Each year, the Penfield Strikers host tryouts to more than 200 female soccer players over the course of 2 weekends. The tryouts are critical to forming teams for girls ranging from 2nd grade to seniors in high school. The document below explains tryouts and team formation.
Tryouts for season occur in July (ages 12+) and September (ages 7-11). Each age group has two days of tryouts and each tryout session is approximately 2 hours. The club strives to schedule tryouts to accommodate as many players as possible.
The club assigns an age group tryout coordinator for each age level, usually the head coach of the top level team in that age group from the prior season. Independent evaluators help conduct the actual tryout and record objective scores as well as conducting subjective evaluations of the players. Various evaluation criteria are applied and the girls are then ranked based on their performance.