2018 Tryouts: August 13-17

Tryouts for the 2018 season are set for Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, 2018. Details and check-in for the first part of tryouts will be announced shortly. The tryout schedule as well as common questions about selection and makeup of last season’s teams is below, which should provide the same guidance as the upcoming fall season.

Captain’s Practices: August 6-10

Captains’ practices at Washburn Stadium are set for Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Varsity captains lead five days worth of drills, conditioning, and scrimmages. Players are encouraged to attend but are not required to participate in order to tryout for a team.

What to Know

Varsity head coach Aaron Percy answers common questions players and parents have about the Washburn boys soccer program, including basic information about tryouts, teams, and the overall soccer season. Read More.

Team Structure/Selection Criteria

Details for the 2018 season and selection criteria are not yet available, but information about team structure for the 2017 season, including the number of teams and the selection criteria coaches and evaluators will use to select players, should provide general guidance today. Read More.

Required Forms

Every player must have a sports physical completed and on file with the Washburn athletic department before tryouts. Additional forms and a fall sports participation fee are also required before any player can tryout. Forms are available here.

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Tryout Schedule

Tryouts for Washburn soccer for 2018 are August 13-17, 2018. Details will be announced as we get closer to the dates. As in prior years, players will be placed in either Pool A or Pool B. New players will be placed in Pool B unless Coach Percy has received a recommendation from a player’s current coach. The following reflects the tryout schedule from 2017, which may be adjusted as further details are announced for the 2018 season.

Pool A

DayTimesLocations
Monday7:30-9:00am
7:00-9:30pm
Checkin at 7:30am: Washburn Stadium
Tuesday7:30-9:00am
7:00-9:30pm
Washburn Stadium
Wednesday7:30-9:00am
7:00-9:30pm
Washburn Stadium
Thursday7:30-9:00am
7:00-9:30pm
Washburn Stadium
Friday7:30-9:00am

Varsity Team Retreat
Washburn Stadium/TBA

Pool B

DayTimeLocation
Monday7:30-11:00amCheckin/start at Washburn Stadium; end at Pearl Park
Tuesday8:30-11:30amPearl Park
Wednesday8:30-11:30amPearl Park
Thursday8:30-11:30amPearl Park
Friday8:30-11:30amPearl Park

Pool B Testing Criteria for Day 1

  • 40 yard dash time: 2 runs, take your faster time
  • Figure 8 dribble: 2 cones 5 yards apart, dribble around them and through to make a figure 8. Each time you go across middle will count as 1 point. 30 seconds timed
  • 400 meter run: timed, one time around track
  • Cone-shooting drill: Cones placed 10, 15, and 20 yards from goal. Set of balls at each one, you will have 30 seconds to score as many goals in the outer thirds of the goal. Need to shoot one from each cone distance then repeat as much as you can.
  • Trapping drill: Perform a series of receiving drills that will give you a score based on your performance.
  • T Test: short burst sprints

Questions? Contact Varsity Head Coach Aaron Percy Email Coach Percy