TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
2015-16 Season

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In May, the window will open for all current Travel, House and outside players to try out for the VYS Travel program season 2015/16. VYS travel teams participate in NCSL, ODSL, WAGS and NPL leagues.  

I appreciate that the Tryouts can be an anxious period for players and families so we are doing our utmost to ensure a fair and transparent process is in place. A new era is about to embark at VYS and this fantastic club will soon be making even greater strides for the development of the players in our care.

I’m sure there have been many different experiences at the Tryouts in the past, but please only follow the guidelines and instructions as outlined below. As Technical Director, I will task the VYS Technical Staff to organize a simple and fair Tryout process to create a positive environment for players to display their talents. We will strive to communicate with all to a strict communication policy so everyone can be informed quickly and without confusion.

I thank you in advance for your support and good luck to all for the VYS Travel Tryouts 2015.

Best Wishes,

richard gunneyRichard Gunney
Technical Director
Vienna Youth Soccer
rgunney@vys.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

VYS Technical Staff

bill delaneyBoys Rising U9 - U12
Bill Delaney
Assistant Technical Director
Bio
bdelaney@vys.org
michel vanderhartGirls Rising U9 - U12
Michel Vanderhart
Assistant Technical Director
Bio
mvanderhart@vys.org
richard gunneyBoys Rising U13 - U19
Richard Gunney
Technical Director
Bio
rgunney@vys.org
hank leungGirls Rising U13 - U18
Hank Leung
Assistant Technical Director
Bio
hleung@vys.org
Tryout Guidelines
2015 Spring

Tryout Age Groups
Travel Tryouts are for House and Travel players in the rising U9 and above age groups.  Below are the eligible birth dates:
2015/16 Age Group Guidelines
U09              Born between August 1, 2006 and July 31, 2007
U10              Born between August 1, 2005 and July 31, 2006
U11              Born between August 1, 2004 and July 31, 2005
U12              Born between August 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004
U13              Born between August 1, 2002 and July 31, 2003
U14              Born between August 1, 2001 and July 31, 2002
U15              Born between August 1, 2000 and July 31, 2001
U16              Born between August 1, 1999 and July 31, 2000
U17              Born between August 1, 1998 and July 31, 1999
U18              Born between August 1, 1997 and July 31, 1998

Attendance
All players including current travel, house or outside players must attend every Tryout for their respective age group. Please check the dates, location and times of your Tryout dates. All players will be asked to attend Tryout 1, 2 and 3. After Tryout 3, players will be contacted within two days with details of rosters

Start Time – Check-in will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the Tryout. This is important for coaching staff to have accurate registers of all players at the Tryout.

Format – All players will take part in a warm up prior to playing a variety of scrimmages. Players may move teams and may play in a variety of positions. At the end of the Tryout, all players will be responsible for cooling down before departing. Please note – At some older age groups where a full Tryout is not required, players will attend team practice sessions. This only applies to specific age groups indicated on the Tryout schedule

Equipment – All players must wear a white t-shirt, arrive with cleats, shin guards, water bottle and soccer ball with their name on it.

Player Observation Form – All players will be observed by a group of coaches using a Player Observation Form. Players will be monitored technically, tactically and physically. Players will also be evaluated on their attitude and work ethic.  Important Note. Whilst we will strive to conduct a fair and transparent process the Player Observation Form is not an exact science but a guide to support coaches with their observations.

Player Feedback – Due to the high volume of players that Tryout, detailed specific feedback is not possible but Coaches will strive to identify strengths and areas to improve upon for all players. Small generic feedback will be provided offering players advice on what skills and areas of the game to improve upon.

Player Selection
Travel Teams are selected on a competitive basis. Positions on a team are earned based on technical, tactical, physical and social ability. All players must also possess a great attitude and work ethic.  A holistic approach to long term development in soccer will be adopted so a player who played on a team last year is not guaranteed a place for the 2015/16 season.

Tryout Fee
There is no cost to tryout and tryouts are open to all players.  Players can sign up to tryout for multiple age groups as long the age group is older.

Weather Policy
We will follow the VYS Weather Policy unless otherwise stated.

Tryout Registration: We require all players to register for tryouts. Registration is free.  Click here to register for U9-U14 Tryouts.  Registration links for older age groups can be found next to their tryout information below.

