Tryouts consist of one session. PLAYERS MUST REGISTER EVEN IF THEY WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE AT TRYOUTS.
Tryout Registration closes:
- October 22, 2020
Specific Tryout Times:
9U & 10U tryouts are 75 minutes; 11U & older tryouts are 2 hours
Tryouts, if needed (one day):
- October 24 at St Cloud State University Dome for 2009-2012
- October 25 at St Cloud State University Dome only for 2008-2003 who want to be considered for a League One team
2021 Team formation and player notification:
- By November 1, 2020 (First Division teams may be announced on a different date; 9U and 10U will be announced in February; 18U boys teams will be announced by December 1.)
If your player only registered for tryouts and chooses to accept CMYSA's invitation to join a 2021 Travel Team, the registration deadline:
- Player who registered for Tryouts Only must commit and register for a team within one week of team announcement
Uniform sizing sessions will be held during tryouts at SCSU on Saturday, October 24 between 1:30-6pm and Sunday, October 25, between 11:30am-7pm. ALL players should stop by to make sure the correct uniform size is ordered. Everyone attending uniform sizing must wear a face mask and complete the SCSU Covid Screener: https://mnscu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1HAgGHJbBzcyDCl
Q: When and how do I register?
A: Registration for tryouts and the 2021 season opens October 1, 2020. The link will be available on our "Registration" page as well as on our home page. Tryout registration must be completed by October 22.
Q: How do I know which registration to complete?
A: There will be two options when registering your child for the 2021 season.
Q: What if I am unable to attend tryouts?
A: Any player who is unable to attend tryout sessions must register for tryouts. On the registration form indicate your player is unable to attend tryouts AND email Emily Willaert at Emily@cmysa.org and inform her of your player's name, year, team s/he is trying out for and what date(s) s/he is unavailable.
A: CMYSA cannot guarantee a player will make an elevated team. However, CMYSA does make a concerted effort to roster every player who signs up for tryouts. If player numbers or the appropriate playing level cannot be met, players will be referred to the CMYSA recreation program or another competitive club. If this occurs and you have FULLY registered for CMYSA, a refund will be granted. Withdraws due to not making the team a player wants will follow CMYSA's normal refund policy.
A: CMYSA attempts to act in the best interest of the player but recognizes the importance of player evaluation in a tryout setting. Therefore, individuals who cannot attend tryouts will most likely be placed on the lowest competitive team of his/her age group.
A: 9U to 12U players: If a player wants to play up, s/he must attend both tryout sessions for both his/her current age group and the older age group. Only players assessed in the top 25% of both their current age group AND the older age group will be allowed to play up. If a child doesn’t meet the criteria to play up, the player is placed based on ranking for actual age group.
A: 13U and older: If a player wants to try out for an older League One team AND be considered for their own year League One team, s/he needs to attend both tryouts. If they only want to be considered for the older age group, they only need to attend that tryout. The top 16 to 18 players will be taken for each team regardless of age.
|Birth Year||2021 season|
|No 19U team|
A: Arrive 20 minutes prior to start time to check in and warm up.
A: High school and licensed area coaches as well as college players are invited to evaluate age groups. High school coaches will not be used to evaluate players they coach and club coaches will not be used to evaluate age groups containing their child(ren).
Many of our coaches are volunteer parents. While most of these individuals are able to remain unbiased, CMYSA does not want to put coaches in the middle of team formation (creating rifts between parents and players) and wants to ensure that other motivations (high school team success, parent or friendship motives) do not skew team formation. We also do not want to place a new player at a disadvantage compared to other players.
A: The purpose of tryouts is to evaluate players on an equal playing field. In order to minimizes bias (both good and bad) that comes with working with players for an extended period of time, individuals who are not familiar with the players help conduct tryouts. Coaches' feedback is considered in player placement through a feedback form which includes: overall rankings, practice/game attendance, attitude and other applicable comments.
Q: What does the tryout process look like?
A: Tryout format:
Q: What are players assessed on?
A: Evaluators will be responsible for providing comments on players and producing an overall player score for each player. CMYSA will compile data from the assessments and create a final roster for each team based on previous season feedback (if available) and evaluation scores.
*Goalkeeper 11U to 15U will be evaluated as both a field player and goalkeeper. Players 16U and up can be evaluated as a goalkeeper only.
Q: When will teams be posted?
A: Teams will be posted by November 1. Our 9U and 10U team rosters will be posted in February. Our 18U boys teams will be announced by December 1.
Q: How do I accept or decline a roster spot?
A: If players already registered for the 2021 CMYSA Travel Season, they do NOT have to complete any additional registration to accept his/her spot. If a player registered only for tryouts, s/he must complete the CMYSA Travel Registration within 2 weeks of teams being posted. If a player is not registered by this time, his/her spot can be given to a registered player from another team. If a player does not want to participate on CMYSA after teams are announced, please email Emily Willaert at Emily@cmysa.org. Players who have preregistered for the 2021 season will follow CMYSA's normal refund policy.
A: CMYSA is committed to providing a high-quality and affordable youth soccer program. The Financial Assistance program was created to provide some fee reduction for families that cannot afford to play soccer. Information about qualifying for financial assistance can be found at: www.cmysa.org/financialassistance. Funds are limited and award on a first come first serve basis. Families applying for Financial Assistance must register with Option 1 in order to complete the FA application. $50 will be due at the time of registration.
A: CMYSA is dedicated to providing quality coaching for all its teams. In order to provide stability for the team, all coaches will ideally be in place prior to tryouts. If you are interested in coaching a team in the 2021 season, please email Emily Willaert (firstname.lastname@example.org). Coaches will need to have completed their Concussion Training, Safe Sports Training and signed the Coach Code of Ethics and Conduct Agreement prior to being considered for a coaching position.
Families have TWO options for registration
What's included in my Travel Team 2021 registration fee?
What is not included in my registration fee?
We will be offering League One First Division Teams in the following age groups
We anticipate offering BLACK teams at the following age groups
Only players who want to compete on a LEAGUE ONE FIRST DIVISION TEAM need to attend evaluations. All other players will be placed on a black team at their age group.
How to decide if a player wants to tryout for a League One Team