Academy

Academy Tryouts

Birth years 2014-2004

2022-2023 Season

Player Placement & Tryout Info

U9-U19

Tryouts for the Academy Program take place in April and May. After official tryouts we offer supplementary tryout opportunities on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Questions? Email [email protected] (Boys Academy Director) or [email protected] (Girls Academy Director).

Player Placement / Tryout Schedules

The current Academy practice schedule will be adjusted to accommodate tryouts during the first two weeks of May. Coaches and managers will communicate the practice schedule for these weeks.

Girls

Interested players should attend the tryout that corresponds with their age group. Trialists will be evaluated for all teams: Girls Academy, USYS National League, NCSL, etc.

Age GroupTryout 1Tryout 2Tryout 3
U9 (2014) GirlsTuesday 4/26, 6-7:00pm
Simpson 1 & 2
Thursday 4/28, 6-7:00pm
Simpson 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U10 (2013) GirlsMonday 5/2, 4:30-5:45pm
Simpson 1 & 2
Monday 5/9, 6:15-7:30pm
Simpson 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U11 (2012) GirlsMonday 5/2, 6:15-7:30pm
Simpson 1 & 2
Monday 5/9, 4:30-5:45pm
Simpson 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U12 (2011) GirlsWednesday 5/4, 5:30-6:45pm
Witter 1
Tuesday 5/10, 5:30-7pm
Limerick
TBD as needed
U13 (2010) GirlsThursday 5/5, 5:30-7pm
Witter 1 & 2
Thursday 5/12, 6-7:30pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U14 (2009) GirlsThursday 5/5, 7:30-9pm
Brenman
Tuesday 5/10, 7:30-9pm
Limerick
TBD as needed
U15 (2008) GirlsWednesday 5/4, 5:30-7pm
Limerick
Wednesday 5/11, 5:30-7pm
Limerick
TBD as needed
U16 (2007) GirlsThursday 5/5, 6-7:30pm
Witter 2
Wednesday 5/11, 6-7:30pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U17 (2006) GirlsWednesday 5/4, 5:45-7:15pm
Witter 2
Monday 5/9, 6:15-7:45pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U18-U19 (2005-2004) GirlsWednesday 5/4, 8:15-9:45pm
Brenman
Wednesday 5/11, 8-9:30pm
Brenman
TBD as needed

Boys

Interested players should attend the tryout that corresponds with their age group. Trialists will be evaluated for all teams: MLS NEXT, USYS National League, NCSL, etc.

Age GroupTryout 1Tryout 2Tryout 3
U9 (2014) BoysThursday 4/28, 4:30-5:45pm
Simpson 1 & 2
Thursday 5/5, 4:30-5:45pm
Simpson 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U10 (2013) BoysTuesday 5/3, 5-6:15pm
Brenman
Tuesday 5/10, 5-6:15pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U11 (2012) BoysTuesday 5/3, 6:45-8pm
Brenman
Tuesday 5/10, 6:45-8pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U12 (2011) BoysThursday 5/5, 5:30-6:45pm
Limerick
Thursday 5/12, 5:30-6:45pm
Limerick
TBD as needed
U13 (2010) BoysWednesday 5/4, 7:15-8:45pm
Witter 2
Wednesday 5/11, 6:45-8:15pm
Witter 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U14 (2009) BoysThursday 5/5, 5:30-7pm
Brenman
Wednesday 5/11, 5-6:30pm
Witter 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U15 (2008) BoysThursday 5/5, 7:45-9pm
Witter 1 & 2
Thursday 5/12, 8-9:30pm
Brenman
TBD as needed
U16 (2007) BoysTuesday 5/3, 6:15-7:45pm
Witter 1 & 2
Monday 5/9, 6:15-7:45pm
Witter 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U17 (2006) BoysTuesday 5/3, 8:15-9:45pm
Witter 1 & 2
Monday 5/9, 8:15-9:45pm
Witter 1 & 2
TBD as needed
U18-U19 (2005-2004) BoysTuesday 5/3, 7:15-9:45pm
Limerick
Wednesday 5/11, 8:30-10pm
Witter 1 & 2
TBD as needed
Questions? Contact Gonzalo Ramella ([email protected], habla español).

2022-2023 Season FAQs

If you have a question that is not addressed below, please email Academy Director, Adem at [email protected].

What are the current return-to-play guidelines?

To find the most up to date COVID-19 related information and guideline, please visit the ASA COVID-19 Policies & Protocols page.

As of now, we are planning for a regular Fall season.

Should my child attend Both tryout Dates?

Yes! Interested participants should attend all tryout dates for their age group if possible.

Do I need to sign a COVID-19 waiver in order for my child to participate in Summer or Fall Academy activities?

Please click here to carefully review the Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk. By allowing your child to attend training sessions or Academy-related activities, ASA presumes that you have read and agree to the terms of this release.

