Washburn soccer is a program that has great interest and support. The number of players who have an interest in being a Miller soccer player has grown tremendously the last few years.

Based on our tryout numbers some players may not be placed on a team. Our program can only sustain about 90 players (5 teams of 18). We will probably have over 100 players tryout. Some players may not be placed on a team due to those constraints.

2017 Teams

Varsity. This is the top level team regardless of grade. Team is highly competitive and will be between 16 and 18 players.
JV. This team and will be open to players in grade 9-12. This team will have up to 18 players.
JV Blue. This team will be made up of grade 10, 11, and 12 players and will be our second JV Squad
Sophomore. This team will be grade 9-10 players. This will be our strongest group of 9th and 10th graders. The team will have 18 players.
B Squad. This will be a team of 9th graders. The team will have up to 20 players.

Teams will be determined at the end of our tryout week (August 14-18).

Placement of teams will not be absolute, if a player does well on a team our coaching staff communicates and we try and adjust player placement as the season progresses.

12th grade player. Must make Varsity, JV, or JV Blue
11th grade player. Must make at least JV or JV Blue
10th grade player. Must make at least Sophomore team
9th grade player. Must make at least B Squad team

Tryout Week: August 14-18

The week will be broken up into two player pools (Pool A and Pool B). Players will be notified which pool they will train with the first day of tryouts. Pool A is reserved for returning players that are initially vying for a varsity spot or who are new to the program and come with a club soccer coach’s recommendation of their ability. Team decisions will be made on Wednesday/Thursday for varsity and Friday for other teams.

Assessment Criteria

Players will be assessed on the following criteria (not in rank order):

  1. Technical ability: skill with the ball, mastery of skills in all aspects of the game
  2. Tactical ability: awareness of situation, understanding of the game
  3. Physical component: speed of play, effort, strength
  4. Mental: knowledge of game, reaction to adversity and positivity, communication with others
  5. Testing criteria data: testing done day 1 of Pool B tryouts. See criteria data below
  6. Coaching staff discretion on player placement.

Tryout Week 2017 Schedule

Pool A

Checkin at 7:30am: Washburn Stadium
Washburn Stadium
Washburn Stadium
Washburn Stadium

Varsity Team Retreat
Washburn Stadium/TBA

Pool B

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