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TRYOUTS for 2018 Season

U13 - U19 Tryouts:

Tryouts were held in July - team placements have been sent to each family

 

U9 through U12 Tryouts:

Tryouts were held in September - team placements will be announced shortly. 

 

2018 Season Notes:

  • Our rates for 2018 will remain flat.  We will continue with a $25 tryout fee and $425 membership fee. 
  • If your daughter is a returning player and she purchased her uniform this year, there is no additional expense for 2018. 
  • Girls that are new to the club will pay a uniform fee of $75 for the 2018 season in addition to the membership and tryout fee. 
  • We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with Craig Demmin continues.  Craig has been a great asset to our club and our coaches have seen a tremendous increase in skills and capabilities of our players.  Craig will continue to work with players and teams both during our indoor training and outdoor practices.  
  • We will utilize Brighton Sports Zone for indoor space.  We again have the prime practice time on Saturday afternoons and were able to lock in our expenses.

If you questions about our program, please contact us via email.  Please include your daughter's name, date of birth, and prior experience.  Send your email to: tryoutcoordinators@penfieldstrikers.org

 


US Youth Soccer Implements Calendar Year Registration

The US Youth Soccer board voted to implement the “calendar year” registration to begin in the 2016-2017 season (1 August 2016).  All state associations and their members are required to make the change.  At the US Youth Soccer AGM in late July, a straw poll vote was taken for implementing the birth year registration in 2016-17 and the result was 91% in favor. 

The initiative will align registration with the international standard, while simultaneously providing clearer information on player birth dates to combat 'relative age effect'.

Relative age effect refers to the selection bias related to players that are more physically mature than their peers due to being born earlier in the year. U.S. Soccer seeks a balance of players that are born throughout the year so that all players, those born in the earlier months, and those born later have equal opportunity to grow and develop as soccer players.

The following provides age group based on year of birth (Jan 1-Dece 31 of birth year)

Birth Year Age Group
2010 U08 (will play up with U09)
2009 U09
2008 U10
2007 U11
2006 U12
2005 U13
2004 U14
2003 U15
2002 U16
2001 U17
2000 & 1999 U19 (RDYSL does not have A U18 Division)

 

What is Penfield Strikers Travel Soccer?

Players who are interested in additional training, playing, and a more competitive focus, may be intersted in our Travel Soccer Program.  This program begins with tryouts in July for U13+ and September for the younger girls, team placement in October, indoor practice through mid-April, and outdoor practice through May through July.  The game season for this program is May through July. Teams also participate in soccer tournaments. 

The commitment level and expectations for our Travel Soccer Program is much higher than recreational soccer.  Our document below on Travel Soccer Commitment will help parents gain a better understanding for the program.