Capital Soccer Association

Tryout Information

2015-16 CSA Tryout Information

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Important CSA Dates Overview

  • 6/11-18 Open Training
  • 6/13-14 Coach Chris Kranjc will assist as Technical Advisor
  • 6/25-27 Tryouts and parents may meet coaches
  • 6/27 Team Offers and Agreements Signed

Nebraska State Soccer has made major changes to the Team Formation Policy which all clubs must follow for teams U11 and higher. The Open Opportunity Period has been removed. This means there is no longer any permissible time for coaches to recruit members from other clubs directly. In years past, there was a week where recruiting was permissible, but this has been removed. Recruiting outside of the team formation events each clubs hosts is not allowed.

Now there is a larger window of time for clubs to host team formation events, which in turn will allow players and parents to explore more options. During team formation events, players may attend team hosted clinics and training sessions to get a feel for the coach and players.

Open training is an opportunity to train with the teams and coaching staff during their regular season. It is not a tryout, but a chance to familiarize yourself with that team's staff and how they train. It will give the player and the coach both a chance to work together in a training session with no pressure of tryouts. It is not required that you attend Open training.

Coach Chris Kranjc to assist as Technical Advisor

CSA will have National Coach Chris Kranjc on staff as a technical advisor during open training time Saturday 6/13 and Sunday 6/14. Coach Chris has become one of the top soccer college coaches in the country. This is an opportunity to be evaluated technically by him while working with other players from your age group. After teams are formed Coach Chris Kranjc and Coach Matt Briggs will host week long team camps for each of our select teams to assist the teams in preparing for their upcoming seasons.

CSA Team Formation Events

Note: The bolded events below will have coach Chris Kranjc assisting as Technical Advisor.

  • U11 & 12 Girls - Head Coach Rudy Wagner
    • Thursday 6/11 5:30-7:00pm field 10 open training 
    • Saturday 6/13 11:00am–1:00pm field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 5:30-7:00pm field 10 open training
    • Thursday 6/25 5:30-7:00pm field 10 Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 5:30-7:00pm field 10 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00-11:30am field 10 Tryouts - signing day
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  • U13 & 14 Girls - Head Coach Rudy Wagner
    • Thursday 6/11 7:00-8:30pm field 10 open training
    • Saturday 6/13 1:30-3:30pm field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 7:00-8:30pm field 10 open training
    • Thursday 6/25 7:00-8:30pm field 10 Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 7:00-8:30pm field 10 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00am–2:00pm Signing day only no training
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  • U11 Boys – Head Coach Jeremy Kester
    • Thursday 6/11 6:00-7:30pm field 9 open training
    • Saturday 6/13 4:00–6:00pm field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Tuesday 6/16 6:00-7:30pm field 9 open training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm field 9 open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm field 9 Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 6:00-7:30pm field 9 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00am–11:30am field 9 Tryouts & Signing Day
  • U12 Boys – Head Coach Raul Guerra
    • Thursday 6/11 6:00-7:30pm field 8 open training
    • Sunday 6/14 9:30-11:30am field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm field 8 open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm field 8 Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 6:00-7:30pm field 8 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00am–11:30am field 8 Tryouts & Signing Day
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  • U13 Boys – Head Coach Alex Scheuler
    • Thursday 6/11 6:00-7:30pm field 12 West Open training
    • Sunday 6/14 1:30-3:30pm field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm 12 West Open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm 12 West Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 6:00-7:30pm 12 West Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00-11:30am 12 West Tryouts & Signing Day
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  • U14 Boys – Head Coach Paul Smith
    • Thursday 6/11 6:00-7:30pm Field 17 Open training
    • Sunday 6/14 11:30am – 1:30pm Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm Field 17 Open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm Field 17 Tryouts
    • Friday 6/26 6:00-7:30pm field 17 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00-11:30am field 17 Tryouts & Signing Day
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  • U15/16 Boys – Head Coach Matt Chaffee
    • Thursday 6/11 6:00-7:30pm Field 18 Open training
    • Sunday 6/14 4:00-6:00pm Field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm Field 18 Open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm Field 18 Tryouts
    • Friday 06/26 6:00-7:30 pm Field 18 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00-11:30am Field 18 Tryouts & Signing Day
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  • U17/18 Boys – Head Coach Phillip Yapp
    • Thursday 6/11 7:00-8:30pm Field 19 Open training
    • Sunday 6/14 4:00-6:00pm Field 10 Chris Kranjc training
    • Thursday 6/18 6:00-7:30pm Field 19 Open training
    • Thursday 6/25 6:00-7:30pm Field 19 Tryouts
    • Saturday 6/27 10:00-11:30am Field 19 Tryouts & Signing Day
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Offer and Signing Day

