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 up to 80 players (4 teams of 16-20), and we will likely have more than 100 players trying out in the fall. Some players will not be placed on a team due to those constraints.
Varsity – This is the top level team regardless of grade. Team is highly competitive and will be between 16-17 field players.
Junior Varsity – This team will be open to players in grades 9-12. This team will have up to 17 field players.
Academy A (Sophomore) – This team will be 8th-10th grade players. This will be our strongest group of younger players. The team will have 16-18 players.
Academy B (B Squad) – This will be a team of 8th-10th graders. The team will have 16-18 players.
Teams will be determined at the end of our tryout week (August 16-20).
Placement of teams will not be absolute, if a player does well on a team our coaching staff communicates and we adjust player placement as the season progresses.
12th grade player – Must make Varsity or JV
11th grade player – Must make JV
10th grade player– Must make Academy A or B
9th grade player – Must make Academy A or B
8th grade player – Must make Academy A
Tryouts begin August 16, 2021, at Washburn Stadium. Bring water, ball, wear shin guards, bring both cleats and flats!
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 on the 1st 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 Coach’s recommendation of their Varsity level ability.
Tryout results will be posted on our www.washburnsoccer.com site on Saturday, August 21 at 3 p.m.
Players will be assessed on the following criteria (not in rank order):
- Technical ability- skill with the ball, mastery of skills in all aspects of the game
- Tactical ability – awareness of situation, understanding of the game
- Physical component – speed of play, effort, strength
- Mental – knowledge of game, reaction to adversity and positivity, communication with others
- Criteria testing on Day 1
- Coaching staff discretion on player placement.