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GENERAL INFORMATION

Annual Tryouts / Late Tryouts / Mid-Year Tryouts

ONLINE TRYOUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE VIA YOUR SOCA ACCOUNT

All players should pre-register online for Tryouts via their family SOCA Account.  Call 434.975.5025 ext. 10. with any questions.  On-site registrations will be accepted for new arrivals only if necessary.

Please see the schedule below and note that there are TWO Tryouts per age group.  All players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts! 

IMPORTANT: 
All Travel candidates must tryout in their birthdate specific age-group.  Please double-check your birthdate with the tryout information below.  All players seeking to "play up" an age group are subject to the rules below. 

Travel Age-Group rules: 
No U10 players may play up to U11.  No U11 or U12 players may play up.  At U13 and older the
Director of Coaching, in collaboration with the SOCA coaching staff, will determine if an individual player is qualified to play-up an age group based upon evaluation and assessment only.
 
Challenge Age-Group rules: 
No U8 may play up to U10.  No U10 may play up to U12.  U12 players are permitted to tryout at U14 Challenge if they wish, but are only in consideration for the age group they tryout with.  No additional permission is required.  

If you have a question about "playing up" please contact the Director of Coaching, Dan Ensley at Dan.Ensley@SOCAspot.org. 


ANNUAL TRYOUTS

SOCA's annual tryouts are conducted each spring (April and May) for the following fall and spring Travel and Challenge teams.  See the current year tryout schedule below. 

SOCA's Annual tryouts are open to any interested player of the appropriate age and gender.  All spots on all teams are open each year and candidates must tryout each year to earn a spot on the team.  When possible different select programs within the same age group will tryout at the same time and facility to help facilitate the team placement process (example: U14 Boys Travel & U14 Boys Challenge).  Make-up tryouts are only done a program-wide basis and individual tryouts will not be arranged.

Players are expected to pre-register for Annual Tryouts via their online SOCA Account.  If you are unable to register online, please call 434-975-5025 ext. 10.

Annual Tryout selections/announcements will be posted in June via your family's SOCA Account. Tryout results will not be mailed.  Email notifications will prompt you to review your selection and placement in your personal SOCA account.  On your SOCA account's home page, selection will be shown by a team placement next to the player's name or the delineation "not selected".  Your SOCA account can only be viewed by utilizing your private username and password.

LATE TRYOUTS

Travel Late Tryouts: Held in early August, after initial team selections and placements.  These tryouts are intended for new players that have recently moved into the Charlottesville area, injured players who could not participate during the Annual Tryouts, or players recommended by SOCA's Director of Coaching.  Approval from SOCA's Director of Coaching is required in order to participate in the late travel tryout. 
Please note:  there are very limited spots available at the late travel tryout and it is in the player's best interest to attend the primary Annual Tryout.  Coaches are under no obligation to fill roster spots or add players to a roster.

Challenge Late Tryouts: 
Also occur in early August.  At the Annual Tryout, each Challenge team will typically be formed with a single roster vacancy.  The late tryout will seek to fill all such vacancies.  Any interested, age-appropriate player may participate in the late Challenge tryout.  All eager candidates are welcome to attend.  Arrive 20-30 minutes early to complete a manual registration for the tryout on site.  There is no online or pre-registration for the late tryout.  Selections and team placements will be announced as close to the conclusion of the tryout as possible.

MID-YEAR TRYOUTS

Travel Mid-Year Infill Tryouts:  Scheduled for February.  These Tryouts are for new players that have moved into Charlottesville or players recommended by the Director of Coaching (Travel)  There may or may not be team roster spots available.  Age eligible players need to contact the Director of Coaching  for specific team roster availability. 
Please Note:  Coaches are under no obligation to fill roster spots or add players to a roster.  Travel Coaches are typically searching for players that fit into the top 3rd of the team and who will have a major impact on the overall quality of training and games.

Challenge Mid-year Infill Tryouts:  Scheduled for February.  This tryout is intended to fill any vacancy resulting from players not returning from the fall for the spring season.  All fall players are invited and encouraged to return for the spring.  The number of available roster positions will not be known until just prior to the tryout.  All eager candidates are welcome to attend but spots will be limited.  Arrive 20-30 minutes early to complete a manual registration for the tryout on-site.  There is no online or pre-registration for this tryout.  Selections and team placements will be announced as close to the conclusion of the tryout as possible.


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SOCA COACHING STAFF

Dan Ensley, SOCA Director of Coaching

Licenses & Diplomas:  USSF 'A' License;  NSCAA Advanced National, National Diplomas.  Coaching Experience:  Men’s Associate Head Coach at DI, University of Cincinnati, US Region II Boys ODP Staff; VYSA State ODP.  Playing Experience:  JMU (MVP) and youth national champion at VISTA Hurricane; B.S. JMU, with honors.



