2017/18 Travel & Premier Team Tryouts
West-Mont United S.A. will be forming 2017/18 Boys and Girls’ teams from U9 - U19 for the Travel level and U13-U19 for the Premier level. In addition, there will be a Futures Development Program (FDP) to support the technical development of the U7/U8 player pool in preparation for the U9 Travel year.
All tryouts will be conducted by our Professional Coaches between April and May 2017.
Please note, all teams within a given age group and gender (e.g. 2004 Girls Premier & Travel) will try out at the same time and location.
The team tryout dates, times, locations and registrations can be found at the links below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our directors.
All players MUST register, whether you are a current WMUSA player or new to the WMUSA Family, by completing the link below:
THE TRYOUT PROCESS
WMUSA conducts open travel league tryouts for all players who have the desire to train and compete at the club’s highest level. There is no geographic limitation or requirement to play for WMUSA.
In each tryout players are taken through an organized session designed to reveal competence in a variety of individual skills as well as small group and team performance. The primary evaluator in each session is that particular age group’s Age Group Coordinator for the upcoming season. The first team coach will be supported by other staff coaches. Players are strongly encouraged to attend all tryouts, as it provides more opportunity to be seen by the evaluators. At minimum, one tryout must be attended and if a player can only attend one tryout date, the club must be notified prior to the missed tryout.
Although players are evaluated in quality of first touch, physical speed, technical speed, tactical awareness, fitness, individual/group defending and attacking and more, these evaluations are only a guideline. Past performance, commitment to team and player development and other factors may become considerations if it serves the best interests of the player or team.
After the first tryout concludes, some players for the first team will be selected, and players are generally contacted within the process of the first, second and third tryouts. Ideally all teams should finalized within 5-10 days of the final tryout. Players should be prepared to commit at this time if offered an invitation. Any player who does not commit to an invitation must decide to accept or refuse the invitation within 48 hours or their roster spot may be offered to another player. Once the first team in an age group is determined, the second and third teams will be selected – the second team is formed the same way as the first, followed by the third. It is the club’s wish to have all teams and players in an age group set within a two weeks after the final tryout. In addition, all players – even those not placed on a team – will be notified by the completion of the tryout process. Once an invitation is accepted, and a player becomes committed, they are expected to honor the requirements of playing for a particular team until the following season. To remain with the team from one year to the next, players must successfully participate in tryouts each year. The number of travel teams in any age group is largely determined by the number of qualified players attending tryouts.
It is assumed that players and their parents recognize the commitment demanded by first team travel league participation, and that players and parents are willing to invest the necessary time and travel in order to be successful.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Boys Director of Coaching: Dennis Squires
Girls Director of Coaching: Steve Sawyer
College Prep Director: Brian Barry