TUSC holds annual tryouts and kick arounds in June/July every year to form teams
for the upcoming soccer year. All players are invited to attend the tryouts and
kickarounds regardless of prior soccer playing experience.
| About TUSC Tryouts & Kick Arounds
TUSC is one of the lowest cost competitive club programs in the region. Even
so, the club is overseen by Technical Director Daniel Olstad, a former New York
Red Bulls Regional Development School (RDS) staff member, as well as a fully
professionally licensed coaching and training staff. TUSC is a small club in size, which allows all players to benefit from high level coaching, not just the “elite”
player. We are able to give personal attention to all of our players and families, and have a true club mentality. Our teams, coaches, players and parents, work together to build an environment that allows our players, the children, to have fun and be successful. Our philosophy is centered around building strong individual players
who are creative, comfortable and confident with the soccer ball.
Here are some frequently asked questions about our tryouts and kick arounds.
How do I register my child for the tryout or kick around?
To register your child click the register button to the right or in the top right corner of the screen. You will be prompted to either login to your existing account or to create one for yourself and your child or children. After you login and or set up your account select 2014/2015 Competitive
from the program list and complete registration. There is no tryout fee.
What age group does my child fall into?
Look at the guide below to see what age group your child falls into based on their birthday.
Age groups for the seasonal year that begins
September 1, 2014 and ends August 31, 2015
Players born 8/1/95 and younger
Players born 8/1/96 and younger
Players born 8/1/97 and younger
Players born 8/1/98 and younger
Players born 8/1/99 and younger
Players born 8/1/00 and younger
Players born 8/1/01 and younger
Players born 8/1/02 and younger
Players born 8/1/03 and younger
Players born 8/1/04 and younger Players born 8/1/05 and younger
Players born 8/1/06 and younger
What is the difference between a tryout and a kick around?
Simply put, our kick arounds are for all interested players that fall in the U8
and U9 age groups. We invite all players at these ages to participate on our
teams if they would like. There is no tryout process for these age groups. We
just ask that you and your child come to the kick around to show your interest
in join TUSC.
Our tryouts, on the other hand, are for all age groups U10 and up. The tryouts
are mandatory for all players to be considered for a place on our teams. The
tryout process is two(2) sessions that last 1 hour and 15 minutes. Players are
assessed on individual (technical) skill, game (tactical) understanding, and
overall effort. Players are placed on teams based on overall ability, attitude,
My child plays an age group up, how do I make sure they tryout with that age
When you register for the tryouts you will be given the age group your child is
eligible for based on our registration system. If you would like your
child to tryout for a different age group, after completing the registration,
email Daniel Olstad at
firstname.lastname@example.org and request the change. If it is ok'd these
change will be done manually by our staff, and you will be informed of your
child's proper tryout date.
do I know if my child made the team?
You will receive an email between 3-5 days after the tryout for your child's age
group is over to tell you whether or not your child has been offered a spot on
Although TUSC makes every effort to place players on teams, sometimes this is
not possible due to roster limitations and player numbers. In such
circumstances, TUSC is committed to being a resource for any player looking for
For more information or questions please contact Daniel Olstad at email@example.com or 631-745-9286