Select Program | U11 - U19
Select soccer is an opportunity for recreational soccer players to continue the growth of their soccer skills in an increasingly competitive environment while still placing an emphasis on development. As the name implies, players are selected annually for teams based on the abilities they demonstrate in open try-outs. Try-outs are scheduled in June for teams expecting to start play in the fall. All players try-out every year regardless of whether they have played on a select team before.
Select teams typically travel farther than recreation level teams. The WYSA league area is larger than the Kickers area. Select teams also have the opportunity to register for one or more select level tournaments which may require travel outside of our normal playing area (possibly requiring overnight stays).
All select players rostered on a team will be required to have a photo id card (aka player pass). The league prints these cards for registered players and the coach / team manager is responsible for these cards for the whole season. These are retained by the coach and inspected by referees at the start of each game. Only rostered players with player pass cards are allowed to play in a WYSA sanctioned game.
Competitive tryouts are held each summer for all Select teams. Look for more information late Spring leading into the tryout season.
Players within select teams will be expected to dedicate a greater amount of time to organized practice compared to recreational soccer. It is assumed that a select player has a high level of interest in growing their soccer skills and will also work to perfect skills outside of organized practice times.
Clubs within the WYSA Select League cover a wider geographical region than Kickers Rec. League so travel distances for away games can increase.
Practice time will vary based on age group and coach. A typical practice commitment is two practices per week and an eight game league schedule. Games are usually scheduled on Saturday or Sunday.
GSC has a policy that all our Select teams play a minimum of one indoor session.
Select teams usually play in at least one tournament in both Fall and Spring , but generally play in two (4 in total).