2015 Travel Team Tryout Schedule (Rising U9-U14)
Rising U9
current U8

 
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Makeup Date
Date Fri May 15 Sun May 17 Fri May 29 Sun May 31
Location Luther Jackson Colvin Run Luther Jackson Kilmer #1
Time
BOYS 6:00-7:00pm

 

GIRLS 7:15 - 8:15pm 

 
BOYS 4:00 - 5:30 pm
 
GIRLS 5:30 -7:00 pm
BOYS 6:00 - 7:00 pm
 
GIRLS 7:15 - 8:15 pm
BOYS 4:00 - 5:30 pm
 
GIRLS 5:30 -7:00 pm
 
Rising U10
current U9

 
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Makeup Date
Date Tues May 19 Thu May 21 Tue May 26 Thu May 28 Tue Jun 2 Thu Jun 4 Fri Jun 5
Location Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run
Time
GIRLS 7-8pm
BOYS 7-8pm
GIRLS 7-8pm
BOYS 7-8pm
GIRLS 7-8pm
BOYS
7-8pm

GIRLS 5-6:30pm

BOYS 6:30-8pm

 

Rising U11
(current U10)
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Makeup Date
Date Mon May 18 Wed May 20 May 27 June 1 June 3
Location Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Colvin Run Idylwood Park
Time Boys 7-8pm Girls 7-8pm Boys 6-7pm
Girls 7-8pm
Boys 6-7pm
Girls 7-8pm
Boys and Girls 7-8pm

 

Rising U12
(current U11)
Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Makeup Date
Date Friday May 15 Friday May 15 Tue May 19 Thu May 21 Tue June 9
Location Murphy Field Oakton HS #3 Jones Branch Park Jones Branch Park Jones Branch Park
Time BOYS 5-6:30pm GIRLS 5:30-7pm

GIRLS 5:30-7pm

BOYS 7-8:30pm

BOYS 5:30-7pm

GIRLS 7-8:30pm

BOYS 5:30-7pm

GIRLS 7-8:30pm

 
Rising U13
current U12

 
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Makeup Date
Date Fri May 29 Fri Jun 5 Mon Jun 8 Wed Jun 10
Location Murphy Field Luther Jackson Jones Branch Park Jones Branch Park
Time
GIRLS 5-6:30pm

BOYS 6:30-8pm
BOYS
6-7:30pm

GIRLS 7-8:30pm
BOYS 5:30-7:00pm

GIRLS 7:00-8:30pm
BOYS 5:30-7:00pm

GIRLS 7:00-8:30pm
   
Rising U14
(current U13)
Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Makeup Date
Date Fri May 15 Fri May 15 Wed May 20 Wed June 3 Tues June 9
Location Murphy Field Oakton HS #3 Jones Branch Park Jones Branch Park Jones Branch Park
Time BOYS 6:30-8pm GIRLS 7-8:30pm BOYS 5:30-7pm
GIRLS 7-8:30pm
BOYS 5:30-7pm
GIRLS 7-8:30pm
BOYS 5:30-7pm
GIRLS 7-8:30pm

The Phoenix Initiative

With the addition of the NPL League in the VYS landscape, this enables our better VYS teams to travel and play teams outside of the Northern Virginia area but still stay within the borders of Virginia.  The travel is not burdensome or excessive and the cost is easily managed.  Beginning this Fall, we are rebranding the top girls teams in every 11 v 11 age group.  The top girls teams from U13 on up will now be known as The Phoenix.  This change will not affect the rising U17 and U18 teams as they will grandfathered in as is. Read More about The Phoenix Initiative.

Rising U15 Boys Tryouts

VYS Raptors Academy

Richard Gunney, VYS’ Technical Director is overseeing the training of the rising U15B Raptors Academy this coming Fall. 
Raptors Academy normally trains on Mondays and Wednesdays with a third session on Thursdays (as of this spring).  Monday and Wednesday training sessions are currently at Jones Branch Park, 8008 Jones Branch Road, Tysons, VA.  Thursday training sessions are currently at Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The normal weekly training sessions are conducted by the team trainers.

Beginning this upcoming fall season, the rising U15B Raptors Academy will place one team in the NPL League.  The NPL League consists of teams outside the Northern Virginia area but all are within the borders of Virginia. Our other Academy teams will participate in either NCSL or ODSL leagues.

Tryout Schedule

The three designated tryout training sessions will be coordinated by Coach Richard with the assistance of our current Coaches.  All players should wear a plain, white T-shirt and arrive early for checkin.

