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Questions & Answers

Tryout Q&A

When will teams be posted?
In order to expedite the team formation process, full rosters will no longer be posted to our website.  Players will receive invitations individually, with visibility to the roster upon acceptance and team acceptances coming together.

How will we know what team my son/daughter made?
Families will receive invitations electronically via email within 72 hours following the final date of tryouts

How quickly do I have to accept or decline my spot?
You have 48 hours to accept or decline your spot after teams have been posted.

What happens if my player can not make tryouts?
Register for tryouts to be considered for team placement.  Families unable to attend are also asked to complete the Tryout Absence Form

Not being able to attend tryouts may affect your team placement.  Tryouts are an open process that can allow for an influx of players new to the program.  Our professional staff will do their best to find proper placement for those that miss, utilizing director observational notes and feedback.  We will not have alternative dates/times to make up this event.

What happens if my player can only make one day of tryouts?
Register for tryouts to be considered for team placement.  Families unable to attend are also asked to complete the Tryout Absence Form.  The evaluations will be based on the coach evals and the day you had attended the tryouts.

Can my player play up an age group? What about U8’s?
Play ups are allowed for every age group U11+.  These scenarios are not as common but will be decided on based on what our professional staff feels is best for the players' development.

How does the play up system work?
Players will attend 1 day of the older age group.  If they are to be considered for the final roster, they will be invited back to Day 2.

What do I need to bring to tryouts?
You will need to bring your medical release, both tryout shirts (provided day 1), water, shin guards, socks, and cleats.

What does the tryout fee cover?
The tryout fee covers the evaluators, administrative costs, and tryout shirts.

What happens at tryouts?
All players will be evaluated on the same 4-6 categories by 5+ different evaluators.  Players will be separated into different small-sided games and moved around in order for every evaluator to get a score on them. 

What criteria is used for evaluating players and forming teams?
LSC forms teams based on a player's tryout performance/scores, historical success playing at a given level, previous coach feedback, DOC and Staff year round notes, commitment to additional club provided resources, and families ability to demonstrate sportsmanship and act within the boundaries of our Parent/Player Code of Conduct and Referee Abuse Policies.

Will a player be guaranteed to a team?
We will make every effort to place every child on a roster. For age groups that have full rosters, we will offer to place extra players on a wait list. We are often able to add players throughout the fall/winter to fill short rosters. If we do not have a roster spot for our wait listed players by August 21 (Fall Season) or February 28th (Spring Season), they will be released and offered a full refund of their registration fee.

Can parents stay and watch tryouts?
No, we ask that parents check in their player and leave.

Who runs tryouts/where we get the evaluators from?
Evaluators will consist of LSC Select Staff and external licensed coaches 

How much is the tryout fee?
$50 per player and an additional $25 if they would like to try out at a higher age group

Is the tryout fee refundable?

What is the time commitment for travel soccer?
Pending the age and level of play for your child, traveling soccer is a year-round commitment (Fall/Winter/Spring).  The Fall season is designed mostly for U8-U15 players, training 2x/week with one game.  Winter training can start as early as November for U13+ Select teams, training 1-2x/week.  Spring/Summer season is 2x/week training w/ 1-2 games.  Tournaments are also involved but are decided on by individual teams.

Who will be coaching the teams?
If not listed as a Select Team, your coach will be a volunteer (typically a parent on the team).  Every team has the option to have pay additional fees for a paid coach and can work with the Director of Coaching in finding a qualified candidate.  

How do I register for tryouts?
You need to go to and login to your account or setup an account to register for tryouts.

What financial commitment is required upfront when we accept the roster spot?
All financial questions can be answered on our Registration & Fees page.

What does it mean to be put on the waitlist?
Players not offered a roster spot have the option to wait and see if a spot opens up.  There is also the possibility of more players registering, which would allow us to create an additional team.

Why do U9-U10’s have two tryouts?
U9-U10 ages involve rapid technical development which can change the team a player should be placed on.

When will the second U9-U10 tryout be?
The end of October. Watch the website for the dates and times.

What are the registration fees?
Registration fees cover the TCSL and MYSA yearly registration cost and club fees, referees, equipment & fields, dome space, marketing, website, and administrative fees






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Lakeville Soccer Club

PO Box 160 
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Lakeville Soccer Club

PO Box 160 
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

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