U-8 and U-9 Travel Teams: For children who are born after July 31, 2004 we do not hold tryouts. Please see U-8 and U-9 Travel Soccer for more information on this program.
Team Placements for U-10 and Older Travel Teams: We hold open tryouts every Spring for the following seasonal year (September-June). Attendance at tryouts is mandatory for all children in next Fall's U-10 and older age group who wish to play travel soccer in the Fall. Children entering 4th grade who are in next Fall's U-9 age group are permitted (but not encouraged) to try out for U-10 teams or they may sign up for our U-9 program.
Requirement to attend tryouts: Children are expected to attend all tryouts that are scheduled for their age group, and we do not offer "make-up tryouts." If you must miss a tryout for any reason, please click here to email the registrar as soon as you know you will have to miss the tryout and before it is held with (i) your child's full name, (ii) your child's current team, (iii) your child's age group next Fall, and (iv) the reason your child must miss the tryout. Generally any child that does not pre-register by the applicable pre-registration deadline (3 days prior to your age group's first tryout) and either attend all tryouts or e-mail the registrar in advance of a scheduled tryout regarding the child's inability to attend tryouts will be placed on the least competitive team in their age group. Absences due to injuries or illness must should be documented by a treating physician in advance of the scheduled tryouts to the extent possible.
For children who did not play with SYSC in the 2012-13 season, tryouts are our only way of assessing their proper team placement and children who pre-register for but cannot tryouts will generally be placed on the least competitive team in the age group. Children who will be moving to Scarsdale before September 2013 are welcome to pre-register for and attend tryouts. Children who seek to join teams after the conclusion of tryouts will be placed on a wait list and considered for placement to the extent spots are or become available.
Joining Teams For the Winter/Spring: The teams formed after Spring tryouts are full year teams. There are no additional tryouts for the Winter/Spring season and past seasons' team placements and tryout results generally cannot be considered in placing players onto Spring teams. This policy applies to all players seeking to join teams for the Winter/Spring including any child who withdrew from the Fall season or did not play with the team to which they were invited following Spring open tryouts.
Please note that the foregoing only applies to teams formed based on player assessments and tryouts and not to our U-8 and U-9 teams. While our U-8 and U-9 teams are also formed with the intention of making them full year teams, the club may make move players or reconfigure teams following the conclusion of the Fall season and before the commencement of the Spring season as needed to maintain or reduce roster sizes and maximize playing time and player development.
Wait List: The wait list is intended to be primarily for children who are new to the travel program and move to town after tryouts. It is not an alternative to attending tryouts.