Rising U15 Boys Raptors Tryout schedule:
Tryout #1 - Thursday, May 28: 6:30-8:00 PM @ Kilmer Middle School
Tryout #2 - Monday, June 1: 5:30-7:00 PM @ Jones Branch #1
Tryout #3 - Thursday, June 4: 6:30 - 8:00 PM @ Kilmer Middle School
Tryout Make Up Session (if needed) – Monday, June 8:  5:30-7pm Oakton HS

Signup Form

All interested players are required to register for tryouts.  Registration is free. Register here.

Questions

For more information regarding the rising U15 Raptors, please contact the Age Group Coordinator – Brian Smith, at 00BOYSAGC@VYS.ORG.

Rising U15 Girls Tryouts

VYS Freedom Academy

Hank Leung will be training the rising U15G Freedom Academy this coming Fall.  The Freedom invite interested players to join in during regular training sessions.

The Freedom train Mondays, 6:30 - 8pm, and Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30pm.  All training sessions are held at Jones Branch Park, 8008 Jones Branch Road, Tysons, VA.  The normal weekly training sessions are conducted by the team trainers.
There are also two special Freedom training sessions scheduled with Hank at Murphy / Dunn Loring, 2334 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, VA 22027, from 5 - 6:30pm.  The dates for these two special sessions are: Friday, May 8th and Friday, May 22nd.  This is a quality natural grass field.  If the weather is bad or threatening, please check the upper right hand corner of the VYS website for field closure information.

The Phoenix Initiative

With the addition of the NPL League in the VYS landscape, this enables our better VYS teams to travel and play teams outside of the Northern Virginia area but still stay within the borders of Virginia.  The travel is not burdensome or excessive and the cost is easily managed.  Beginning this Fall, we are rebranding the top girls teams in every 11 v 11 age group.  The top girls teams from U13 on up will now be known as The Phoenix.  This change will not affect the rising U17 and U18 teams as they will grandfathered in as is. Read More about The Phoenix Initiative.

Tryout Schedule

The three designated tryout training sessions will be conducted by Coach Leung. All players should wear a plain, white T-shirt and arrive early for checkin.

Rising U15 Girls Freedom Tryout schedule:
Tryout #1 - Monday, May 18: 7:00-8:30 PM @ Jones Branch #1
Tryout #2 - Wednesday, May 27: 5:30-7:00 PM @ Jones Branch #1
Tryout #3 - Sunday, May 31: 6:45 - 8:00 PM @ Jones Branch #1

Signup Form

All interested players are required to register for tryouts.  Registration is free.  Click here to signup for Freedom Tryouts.

Questions

For more information regarding the rising U15 Freedom, please contact the Age Group Coordinator - Mike Grill, at mikedgrill@gmail.com or Coach Hank Leung, at hleung@vys.org.

Rising U16 Girls Tryouts

VYS Patriots

The Patriots are one of the most successful programs in the history of Vienna Youth Soccer, and they are trained by Hank Leung.  Hank has coached at the local, state, regional, collegiate and national team level.  The Patriots will have three U16 teams.  All teams will train together to build cohesiveness across the program.  Rather than holding traditional tryouts, the Patriots invite interested girls to join in during regular training sessions.  This allows girls to get comfortable with the program and potential teammates, and work into the system, while minimizing the nerves and jitters of a typical tryout. 

The Phoenix Initiative

With the addition of the NPL League in the VYS landscape, this enables our better VYS teams to travel and play teams outside of the Northern Virginia area but still stay within the borders of Virginia.  The travel is not burdensome or excessive and the cost is easily managed.  Beginning this Fall, we are rebranding the top girls teams in every 11 v 11 age group.  The top girls teams from U13 on up will now be known as The Phoenix.  This change will not affect the rising U17 and U18 teams as they will grandfathered in as is. Read More about The Phoenix Initiative.

Training Dates

The Patriots train Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:30pm, at Luther Jackson Middle School. 

Upcoming training dates are May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27 and June 1, 3, 8 and 10. 

Signup Form

Interested players are asked to please signup for the training date(s) they wish to attend, so we know to expect you.

Questions

For more information, please contact the Age Group Coordinator, Doug Walls, at 99girlsagc@vys.org, or Coach Hank Leung at hleung@vys.org.

Rising U16 Boys Tryouts

Tryout Schedule

Interested players should wear white T-shirts with no logos.