What happens if we need to withdraw our child in the Fall in accordance with health guidelines?

If you anticipate that you may need to withdraw your child in the Fall due to family medical issues, please contact [email protected] to let us know more about your situation and how we can support you in this time of uncertainty.

What does my tuition money support?

Here’s a helpful link to resource management initiatives.

What is the fee schedule for next year?

The down payment, due when a player accepts a team invite, is $450. Additionally, the payment schedule can be stretched out over a 5-month installment plan (August-December).

How long do I have to decide whether to accept the team invitation?

We ask that parents accept or decline the invitation within 48 hours of receiving it via email. When you click ACCEPT or DECLINE in the invitation, please be sure to complete all steps so that we receive your response. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis, thus your prompt reply is important so that we can finalize rosters in a fair and efficient manner. Please note that team registration must be done on a computer; it will not work on a mobile phone.

When will I receive information about purchasing a uniform? Do I need to purchase a new uniform?

 Our partnership with Capelli Sports continues. Use the details below to access their e-store to make your purchase.

  • Use a desktop or laptop to access THE STORE. The online store is NOT compatible with mobile/cell phones.
  • Uniforms remain the same for 2 years, if you have purchased a uniform during the 21-22 season and it still fits your child then there’s no need to purchase a new set unless you would like to.
  • Once in the online store if you are purchasing additional items (i.e., GK uniforms, jackets, etc.) look to the left side of the menu page (‘Goalkeeper Mandatory Kit’ , ‘Optional Travel’ , etc.) and you’ll find additional options there.
  • Uniform numbers are preassigned. There is NOT an option to choose or select your own number.
  • Link to size chart from Capelli e-store HERE.

If I order a new uniform, how long will I be able to wear it for?

We typically update our uniforms every two years.

Does my child need to wear a uniform for training sessions?

Yes, gray training jerseys are required by all participants. Gray training jerseys are sold through Capelli Sports e-store. Use a desktop or laptop to access the LINK. The online store is NOT compatible with mobile/cell phones. Once in the online store you’ll be able to find the gray tops in the ‘Mandatory Home Kit section’.

When is the first payment due for Fall?

The first payment ($450) is due when you register your child with their team after receiving an invite. You will be prompted to make a down payment by credit card or check. If your child receives free or reduced lunch and you are applying for financial aid, this payment will be deferred until after we review your application for aid.

Why are team invitations sent this far in advance? Wouldn’t it make sense to send invitations closer to the Fall season?

All local clubs (including ASA) hold tryouts in late Spring to get the rostering process underway. Teams have to be entered into VYSA’s state rostering system by mid August to start competing in league games and Fall competitions. With 1,000+ players in our Academy, it takes a couple of months to gear up for the Fall season with finalizing rosters, ordering uniforms, nailing down training and match schedules, etc.

How does the annual tuition work?

To recognize the scope of programming, the tuition is an all-inclusive price for participants (outside of regional or national tournaments that are not in the annual scope as each team must qualify. These events may be billed separately). Academy fees for the 2022-23 season are listed below. Please note that the cost range represents the difference in scope/events between teams (i.e. league fees, tournament participation, college showcases and more).
  • U9-U12 range from $1895 – $2345
  • U13-U14 range from $2145 – $2,795
  • U15+ range from $2345 – $2,995

Every ASA team budget includes, but not limited to, these elements:
  • Coaching Fees (payroll & payroll taxes)
  • Coaching Expenses (travel, lodging, food and incidentals)
  • Support Staff: Athletic Trainers, GK training, Injury Prevention and Mental Training, Technical Director, and Coach Training
  • Operational & Executive Team Support
  • League Fees
  • Tournament Fees
  • City Field Fees
  • Field, Practices & Gameday Equipment
  • Player & Club Insurance

Club Fees | These fees support administrative costs associated with running the club, which include but are not limited to: technical and office staff wages; office expenses; facility rentals; marketing materials, coaching education, coaches gear; program development; field equipment including goals, flags and storage space. Club fees are subject to increase based on need and growth of the organization. Supplemental Training | ASA retains services of supplemental goalkeeper trainers, an injury prevention trainer, and a sports based mental strength professional. Their services are used intermittently or as needed throughout the seasons. ASA works hard to maximize the benefit of resources invested into the club and diversify revenue streams to reduce the burden to families who are supporting youth players. Additionally, the club is committed to ensuring access to each club program, regardless of the scope, to all members of our community. The Academy tuition is designed to cover all annual expenses related to the annual team/player scope. Budgets are finalized by ASA’s Executive Director in partnership with the Academy program lead admin, technical and coaching staff. These budgets are approved by the ASA finance committee and board of directors. To learn more about “Where does all the money go?” please visit this resource document.