Frequently Asked Questions
How do I preregister for tryouts and what does it cost?
Visit the tryout page and click the link to preregister for tryouts. Tryout registration is free.
Do I have to attend all tryouts?
Yes. The more the coaching staff gets a chance to evaluate a player’s ability, the more likely they are to accurately assess the player’s ability and assign them to the appropriate team.
Should parents attend tryouts?
Parents may watch the try-out sessions from outside areas of the field and not near the players and coaches’ area, but do not have to be present. Parents should quietly observe and let the players play without any additional pressure.
How soon will I know if I make the team?
Tryouts can be a lengthy process and we encourage our coaches to process each players ability. This can require the length of the tryout dates to secure the player position. The registrar and/or coach will contact each player and/or family directly. Players invited must immediately register for the team through a link that will be given to each accepted player.
What if I’m out of town and can’t attend the tryouts?
If you are unable to make the tryouts, please contact the Director of Coaching to make alternative arrangements.
What should I bring?
Come prepared to train with a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, and water.
What if it rains?
In the case of inclement weather, check the website for alternate tryout dates.
I made the team, what’s next?
You will receive an email with instructions on how to register online. You will be required to register and make a non-refundable deposit in to secure your position on the team. Once registration is complete your Team Manager will hold a team meeting after you have signed up.
How much will it cost to play with FC Sarasota?
Total cost will vary team-to-team and age-group to age-group. Tournaments and uniforms are not included in the registration fee.
How do I order my uniform and pick my jersey number?
Once you have completed the registration process, you will be contacted by your Team Manager with information on how to order
When will I have to pay my first fee?
The first payment of your fees will be due immediately upon registration. The balance of the fees will be broken up into scheduled payments using our GotSoccer registration program.
How soon will practice begin after try-outs?
The start of training will vary by age group and league of play. This information will be given at the first team meeting.
What days will my team practice and where?
Each team will have practice fields and days assigned. The coach/Team Manager will advise the team concerning the days and length of practices. Normally teams practice two to three times a week for 1.5 to 2 hours.