Wednesday 5/20 7:00pm - 8:30pm Oakton HS #3
Wednesday 5/27 7:00pm - 8:30pm Oakton HS #3

Rain Make Up Date: Wednesday 6/3 7:00pm - 8:30pm Oakton HS #3

Signup Form

All interested players are required to signup for tryouts.  Registration is free. Register here.

Questions

Please send any questions to John Lee at lee.confirmation@gmail.com

Rising U17B Tryouts

TRYOUTS - VYS Rising U17 Boys – 2015-2016

Vienna Youth Soccer Rising U17 Boys travel teams will hold tryouts on the following dates:

Saturday May 30:   4:30 to 6:30pm at Oakton High School Field #3

Saturday June 6:     5:30 to 7:30pm at Luther Jackson Middle School

Currently, three VYS teams in this age group are competing in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL).  We are looking for energetic and committed players with positive attitude, who are interested in playing soccer at a high level.

Signup Form

All interested players are asked to register for tryouts. Registration is free.  Register Here.

Questions

For additional information send email to Hadi Rezazad at  98boysagc@vys.org.

Field Addresses

Oakton High School –   2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

Luther Jackson Middle School – 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Rising U17G Tryouts

Thunder Black and Gold

Rising U17G Thunder Black and Gold teams are coached by Nadir Moumen. Black is a WAGS Premier 1 team.  Gold is WAGS Elite 1.

Tryout Schedule

VYS Thunder Black and Gold (rising U17s) Tryout Schedule:
Jun 1 - 7 - 8:30 at Oakton HS
Jun 2 - 8 - 10:00 TBD
Jun 4 - 8 - 10:00 TBD
Jun 8 - 7 - 8:30 at Oakton HS

Questions

Please contact Team Manager Daryl Fitzgerald at dfitz1@cox.net with any questions.

Rising U18G Strikers Red

Strikers Red is a 2014 State Cup semifinalist team looking for interested players for the 2015 season.  Strikers is coached by Gerardo Ramirez. 

Our next open practice/tryout is Saturday, May 16 from 1-3 @ Idylwood Park

Please contact team manager Pat Dirkse, pdirkse@gams.com, if you are interested.

High School Girls - Thunder Red

High School Girls - Thunder Red is a competitive WAGS team looking for new players for the 2015-16 seasons. Thunder Red is coached by Patrick Dacosta and is a WAGS Div 2 team.

Tryout Schedule

VYS Thunder Red Tryout Schedule:
May 26 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Oakton HS #3
May 30 - 11:00 - 12:30 pm – Idylwood Park
June 2 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Oakton HS #3
June 6 - 11:00 - 12:30 pm – Idylwood Park

Questions

Please contact Team Manager Tiki Gaugler at tikigaugler@verizon.net with any questions.

Rising U19G Falcons - High School
2014 - 2015

The Falcons offer a special travel team experience, allowing talented younger players to participate in high level soccer with more experienced players.   The Falcons foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of each player in a multi-age setting. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for our varying age group. The older players model a high level of sportsmanship, skill and leadership for the incoming underclassmen.    

Falcons will hold tryouts on:

- 26-May - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Oakton HS #3

- 28-May - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Murphy Field

- 2-June - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Oakton HS #3

Questions about the Falcons? Please contact: Team Manager Karen Ganley at karenganley@yahoo.com

Rising U19B Tryouts

Rising U19B United Black

Rising U19B United Black is an NCSL Div 2 team.  Please contact Team Manager Diane Ungerleider if you have questions.

Tryout Schedule

Rising U19B United Black Tryout Schedule
Monday, May 18 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Oakton HS #3
Wednesday, May 20 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Oakton HS #3
* Rain Date Monday, May 25 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Oakton HS #3

Questions

Please contact Team Manager Diane Ungerleider at dianeung@comcast.net if you have questions.


Rising U19B United White

Rising U19B United White is coached by Shane Kellogg and is an NCSL Div 5 team.

Tryout Schedule

Rising U19B United White Tryout Schedule
Thursday, 5/28: 5:30PM - 7:00pm, Oakton HS #3
Monday, 6/1: 8:30PM - 10:00pm, Oakton HS #3
Thursday, 6/4: 5:30PM - 7:00pm, Oakton HS #3

Signup Form

Please sign up here if you are interested in attending the tryouts.

Questions

Please contact Team Manager Tracy Devany at tdevany@earthlink.net, or Coach Shane Kellogg at gmuskellogg@gmail.com.


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