Tryout/Player Placement Links:
May 2018 Tryout/Player Placement Calendar:
Competitive players attend BOTH tryout dates for their respective age groups.
Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to tryout/player placement start time to get their number and begin warming up. Tryouts will begin promptly at the start time listed.
Tryout/Player Placement Information:
Chesapeake United Tryouts and Player Placements are for ALL Competitive and Advanced Players interested in playing for the 2018-2019 season.
During tryouts, all players will be given a number and will be evaluated by professional staff for placement on a team best suited to the individual based on age and ability – technically, tactically, mentally, physically, and socially. At the conclusion of each age group’s tryouts, players who are invited to join Chesapeake United teams will receive invitations via email which will need to be accepted within 48 hours. Players of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend Tryouts (Competitive) and Player Placements (Advanced). Chesapeake United values the opportunity to provide all players a place to play the game of soccer in an environment where they will play with like players, experience a balance of challenge and success, and have the opportunity to learn and develop each day.
Competitive: Tryouts – Players are selected to these teams age and ability – technically, tactically, mentally, physically, and socially. Some players may be recommended for the Advanced Program if it is determined that they are not ready to train and compete at the Competitive level.
Advanced: Player Placements – This is not a “tryout” format. Players will not be “cut” during this process as long as there is an appropriate team for them based on age and ability.
Note: Parents should only register for one program tryout. If players are registered for the Competitive Program but need to be moved to the Advanced Program, the Club Administrator will move the player’s registration.
For more information or questions regarding tryouts, contact Kristin Carden at KC@ChesapeakeUnited.org.
For administrative questions and assistance with registration, contact Nan Beck at ClubAdmin@ChesapeakeUnited.org.
Primary: Centerville Park, 1857 Centerville Turnpike S. (pictured below) *Tryout Location*
Secondary: Butts Road Primary School (1000 Mt. Pleasant Rd.) & Hugo Owens Middle School (1997 Horseback Run)
- 8 Weeks of League Play Per Season (16 Total for Soccer Year) – Virginia Soccer League
- Two Tournaments Selected by Technical Director – One in the Fall (Local – August 18-19), One in the Spring (Away – tournament to be determined).
- Licensed Professional Coaching Salaries
- 6-8 Weeks of Supplemental Technical Training per Season (12-16 Total for Soccer Year)
- 6-8 week Winter Training Program (January/February/Early March)
- 2 Team Training Sessions Per Week in Fall & Spring Seasons
- Goalkeeper Specific Training
- Lighted fields at Centerville Park
- College Research & Preparation Program
- Off-field Player Education Meetings
- Technical Director Program Management
- Misc. Program Operational Expenses
- Additional Tournaments (Selected by Individual Teams)
- Personal Travel Expenses
Note: Fees cover entire soccer year (August 1 – May 31).
League Play: Virginia Soccer League
Competitive teams compete at an elite level in league play and tournaments. With hundreds of teams amongst many divisions, the Virginia Soccer League offers the opportunity to place teams individually based on the competitiveness of the each team in order to promote a game schedule that will offer challenge and success which ultimately promotes growth. Each year, the Technical Director’s meet to establish divisions for all clubs based on geographical location, previous records, and ability level of individual teams. This league is referred to as “local travel” as 90% of games are within 30 minutes of each club’s home facility. Virginia Soccer League games are played on Sundays with kick off times usually ranging from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Advanced/”Recreation Plus” Program:
- 1 to 2 team practices per week
- TASL developmental/recreational league play (approx. 8 weeks per season)
- Access to training facilities and equipment
- Tournaments (Optional)
Advanced Fee Structure:
League Play: Tidewater Advanced Soccer League
Advanced teams participate in the TASL league which is a developmental league geared toward players at the recreational level. TASL is a volunteer organization which seeks to provide access to the game of soccer for players who are looking to play for fun and development with no focus on competition. All games are played locally on Saturdays.