Tryouts & Player Placements

There is no cost to tryout for Chesapeake United at the Competitive or Advanced levels. Simply create an account online, register for tryouts, and attend tryouts on your respective days.


About Chesapeake United Tryouts/Placements:

Every year toward the end of the spring season, tryouts are held for the following soccer year which will begin over the summer for Competitive teams and the fall for Advanced teams.  The goal of the tryout process is to evaluate each individual player and place them on the appropriate team which will best develop them as a soccer player and an individual.

Chesapeake United Competitive Tryouts/Player Placements are for ALL players interested in playing for the 2019-2020 season. Advanced Player Placements will take place in early to mid June (TBD).

Tryout/Placement Formats:

Competitive: Tryouts – Players are selected to these teams age and ability.  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 and coaches meetings, players who are invited to join Chesapeake United teams will receive invitations via email as well as a phone call from the team coach – these invitations will need to be accepted within 48 hours.  Players of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend Tryouts.  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 [JUNE – TBD] – 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.  Player placements for the Advanced Program will be held in June.  If you are interested in checking out the Competitive Program, please feel free to do so during tryout time.  Players can always return to Advanced Player Placements in June after attending Competitive Tryouts in May.  If a player is recommended for the Advanced Program instead of Competitive, it is because the staff believes that this program will be a better fit for them based on their individual ability level.

Note: Parents should only register once. 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.


Tryout/Player Placement Links:

Register For Tryouts/Player Placements

CUSC Competitive Program Home Page

CUSC Advanced Program Home Page

2019-2020 Competitive Coaching Slate *Coming Soon*

2019-2020 Competitive Fee Structure *Coming Soon*


Tryout/Player Placement Calendar:

[Advanced Player Placements will be held in early to mid June]


Players attend BOTH tryout dates for their respective age groups. All current players are required to attend tryouts.

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.

 


Facilities:

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)


Competitive Program:

*2019-2020 Fee Structure Coming Soon*

Fee Inclusions:

  • 8 Weeks of League Play Per Season (16 Total for Soccer Year) – Virginia Soccer League
  • Two Tournaments
  • Licensed Professional Coaching Salaries
  • 6-8 Weeks of Supplemental Technical Training – Fall 2019
  • 6-8 Weeks of Supplemental Technical Training – Spring 2020
  • 6-8 week Winter Training Program – January/February/Early March 2020
  • 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/Club Administrator Program Management
  • Misc. Program Operational Expenses

Fee Exclusions:

  • Uniforms
  • 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:

[Advanced Player Placements will be held in early to mid June]

Fee Inclusions:

  • 1 to 2 team practices per week
  • TASL developmental/recreational league play (approx. 8 weeks per season)
  • Access to training facilities and equipment

Fee Exclusions:

  • Uniforms
  • 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.

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