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  • SOAC plays age-appropriate, within EHYSL age groups.  The only exceptions are if there is not an age-appropriate team in the child’s group, or if a roster needs to be filled. SOAC Soccer has put policies and procedures in place to determine if a player is talented enough or mature enough to play up*.  
  • All Players must come to at least one tryout even if injured.  Intent to play must be shown.  Exceptions will be made only if notification of inability to attend is sent to the coach by the tryout date.
  • Players are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to show up to all tryouts.  The player is only required to show up to one. 
  • Being on a team the prior year does NOT guarantee a slot for the new season.  All playing decisions are made by the coaching staff.
  • Parents must check in the players at the time of tryouts. 
  • Independent player analysis is provided to the team coaches by the SOAC staff.  Decisions are made collaboratively with the evaluators and coaches.
  • Team lists will be posted AFTER confirmation from each player of their commitment to the team.
  • Coaches are not required to carry the maximum number of players for an age group.
  • At least 15 players are required to create a U13 or older team.   There is a maximum of 18 until High School, where the maximum is 22 (18 at any game only).   Most teams carry 18.
  • At least 12 players are required for U11 and younger.  Younger teams are encouraged to take 14 for U11, and 12 for U10, U9 and U8.
  • All SOAC head-coaches must hold a USSF or equivalent coaching certification by the end of th
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SOAC Travel FAQs 2019-20.doc


SOAC 2019/2020 TRYOUTS
1st Tryout 2nd Tryout
Division Name Birth Year Date Time Field Date Time Field
U8 Boys (Interest?) 2012 ?? 5/20/2019 6:45 PM COPPER if needed
U9 Boys (New) 2011 ?? 5/20/2019 6:45 PM COPPER if needed
U10 Boys 2010 Tim Hourahan 5/7/2019 5:30 PM TJ 5/9/2019 5:30 PM COPPER
U11 Boys 2009 Chris Mellars 5/8/2019 6:00 PM TJ 5/10/2019 6:00 PM TJ
U12 Boys 2008 Jorge Lage 5/9/2019 6:45 PM GK 5/11/2019 8:30 AM COPPER
U13 Boys 2007 Rich Becker 5/7/2019 6:00 PM TJ 5/9/2019 6:00 PM TJ
U14 Boys 2006 Frank Rodriguez/ Addie Desouza 5/7/2019 6:00 PM COPPER 5/14/2019 6:00 PM TJ
U8 Girls (Interest?) 2012 ?? 5/20/19 5:45 PM COPPER if needed
U9 Girls (New) 2011 ?? 5/20/19 5:45 PM COPPER if needed
U10 Girls 2010 Devin McAleese / Matt Fields 5/9/19 7:30 PM LHS 5/11/2019 10:00 AM COPPER
U11 Girls 2009 Rick Caizzo 5/8/19 6:00 PM TJ 5/11/2019 10:00 AM TJ
U12 Girls 2008 Michael Hahn/Frank Scalzo 4/28/19 9:15 AM GK 5/4/2019 9:15 AM GK
U13 Girls 2007 Dave McConnell 5/8/19 6:00 PM COPPER 5/11/2019 10:00 AM COPPER
U14 Girls 2006 Shawn Sullivan 5/8/19 7:30 PM LHS 5/10/2019 7:30 PM LHS
GHS Varsity 2003/2004 Spring Only Greg Doell / Frank Scalzo
GHS JV 2004/2005 Spring Only Luigi Muccitelli /Dave McConnell
BHS Varsity 2003/2004 Spring Only Nick Jerussi / Tim Hourahan
BHS JV 2004/2005 Spring Only Tim O'driscoll / Tim Hourahan



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