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United Hurricanes 2017-18 Tryouts

Anticipated High Level Teams for 2017-18

U17 GIRLS MRL U15 GIRLS STATE U14 GIRLS STATE
U14 BOYS STATE U13 GIRLS STATE

3 Easy Steps:

1. Pre-register by clicking here

2. Print the 2 forms below: Hurricanes Tryout Form & WYSA Membership Form

3. Fill out forms and bring to tryouts

General Information

  • Tryouts are for the 2017 (fall) and 2018 (spring) soccer season
    • U11 to U13 boys and girls will take place starting June 2nd
    • U14 to U18 boys and girls will take place starting June 9th
  • See the Age Eligibility and Tryout Schedule below to determine the specific tryout times for your son/daughter
  • Most age groups will have two day tryouts (see Tryout Schedule).  Players are encouraged to attend both days 
  • All tryouts will be conducted at Spring Green Park - Fields 3  (3640 Spring Green Road, Howard, WI 54313)
  • The Registration Tent will be setup at fields 3
  • Tryouts are free

Email either United Hurricanes President Bruce Pecore, Select VP Scott Frisch at or Tryout coordinator Jamie Hodgson  with any tryout related questions.


Age Eligibility

Players are to tryout for their birth year as follows:

Birth Year

Tryout Age

2007

U11

2006

U12

2005

U13

2004

U14

2003

U15

2002

U16

2001

U17

2000

U18

 

If players wish to play up, then they must attend both tryouts, one for their own age and one for the age they wish to play on.  Each player wishing to play up will be discussed on an individual basis to place them at the level which will help the player in question own development.


      5:00-6:30pm 6:45-8:15pm
         
MONDAY 05-Jun   U11B U11 G 
TUESDAY 06-Jun   U13 B  U12 B 
WEDNESDAY 07-Jun   U11 B  U13 B 
THURSDAY 08-Jun   U12 G  U11 G 
FRIDAY 09-Jun   U12 B  U13 G 
         
MONDAY 12-Jun   U12 G  U13 G 
TUESDAY 13-Jun   U14 G  U15 B 
WEDNESDAY 14-Jun      
THURSDAY 15-Jun   U15G  U16 G 
FRIDAY 16-Jun OFFERS FOR U11 TO U13 PLAYERS U15 B  U14B 
         
MONDAY 19-Jun   U16 G  U17-19 G 
TUESDAY 20-Jun   U14 G  U15 G 
WEDNESDAY 21-Jun   U14 B   
THURSDAY 22-Jun   U16-19B U17-19G 
FRIDAY 23-Jun OFFERS TO U14 TO U19 PLAYERS    
 

 

*U17 Girls – We anticipate having 1 Midwest Regional League (MRL) Team and 1 Classic Level Team
**U18 Girls – State Level Team
***U14 Boys , U13 Girls, U14 Girls, U15 Girls  – State Level and Classic level Team at each

 


 

OFFERS:

U11-U13 Boys & Girls – 6:00 pm on Friday, June 16th

U14-19 Boys & Girls – 6:00 pm on Friday, June 23rd

*Please see additional offer details below.

Alternative Tryout Dates:

If your son or daughter is unable to make the above tryout dates assigned to their age group, please contact Scott Frisch at scottingb@gmail.com to come up with an alternative tryout date. Thank you!


Registration/Check-In

  • Prior to the Tryout Date, please print out and complete the following forms:
    • United Hurricanes Tryout Form (link below)
    • WYSA Membership/Liability Form  (link below)
  • It is strongly recommended that a parent/guardian accompany all players that are new to the United Hurricanes for the check-in process before the first tryout.
  • ALL PLAYERS must check-in at the Registration Tent 30 minutes prior to the start time of their first try-out and complete the following items:
  •  All players new to the United Hurricanes must also present an original or copy of their Birth Certificate for age verification.  It will immediately be returned to you.

3 Easy Steps:

1. Pre-register by clicking here

2. Print the 2 forms below: Hurricanes Tryout Form & WYSA Membership Form

3. Fill out forms and bring to tryouts


Can't Make Tryouts?

The best case scenario is for a player to be evaluated with the players they are competing for team placement. While not ideal, if a player is unable to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times they have a couple options:

  • Attend a make-up day, which can be used for those players who have conflicts with their scheduled tryout. (Make-up days listed in schedule above)
  • Attend a tryout for a similar age group.

Email Scott Frisch if you plan to attend one of the alternate Tryout Dates. 

Please make every attempt to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times.


The Tryout Process

  • Players should bring a water bottle and ball with them to the tryout.
  • Each age bracket will have 2 days of tryouts. Day 1 will be small sided games. Day 2 will be 9v9 or 11v11, depending on the age group.  
  • During tryout sessions, players will be evaluated on five key areas: 
    • Passing
    • Shooting
    • Dribbling
    • Decision Making
    • Athleticism

Timeline

The following dates were decided by our governing leagues, East Central Soccer and Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)

  • May 19th = Open promotion: Period two weeks prior to the first allowable tryout date in which a representative of the club may initiate contact with the parent(s) of a player to promote the club.
  • June 2nd = First allowable date of tryouts for U11 - U13 teams
  • June 9th = First allowable date of tryouts for U14+ teams
  • June 16th = First date that offers can be made at 6PM for U11 - U13 teams.
  • June 23rd = First date that offers can be made at 6PM for U14+ teams.

Offers to Play/Team Assignments

  • The first date an offer can be made to a player is June 16, 2017 at 6PM (for U11-U13 players) and June 23rd at 6PM (for U14+players) 
  • A member of the United Hurricanes Board will send an email at 6PM on those dates to notify players.  Players offered a spot have 24 hours to respond via email if they accept or decline.  If no response is received after 24 hours, the club can then offer that spot to a player on the waiting list. All players will be contacted regardless of result.

Tryout selection will be based on three inputs:

  1. Tryout Personnel will include Challenger Coaches and other Assistant Evaluators - Assistant Evaluators will be derived from UH coaches who do not have a vested interest in the team they are evaluating
  2. Current Select Coach Input - Select Coaches will be asked to fill out an evaluation form on every player and these evaluations will be strongly considered in the team formation process
  3. Board - Team Formation Meetings -Any Board member with a vested interest in a team being evaluated, will step out of the room for their team formation

Expected Commitment

  • The regular competitive soccer season takes place in the spring.  Practices begin in early April and games begin the last week of April or first week of May.  Each team typically has one league game per week until the end of June.
  • Teams also have the option of playing a fall soccer season (when available).  After teams are formed following tryouts, each team will be surveyed to gauge interest if the team would like to play in the fall.
  • Teams practice twice a week during the season. 
  • United Hurricanes Club teams typically attend 3-4 tournaments (the entry fee for the tournaments is built into the registration fee). 
  • The club also offers winter training sessions (beginning in January) in which players can get extra touches on the ball. Teams usually have 1-2 training sessions per week during January through March.  Indoor Leagues and Futsol are available during the winter months.  The winter training program is encouraged but not required.