Tryouts are Your Way
to Get Invited
to an Advanced Team
with More Rigorous Training
Players Must Tryout Each Season
for Spring Select and Fall Elite
Players - check out How to Have Fun and Succeed at
Palo Alto AYSO Tryouts in the Player's Corner << click here
All tryout events are listed in the Regional Calendar.
EACH DIVISION HAS TWO SCHEDULED TRYOUTS, and we will try hard to accommodate players
who, for strong legitimate reasons, cannot attend the scheduled tryouts.
IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO ATTEND BOTH TRYOUTS, it shows your interest and gives you an extra chance to show your talents. Your best evaluation scoring will be used. Some players may be out of town at a tournament, or playing a scheduled game during one of the tryouts. Simply attend the other tryout. If the player cannot attend either tryout, notate that in the comment field while registering for the tryouts, and we will figure out an accommodation.
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE SCHEDULED TRYOUTS, register and indicate that you cannot attend either scheduled tryout. We will do our best to figure out some way to accomplish an assessment for all players registered for tryout.
WHY TRYOUTS EVERY SEASON? AYSO policy is to form new teams every season, ensuring the greatest fairness and merit-based access to advanced instruction and play for our AYSO players.
WHY DO WE CHARGE FOR TRYOUTS? 3rd party assessors are used to help ensure fair and balanced player reviews, mitigating favoritism, intended or unintended, and pressure from parents and coaches for players to be placed on a team. AYSO goes to great lengths to ensure your player gets a merit-based fair chance to qualify for the advanced instruction and play.
- Parent registers player for tryouts and pays the tryout fee
- Player attends tryouts for assessment
- Coaches propose a roster
- based on tryout assessment by 3rd party officials,
- and their knowledge of the players
Tryouts can be great fun. Your player will meet other players, practice their skills, show their endurance and their enthusiasm for the sport. Tryouts are intended to exercise their skills and game sense, and measure their readiness to play in a more competitive venue, including tournaments. Their enthusiasm and team spirit will count for a lot.
And always in the spirit of AYSO,
your player's fun and time on the field is our priority.
Upcoming Tryouts Schedule
Sign up for evaluation even if you can't make these scheduled sessions. We will find a way to evaluate you.
Elite 2014 - updated 5/14
At tryouts, coaches will set up different drills at stations. For example, there might be a dribbling course, a shooting gallery, little mini-games of 1v1 or 3v3, and of course, a scrimmage. Your player will be rotated through different stations and asked to take a turn at all of them. In this way the coaches and trainers can see your player's various skills. And remember, enthusiasm, attitude and endurance counts big. Encourage your player to try hard and stay at it.
Enter 1 player at a time, completely. If you have another player, after paying the fee, refresh this screen in your browser to get a new form.
Sign Up for Tryouts
You must sign up your player to attend the tryouts. Fill out the form and pay the $25 tryout fee, below. This fee is non-refundable.
Attend the Tryouts
Bring your signed player form that includes your medical release form, or print the attached blank form at the bottom of this page, and fill it out. If your player is registered with Palo Alto AYSO, you can get an already completed player form by logging in using the tab, Login, at the top of this page, and clicking the Registration Status under the Parent tab. Then, click the grey oval button, "Print Registration Packet".
Acceptance to a Team
Rosters will be proposed and reviewed after the second tryouts. If your player is invited to a team by email from the coach, you will have 48 hours to confirm by completing your fee payment and volunteering for a task in the Program. Instructions for this will be included in the invitation.
Additional Fees may be collected for the team to attend tournaments, special field costs and other activities the team chooses. Unused team funds will be returned at the end of the season.
Players - Tryout Day
show up 20 minutes early to sign in and warm up
get your 100 touches before the scheduled start of the tryout
Pay $25 Tryout Fee Here
After Completing the Form to the Left
To enter another player for tryouts, after completing the payment, refresh this screen.