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Tryout FAQ

Do players need to tryout for the GPS Seashore Classic Program?
Yes, every single player who is looking to play for GPS Seashore within our Select/Classic/Premier Program for the 2019-2020 season will have to sign up for and attend tryouts in May.

What do I wear at tryouts?
The tryout fee covers the cost of the tryout t-shirt which will be handed out at registration. Each player will be expected to wear the tryout t-shirt for each tryout they attend. Players are expected to wear cleats and shin-guards.

Will the current team my child plays on remain the same next season?
No, each year tryouts determine what the teams for the 2019-2020 season will look like. Having pre-determined teams undermines the tryout process.

My child played on the Blue team during the 2018-2019 season. Does that mean they are guaranteed to play on the Blue team for the 2019-2020 season?
No. Players will have to tryout to guarantee their place for Blue team. This is to ensure fairness to all tryout attendees.

Does my child have to attend both tryout dates for their age group?
The club strongly recommends that players attend both tryout dates. This allows for us to provide more informed decisions regarding player placement and team formation. Should you be unable to attend both but would like to, please contact the appropriate Director of Coaching so we can arrange for you to attend another appropriate tryout.

I am looking for my child to "play-up" an age-group, is this possible?
The club wishes to clarify what will constitute players being eligible to play up a year, e.g. a 2003 birth date player trying out for a 2002 team. This club will asses each player on a case-by-case basis. The decision to move a player up an age group will be solely a soccer decision. This is to say, players playing up due to non-soccer related reasons is not something the club is looking to advocate. In order to play up, a player must exhibit an exceptional skill set in order for the club to grant this. We are looking for our teams to be as strong as possible and for players to be placed in the appropriate environment. The decision for a player to play up is at the club's discretion.

Will there be a team at each age-group?
The club cannot guarantee teams will form in each age group. Our desire is to have as many teams possible, however, teams will be formed based on soccer decisions and some age groups may not form teams.