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Tryout: Day-of Instructions

Updated: May 4

Thanks for joining us for tryouts the week of May 2nd! Please see below for what to bring, how to check-in and other helpful tips to keep in mind during tryouts.



If your players is unable to attend one or both of their designated tryout sessions due to other commitments, they are still required to sign up for tryouts. Coach's may use the team's first training session after tryouts on May 9th or 10th to evaluate these players, or the previous season's performance as an assessment for returners. Please email your coach ASAP to let them know which evaluations your player will be missing. All players must be registered for tryouts before they can step foot on the turf for insurance purposes.


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Tip #1: Come Prepared

We ask that players do not wear PCU or other club's uniforms to tryouts. Please bring a ball (with players name + phone number, legibly in sharpie), cleats, shinguards and water bottle. Masks are currently optional for all players.


Tip #2: Arrive Early. Players should arrive 30 minutes early to check-in and warm-up.

Directions & Parking: (see map)


All tryouts are head at Buckman Field (300 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97232). Players can enter the field by either the Tennis Center on 12th Ave (recommended), the alley by Voodoo Donuts, or the via 16th Ave by the walkway on the north-side of the Buckman Terrace Apartments. There is street parking available at all three entrances.


Families are welcome to accompany their player to the check-in tables, and are permitted to watch tryouts from the track only (not on the turf).


Check-in: (see map)

  • If your player is pre-registered, they will pick-up their tryout number at the “Check-In” tables (#1 on map above). Players will not be permitted to go out on the turf/tryout until they have received a tryout number. YDP (2016-2013) players may report directly to the field, no tryout numbers required.

  • If your player is not pre-registered, day-of registration will be offered at the table outside the Club House front door (#2 on map above) for $35 a player and must be completed by a parent/guardian (pre-registration highly encouraged). Parents/players should arrive at least 35 minutes before your designated tryout time to complete the day-of registration.

Tip #3: During warm ups, put yourself out there. Introduce yourself to someone, or ask someone to pass or juggle during warm-ups.

Warm-Up: There will be signage for each age-group letting them know where to warm-up in their designated “waiting area.” You coach will call you onto the field when they are ready to start your tryout. Player's will be divided up into cohorts where they will be evaluated by our coaching staff to assess your player's skills, decision making, physiological/psychological aspects of their play.


Tip #4: Be vocal, be positive. Communicate during the game play, tell a teammate "nice pass, good tackle," etc.
Tip #5: Relax. You will make mistakes, everyone does, it is okay to make mistakes! Showing how you respond to those mistakes is what matters more.
Tip #6: Listen; but if you are unsure of something, don't be afraid to ask a question.

Other Important Reminders:

  • Please bring your tryout number back with you for your second day of tryouts. When you arrive for day two, please go directly to the field to warm-up.

  • Tryout are very busy time for our coaching staff and if there is any important information that our coaches need to know before or after your player’s tryout session, please email pcusc@pcusc.org.

Most importantly, remember to have fun and thank you again for joining us for tryouts!
 

Tryout Schedule:

Age-Group

Tryout A

Time

Tryout B

Time

YDP (2016-2013) Girls & Boys

Saturday, May 7

1:30pm-3:00pm

N/A

N/A

U11 (2012) Boys

Monday, May 2

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer West

Wed, May 4

6:00pm-7:30pm Football East

U11 (2012) Girls

Monday, May 2

6:00pm-7:30pm Football East

Tuesday, May 3

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer West

U12 (2011) Boys

Monday, May 2

6:00pm-7:30pm Football West

Wed, May 4

6:00pm-7:30pm Football West

U12 (2011) Girls

Monday, May 2

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer East

Tuesday, May 3

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer East

U13 (2010) Boys

Monday, May 2

7:30pm-9:00pm Football West

Wed, May 4

7:30pm-9:00pm Football East

U13 (2010) Girls

Monday, May 2

7:30pm-9:00pm Football East

Tuesday, May 3

7:30pm-9:00pm Football East

U14 (2009) Boys

Tuesday, May 3

7:30pm-9:00pm Football West

Wed, May 4

7:30pm-9:00pm Football West

U14 (2009) Girls

Monday, May 2

7:30pm-9:00pm Soccer East & West

Tuesday, May 3

6:00pm-7:30pm

Football East & West

U15 (2008) Boys

Thurs. May 5

7:30pm-9:00pm Soccer East & West

Saturday, May 7

10:30am-12:00pm Football East & West

U15 (2008) Girls

Tuesday, May 3

7:30pm-9:00pm Soccer East & West

Wed, May 4

6:00pm-7:30pm

Soccer East & West

U16 (2007) Boys

Thurs. May 5

6:00pm-7:30pm Football East & West

Saturday, May 7

12:00pm-1:30pm Football East & West

U16 (2007) Girls

Thurs. May 5

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer East

Saturday, May 7

9:00am-10:30am Soccer East

U17 (2006) Boys

Thurs. May 5

7:30pm-9:00pm Football East & West

Saturday, May 7

9:00am-10:30am Football East & West

U17 (2006) Girls

Thurs. May 5

6:00pm-7:30pm Soccer West

Saturday, May 7

10:30am-12:00pm Soccer East

U18 (2005) Boys

Wed, May 4

7:30pm-9:00pm Soccer East

Saturday, May 7

9:00am-10:30am Soccer West

U18-19 (2004/05) Girls

Saturday, May 7

10:30am-12:00pm Soccer West

​N/A

N/A

U19 (2004) Boys

Wed, May 4

7:30pm-9:00pm Soccer West

Saturday, May 7

12:00pm-1:30pm Soccer West


 

How will my player know if they've made a team?


Updated 5/4


Players will receive a phone call/email from their age-group's head coach within 24 hours of their second tryout date letting them know if they've made a team.*


Please confirm with your coach that you will be accepting the spot. The club will then send an acceptance email within 48 hours of your players second tryout date with instructions on how to finalize your players registration for the year. Players have 48 hours to accept their spot after the invitation is sent. Contact Christina Martin at cmartin@pcusc.org with any registration questions.


*If players are on a team's waitlist, they may receive an acceptance or decline after the 24 hour window, due to the large number of players we had tryout this year. Coaches are working as quickly as possible to notify all players (we appreciate your patience!). If you have not received a notification within 48 hours, please contact your team's head coach.


Players are not committed on a roster until they accept their spot via the offer email and make their first payment. Players are not permitted to attend training the following week until they have officially accepted their spot. Coach's will distribute the age-groups yearly calendar during the first week of training.



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