Sam Miller, SOCA Technical Director

Licenses & Diplomas:  USSF ‘B’ License, NSCAA Premier Diploma
Coaching Experience:  Assistant Men's Soccer Coach Northern Kentucky University, Director of Coaching Hammer FC.  Playing Experience: USL Cincinnati Kings, Division I - University of Cincinnati, Ohio State Youth Champions - Cincinnati United Premier.

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Jason Fargo, SOCA Staff Coach & Premier Coordinator
Licenses & Diplomas:  USSF ‘B' License.  Coaching Experience:  SOCA Premier Coordinator, VYSA West Central District ODP Staff; Head Coach, SOCA Premier, Former Boys Academy Director & Head Coach, NASA (GA).  Playing Experience:  NCAA Division I – Longwood University, Virginia ODP.  B.S. in Sociology, Longwood University.

 


Jason Moore
, SOCA Staff Coach & Adult Program Coordinator

Licenses & Diplomas:  NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma.  Coaching Experience:  Formers Men's & Women's Head Coach at NAIA Bethel College (KS); Former Assistant Women's Coach, D1, JMU.  Former Director of Coaching, St. Vrain FC (CO); NSCAA Coaching Education Staff; VYSA ODP West-Central District Head Coach.  Playing Experience:  NCAA Division III - Eastern Mennonite University; Sweet 16 Participant.  B.S. in Recreation and Sport Leadership concentration in Movement Studies, Eastern Mennonite University.


 

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER (ATC)

Nicole Grevious, PT @ ACAC

Certified Clinical Athletic Trainer at Physical Therapy at ACAC.  Nicole received her BS from James Madison University in kinesiology with concentrations in athletic training and pre-physical therapy.  She has worked for over ten years in physical therapy clinical settings as an athletic trainer.  She specializes in prevention of injury, particularly the prevention of ACL tears in female athletes.


PT @ ACAC provide SOCA with additional ATC's when necessary.  Visit http://cville.acac.com/physicaltherapy.html for more.


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2014-2015 Age Group Reference Chart

 Age Group
 Travel  Challenge
 U10  N/A  8/1/2004 - 7/31/2006
 U11  8/1/2003 - 7/31/2004
 N/A
 U12  8/1/2002 - 7/31/2003
 8/1/2002 - 7/31/2004
 U13  8/1/2001 - 7/31/2002
 N/A
 U14  8/1/2000 - 7/31/2001
 8/1/2000 - 7/31/2002
 U15  8/1/1999 - 7/31/2000
 N/A
 U16  8/1/1998 - 7/31/1999
 N/A
 U17  8/1/1997 - 7/31/1998
 N/A
 U18  8/1/1996 - 7/31/1997
 N/A
 U19  8/1/1995 - 7/31/1996
 N/A
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2014-15 TRYOUT SCHEDULE


Elite Tryouts / Charlottesville Tryouts / Augusta Tryouts

2014-15 SOCA-ELITE TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
ALL TRYOUTS @ SOUTH FORK SOCCER PARK


Elite
Age
Group

Birth
Date
Range 

Tryout
Dates 

Tryout
Time
 

 U13 Boys

8/1/2001 -
 7/31/2002 

Monday, May 5
Wednesday May 7 

7:00-8:30PM
7:00-8:30PM 

U14 Boys

8/1/2000 -
7/31/2001
 

 Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7

7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 

 U15 Boys

8/1/1999 -
7/31/2000

Tuesday, April 29
Thursday, May 1

 6:30-8:15PM
 6:30-8:15PM

U16 Boys 

 8/1/1998 -
7/31/1999 
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 

 U17 Boys

 8/1/1997 -
7/31/1998
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 

 U18/19 Boys

8/1/1995 -
7/31/1997
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 

 U13 Girls

8/1/2001 -
 7/31/2002 
 

Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
 

7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 

 U14 Girls

8/1/2000 -
7/31/2001
 
 

Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
 

7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 

 U15 Girls

8/1/1999 -
7/31/2000 

Tuesday, April 29
Thursday, May 1
 

6:30-8:15PM
 6:30-8:15PM
 

 U16 Girls

 8/1/1998 -
7/31/1999 
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

 6:15-8:00PM
 6:15-8:00PM
 

 U17 Girls

 8/1/1997 -
7/31/1998
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

 6:15-8:00PM
 6:15-8:00PM
 

 U18/19 Girls

8/1/1995 -
7/31/1997
 

 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4

6:15-8:00PM
 
6:15-8:00PM


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SOCA-CHARLOTTESVILLE TRYOUT SCHEDULE
ALL TRYOUTS @ SOUTH FORK SOCCER PARK

