Tryouts

Blue White ’10 2014 – 2015 Tryouts:

If you are interested for your son and or daughter, between the ages of 7 – 14, to tryout for our wonderful soccer club in Spring City, PA and play soccer with dedicated soccer players and their families during the 2014 – 2015 season then contact Coach Chris Liezenga at doc@bluewhite10.com for more information. We are looking for youth soccer players who see soccer as their favorite sport and want to be on a select team with like minded players & families.

New 2014 Tryout dates, times and ages are posted below:

The Blue White ’10 Soccer Club will hold their annual youth soccer tryouts in April & May of 2014. These tryouts are mend for the May 2014 – May 2015 youth soccer season.
Our soccer teams play each year in the PAGS and Delco league.

Interested youth soccer players from Spring City, Royersford, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Collegeville, Trappe, Bucktown, Harleysville, Exton, King of Prussia and those from other areas within Pennsylvania are welcome to tryout for our teams.

To register your son and or daughter for our tryouts please send and email to: Christiaan Liezenga at coachchrisads@yahoo.com
The Director of Coaching will send you, by email, the registration form for the tryouts.
Bring the registration form and the check to the first tryout session and hand it over to the Tryout Administrator. You will then receive the tryout number for your son or daughter to participate in our tryouts.

At the first tryout session you will receive from us an informational flyer that explains the preliminary training & tournament schedule, and the costs involved to be a member with our wonderful soccer club.

Players Tryout expectations:

  • Players must attend both tryout sessions.
  • Players are expected to be at the outdoor grass field 15 minutes before the start of their tryout sessions.
  • Players are expected to be ready to participate, wearing a neutral soccer uniform, shinguards and outdoor soccer cleats.
  • Soccer players of a younger age that want to play “up” are also welcome to tryout.
  • Players will be evaluated fairly based up on the information mentioned in the Travel Tryout, Team Formation Rules & Requirements section (see below).
  • Please read our Travel Tryout section below for additional information before trying out with our soccer club.

Tryouts Location:

The Training Center at 88 Wells Road, Spring City, PA

Tryout Cost:

$10.00 per player per age group, make check out to the Blue White ’10 soccer club
($10.00 is non refundable after attending a tryout session)

2014 Tryout age groups & dates:

  • U9 Girls (Ages 7 & 8 ) – Thursday May 1st, 2014  (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • U9 Girls (Ages 7 & 8 ) – Thursday May 8th, 2014 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • U15 Girls Phantoms – Contact Coach Chris at coachchrisads@yahoo.com
  • U15 Girls Phantoms – Contact Coach Chris at coachchrisads@yahoo.com
  • U9 Boys (Ages 7 & 8 ) – Wednesday April 30th, 2014 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • U9 Boys (Ages 7 & 8 ) – Wednesday May 7th, 2014 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • U12 Boys Ajax – Saturday May 3rd, 2014 (11am – noon), (rescheduled)
  • U12 Boys Ajax – Wednesday May 7th, 2014 (6:45pm – 7:45pm)

We are looking forward to see you, your son and or daughter at our tryouts

Blue White ’10 Club Travel Tryout, Team Formation Rules & Requirements

The Blue White ’10 soccer club (BWSC) promotes an age appropriate approach to training, player development, and managing our teams.  The club is committed to develop the soccer players technical skills, understanding of the game, communication on the soccer field and their self-reliance during training and warm ups.  We accomplish this by providing training and coaching based upon the Dutch soccer philosophy to those players who are invited to play on one of our Select teams after participating in our scheduled tryouts.

The soccer club believes that each player individually has to take the lead in developing his or her soccer skills to prepare him- or herself  for the following year tryouts. Those players who are selected to train with our Select teams have the opportunity to develop their soccer skills while preparing for the next year’s open tryouts. Our player selection is based on quality not quantity.

BWSC Select Teams: U8 – U12

When possible, the Blue White ’10 soccer club will create for each gender two Select teams for the age groups U8 – U12 (8v8/ 11/11). Both teams in each age group are considered equal in level as the training focus for these age groups is to develop the players soccer ball mastery, technical skills and playing one v one. During these ages the training and coaching focus is solely on individual player development not on winning games.

Blue White ’10 Select U8 – U12 teams will be advised to play Division 4 and below in their Fall league in order to give the players time to develop their soccer skills and build on their confidence and self-reliance on the soccer field, while enjoying the game of soccer.

Blue White ’10 Select teams U8-U12 will only be permitted to play in a higher league Division then Division 4 based upon the teams accomplishments during their previous two soccer league years, along with approval from the soccer league.  In order to play at a higher level, the team must have been a Champion or Finalist of a Division 4 soccer league in the previous two years.

Each Select team may have a maximum of 14 players. BWSC Select teams do not carry secondary players nor allows its players to be a secondary on another travel team but guest playing for a team is permitted when appropriate and with permission of the team’s coach.

BWSC Select Teams: U13 – U17

The Blue White ’10 soccer club will develop for each gender only one Select team for the age groups U13 – U17 (11v11) . The U13 – U17 teams will be managed as a Select team for players that choose soccer as their main sport of choice. Based upon the Dutch soccer philosophy, the teams training focus for U13 – U17 is developing the players understanding of the game, set team plays, communication on the field and continue to develop the player’s self-reliance.

The goal for U13 – U17 is to reach Division 2 or higher in their Fall league. Each of these Select teams will have a yearly team goal to finish in the top 4 in their Fall league Division. Each Select team may have a maximum of 17 players. BWSC Select teams do not carry secondary players nor allows its players to be a secondary on another travel team but guest playing for a team is permitted when appropriate and with permission of the team’s coach.

