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STYSA ELITE TRYOUTS SCHEDULE


 

SOUTH TANGI YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (STYSA)

 

2020-2021 COMPETITIVE LEAGUE TRYOUT SCHEDULE

 

*** This schedule is subject to change – please keep checking website for updates ***

 

2010 Boys and Girls (11U)

Saturday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

 

2009 Boys and Girls (12U)

Saturday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 pm


2008 Boys and Girls (13U)

Saturday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 pm


2007 Boys and Girls (14U)

Monday, June 29, 5:30 – 6:45 pm


2006 Boys and Girls (15U)

Monday, June 29, 5:30 – 6:45 pm


2005 Boys and Girls (16U)

Monday, June 29, 5:30 – 6:45 pm


2004 Boys and Girls (17U)

Monday, June 29, 7:15 – 8:30 pm


2003 Boys and Girls (18U)

Monday, June 29, 7:15 – 8:30 pm


2002 Boys and Girls (19U)

Monday, June 29, 7:15 – 8:30 pm


All tryouts will be held at Chappapeela Sports Park on Field 35

Invitation Period Begins July 3 at 12:00 Noon


ALL PLAYERS MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR TRYOUTS

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE TRYOUTS REGISTRATION

Chappapeela Sports Park is located at 19325 Hipark Blvd., Hammond, LA  70403


STYSA ELITE 2020-2021 TRYOUTS INFORMATION


STYSA ELITE TRYOUT PROCESS AND FAQs FOR 2020-2021 SEASON

(DUE TO COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY PHASING GUIDELINES FROM LSA)

Date Posted: May 19, 2020
Updated: June 2, 2020

 



REGISTRATION PROCESS


All South Tangi Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) tryouts will be held at Chappapeela Sports Park (CSP) in Hammond, LA. 

Tryout Period Begins:                       Friday, June 26

Tryout Period Ends:                         Noon on Friday, July 3

Invitation Period Begins:                  Noon on Friday, July 3

All players must pre-register online in advance. The Pre-Tryout Registration link is below.

Click here to register for Tryouts  STYSA ELITE Pre-Tryout Registration 2020-2021

Pre-Tryout Registration link is open NOW.

Due to the COVID-19 and the shortened LSA Tryouts window, STYSA will only have one (1) tryout date per age group.  If a second date is needed, or if coaches need to further evaluate a player, this will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. STYSA will also abide by the LSA guidelines from notices received.

*** THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS TAKEN ***

LSA Policy 300.2 governs when member clubs may conduct tryouts for Classic teams. Any team assigning players on the basis of talent by the use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting or any like process shall be considered a Classic team. Clubs are prohibited from advertising and/or conducting tryouts in order to form teams in age groups 10U and younger.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For detailed information regarding the “2020-21 Tryout Process” LSA documents, please read here

LSA Notice - 2020-21 Tryout Process Update  Issued: 06-02-20

LSA Notice - 2020-21 Tryout Process   Issued: 05-15-20

For detailed information regarding the “Return to Phasing, Protocol and Responsibilities” LSA document please read here

LSA Notice - Return to Phasing Protocol and Responsibilities

Continue to check our website (stysa-la.com) for new information and any updates 


 

STYSA ELITE TEAM FORMATION

OVERVIEW

The goal of the STYSA ELITE Team Formation process is to create an environment that advances individual player development within an assigned team. 

Competitive soccer allows players to develop individual and team skills necessary to play at the player's highest potential level.

STYSA believes that individual and team development work best when players participate on teams with other players at similar ability and commitment levels.

Higher competitive level requires demonstrated higher commitment. Commitment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Timely acceptance of the invitation
  • Participation in all team events including training, team practices, team meetings, scrimmages, games and tournaments
  • Timely payment of club and team fees


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

STYSA has put together a basic tryout guide that each parent should follow throughout the tryout process, as well as what to bring, and “Frequently Asked Questions” below.

