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 1st. On June 2nd 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. 
  • Players that accept a spot will be asked to join a "Signing Day" in late June to turn in any needed paperwork. 

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

 

Registration and Check-In

  • CLICK HERE 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 1st the fee is $25; the fee changes to $30 on June 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

11U - 13U Boys and Girls Tryout Schedule
Location: Tipler Middle School

Age Group Tryout #1 Tryout #2

11U Boys and Girls (Players born in 2008, 2009 & 2010) ***

June 2nd = 5:00 - 6:30 PM

June 3rd = 1:00 - 2:30 PM

12U Boys and Girls (Players born in 2007)

June 2nd = 3:00 - 4:30 PM

June 3rd = 3:00 - 4:30 PM

13U Boys and Girls (Players born in 2006)

June 2nd = 1:00 - 2:30 PM

June 3rd = 5:00 - 6:30 PM

*** Players born in 2009 and 2010 could play Select or Academy soccer. If you are not sure which program is best for your child feel free to bring them to tryouts and the club tryout staff can provide feedback!

 

14U+ Boys and Girls Tryout Schedule
Location: 20th Avenue YMCA

Age Group Tryout 1 Tryout 2
14U Boys (Born in 2005) Tuesday, June 12th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, June 13th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
15U Boys (Born in 2004) Wednesday, June 13th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Thursday, June 14th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
16U and 17U Boys (Born in 2003 and 2002) Tuesday, June 12th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Thursday, June 14th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
18U and 19U Boys (Born in 2001 and 2000) Tuesday, June 12th: 2:00 - 3:30 PM Wednesday, June 13th: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
14U Girls (Born in 2005) Tuesday, June 12th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, June 13th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
15U Girls (Born in 2004) Tuesday, June 12th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Wednesday, June 13th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
16U Girls (Born in 2003) Tuesday, June 12th: 2:00 - 3:30 PM Thursday, June 14th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
17U+ Girls (Born in 2002, 2001, 2000) Monday, June 11th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, June 13th: 2:00 - 3:30 PM

 

Age Eligibility Chart for the 2018 (Fall) and 2019 (Spring) Season

Birth Year Age Group
2007 12U
2006 13U
2005 14U
2004 15U
2003 16U
2002 17U
2001 18U
2000 19U

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS**

**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 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.