In the weeks and days before tryouts:
Make sure you have the correct dates and times (including the rain date) for your child’s age-group and gender. The tryout is two nights and players are expected to attend both nights. Let us know in advance if your child will be late or miss one or both nights due to illness, injury or schedule conflict. Often we can make arrangements so your child will have a chance to be evaluated at another time. Make sure your child has properly-fitting shoes.
The Day Before Tryouts:
Encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat well and drink plenty of water.
The First Night of Tryouts:
Check the weather forecast and look for updates if the weather looks threatening. If you do not hear from us, that means the tryout is still on.
Plan to arrive at Reddan Soccer Park 45 minutes early. Your child will need time to check in and warm up. They should have their cleats, shinguards, water bottle and a properly-inflated soccer ball. They will be issued a t-shirt and a tryout number to wear during the tryout. If they are trying out for the first time you will need to bring a copy of a birth certificate or passport as proof of age.
For parents, there will be an informational meeting as soon as the players leave for the fields. No parents are allowed near the fields during the tryout.
The Second Night of Tryouts:
Plan to arrive at Reddan Soccer Park 30 minutes early for a quick check-in and warmup. If you have any questions that were not answered on the first night we will be available.
We are required to wait until the end of the league season before making offers so as not to disrupt current teams. The 56ers will begin making their offers at Noon on Saturday June 15. Regent will start at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday June 16. It usually takes 2–3 days for all the offers to go out, for the responses to come back and for the teams to be set. We cannot finish making our teams until the 56er teams are set. If you do not hear from us on Sunday, it does not mean an offer is not coming.
If your child receives an offer (by email) to play on a Classic team, you will be given a time frame (usually 24–48 hours) in which to accept or decline. If you accept, you should register as soon as possible for Classic soccer. You cannot claim your spot on the roster until you register.
If your player does not receive a Classic offer the club will notify you and encourage you to register your child for a Rec team. Rec players will have the opportunity to train with Classic teams and are encouraged to tryout again at U12.
There is a possibility that you child will receive a Classic offer from another club such as Magic or Middleton United. This happens when there are not enough players to form a team within a single club. We will inform you beforehand that an offer is coming from a club other than Regent. You will then have to option of accepting that offer or registering for a Regent Rec team.