  • Check dates / times / locations of the appropriate age group.
  • Register for the tryouts ONLINE and IN ADVANCE. There will be no ON-SITE registration. Please make sure all data is included in registration form. STYSA will communicate information via email with all participants.
  • Arrive early: at least 15-20 minutes prior to start time to check in.
  • Due to the COVID-19 and the shortened LSA Tryouts window, STYSA will only have one (1) tryout date per age group.  If a second date is needed, or if coaches need to further evaluate a player, this will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Tryout activities will be set up in groups of ten (10) or less players. Most activities will be technical such as dribbling, passing, finishing, etc., and not as a full team.
  • Tryouts will follow the parameters as set forth in the “Return to Play Phasing, Protocol and Responsibilities” document as provided by LSA.
  • The use of scrimmage vests or pinnies this year is prohibited.
  • Invitation Period begins at Noon on Friday, July 3.  Dates are provided by LSA and Clubs cannot make announcements until those dates.


What to bring

  1. Soccer apparel, i.e. soccer jersey, shorts and socks
  2. Cleats
  3. Ball – be sure it is fully inflated
  4. Shin Guards
  5. Plenty of water


Tryout Apparel Note

Players should not wear current team or club-affiliated clothing or uniforms during the tryouts. This includes practice or team jerseys. They may be asked to remove such items during the tryouts.

Weather

In the event of inclement weather, updates will be communicated via email to players registered for tryouts if any changes to the schedule are made. Updates will also be posted on STYSA website.

MOST COMMON FAQs


What happens if my child is out of town and cannot attend tryouts?

All players who are unable to attend should adhere to the following protocol.

A. Pre-Register for Tryouts.
B. E-mail [email protected] with player’s name, date of birth and current team or playing level.
Missing tryouts is not ideal, but our staff does try our best to accommodate those players who miss tryouts. Missing tryouts makes it difficult to assure the best placement for a competitive team, so please do your best to try and attend.

C. Supplemental tryouts are held at the discretion of the coaches and depend on how well they fill their rosters. Players should contact STYSA and express interest in any roster spaces available at your age group.


Following this protocol does not guarantee a position on a specific team rather it alerts the Director of Coaching that even though your child was not at tryouts, he/she is still interested in playing for STYSA. Players will be placed on a team based on their ability level. No player is guaranteed a roster spot on a team. 

When will I know if my child has made a team?

Each player/parent will be contacted on the Day of Invitation as set by LSA. Invitation Period begins at Noon on Friday, July 3.  Dates are provided by LSA and Clubs cannot make announcements until that date. An email will be sent with a request to accept or decline the invitation. Players must accept and pay the registration fees before placement is finalized.

How do I accept my team placement and what is required to register?

The 2020-2021 Season Registration will open after tryouts have been completed and you have received an invitation. Parents/Guardians will have 48 hours to respond to the invitation and to register with the Club to reserve a team roster spot for your child by using the STYSA registration link provided. Please note that after 48 hours STYSA reserves the right to offer the roster spot to another player. If you delay registration, the spot may no longer be available.

Is my child guaranteed a spot on a team?

STYSA wants to provide a place for all players to enjoy the beautiful game and to develop their skills. We  hope that we can provide a place for all players to play and/or train.  However, player placement is dependent on the total number of players available for an age group and the qualities of each individual player.  If we cannot offer your player a roster spot, we will contact you with alternative playing options.

Who will be coaching the team and what league do they play in?

This is updated every year and coaches are assigned after teams are formed. While some Clubs may provide coaches names for specific teams in advance of their tryouts, that option is up to each Club. However, many Clubs who post coaching assignments in advance, later move the coaches to other teams, after the players are already registered. This creates a problem for parents who think they are going to have a certain coach for the upcoming season, only to find out later that coaching assignments have been changed.  STYSA has always provided and will continue to provide qualified licensed coaches for their teams. The reasons for selecting our coaches after teams are formed is that some teams may not form, or there may be changes required. In most cases, coaches return to the same teams to maintain continuity in player and team development. However, STYSA prefers NOT to assign coaches until after teams are formed. STYSA teams will play in a Competitive League according to their level. STYSA normally plays in the Louisiana Classic Soccer League (LCSL) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

***OFFICIAL COACH PLACEMENT WITHIN THE AGE GROUP - COACH WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER TEAMS ARE FORMED.  COACHING ASSIGNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON TEAM AND AGE GROUPS NEEDS***

How much does it cost if my child makes a team?

