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Parents,

Marshfield Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the tryout dates for U12 and U14 teams for the 2014-2015 season.  The information is below. Please note U12 6th graders date and time change below.

Next year’s 11 and 12 year olds (typically 5th and 6th graders) will play in U12 in the Coastal League. The 13 and 14 year olds (typically 7th and 8th graders) will play in U14.  In each age group, U12 and U14, Marshfield places two “select” teams in the most competitive Coastal brackets, and a third team that is also placed into a competitive division.  The balance of teams can also look forward to a great season of challenging soccer in Coastal's other divisions, and we do our best to select these teams to ensure a great player experience for all.

In order for a player to compete for a spot on one of the most competitive teams, it is necessary to attend at least one tryout.  (Players who are unable to tryout because of injury can be considered based on coaches evaluations from the past season.)  However, if a player is not interested in securing a spot on one of the "select" team rosters, participating in tryouts is not required.  ALL PLAYERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE 2014-2015 SEASON MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO TRYOUTS.  Visit www.marshfieldsoccer.com to register.

The U12 Division:

In the U12 age group, the 1 team (C1) will be comprised of 6th grade players determined by the tryout process and coaches evaluations from the past season to be deserving of a spot on the roster that Marshfield will place in the most competitive Coastal League bracket (Division 1).  The 2 team (C2) will be comprised of the top 5th grade players as determined by the tryout process and coaches evaluations.  The C2 team is typically placed in the top tier of the 2nd division in Coastal. Players of either grade in U12 who are not chosen for either the C1 or C2 team will be placed on the remaining travel teams (C3, C4 and so on) through a draft process with the coaches of each team taking into account the tryout and season evaluations to help pick balanced teams.  The C3 team is placed into a slightly more competitive division in Coastal so the roster will be chosen accordingly.

The U14 Division:

In the U14 age group, the 1 team (B1) will be comprised of the 7th or 8th graders determined by the tryout process and coaches evaluations from the past season to be deserving of a spot on the roster that Marshfield will place into the most competitive Coastal League U14 bracket (Division 1).  The 2 team (B2) will be comprised of the 7th and 8th grade players deserving of a spot on the roster that Marshfield will place into the highest Division 2 bracket in Coastal.  Players who are selected for the B1 team will not be able to "opt out" to the B2 team, as all roster spots on the B2 team will be accounted for.  The league believes that the U14 division is the right time for players to be placed on teams with players of similar skill and competitiveness regardless of grade level, something that those who will continue to play in the future either for the town or in high school will also be doing.  The B3 team is slightly more competitive than B4 and B5, etc., so will be chosen accordingly.  All travel teams beyond the 1 and 2 team are chosen via a draft process.

The intent of the tryout process is to allow levels of competition and fun for ALL players in town, whether they be interested in the most competitive or a more recreational environment.  Players who want to tryout for a spot on the 1 or 2 team in their age bracket must commit to the team being their priority for the spring season of Coastal League play. 

If you have any questions about the process, please let me know.  We hope to see you at the tryouts.  Remember to REGISTER by June 8th!

Rick Faubert

VP of Senior Divisions
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TRYOUT DATES/TIMES

NOTE:

U12 are players with DOB between 8/1/2002 and 8/31/2004 (typically next year’s 5th and 6th graders) and U14 are players with DOB between 8/1/2000 and 8/31/2002 (typically next year’s 7th and 8th graders)

BOYS

U12 5th Graders for 2014-15 school year

  • Thursday, 6/12- 4:30pm check in; 5-6:30pm tryouts – Community Track Field
  • Saturday, 6/14 – 8am check in; 8:30-10am tryouts – Community Track Field

U12 6th Graders for 2014-15 school year

  • Friday, 6/13- 4pm check in; 4:30-6pm tryouts – Community Track Field (NOTE: Change from original)
  • Saturday, 6/14 – 10am check in; 10:30-12pm tryouts – Community Track Field

U14 (both 7th and 8th Graders for 2014-15 school year)

  • Friday, 6/13- 6pm check in; 6:30-8pm tryouts – MHS Stadium
  • Saturday, 6/14 – 10am check in; 10:30-12pm tryouts – MHS Stadium

GIRLS

U12 5th Graders for 2014-15 school year

  • Saturday, 6/14 – 12pm check in; 12:30-2pm tryouts – Community Track Field
  • Tuesday, 6/17 – 4:30pm check in; 5-6:30pm tryouts – Community Track Field

U12 6th Graders for 2014-15 school year

  • Saturday, 6/14 – 2pm check in; 2:30-4pm tryouts – Community Track Field
  • Tuesday, 6/17 – 6:30pm check in; 7-8:30pm tryouts – Community Track Field

U14 (both 7th and 8th Graders for 2014-15 school year)

  • Friday, 6/13- 6pm check in; 6:30-8pm tryouts – Community Track Field
  • Saturday, 6/14 – 4pm check in; 4:30-6pm tryouts – Community Track Field

 

Wednesday, 6/18 and Thursday, 6/19

Rain Dates if necessary.  


Select Team Commitment

For Boys and girls trying out for the U12-1 (C1), U12-2 (C2), U14-1 (B1) and U14-2 (B2) Teams.

If your child is chosen to represent one of Marshfield Youth Soccer's Select teams, please keep the following points in mind before your son or daughter accepts the spot on one of these teams.

  • Soccer needs to be their #1 commitment in the spring.
  • There are a limited number of spaces on the Select 1 and 2 teams.
  • Regular attendance of games and practices are expected during the Marshfield
    Youth Soccer regular season (April – June).
  • Practices will be a minimum of one day a week and a maximum of two days a
    week during the Marshfield Youth Soccer regular Spring Season (April – June).
  • Games will be every Saturday and will run for 10 consecutive weeks in the Coastal
    league, including April vacation.
  • In June, after the season ends, there are playoffs and the state championships MTOC. A
    player's commitment is expected to extend through the entire season including the
    post season.

We fully understand that children play multiple sports so if your child is unable to make Soccer their #1 Spring commitment but still would like to play soccer we will place them on one of our other Division 2 teams.

Certainly we do not want to discourage your child from playing soccer with their friends and classmates but remember there are other players who would love to have the chance to play on one of these teams.