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 Tryouts for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Seasons
Player placement tryouts for U10, U12, and U14 boy and girl players will be held at McGrath Park the week of June 7th.  The schedule is as follows:


Age Group Birth Date Tryout Session
On or after: And on or before:
U10 Boys & Girls August 1, 2000 July 31, 2002 Monday, June 7th
U12 Boys & Girls August 1, 1998 July 31, 2000 Tuesday, June 8th
U14 Boys & Girls August 1, 1996 July 31, 1998 Thursday, June 10th
Make-up (All groups) Friday, June 11th





  • All sessions will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Players must wear cleats, shin pads, and stockings, and must bring a water bottle and soccer ball labeled with the player name.
  • Players must be registered to play in SYS for the Fall 2010 season prior to participating in tryouts.  Registration information and forms can be found on the SYS web site:
  • We strongly encourage players to register prior to their scheduled session.  Players who have registered prior to their scheduled session should arrive at 5:45pm, ready to play.
  • Players who register onsite must arrive by 5:15pm.  To register, players must provide a photo, proof of birth, and appropriate payment.  Onsite registrations are subjec  Please consult the web site for specific requirements.

Player ratings from tryouts, along with assessments from current coaches and age group directors, are used to assign players to teams that will play at levels that are developmentally appropriate for the individual players. Tryouts enable Salem Youth Soccer to create and submit team rosters for play in the Essex County Youth Soccer Association, so it is very important for all players who wish to play to register and participate in tryouts.  Tryouts are also an important part of the development of the player, and can be fun as well as instructive. 
If you have any questions please contact Steve Palmer ( or 978 766 0973) or your player’s current coach.