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Tryouts

The Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club (MTSC) conducts annual tryouts for boys and girls interested in being part of the club's Travel Program.  Free tryouts will be held in late April and early May at the Mill Pond Soccer Complex located at 11 Mill Pond Rd in Belle Mead.  MTSC's goal is to field multiple teams within each age group, ranging from highly competitive to recreational level teams.

Our free tryouts are designed to provide an objective evaluation of players interested in participating in travel soccer. Our program provides the opportunity for younger players to learn the fundamentals of soccer and teamwork, while experiencing the fun that these accomplishments can offer. As players progress in age and skill, they are taught more advanced levels of soccer, compete at higher levels, and enjoy the self-satisfaction that this growth brings.

For any questions on our Travel Program, please contact our VP of Player Development, Jeff Callan, at vpplayerdev@montgomerysoccer.org or our  Director of Coaching, Lewis Benton, at [email protected] .

To register for free tryouts, follow this process (You may want to print this page):
  1. Log into your family account by clicking Login at the top left of this page, or to create a free family account, click the link to the right-->Click Here for Travel Registration
  2. Enter or update Parent information.
  3. Enter or update Player(s) information.
  4. Choose one or more tryouts to register for.
  5. Complete the checkout process.

You will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, you have not completed the registration process.  For registration assistance, contact [email protected] .

Tryout Overview

Travel Team Tryout Process Overview

Formation of teams --- The Club follows the US Soccer mandates for team sizes, ages, and field sizes.  This includes high school age teams which are typically Winter/Spring teams.  If sufficient qualified players are available, multiple teams will be formed within the same age/gender grouping.

Roster Size -- The Club recommends a minimum of 11 players for “7 a side” teams, 13 for "9 a side" teams and 15 for the older “11 a side” teams. Experience indicates these numbers allow for absences, needed substitutions, and are reasonable numbers to still be able to provide adequate playing time for all players.

Selection Process for Players -- Two publicly announced tryouts are conducted in spring. Players should attend both, where they are evaluated and ranked.  If more than one team is formed within an age and gender, the highest ranked, more skilled players will be assigned to the 1st team and the next set of skilled players will be assigned to the 2nd team.  Player and parent preference for a team is not part of the decision criteria.

Playing Up -- MTSC encourages players to play on teams of the appropriate age and ability. Typically, that is the age based upon their date of birth.  Players significantly ahead in their development for their age may tryout and play for an older team if it is appropriate for their development.

The only other situation where a younger player may be invited to play for an older team is if the player does not make their age appropriate team(s) and the Club is considering forming an older team of similar abilities and that team needs players to complete its roster.  The decision to offer such a spot rests with the Tryout Committee and the Club President.

If a situation arises that is not covered by these rules, the President, VP of Player Development, Director of Coaching, and the Tryout Committee will resolve the issue.

Tryout Evaluation Criteria

Tryout Evaluation Criteria ... <--- Click this link for our evaluation criteria document.

Soccer Age Charts by Date of Birth

Birth Year Chart for Travel Program Tryouts ... 






Contact

Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club
PO Box 243 
Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

Phone: 908-845-4625
Email: [email protected]

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