IYSA Comp Tryout FAQ's
A1: Any player that has a serious interest in soccer.
A2: At iysasoccer.com under the Programs and Comp Soccer tabs. Team information sheets are also available that include dates, times and location. See Fields tab on web site for exact tryout field location.
A3: Teams are based on birth year and gender. The IYSA tryout schedule lists the year associated with each age group. Players can also “Play-up”
A4: Players in the U9 to U14 age groups are allowed to roster up to two years, Players in the U15 and older age groups are allowed to roster up to any older age groups. These are the rules, but it is the coaches’ decision if they thinks it is best for a players development to play-up. Playing up at the younger ages is not condoned at IYSA and must be approved by the Comp Directors.
A5: In an effort to reduce concussions at younger ages, players must be at least 11 years old to head the ball.
A6: We recommend that the player try out for both and determine which is the best fit.
A7: Registration for tryouts for the 2023/2024 season is now open. See the tryout registration link on the IYSA home page.
A8: Yes, as long as the parent or guardian fills out an IYSA Competitive tryout form and gives it to the coach or team manager prior to the tryout. Tryout forms will be available at tryouts.
A9: The more the better, but only one is required to be considered.
A11: Here is a general breakdown of the typical team cost:
- League registration - $175
- Uniform - $140 (They are very high quality Adidas kits)
- Referee fees – Coach discretion
- Training/Coaching/Equipment – Coach discretion
- Tournament cost – Coach discretion
Reference the individual team information sheets for anticipated per player annual costs
A12: If your player is selected for the team, it is considered a one year commitment. This does not mean soccer occurs heavily all year long, it just means the team stays together for an entire year to maintain team chemistry.
A13: Brevard Youth Soccer League (BYSL) teams usually come from as far north as Titusville and as far south as Vero Beach. Most teams U10 and below play in the BYSL. Greater Central Florida (GCF) Teams can come from as far away as Ocala. Most teams U11 and above play in GCF. The Fall season is normally 10 games and the Spring season is normally 8 games. Half of these games will be played at the Hoover fields. Older State Cup teams may join leagues like FSPL that requires much more travel.
A14: It depends, but here are averages for each age group:
- U9 and U10 teams play with 7 players on the field and have a roster size of 10 – 14
- U11 and U12 teams play with 9 players on the field and have a roster size of 12 – 15
- U13 and up teams play with 11 on the field and have a roster size of 14 – 18
Ultimately it is the coaches discretion how many players to put on the roster.
A15: No. Unlike recreational soccer, playing time is at the discretion of the coach. It is usually every coach's intention that every player that makes the team and puts in the effort at practice will get playing time in games.
A16: Goal keepers tryout with the rest of the team. Competitive Goal keepers will be provided professional training one night a week during the season. This cost is included in the registration fee.
A17: Most competitive teams play in tournaments in addition to the standard league games. The number and types of tournaments are at the coaches discretion based on the team ability, commitment, and funding. Reference the team information sheets for anticipated tournament schedules.
A19: Tryouts usually involve a few different things for evaluation of attitude, athleticism, and soccer skills.
This will most likely include the following: sprints and agility drills, passing/receiving drills, dribbling drills, 1 on 1 drills, and a game situation scrimmage.
Every coach has their own approach to player evaluation.
A20: It depends on the coach. Most players will be notified by the coach a few days after the final scheduled tryout, if not sooner. Often if a player is not selected, the coach will recommend alternatives.
A21: A tryout acceptance email will be sent via TeamSnap that lets the players know they have been accepted. The next time they log into their account, there will be a tryout acceptance button available, which is where they would begin their season registration process and pay the $160 registration fee.
A22: Notify the coach prior to tryouts to arrange an alternative player evaluation.
Q23: Yes, coaches and established trainers work with all IYSA comp players in U9 and U10 at no extra charge. Independent trainers make themselves available for team and personal training at the older age groups which is normally included in the team training fee.
A24: Quality coaching, lowest fees in the county, friendly atmosphere, and nearly 40 years of results including State Championships.