STYSA offers some of the most affordable fees in the State for a competitive program (this can be verified by comparing our fees with any soccer club in Louisiana). If your child makes the team, you will be sent an invitation that outlines the registration fees for the year and what they include. The competitive program fees include training (Fall and Spring), practice and game fields, player registrations, league registrations, tournament registrations, coaching expenses, insurance, administrative costs, league and cup fees, etc. Player uniform cost is extra and not included in fees.

Why do I need to pay an initial fee when accepting my player’s spot on a team?

In order to accept your player’s roster spot on a team, STYSA requires a partial payment for the upcoming seasonal year. Historically, “verbal commitments” after tryouts have not always resulted in paid registrations so many teams were left with short rosters.  Under this system, teams will have their rosters confirmed and in place much earlier.  This also makes planning for events such as tournaments and league play much easier for the club, coaches and managers.

My child is interested in the STYSA ELITE Program but our family cannot afford to pay the fees, is there a scholarship fund?

Yes. STYSA has a scholarship fund but the resources are limited. They are awarded strictly based on financial need and not on player’s ability. Once you have made a team, please email the STYSA Office at [email protected] to apply for a scholarship with the Club. Applications are handled on a strictly confidential basis.

How does the uniform process work and do we have to pay for a new one each year?

STYSA uses a 2-year cycle for uniforms due to the uniform styles only being offered for a limited period of time. We are on the second year of our contract. More detailed information on uniforms will be provided after July 3.

How do I know what age my child should be playing at?

Teams are built by players birth year - please register for your birth year.

Can my child play up on an older team?

A player can request to play-up but first will need to try out for their age-appropriate age group. If the STYSA coaches feel that it is in the best interest of the development of your child to play-up, then the coaches will be in touch to see if there is interest in playing-up within the Club. A STYSA player who has been playing-up already can request to try out for same team he/she played during current year.

STYSA ELITE PLAY-UP PROCESS:

  1. Skill-based play-ups are not allowed for 10U players.
  2. The STYSA Executive Team reserves the right to make final decisions regarding final approval of all play-up requests. 
  3. In order to qualify for a skill-based play-up within STYSA, players must accomplish the following: 
    • Be capable of being a starting player on the ELITE team of the older birth year age group
    • Score in the top percentile of their current birth year age group 
    • Some age groups may be combined to form an older team by using protocol above


Sometimes, teams are combined (by joining 2 age groups) in order to form a team, in a similar manner as some Recreational teams are formed (9U-10U, 11U-12U, etc.).

Chart for 2020-2021 Tryouts:

Please see the chart below for the 2020-2021 tryouts:

Birth Year

2020-2021 Age Group

2002

19U

2003

18U

2004

17U

2005

16U

2006

15U

2007

14U

2008

13U

2009

12U

2010

11U

2011

10U – cannot try out or play-up as 11U (LSA Policy)


How far do teams travel?

Normally, the more competitive the team, the farther it will travel. Most games will be within an hour drive from Hammond. However, LCSL games and PSL games can be held at farther locations, as determined by the leagues.

My child plays baseball/does cheer in the Spring can he/she still play on a competitive soccer team?

Many children playing Club soccer also have other commitments - especially in the Spring.  In the Fall, we expect players to prioritize Club soccer over other commitments, but in the Spring the expectation may not be as high in some cases. The teams with larger rosters can better absorb missing a few players. Teams with smaller rosters cannot afford to miss any players. STYSA will form teams with enough players to form a manageable roster at each age group.

It will be up to each family to manage Spring conflicts keeping in mind that the more practices and games each child attends, the stronger both the players and the team will become. You may want to discuss your child's other commitments or potential conflicts with the Club team coach and manager once you are assigned to a team.


For any other questions not addressed here, please email [email protected]


Thanks for your interest in joining our STYSA ELITE Family !!!


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