 Travel
Age Group
Birth Date
Range
 Tryout         Dates       
Tryout Time
 U11 Boys
 8/1/2003 -
7/31/2004
  Monday, May 5
Wednesday,May 7
 5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
 U12 Boys
 8/1/2002 -
7/31/2003

  Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7
 5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
 U13 Boys
 8/1/2001 -
7/31/2002

Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7

 7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 U14 Boys
 8/1/2000 -
7/31/2001

 Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7
 7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 U15 Boys
 8/1/1999 -
7/31/2000
 Tuesday, April 29
Thursday, May 1
 6:30-8:15PM
 6:30-8:15PM
 U16 Boys
 8/1/1998 -
7/31/1999
 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 U17 Boys
 8/1/1997 -
7/31/1998
  Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 U18/19 Boys
 8/1/1995 - 7/31/1997
  Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 4:00-5:45PM
 4:00-5:45PM
 U11Girls          
 8/1/2003 - 7/31/2004
 Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
 5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
 U12 Girls
 8/1/2002 - 7/31/2003
Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30 
 5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
 U13 Girls
 8/1/2001 - 7/31/2002
  Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
 7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 U14 Girls
 8/1/2000 - 7/31/2001
  Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
 7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
 U15 Girls
 8/1/1999 - 7/31/2000
 Tuesday, April 29
 Thursday, May 1
 6:30-8:15PM
 6:30-8:15PM
 U16 Girls
 8/1/1998 - 7/31/1999
 Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 6:15-8:00PM
 6:15-8:00PM
 U17 Girls
 8/1/1997 - 7/31/1998
  Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 6:15-8:00PM
 6:15-8:00PM
 U18/19 Girls
 8/1/1995 - 7/31/1997
  Sunday, April 27
Sunday, May 4
 6:15-8:00PM
 6:15-8:00PM
Challenge
Age Group
Birth Date Range

Tryout
Dates

Tryout Time
U10 Boys
8/1/2004 - 7/31/2006
Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15
5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
U12 Boys
8/1/2002 - 7/31/2004
Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7

5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
U14 Boys
8/1/2000 - 7/31/2002
Monday, May 5
Wednesday, May 7

7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
U10 Girls
8/1/2004 - 7/31/2006
Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14
5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
U12 Girls
8/1/2002 - 7/31/2004
Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
5:00-6:30PM
 5:00-6:30PM
U14 Girls
8/1/2000 - 7/31/2002
  Monday, April 28
Wednesday, April 30
7:00-8:30PM
 7:00-8:30PM
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SOCA-AUGUSTA TRYOUT SCHEDULE
ALL TRYOUTS @ RIDGEVIEW PARK


 Travel
Age
Group

Birth
Date
Range 

Tryout
Dates 

Tryout
Times
 

 U11 Boys

8/1/2003 -
7/31/2004
 

Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15

5:00-6:30PM
5:00-6:30PM

 U12 Boys

8/1/2002 -
7/31/2003

Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15

5:00-6:30PM
5:00-6:30PM

 U13 Boys

 8/1/2001 -
7/31/2002

Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15

7:00-8:30PM
7:00-8:30PM

 U14 Boys

 8/1/2000 -
7/31/2001

Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15

7:00-8:30PM
7:00-8:30PM

 U15 Boys

 8/1/1999 -
7/31/2000

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

4:30-6:15PM
4:30-6:15PM

 U16 Boys

 8/1/1998 -
7/31/1999

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

4:30-6:15PM
4:30-6:15PM

 U17 Boys

8/1/1997 -
7/31/1998

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

4:30-6:15PM
4:30-6:15PM

 U18/19 Boys

8/1/1995 -
7/31/1997

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

4:30-6:15PM
4:30-6:15PM

 U11 Girls

8/1/2003 -
7/31/2004

Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14

5:00-6:30PM
5:00-6:30PM

 U12 Girls

8/1/2002 -
7/31/2003

Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14

5:00-6:30PM
5:00-6:30PM

 U13 Girls

 8/1/2001 -
7/31/2002

Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14

7:00-8:30PM
7:00-8:30PM

 U14 Girls

 8/1/2000 -
7/31/2001

Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14

7:00-8:30PM
7:00-8:30PM

 U15 Girls

 8/1/1999 -
7/31/2000

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

6:45-8:30PM
6:45-8:30PM

 U16 Girls

 8/1/1998 -
7/31/1999

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

6:45-8:30PM
6:45-8:30PM

 U17 Girls

8/1/1997 -
7/31/1998

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

6:45-8:30PM
6:45-8:30PM

 U18/19 Girls

8/1/1995 -
7/31/1997

Sunday, May 11
Sunday, May 18

6:45-8:30PM
6:45-8:30PM


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