Travel Select Team Tryouts:

All Blue White ’10 SC teams are formed anew each year.

For all of our age groups, BWSC hires the Academy of Dutch Soccer, LLC to organize the try outs and evaluate each registrant based upon the Academy of Dutch Soccer’s S.T.I.C.E.D. – Method as described below in the Tryout Evaluation Scoring System section to be considered.

The BWSC holds open tryouts each year in the April/May timeframe.  Tryout dates are publicized on the BWSC website frontpage under “HOME”, and in the local papers.  There will be two tryout dates for each age-group.  Players that want to be considered for our Select teams must attend both dates. Players that did not make last years tryout selection are always invited to tryout the next year.

Separate tryouts will be held for boys and girls of each distinct birth year designation as defined by EPYSA or their league.  Players are considered to be trying out for their age appropriate BWSC teams and not for a specific team or coach.

Criteria to be considered in becoming a Blue White ’10 Select team player shall include but not be limited to the following factors:

Speed & Agility

Technical skills

Understanding of the game

Communication on the field

Energy

“Drang” (the will to get the soccer ball)

Player’s behavior on and off the field with our soccer club members

Player’s behavior towards our trainer coaches

Player’s commitment to their teams league games and tournaments

Player’s and their parents commitment to their assigned BWSC team

Goal Keeper Tryouts:

There will be separate tryouts for goalies.  In order for a player to be considered as a goalie, they must attend at least one day of goalie tryouts and one day of their teams age group try outs.

Pre-Registration:

In order to facilitate the tryout procedures, all players must go to the BWSC website and pre-register for tryouts during the month of March of each year.  Pre-registration will help expedite the check-in process on the day of tryouts.  Players must also request the Blue White ’10 soccer club tryout form by sending an email to the Director of Coaching.  The Director of Coaching can be reached at the following email address:  doc@bluewhite10.com

Playing “Up”:

Any prospective player wishing to tryout for an older age team is considered to be playing “up”.  In all cases, these players must attend both the age-appropriate tryout, when offered, and the higher age group tryout.  In addition, in order for these players to play “up”, they must qualify based on their tryout evaluation, and be chosen by the Director of Coaching to play for the highest flighted team in the older age group, otherwise, they will only be considered for an age-appropriate team.  The player selection committee will have final approval in all cases.

For a player that is not currently on a BWSC Select team to play “up”, 100% of the overall weighting will be based on the results of the tryouts attended.

Tryout Evaluation Scoring System:

The BWSC Board of Directors considers the Academy of Dutch Soccer, LLC professional trainers to be the best evaluators of the children’s soccer skills. Accordingly, the ratings given the athletes by the professional trainers will be awarded the greatest weight in the Tryout Evaluation Scoring System.  The Scoring System for current Travel Team players will be as follows:

75% of the overall weighting will be the results of the tryouts;

25% of the overall weighting will be based on the professional trainer coach of the player’s current Blue White ’10 team;

For all new players trying out that are not currently on a BWSC Travel team, 100% of the overall weighting will be based on the results of the tryouts attended.

All athletes who tryout will be graded based upon the S.T.I.C.E.D. – player evaluation method while using the following scoring system:  1 is excellent; 2 is good; 3 is average; 4 below average, and 5 is poor.  The Dutch S.T.I.C.E.D. method stands for Speed, Technical skills, Understanding of the game, Communication, Energy and the Will to get the soccer ball. Athletes will be ranked according to the average of their total points. The individual players scores and final results of the tryouts are only available to the Blue White ’10 Board, our Director of Coaching and the Head Coach of that age group of our club. Those players and parents who join our club after the tryouts will have their tryout results disclosed through their individual Player Evaluation contract.

Blue White ’10 Travel Team Invitation:

After the player’s last, age appropriate, tryout date the Player Selection Committee will offer, within 48 hours, a spot on our Select teams to those players who attended both tryout dates of the Blue White ’10 soccer club and scored high during their player evaluation. Invitation to join a Blue White ’10 Select team will be done by phone and the parents and player will be required to accept or reject the offer within 24 hours by calling or sending an email to the Director of Coaching (as designated). There are no exceptions to this rule.

The Director of Coaching will contact the next player on the try out list directly after a higher ranked player and his or her parents accepted or rejected the offer to join one of the soccer club’s Select teams. Those who rejected our clubs offer or did not get back to the Director of Coaching within 24 hours after the offer was made will have to wait for next years tryouts to be considered for one of our Select teams.

Those players and parents who were unreachable by phone, the day after the last tryout date, will be considered as not interested in joining one of our club’s Select teams. This means that the soccer club will see the Select teams invitation as declined by the player and the parents. As a result, the Director of Coaching will contact the next player on the evaluation list to be invited to our club’s Select team.

The Player Selection Committee will work with the Select team coach to replace any players rejecting the club’s offer, continuing to follow the rules outlined above. When needed the soccer club is able to assign a player from a younger age group to play one year “up”  in an older age group.

Those players who tryout but do not make it on one of our Select teams will be called by the Director of Coaching within 96 hours after the player’s last tryout date to notify them of our decision. Parents and player’s are able to ask the Director of Coaching, during that first tryout phone call only, what the player needs to work on in the coming year to have a better chance at next years tryouts. However, following this advice is no guarantee for the future as each player has to show at the Select team tryouts what they are capable of while competing with their peers for a spot on the team.

Additional Rules and Regulations:

All Blue White ’10 Select travel team members must be registered with BWSC, sign the Players and Parents Code of Conduct, and must pay BWSC registration & uniform fees before participating in any practices, trainings, league play or being carded.