TENAFLY UNITED SOCCER CLUB / TRAVEL SOCCER TRYOUTS FOR FALL 2023/ SPRING 2024
The Tenafly Travel Soccer program is open to students who live in Tenafly or Alpine, or who attend school in Tenafly. These include Tenafly Public Schools,
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Spring School.
Tryouts will be conducted by an outside professional evaluation organization. Bring a soccer ball and water and wear shin guards and soccer cleats.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before both of your scheduled tryout sessions for check-in.
Please register for the tryouts on-line PRIOR to May 2, 2023 at https://register.communitypass.net/tenafly
Select Tenafly United Soccer Club (Travel) from the first drop-down box, then
Select TUSC Travel Tryouts Fall 2023/Spring 2024 from the second drop-down box
** Parents of players trying out are not allowed on the fields. **
** Players cannot wear uniforms or other clothing that identifies them as a current travel player **
TRYOUTS WILL BE: Saturday, 5/6/2023. SOME AGE GROUPS MAY HAVE ANOTHER TRYOUT DATE ADDED WHICH WILL BE DURING THE WEEK.
TIMES OF TRYOUTS FOR ALL TEAMS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY
IF YOU ARE GOING INTO HIGH SCHOOL FOR FALL 2023 DO NOT REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, YOU WILL PLAY WITH THE TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM FOR FALL.
Tryouts for U8 through U15 teams are held in late May and/or early June each calendar year. Returning, current players must attend tryouts each year and are not guaranteed a spot on a team. Players are assigned a roster spot for a full year (Fall and Spring seasons of consecutive calendar years). A player may choose to play soccer only in the Fall season and will not be penalized in any current or future tryouts because of that choice.
Tryouts are conducted by an external soccer organization (currently “The Sports Factory”) under circumstances where, as much as possible, players are not otherwise known to the evaluators. Players trying out may not wear any clothing or other gear that would identify them as a current travel soccer player.
Teams for which roster spaces are available will hold tryouts in March, for the Spring season. These tryouts will have the same format as those in May/June.
Following tryouts, the TUSC Tryout Committee will review the evaluations together with the professional trainers. In addition, for current travel players, evaluations from their team trainers and parent coaches will be taken into account. Overall, these evaluations are the primary basis, but not the only criteria, for the selection of players and placement on teams. Prior to a player being invited to join a team, the player's application must be approved by TUSC.
Before each set of tryouts, TUSC will distribute information describing the timing, nature, and criteria for the tryouts. Notice of the tryouts will be distributed to current players, through the Tenafly and Alpine schools, and via Community Pass. A Frequently Asked Questions document, with detailed information about the tryout process, will be posted on the club website.
Small-sided teams (U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12) shall be allowed a maximum of 14 players on a roster. Full-sided teams (U13, U14, U15) shall be allowed a maximum of 18 players on a roster.