Elite Tryout Info

Elite Tryout Information

Oshkosh United holds tryouts in early June for the Select (11U and older) teams. Select teams that have finished at the top of their local league can apply to play in the WI Youth Soccer State League. Teams that finish at the top of the WYSA State League can apply to play in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League. At Oshkosh United, we hold our Select and Elite tryouts together. If United has a state league or MRL team the top players in the age group will be offered the opportunity to play on an "Elite" team. If possible, players that are not offered a spot to play on an Elite team will be offered a spot to play on a Select team.

The "soccer year" runs from August 1st to July 31st so the June tryouts are for the following year. Players that will only play in the spring still need to tryout during the June tryouts. The WI Youth Soccer Association and our league, East Central Soccer, determine the window of when we are able to hold tryouts. One of our core values is to provide the opportunity for an excellent soccer experience to as many players as possible. At United we make every effort to place all players that attend tryouts on a team. If we don't have enough open spots to place players we can work with families to try to find another club with an open spot. 


General Information

  • Players are placed on teams by birth year. All players are expected to attend the tryout for their birth year unless they have made prior arrangements with the coaching directors. Players are not allowed to play up unless special circumstances are involved. Click here for our playing up policy. The birth year age eligibility chart can be found at the bottom of this page. 
  • If possible, we will form multiple teams per age level and place the teams in a competition appropriate division to ensure the players have a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable experience. 
  • All age groups will have two tryout days. The activities will be different on each day so players should attend both dates. 
  • There is a $25 tryout fee which is paid if you register online on or before June 30th.  On July 1st the tryout fee will increase to $30. It is possible to register for tryouts in person at the tryouts but we prefer when players register online in advance so we can make sure we have enough staff available to evaluate. 

If you have any tryout related questions, please email tryouts@oshkoshunited.com. 


Registration and Check-In

  • Click here (currently closed) to register for tryouts. WI Youth Soccer selects the registration system that all affiliated clubs use. After clicking the link you will be taken to an external site to create an account and sign up for tryouts. You can pay the $25 tryout fee online when registering. 
  • If you are not able to pay online you can bring a check payable to Oshkosh United on the first day of tryouts. If you register online before June 30th the fee is $25; the fee changes to $30 on July 1st. 
  • All players should report to the tryout registration tent 15-20 minutes before their scheduled tryout time. Players will be checked in and given a numbered tryout pinnie to be worn during the tryout process. 
  • It is strongly recommended that any new players to United be accompanied by a parent to assist with tryout registration. 


Tryout Schedule

Please visit the Select tryouts page by clicking here to access the tryout schedule. Oshkosh United will hold age group tryouts as opposed to separate East Central and State League tryouts. For the 2020-2021 season we anticipate having State League teams for the following age groups: 

  • 2007 Boys
  • 2005 Boys
  • 2004 Boys
  • 2002 Boys
  • 2006 Girls
  • 2005 Girls 
  • 2004 Girls
  • 2003 Girls

Can't Make Tryouts?

The best case scenario is for a player to be evaluated next to the players they are competing with for team placement. While not ideal, if a player is unable to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times they have a few options:

  • Attend a tryout for a similar age group - Email tryouts@oshkoshunited.com if you would like to do this. 
  • Attend a training session of an Oshkosh United team - email tryouts@oshkoshunited.com if you need to set this option up. 
  • Schedule an individual tryout in which a member of the Oshkosh United coaching staff will visit a practice or game to conduct the tryout.  The cost for this process is $50.  However, if a staff coach attends the game and the player rarely touches the ball the evaluator will not have much to comment on so this option should be one of last resort. Email tryouts@oshkoshunited.com if you need to schedule an individual tryout.

Please make every attempt to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times.



**All WI Youth Soccer Association clubs utilize the same registration program, LeagueOne by the Active Network. When you click to register you will be taken to the Oshkosh United component of the state's registration system. The registration system is the same for all United programs (Academy, Select, Elite, etc.). The registration system will have you create an account that will be used when registering for any soccer program for any child (so keep that log-in information).

Depending upon the age of your child, when you go to add a program to your cart you may have multiple options. Select the option to register for "Tryouts". If you have any issues registering please email tryouts@oshkoshunited.com.