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MYS Juniors Tryouts - 2018

These tryouts are for the 2018-2019 seasonal year. They are for players who are born in 2011. All sessions are at Spring Hill Rec Field # 5. All players must register prior to attending the session.

Visit mcleansoccer.org Click on REGISTER NOW on the right side. Choose TRAVEL TRYOUTS, and complete registration.

Player's Birthdate Gender Session 1 Session 2
January - June 2011 Boys

Wednesday, May 30

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 6

6:30 - 7:30 pm

July - December 2011 Boys

Friday, June 1

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, June 8

6:30 - 7:30 pm

January - June 2011 Girls

Wednesday, May 30

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 6

5:00 - 6:00 pm

July - December 2011 Girls

Friday, June 1

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday, June 8

5:00 - 6:00 pm

 
MYS U8 Juniors Program

As an MYS program, the Juniors program is under the oversight and the technical guidance of our Technical Leadership team. The McLean Youth Soccer professional technical staff is led by Director of Soccer, Keith Tabatznik, and Technical Director, Clyde Watson, along with Goalkeeper Director, John Szaro, and Player Development Director, Jaime Moreno. Please read more about this amazing staff on their bio page.

The Juniors program is a year-long, pre-travel training program for a select group of focused, engaged players who love to play soccer. Players are introduced to a deliberate training environment, which focuses on player autonomy & creativity. Coaches nurture a growth-mindset around skill acquisition and knowledge of the game, and teach the "recurring constants" of the game (scanning, shape, body positioning) through a play-based curriculum. The coaches focus on nurturing a genuine enjoyment of the game and pose the game of soccer as a game of decision-making and problem-solving. McLean Juniors are problem-solvers.

The technical, cognitive, and character curriculum evolves with individual groups of players and their needs. Each season cycles through the technical elements of dribbling, passing, & receiving. Cognitively, players gain knowledge and understand of scanning, spacing, and act as "decision makers" on the field (knowing how to pass & how to dribble is different from knowing when to pass & when to dribble). Coaches also anchor the curriculum in soccer-specific character elements which impact Juniors' careers both as players and as people. Juniors train twice a week, and play inner-squad "Game Days" on Saturdays in fall and spring, and train once a week on Sunday afternoons in the winter, in conjunction with the "Ballmasters" program.

 
MYS U8 Juniors Tryouts - 2018

Tryouts are for players born in 2011. Tryout schedule is TBD at this time. Please check back soon.

Please make sure to review the information about travel tryouts on this page and register prior to tryouts.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • these are open tryouts - welcome to anyone.
  • all players should registesr online prior to attending
  • players should wear a white t-shirt, shinguards and cleats.
  • players should bring a ball and water
  • Complete Tryout Results - within 72 hours after the last tryout (rolling notification - if we are confident in your player, you will receive notification earlier). You have 48 hours to accept/decline the offer. After that - offer is void.
  • DO NOT expect us to look at your player all 90 minutes of a tryout. We expect a high turnout!
  • If your player did not make it - there are great Recreational opportunities in McLean!

What to expect? What are coaches looking for?

  • Focus, skillful, apply skills in small sided games
  • Coachable, understanding of the game
  • At tryouts - play 1v1, 2v2, 4v4 games most of the time to demonstrate their skills on the ball in game environment