Eagle F.C. Tryouts / Assessment More Information

2020-21 EAGLE F.C. TRYOUT / ASSESSMENTS MORE INFORMATION

To become a member of an Eagle F.C. team, you must first complete the online tryout/assessment registration process.  The tryout registration can be found at https://www.eagle-fc.com/registrations. Tryouts/Assessments are free.

The tryouts/assessments do not require you to register your child with the Club before or during the tryout/assessment process.  You will be asked to register for Eagle F.C. for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 season once your child has been offered and has accepted a spot on a team.

The tryout/assessment process will incorporate a challenging age-appropriate curriculum that will assess each player’s overall technical ability (e.g., ball mastery/manipulation, guiding the ball — dribbling, and passing/receiving) and tactical awareness (e.g., accuracy and speed of decision-making).

NOTIFICATION PROCESS:

Parents and players will be notified of their team placement within seven (7) business days following their tryout/assessment.  If a player is not offered a spot on a competitive team, our recreational program will be available for those who wish to continue to play and remain with Eagle F.C.

LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION

Eagle F.C. provides multiple levels of participation from the developmental stage to the premier platform.  Many of our teams participate in the highest divisions of competition in Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Region, and throughout the United States.  Yet, we do offer developmental (e.g., local league play) playing opportunities as well.

The following designations will be instituted and applied to all Eagle F.C. premier/competitive/developmental teams for the 2020-2021 fall/spring seasons:

  • Eagle F.C. Black: 1st Team in Age-Group Playing APL, EDP, USYS, National League, or EPYSA NCS (Premier).
  • Eagle F.C. Red: 1st Team in Age-Group Playing Locally in CPYSL (Competitive)
  • Eagle F.C. White: 2nd Team in Age-Group Playing Locally in CPYSL (Developmental).
  • Eagle F.C. Grey: 3rd Team in Age-Group Playing Locally in CPYSL (Developmental).

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & ELIGIBLE AGE GROUPS

Online registration for the FALL 2020 – SPRING 2021 soccer season opened on March 1, 2020.  Registration will close on May 31, 2020.      

Competitive players (male and female) born between 1/1/2002 (U19) and 12/31/2012 (U9) are eligible to register for Eagle F.C. tryouts/assessments. 

New and returning competitive players must register for tryouts/assessments online at https://www.eagle-fc.com/registrationsBe sure to check the website periodically for possible tryout/assessment updates at www.eagle-fc.com

Players must attend their scheduled “birth year” tryout/assessment dates regardless of the weather conditions at the time of their respective tryout/assessment.  It will be determined at the time of the tryout/assessment if a rain date will be necessary.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tryout session.  Again, tryouts/assessments are free.

WILL MISS TRYOUTS/ASSESSMENTS?

If your child is unable to attend at least one tryout/assessment session, your child may be invited to participate in the team’s training sessions post tryouts/assessments.  Please note, it is at the discretion of the head coach to determine whether or not to offer an invitation to participate in the evaluative process during team practices.  Furthermore, a spot on the team may not be guaranteed as rosters may have reached maximum capacity following the tryout/assessment process by players who participated and accepted an offer to join the group.  Please contact the head coach of the age group to make the necessary arrangements should your child be unable to participate in tryout/assessment activities.

TEAM MANAGEMENT/BUDGET

All Eagle F.C. teams will follow an established game/tournament plan prepared by the Head Coach, and it will be reviewed/approved by the Executive Director (‘ED”), Technical Director (“TD”), or Director of Coaching (“DOC”).  Furthermore, a set budget will be created for each team (depending on the level of play and commitment) that will be billed over five (5) to six (6) installments between June and December.

Q & A – TEAM INFORMATION HANDOUT     

A meeting will take place during tryouts/assessments for the parents of the players participating in each session — meeting the age group head coach, review the annual calendar of events, and take part in an informative Q & A with administrative staff.

Additionally, comprehensive and descriptive handouts will be provided that will cover the following:

  • Basic comparison between competitive levels (e.g., developmental vs. competitive vs. premier — [Black vs. Red vs. White vs. Grey]).
  • Commitment levels expected based on age group and level of competitiveness (e.g., competitive vs. development vs. recreation).  

  • Game, league, and tournament information — typical travel expectations.

  • Frequency of training schedule.

  • Cost — club/team annual expenses.  

  • Parent/player Codes of Ethics and Standards of Conduct document review.

FINAL WORDS OF WISDOM

It is highly encouraged that you make every effort to attend at least one tryout/assessment. However, to be fully assessed and to ensure maximum exposure for your child, it is always a good idea to attend both sessions whenever possible.

If you feel your child can play a year up, you are encouraged to attend your specific age group tryout/assessment; however, your child is welcome to participate in the age group tryout/assessment one (1) year above his/her current age group (e.g., an upcoming U11 [2010] player may try out for a U12 [2009] team).

HAVE QUESTIONS/INQUIRIES?      

Should you have any questions/inquiries regarding our tryout/assessment process, please feel free to contact me directly at 408-858-6177 or by email at dburgee@eagle-fc.com.  I am always ready to help.  Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to seeing you at your tryouts/assessments in May.