Select Tryout Information
***COVID-19 Tryout Update - July 9th***
We have compiled all of the latest tryout information into a document and a video which are linked below. The information is the same in each, we created two formats depending upon your preferece. These resources have the latest info on the check-in process, safety procedures that will be following during tryouts, and much more.
Tryout registration is still open and will remain open up until tryouts begin.
***COVID-19 Tryout Update - June 30th***
Oshkosh United will be hosting in-person tryouts starting on July 13th. The schedule is listed below and was updated on June 30th with the following changes:
Oshkosh United is following the Play On guidelines that were created by US Soccer. The Play On guidelines have different phases that each have different modifications and mitigation strategies. The WI Youth Soccer Association allowed clubs to move to phase 2 (local health guidelines supersede Play On guidelines) as of June 29th. Phase 2 allows for limited small-sided scrimmages. For the tryout, the first part will be technical activities that will be non-contact and then the second part will be a small-sided scrimmage. US Soccer recently put on a webinar and highlighted that short interactions between players is relatively low risk compared to other activities such as taking a water break in close contact with other players. Taking that into consideration, Oshkosh United will take several steps to mitigate as much risk as possible, whenever possible, to create the safest environment possible. If a player is not comfortable participating in scrimmage activities, we will provide other opportunities during that tryout period. If a player is not comfortable attending an in-person tryout, please register online and then email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work to set-up a virtual (Zoom) tryout.
If a player registers for tryouts in June the tryout fee is $25 (early discount applied during the registration process). On July 1st the tryout fee increases to $30. We are asking all families to register by July 5th so our tryout staff can adequately plan.
If you have any questions about tryouts, please email email@example.com.
Oshkosh United holds tryouts in early June for the select (11U and older) teams. 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. To further highlight our commitment to find a roster spot for each player, players not offered a roster spot will have their tryout fee refunded.
Age Eligibility Chart for the 2020 (Fall) and 2021 (Spring) Season
|Birth Year||Age Group|
2020-2021 Tryout Schedule
Below is the tryout schedule for the fall 2020, spring 2021 soccer year. Most age groups will have a one hour tryout that will follow the US Soccer "Play On" guidelines. The schedule was slightly updated on June 30th for the following age groups: 2004/2005 girls, 2007/2008 girls and the 2008 boys.
All tryouts will take place at the 20th Avenue YMCA. The YMCA soccer fields are behind the YMCA. As you enter the YMCA parking lot proceed to the right and you will see a service road that goes behind the YMCA to the soccer fields. More detailed information about the check-in process will be sent out to everyone that registers.
|Boys Age Groups||Tryout Date and Time|
|U11 Boys (2010 - 2011 birth years)||Monday, July 13th: 5:30 - 6:30 PM|
|U12 Boys (2009 birth year)||Tuesday, July 14th: 7:00 - 8:00 PM|
|U13 Boys (2008 birth year)||Monday, July 13th: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 15th: 5:30 - 6:30 PM (2nd date added on 6/30)
|U14 Boys (2007 birth year)||Tuesday, July 14th: 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|U15/U16 Boys (2006-2005 birth years)||Monday, July 13th: 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|U17 Boys (2004 birth year)||Tuesday, July 14th: 2:30 - 3:30 PM|
|U18/U19 Boys (2003-2002 birth years)||Monday, July 13th: 2:30 - 3:30 PM|
|Girls Age Groups||Tryout Date and Time|
|U11 Girls (2010 - 2011 birth years)||Tuesday, July 14th: 5:30 - 6:30 PM|
|U12 Girls (2009 birth year)||Monday, July 13th: 7:00 - 8:00 PM|
|U13/U14 Girls (2008-2007 birth years)||Tuesday, July 14th: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15th: 4:00 - 5:00 PM (2nd date added on 6/30)
|U15 Girls (2006 birth year)||Monday, July 13th: 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|U16/U17 Girls (2005 - 2004 birth years)||Tuesday, July 14th: 2:00 - 3:30 PM (changed to 1.5 hour time slot on June 30th)|
|U18/U19 Girls (2003 - 2002 birth years)||Monday, July 13th: 2:30 - 3:30 PM|
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 was unable to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times in June they have a few options:
Please make every attempt to attend the regularly scheduled tryout times.
**All WI Youth Soccer Association clubs utilize the same registration program, Demosphere. When you click to register you will be taken to the Oshkosh United component of the state's registration system. 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).