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Tryout Info 2013-14

 

Michigan Fire Tryout Info 2013-2014

 

UPDATED 6/09/2013

 

Click here to register for tryouts!

 

*Michigan FIre Juniors will attempt to create as many teams as possible per age group so we limit the number of kids who are not eligble to play on a Select team. It is our hope to accomodate as many players as possilbe with great training and the opportunity to participate in game situations. 

 

** MRL, Premier & Director's Acacdemy Tryout Notes: Take a copy of birth certificate along with a deposit towards club fees the day of tryouts. Premier and Director's Academy teams are selected the day of tryouts. Players selected to their respective teams will need these items to secure a place on their team. 

 

 

Girls Premier Tryouts -- Saturday, June 15 

 

Location - Grand Valley State University "Outdoor Recreation and Athletic Fields. Click Here for a map. [Address: 10515 Laker Village Dr., Allendale, MI 49401] 

 

8:00 - 9:30 am - U13 Girls Premier and U14 Girls Premier 

10:00-11:30 am - U15 Girls Premier and U16 Girls Premier

Noon - 1:30 pm - U17 Girls MRL, U17 Girls Premier, U18 Girls Premier 

 

Boys Premier Tryouts -- Saturday, June 15 

Location - Grand Valley State University "Outdoor Recreation and Athletic Fields. Click Here for a map. [Address: 10515 Laker Village Dr., Allendale, MI 49401] 

8:00 - 9:30 am - U13 Boys Premier and U14 Boys Premier 

10:00 - 11:30 am - U15 Boys Premier and U16 Boys Premier

3:00 - 4:30 pm - U17 Boys Premier  

 

Director's Academy Tryouts - Saturday, June 15

U11 Girls, U12 Girls, U12 Boys - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Valley State University "Outdoor Recreation and Athletic Fields.  Click Here for a map. [Address: 10515 Laker Village Dr., Allendale, MI 49401] 

** For more information regarding the Director's Academy, click here for a full explanation of this program.

 

Girls Select Tryouts -- Monday, June 17

Location - 28th Avenue Fields

5:00 - 6:30 pm - U8, U9, U10, U13, U14 Girls

7:00 - 8:30 pm - U11, U12, U15/U16, U17/U18 Girls

 

Boys Select Tryouts -- Tuesday, June 18

Location - 28th Avenue Fields

5:00 - 6:30 pm - U8, U9, U10, U13, U14 Boys

7:00 - 8:30 pm - U11, U12 Boys

U15/U16, U17/U19 - Tryouts will take place in early November. 

 

Make Up Tryouts

 

While players who show up at the scheduled times for tryouts are given priority, we will have make up tryouts for all of our Select teams on Wednesday night, June 19.

 

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 28th Avenue Michigan Fire Juniors Soccer Complex.

 

 

Click here to register for tryouts!

 

 

Age Group - How to Know Where Your Child Belongs?

NOTE:  Players are NOT allowed to tryout for an older age group without first receiving permission from a Fire coach or one of our Directors of Coaching (DOC's).  We cannot guarantee a player will be considered for a team if they tryout in an older age group without permission.

 

Age groups for 2013/2014 (Ages are as of August 1, 2013)

Age Group

Born On

Through

Under 19 (U19)

8-1-1994

7-31-1995

U18

8-1-1995

7-31-1996

U17

8-1-1996

7-31-1997

U16

8-1-1997

7-31-1998

U15

8-1-1998

7-31-1999

U14

8-1-1999

7-31-2000

U13

8-1-2000

7-31-2001

U12

8-1-2001

7-31-2002

U11

8-1-2002

7-31-2003

U10

8-1-2003

7-31-2004

U9

8-1-2004

7-31-2005

U8

U7

8-1-2005

8-1-2006

7-31-2006

7-31-2007

 

Example: If a player is 7 years old on July 31 of this year, that player would be considered to be in the "Under 8" or U8 age group for teams being formedNo player born after July 31, 2007 may play in GVSA during the 2013/2014 season. There are no exceptions. GVSA does not have U7 Divisions, but U7 players may play on U8 teams but not U9 or older teams.

 

 

About Tryouts

All Select, Elite, Academy, Premier and MRL players are required to tryout for a team. For more information about the different levels of play visit our Programs page.
 

The tryouts are always in the middle of June. So please plan your vacations accordingly. Sometimes additional tryouts will be held around November for boys teams U15 and above since they are playing for their schools in the fall. 

 

The goal of a tryout is not to eliminate players. Rather our goal is to place players of like ability and commitment level together on the same team and to form as many teams as our resources allow.  All players trying out for a Michigan Fire Juniors team have an equal chance of making a team. Being on a team during the previous season does not mean the player will be on the same team the following season.

 

Preparing for Tryouts

Here are important points to remember:

· Bring your own water.

· Bring your own ball.

· Wear Shin Guards.

· Communicate during play.

· Let your coaches know if you are a goalie.

· Pay attention to the coach - not your friends.

 

Missing Tryouts

If a player has played for the previously and cannot attend the tryout, they must still register online and detail why it is they are missing the tryout. Players who have not played for the club previously cannot be considered without attending a tryout. Players who miss the tryout may contact the coach of their age group, but the coach is not obligated to provide them an opportunity to tryout.

 

 

 

 

 

            


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