  • Saturday 6/27 10:00am–2:00pm
  • Sign your contract accepting your position onto the CSA team – one year commitment
  • Order and pay for your uniform

FAQ

  • What is the cost for tryouts?
    Free!
  • How do I sign up?
    Pre-register online here. (You will have to create account if you don't have one) or just show up on the date/times for your age group listed above.
  • Is it important to pre-register for tryouts?
    It helps us to be sure we have ample staff for the player ratio.
  • What is the primary purpose of team formation events?
    The purpose is to evaluate individuals and place them on teams with players of similar abilities.
  • Tryouts - should you attend both dates and signing day?
    It is not required, but many coaches rely on several evaluator to assist in placing players with similar abilities on the same teams. Different evaluators see different abilities in players, so it is not required, but it is in the players best interest to attend as much of the tryouts as possible.
  • Will I stay on the same team all year?
    Possibly not, players may change teams for reasons that include injuries or illness or to promote players for their hard work and improvement.
  • Will all players be offered positions on the CSA teams?
    We will do our best to assist all players and create teams of similar abilities. We are a premier club but every child deserves opportunities to play so we will create multiple teams if we can to accommodate all players.  We will also offer club teams if we have enough players.  Club teams will participate in a league not as competitive and only practice two times a week. This is a great team for the less experienced or player who doesn't or can't commit to the time of the competitive team. Players of all abilities are encouraged to tryout.
  • Can I play multi-sports and still be included on a CSA team?
    Yes, but each coach has different expectations so please discuss this with the head coach during the tryout process.

Formation Dates from Nebraska State Soccer

  • 6/10 Select Team Formation begins
  • 6/19 Select Team Formation stops for Midwest Regionals
  • 6/25 Select Team Formation resumes After Midwest Regionals
  • 6/27 at 10am Offer Date

Important Team Formation Rules

  1. Players do not need permission from their current Affiliate Member to participate in a Select Team Formation Event with another Affiliate Member during this period.
  2. Starts the first Wednesday after the Spring State Cup until the Friday before the Midwest Regional and the Thursday after the Midwest Regional until a player accepts an offer on or after the offer date. If Affiliate Members choose, they can hold their team formation event after the offer date.
  3. No Select Team Formation Events may be held during the play dates of the Midwest Regionals (Saturday through Wednesday). Affiliate Members may hold other activities (e.g. training sessions) with members of their clubs.
  4. Affiliate Members may only schedule Select Team Formation Events or hold open training sessions during this period. Sanctioned games cannot be used as a Select Team Formation Event.
  5. Affiliate Members may contact their current players and parent/legal guardians anytime during the Select Team Formation Period, but cannot contact any player or parent/legal guardian of any other Affiliate Member, by any means (e.g. verbally, electronically) after they leave the Team Formation Event site until the Offer and Acceptance date.
  6. Penalty: Any Affiliate Member parent/legal guardian, player, coach (paid or unpaid), no staff member (paid or unpaid), administrator, board member, independent contractor and/or entities violating this section will be subject suspension and probation. If a parent/legal guardian violates this section, the player of the parent/legal guardian will also be subject to the same suspension. On any second or additional offense, all sanctions will double.
  7. Offers and Acceptance: Affiliate Members can make a written offer by letter or email, to any player(s) or parent/legal guardian(s) after 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday after the Midwest Regional.
  8. Penalty: Any Affiliate Member parent/legal guardian, player, coach (paid or unpaid), no staff member (paid or unpaid), administrator, board member, independent contractor and/or entities violating this section will be subject to up to one year suspension of the individual, up to $1,000 fine to the club and/or individual. On any second or additional offense, all sanctions will double.

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