Do players need to tryout for the Seashore Classic Program?
Yes, every single player who is looking to play for Seashore within our Classic Program will have to sign up for and attend tryouts.
When are Classic Tryouts?
Tryout dates vary year-to-year. We normally host tryouts in May, with supplemental tryouts in June/July of each year. In 2020, the entire nation was hit by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Therefore, tryouts will be hosted in June 2020 this year only.
What do I wear at tryouts?
Players are expected to wear cleats and shin-guards. We recommend a moisture resistant shirt or jersey, along with shorts. Players will be given a tryout number to identify them by our staff throughout the evaluation process.
Will the current team my child plays on remain the same next season?
No, each year tryouts determine what the teams will look like. Having pre-determined teams undermines the tryout process. However, it is possible for existing players to be identified to receive immediate offers.
My child played on the Blue team during the 20XX-20XX season. Does that mean they are guaranteed to play on the Blue team for the 20YY-20YY season?
No. Players will have to tryout to guarantee their place for Blue teams. This is to ensure fairness to all tryout attendees. However, it is possible for existing players to be identified to receive immediate offers.
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 skills and maturity beyond their current age 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 staff's discretion.
Will there be a team at each age-group?
The club cannot guarantee teams will form in each age group and gender. 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.
Will the tuition remain the same from the previous year? No.
Each year we evaluate the need of the club, consider the overall budget of the program, and any market conditions which may cause an increase or decrease. For the 2020-21 season, parents can expect that the price of their tuition will decrease from the previous year.
How will the club be handling dual-roster players this year?
No teams will be formed based on dual-roster players from a team of a younger age division. It is our goal to ensure each Player > Team > and the entire Club have a successful environment to grow and develop. At times, certain players will have opportunities to advance to the older age group "Play-up" if they exhibit the skills and maturity to do so.
What is your club philosophy off the pitch in terms of decision-making and problem solving?
1. Player - What is best for the player and their development.
2. Team - What is best for the team(s) of which this decision most impacts. For example: If a player is selected to play-up, does the players age appropriate team need that player to be successful and can player find a leadership role on their age appropriate team, all while participating on the older team.
3. Club - How does this/these decisions affect the club strategically, financially, and in terms of communication to the parents of the team(s) affected.
Do all players participate year-round?
No. Our U7-U10 Academy and U11-U14 Classic teams participate year-round. This is true of all club teams in NCYSA across the state with the exception of the National Piedmont League Conference (NPLC), of which we currently have team(s) participating.