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Tryouts FAQ

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS?

You can register for tryouts online in advance. Tryouts cost $15 when you pre-register, and $20 when you register the day of tryouts.

WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND TRYOUTS?

Please contact Coaching Director: Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Coachingdirector@crossfireselect.com.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO TRYOUTS?

All players should bring their soccer cleats, shin guards, a water bottle, an appropriately sized soccer ball and weather-appropriate training clothes. DO NOT wear any club gear, including Crossfire Select gear.

WHAT HAPPENS AT TRYOUTS?

Teams are formed through a player-tryout process. Each player is assigned a numbered jersey to wear. Players are identified by that jersey number during the course of the tryouts. Coaches will base their selections on player skill and ability demonstrated during the tryouts.

WHAT DO TRYOUTS LOOK LIKE?

All players will be evaluated based on their technical, tactical, and physical abilities. Players should expect to attend a tryout for 60-90 minutes and will be put into small-sided games for assessment by Coaches.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS?

We ask that every player attend at least two tryouts. This gives the coaches and evaluators an opportunity to see players over a longer period of time and make a fair assessment of the player.

WHEN WILL TRYOUT RESULTS BE POSTED?

Results will be posted on our website on the Tuesday following tryouts, around 6 p.m.

CAN PLAYERS BE ADDED TO THE ROSTER AFTER TRYOUTS?

Yes, players can be added to the roster throughout the year whenever a spot opens up.

ONCE A PLAYER IS SELECTED, WHEN DO THEY HAVE TO DECIDE?

We ask that every player that is trying out be ready to commit to the team upon receiving an offer, and no later than 24 hours results are posted. This will speed up the process for everyone else in the age group. Acceptance of a roster spot is confirmed when you email the coach and when you register.

DO RETURNING PLAYERS NEED TO TRYOUT?

Yes. All players must try out each year.

DOES CROSSFIRE SELECT ENCOURAGE PLAYERS TO PLAY OTHER SPORTS?

Yes, we think all players should play other sports at a young age. Eventually they may choose one primary sport, but we do not require you to specialize in only soccer. But, soccer should be the first priority during the fall season.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS INJURED AT THE TIME OF TRYOUTS?

If you are injured and unable to compete fully at tryouts, you will need to register and bring a note from your doctor detailing the injury along with an estimate of when you can resume training. Players will then coordinate with club/team/coach a date when player can receive an opportunity to attend a team training session and be evaluated to be considered for a team. Injured players will be assigned a jersey number, and their injury will be noted on the tryout evaluator sheets.