Tryout Information

In hopes that we are able to move into Phase II, Neenah Soccer Club has scheduled tryouts for the 2020-2021 seasons. All tryouts will take place July 13-15 at Memorial Park Fields 2 & 3 (please see your age-group for the appropriate day, time and field).

  • 11U (2010) boys and girls
    • Monday, July 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 3
    • Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • 12U (2009) boys and girls
    • Tuesday, July 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 3
    • Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • 13U (2008) boys and girls
    • Monday, July 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 2
    • Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • 14U (2007) boys and girls 
    • Tuesday, July 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 2
    • Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • 15U-19U (2002-2006) boys
    • Wednesday, July 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 2
    • Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • 15U-19U (2002-2006) girls
    • Wednesday, July 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Memorial Park, Field 2
    • Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

This schedule is tentative, and subject to change based on changes to WYSA and US Soccer’s “Play On” status. Rain dates are TBD, and will be released as tryouts approach. 

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2020-2021 Classic Tryout Policy

11U-14U
The club organizes and conducts the tryouts for 11U-14U teams playing under the NSC banner. There will be one tryout day for each age group. You can find the calendar dates on the right or click here for an age group breakdown of tryout dates and times. 

Players may start checking in 30 minutes before the evaluation is scheduled to begin and will be assigned reversible numbered pinnies as they arrive.

During the tryouts, players will participate in small group activities as well as an on-field scrimmage. Parents may observe the evaluations from a distance. During the evaluations, they should not interact with the players or evaluators in any way.

If the player is interested in goalkeeping, please notify staff at tryout check-in.

In the event that a tryout is cancelled due to inclement weather, the make-up time for that tryout will be announced.  

Player’s equipment for tryouts should include a pair of shorts, a white t-shirt, soccer shoes, shin guards, a properly inflated and sized ball with their name on it, and a personalized water bottle. (To avoid bias, we ask that they not wear their current uniforms – players will be identified by number during the evaluation.)

Prior to tryouts, all players must fill out (and bring to tryout) a WYSA Medical Event Waiver and Communicable Disease Waiver. Please also remember to bring a birth certificate or passport for age verification (if not a current NSC member). 

15U-19U
Tryouts for the 15U and older age groups will be conducted by the Director of Coaching along with team and age group coaches and club personnel.

Players may start checking in 30 minutes before the tryout is scheduled to begin, and will need to bring a completed 2020-2021 WYSA Medical Event Waiver, Communicable Disease Waiver, and (if new to NSC) a birth certificate, driver’s license or passport for age verification. Pinnies will be assigned to each player.

If you have questions about our tryout process please contact our DOC, Cesar Rizzo.

Player Age Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in tryouts for a classic team, a player must meet the following age requirements:

Age Group

Birth Year

11U

2010

12U

2009

13U

2008

14U

2007

15U

2006

16U

2005

17U

2004

18/19U

2003/2002

Players in the 10U and 11U age groups are eligible to try out for the 11U age group teams. NSC strongly recommends that players trying out for 11U have played at least one season of 9/10U Recreational soccer or have participated in the 10U Academy program prior to trying out for the 11U age group.  Players eligible to play in the 10U Academy (2011 birth year) should have a recommendation from the Director of Coaching to try out for an 11U Classic team.  

NSC Policy for Playing Up an Age Group for 11U-14U
A player may not "play up" more than two years above his or her actual age group.  A player must score in the top 25% of an older age group in order to play up.  Exceptions may be made to evenly distribute players between certain age groups in order to maximize the number of teams the club is able to form at each age group.

NSC Policy for Playing Up an Age Group for 15U and older
A player may "play up" based on their skill. There is not a limit on how many years a player can play up, but the general guideline is that a player must be in the top 50% of the age group they are trying to “play up”.  (Minor exceptions may be made to evenly distribute players between certain age groups in order to maximize the number of teams the club is able to form at each age group.)

Registration Process

Online registration is now open!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainty on how the tryouts will be able to be held there will be no tryout registration fee for 2020.  You still must register for tryouts to be considered for a 2020/21 team.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in a very condensed time period to conduct tryouts for all of the age groups.  This will make it very difficult to conduct any alternate or individual assessments for players unable to attend their scheduled tryout time.  If you are unable to attend the scheduled tryout you will need to contact the Director of Coaching, Cesar Rizzo and the Classic Director, Tip Brown.  We will do our best to make arrangements but cannot guarantee an alternate tryout will be possible.  

Team Selection Process

Every effort will be made to ensure there is no conflict of interest during evaluations. Evaluators and members of the Team Selection Committee will not participate in player evaluations if they have a child or coach a team in that age group.

  • 11U is the entry level to Classic (competitive) soccer in NSC. It is open to players whose date of birth falls within the 10U and 11U ranges in the listing above. For players (and their families) who are physically and emotionally prepared, participation in 11U Classic soccer represents the first step to a higher level of competition and commitment than Rec or Academy soccer. These teams will play in the 11U competitive league of the East Central Soccer District. At this age group, we will form as many teams as possible to accommodate the age group pool. Each team will compete in a division that is appropriate for its skill level. 11U will offer positions for a specific team, but will utilize an age group “pool” to allow for flexibility within the age group for sharing players between teams and movement of players between the teams throughout the year as their skills and abilities develop.
  • 12U teams will be formed following tryouts, but the 12U players will be rostered as an age group “pool” to allow for flexibility within the age group for sharing players between teams and movement of players between the teams throughout the year as their skills and abilities develop.
  • 13U and older teams are not able to be rostered in an age group pool, but when there are multiple teams at an age group, they will work together to share players as necessary utilizing club passing between the teams. The coaches will determine the composition of their teams, with guidance from the Classic Director and Director of Coaching, as well as an impartial club representative who will have observed the tryout. All efforts will be made to field teams at as many age groups as possible. This may require that some players play up an age group.

Players will be evaluated by the Director of Coaching, age group Master Coaches and team coaches.  The coaches will meet with the Team Selection Committee to determine the team rosters. 

The Team Selection Committee consists of the Club President, Vice Presidents, Classic Director and Director of Coaching. If any committee member has a personal interest with a player in a specific age group, they recuse themselves. A replacement will be determined by the Board of Directors as a suitable replacement.

2020-2021 Team Selection Committee
President – Mike Jones
Vice President - Business– Jamie Kutchek
Vice President - Soccer– Lars Nordang
Classic Director – Tip Brown
Director of Coaching- Cesar Rizzo

Team Formation and Player Notification

Offers will be made for all age groups on: Tuesday July 21, 2020; 12:00 p.m.

Offers will be made through the Demosphere program, along with a link to accept or decline the offer. Players will have up to 24 hours to accept or decline the offer in writing by email or in the Demosphere offer system. Note: a verbal commitment is not sufficient to accept a team roster spot. Definition of any alternate offers will be explained and defined for each team or age group.

Player Cost (after offer acceptance)
Upon offer acceptance, a player registration fee will be due. Please find a schedule of NSC player fees and additional information here

Scholarships are available. Learn more about NSC’s need-based scholarship program here

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Information

If you have additional questions about tryouts, dates and times, players, or which team is right for your player, please email tryouts@neenahsoccerclub.org. 

2020-21 Tryout Dates