Annual Tryouts

Annual Tryouts

Players are expected to pre-register for Annual Tryouts via their online SOCA account. Please contact SOCA@SOCAspot.org if you require registration assistance.

SOCA annual tryouts are conducted each spring (April and May) for the following fall and spring Travel and Challenge seasons.

SOCA Annual tryouts are open to any interested player of the appropriate age and gender. Performance, attendance and attitude from previous soccer seasons will be considered. 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: U12 Boys Travel & U12 Boys Challenge will tryout simultaneously).

As a sister club with the Skyline Elite Soccer Club, motivated and talented SOCA Travel players may be invited to attend tryouts for teams at the elevated Elite level of play.  Participation on Elite teams requires greater time commitment and expenses.  All players should consider these factors before deciding to tryout at the Elite level, if invited.  Elite teams are formed at U13 through U19 boys and girls.  Skyline Elite tryouts are held in advance of  SOCA tryouts.  

Follow the link below for the Annual SOCA Tryout Schedule.  Please note that each age group has TWO Tryout dates.   All players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts, if possible!  To be considered for placement on a team all candidates must attend at least one tryout.

Annual Tryout Schedule Skyline Elite SC Tryouts
  • Tryout Registration

    All players should pre-register online for Annual Tryouts via their family SOCA account. On-site registrations will be accepted for new arrivals only if necessary.

    Please pre-register only for the highest level of program in which you are interested in participating.  Do not register for more than one level.  Players will be considered for placement at the level in which they have registered, and all lower levels.  Players will not be considered for placement above the level in which they have registered.

    The order of SOCA select programs is as follows:  (from highest to lowest)
    Travel Program:
    SOCA Blue Teams
    SOCA White Teams
    SOCA Red, & Gold Teams

    Challenge Program:
    Teams are balanced within age groups, if multiple divisions are formed in an age group, Blue Divisions are higher then White Divisions.

  • 2022-2023 Eligible Age Groups

    2022-2023 Birth Year Age Groups
    U9 – 2014       *Challenge Only
    U10 – 2013      *Challenge Only
    U11 – 2012
    U12 – 2011
    U13 – 2010
    U14 – 2009
    U15 – 2008
    U16 – 2007
    U17 – 2006
    U18 – 2005
    U19 – 2004

  • Tryout Announcements

    Annual Tryout selections/announcements will be posted via your family’s SOCA account. Tryout results will not be emailed directly to each family. Email notifications will prompt you to review your selection and placement in your personal account on the SOCA website. Within your personal account’s home page, selection will be shown by a specific team placement listed next to the player’s name at the top of the “Available Programs” list or the delineation “Not Selected” will appear. Your soccer account can only be viewed by utilizing your private username and password.

    If selected for a program you must register for that program in order to accept your position.  Please submit payment through your online account to ensure your position on the team. Players seeking financial assistance need to contact the SOCA office, establish a plan and make an initial payment by the registration deadline to be considered registered in good standing for the fall season.

    Those players that do not register for their selected team by the registration deadline are in danger of forfeiting their position on the team.  Replacement or alternate selections may be contacted to fill your position at that time.

  • Team Formation

    It is the intent of SOCA to form at least one travel team in each of the eligible age groups (U11-U19) for boys and girls.  Additional travel teams will be determined by the quantity and quality of interested candidates in each age group.  The Challenge program seeks to form teams in the U10, U12, and U15 age groups for boys and girls.  The number of these teams will be determined by the number of qualified candidates.  Players who are not selected are encouraged to continue participating in the Recreational program.

    SOCA Blue travel teams represent the highest level of play in the SOCA Travel program.  SOCA Blue teams (U11 through U19) participate in the ECNL Regional league.  SOCA White teams as well as Red and Gold teams are formed in age groups where the depth of talented players necessitates additional teams.  SOCA White teams are usually the second level of play with Red and Gold teams as the third level.

