COMPETITIVE TRYOUT FAQ’s
Q. How do you register for competitive tryouts and is there a fee involved?
A. All players are asked to register for competitive tryouts via our on-line registration process. The registration process will be open from April 18th through the entire tryout process. There is no fee involved in registering for a travel tryout. To access the registration link, go to www.coralspringsprime.com and click on the Tryout Page Link.
Q. How are teams selected?
A. Players will be evaluated based on how they perform using the following criteria: technical ability, tactical awareness, character, speed, attitude, decision making, athletic ability, work ethic, and the ability to play under limited time and space. The best combination of players will be selected to fill the Blue (“A”) team in each age group. Then players will be selected to the White (“B”) team, and Green (“C”) teams in each age group according to ability. If player quality and quantity dictate, additional teams will be added/included in an age group. No player is guaranteed a position on the team from one year to the next and therefore, each player must continue to develop and earn a position on the team.
Q. How old must a player be to tryout for a competitive team?
A. Players are offered the opportunity to participate on a travel team beginning at U9 for players with a 2011 birthdate. The oldest age group for 2019/20 will be for U19 players born with a 2001 birthdate.
Q. Who attends competitive tryouts?
A. Players, including current Coral Springs Prime Soccer players, must attend tryouts in order to be eligible for selection to a team. All players are expected to attend at least one tryout.
Each age group (2011 – 2001) will hold a minimum of 2 tryouts. Additional tryouts may be held if coaches in that age group feel it is warranted.
Q. How many tryouts do I need to attend?
A. All players are expected to make at least one tryout, if they wish to be selected for a team. Attending all tryouts provides coaches more opportunity to evaluate your player.
Q. What happens if a tryout is cancelled?
A. In the event of inclement weather and a tryout cancellation, we have already set aside a rain out date. Parents should check the club website before attending all tryouts. Parents can also sign up, prior to tryouts, for our free texting notification system at Coral Springs Prime Rained Out
Q. How do I request for my player to play up an age group?
A. Play Up requests will only be permitted in extreme cases, as both the quality and quantity of the Competitive teams we form means appropriate options are available for most if not all players within their true age groups. Please contact Director of Coaching if you have questions Pgregory@coralspringsprime.com.
Q. What is the level of commitment required for Coral Springs Prime Soccer?
A. All players and parents should be aware of the commitment required as a member of Coral Springs Prime FC. The team is a year-round team and will alternate between training two to three times a week as well as playing games on the weekend (fall/winter/spring) and various summer training commitments. The number of practices and the requirement for attendance at practices and games will necessitate a high degree of dedication on the part of all team players and their parents.
Q. Is Coral Springs Prime FC Tryout registration needed for a player registered to attend a ECNL Talent ID Session?
A. Female players born between 2001 & 2007 who wish to attend any FC Prime ECNL Talent ID Session must register for both Coral Springs Prime FC Competitive Tryouts and a FC Prime ECNL Talent ID Session separately. To register for a ECNL ID Session, click here.
Q. Does Coral Springs Prime FC offer financial assistance?
A. We will continue to support families in need through our financial assistance program. All Coral Springs Prime FC travel team players are eligible to apply. Funds for this program are limited. Qualification will primarily be based on verified family income.
For those families who do not meet the family income threshold, other factors such as unemployment or other financial hardships will be considered and must be outlined in detail on the financial assistance application.
Q. How far will I have to travel for league games?
A. The distance you will travel for league games vary each week, but the radius can be as much as 90 miles from the Coral Springs area.
Q. How will I be notified?
A. Following tryouts, you will receive an invite email through Demosphere with registration instructions for the assigned team for your child. If it is felt by the evaluators that your child is unable at this point to contribute to one of our teams, you will receive an invite into one of our advanced training programs and one of the coaches in that age group will contact you directly to inform you .If you have not heard from one of the coaches within one week of the final tryout date for your child’s age group, please contact Director of Coaching, Pgregory@coralspringsprime.com.
Q. How do I accept a roster spot on a competitive team?
A. By selecting yes in the email notification, you will have the opportunity to complete the initial registration process and deposit to secure your spot in the team. Once you receive this email you have 48 hours to either accept or decline the offer. Failure to respond in 48 hours will result in the spot offered to another player.
Q. My child has accepted a place on a team. What happens now?
A. You will complete the online registration process to register and pay club fees. If you cannot complete the process online, we will have an in-person registration as well as uniform sizing date immediately following the final tryout date. Club fee payment (or first instalment) is due upon receipt of the player acceptance email. This will serve as confirmation of your child’s commitment to the club, their team and coach. Your team will hold a meeting for the parents of players offered a place on the team. At that meeting team expectations and plans will be discussed.
Q. Which leagues does Coral Springs Prime FC participate in?
A. Coral Springs Prime FC teams compete in one of several leagues: South Florida United Youth Soccer Association (SFUYSA) Palm Beach Soccer League (PBSL), Pre-ECNL Developmental League, or Florida State Premier League (FSPL).
Q. When will the competitive teams begin to practice?
A. Summer pre-season training may start as early as August 5th (some teams will, however, begin training in late-July). Players looking for additional individual training may consider registering for any one of our summer camps Coral Springs Prime FC has available. For information regarding the additional individual summer camp training, please go to http://coralspringsprime.com/ and click on the Camps and Programs Page Link.