term ‘trainer’ does not exist in our organization. Parents provide administrative support only.
Please select the location closest to you to review their May 2023 tryout schedule. We will continue to fill open roster spots throughout the year (June 2023-April 2024), please use the contact buttons for your desired location to arrange an evaluation at one of our camps or team training sessions.
2023/24 Play Placement & Tryouts - Additional Information
Each tryout session will last for an hour and a half and will consist of small-sided games such as 4v4 or 7v7 and full-sided games. When evaluating players during the season or at the tryout sessions, the Technical Staff evaluate each player in four different areas: technical (skill) speed of play, tactical (decision-making) speed of play, physical (abilities) speed of play, and the competitive psychological traits of the player. In the first three areas identified above each player is evaluated on the speed to which they can execute skill with success, decide when and what to do and their movement around the field. In the fourth area, psychological competitiveness, each player is evaluated on their competitive toughness: will to win, work rate and willingness to learn.
Returning players, your evaluation has been an ongoing process since last August when the soccer year began. Each day whether the player has been training or playing in a game the team coach is evaluating their soccer abilities and their commitment to their team. Your placement on the team for the next year is determined mostly by their overall performance during the previous year’s play. Going into the tryouts, the Technical Staff will have a fair idea where the returning players fit when comparing their abilities. The tryout sessions are specifically used to compare returning players to any new players who attend the tryout sessions. Therefore we strongly recommend that players, returning and new, attend as many of the tryout sessions as possible to give themselves the best opportunity to be evaluated against all of their peers.
It is important for any NEW player(s) who will not be able to attend one or all tryout sessions for their age group to notify us.
First, please register using the button at the top of this page, even if you cannot make it to the scheduled tryout date. Remember, there is no cost to tryout.
Once you have registered, email your desired tryout location stating the following:
- Players full name
- Date of birth
- When you are available to tryouts
One of our staff will then contact you to set up an evaluation at a time which is convenient for you.
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