    ***Note – Most teams will have coaches assigned at the time of tryouts.  Some teams will not have coaches at that time. Coaches will be assigned later in the spring/summer. In limited cases teams will be announced without a coach at the conclusion of tryouts and SOCA will utilize the summer to find the most qualified and suitable coach prior to the start of the season in August.

  • Tryout Reschedules

    In case of inclement weather please check the SOCA website for cancellation and reschedule information.

    Tryouts will be rescheduled on a case by case basis to available dates and the new schedule will be posted online. Make-up tryouts are only done on a program-wide basis and individual tryouts will not be arranged.

  • Tryout Registration
  • 2022-2023 Eligible Age Groups
  • Tryout Announcements
  • Team Formation
  • Tryout Reschedules

Tryout Registration

All players should pre-register online for Annual Tryouts via their family SOCA account. On-site registrations will be accepted for new arrivals only if necessary.

Please pre-register only for the highest level of program in which you are interested in participating.  Do not register for more than one level.  Players will be considered for placement at the level in which they have registered, and all lower levels.  Players will not be considered for placement above the level in which they have registered.

The order of SOCA select programs is as follows:  (from highest to lowest)
Travel Program:
SOCA Blue Teams
SOCA White Teams
SOCA Red, & Gold Teams

Challenge Program:
Teams are balanced within age groups, if multiple divisions are formed in an age group, Blue Divisions are higher then White Divisions.

2022-2023 Eligible Age Groups

2022-2023 Birth Year Age Groups
U9 – 2014       *Challenge Only
U10 – 2013      *Challenge Only
U11 – 2012
U12 – 2011
U13 – 2010
U14 – 2009
U15 – 2008
U16 – 2007
U17 – 2006
U18 – 2005
U19 – 2004

Tryout Announcements

Annual Tryout selections/announcements will be posted via your family’s SOCA account. Tryout results will not be emailed directly to each family. Email notifications will prompt you to review your selection and placement in your personal account on the SOCA website. Within your personal account’s home page, selection will be shown by a specific team placement listed next to the player’s name at the top of the “Available Programs” list or the delineation “Not Selected” will appear. Your soccer account can only be viewed by utilizing your private username and password.

If selected for a program you must register for that program in order to accept your position.  Please submit payment through your online account to ensure your position on the team. Players seeking financial assistance need to contact the SOCA office, establish a plan and make an initial payment by the registration deadline to be considered registered in good standing for the fall season.

Those players that do not register for their selected team by the registration deadline are in danger of forfeiting their position on the team.  Replacement or alternate selections may be contacted to fill your position at that time.

Team Formation

It is the intent of SOCA to form at least one travel team in each of the eligible age groups (U11-U19) for boys and girls.  Additional travel teams will be determined by the quantity and quality of interested candidates in each age group.  The Challenge program seeks to form teams in the U10, U12, and U15 age groups for boys and girls.  The number of these teams will be determined by the number of qualified candidates.  Players who are not selected are encouraged to continue participating in the Recreational program.

SOCA Blue travel teams represent the highest level of play in the SOCA Travel program.  SOCA Blue teams (U11 through U19) participate in the ECNL Regional league.  SOCA White teams as well as Red and Gold teams are formed in age groups where the depth of talented players necessitates additional teams.  SOCA White teams are usually the second level of play with Red and Gold teams as the third level.

***Note – Most teams will have coaches assigned at the time of tryouts.  Some teams will not have coaches at that time. Coaches will be assigned later in the spring/summer. In limited cases teams will be announced without a coach at the conclusion of tryouts and SOCA will utilize the summer to find the most qualified and suitable coach prior to the start of the season in August.

Tryout Reschedules

In case of inclement weather please check the SOCA website for cancellation and reschedule information.

Tryouts will be rescheduled on a case by case basis to available dates and the new schedule will be posted online. Make-up tryouts are only done on a program-wide basis and individual tryouts will not be arranged.