Academy

Academy Tryouts

Birth years 2013-2003

2021-2022 Season

2021-2022 Supplemental Tryout Registration

U9-U19

Tryouts for the Academy Program officially take place in late May/early June. After that we offer tryouts on a rolling basis throughout the year. Team placement is dependent on roster space although we generally have several spots available in each age group. 

For more information and to register for Supplementary Tryouts please email either [email protected] (Boys Academy Director) or [email protected] (Girls Academy Director).

2021-2022 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 all three tryouts?

Yes! Please attend all three tryouts if possible.

What will the refund policy be if there is not a Fall 2021 season? Would any credit then be transferred to Spring of 2022?

Since the Academy is a year-long program, there likely would not be a refund or additional credit — rather a reduction in the tuition amount before payments are processed. 

Families have the option to spread payment across several months through our installment plan.  If portions of Fall programming are cancelled, we can adjust tuition down by reducing or waiving future, unpaid installments. This means that while you may not see an immediate refund for cancelled programming, by the end of the Academy year, the tuition paid should reflect the services rendered (recognizing that there are also fixed costs that need to be taken into account).  

We hope to minimize costs associated with each team should any portion of the annual programming not be delivered. Unlike the Spring of 2020 (due to COVID-19), ASA will avoid losing fees to the leagues, tournaments or governing insurance providers. Our hope is to wait until there is a strong level of certainty that they will be able to host programming. In this case should programming not be hosted, ASA will not incur these costs, which will allow us to reduce the tuition to a greater percentage than what we were able to credit/refund this past Spring. 

Should it become clear at any point this Summer that Fall programming is not possible, we will adjust the tuition and push back the fee schedule accordingly, giving families assurance that they will receive programming that they are paying for. Families who pay in full at the time of team registration will have the same recognition extended to them. This plan allows for ASA to have resources in time to resume the programming when it is safe to do so. The single biggest Academy program expense is the team’s coach, whom we want to ensure is employed and ready to support your child when it is safe to do.

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. It is not feasible for Academy staff to collect signed releases from all families in hardcopy within the next few weeks. Thus, by allowing your child to attend an optional summer training session 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 on people with underlying medical issues?

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.

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

The ASA Academy Program is excited to partner with a new uniform provider – Capelli Sport. Please stay tuned for more information regarding uniform ordering. New ASA Academy Capelli Uniforms are required for all ASA Academy Players (returning/new).

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?

ASA players wear light gray training jerseys during practices. New players receive two new jerseys at the start of their first season and anyone can purchase a replacement jersey for $10. Our office is currently open by appointment only and we are awaiting the shipment of jerseys, so at this time please do NOT drop in to get a training jersey. We are working on a plan to distribute jerseys as we approach Fall training and will notify parents via TeamSnap once we are ready.

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).

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 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.

Why is the tuition for my child's team different from last year?

Some teams have more competitions or practices next year, leading to a different price that reflects the increased scope. Teams who have the same scope as last year will see the same price.

Can you provide me with more information about the 2021-22 ASA Academy year?

  • A one (1) year Academy commitment includes:
    • Fall season: Mid-August to Mid-November
    • Spring season: Early-March to Early-June
    • Three to four tournaments
  • Academy teams practice two to three times per week for 1.5 hours per session. Each team competes in a Fall and Spring league where they play eight games. Games are generally played on Sundays although they can be on Saturdays.
  • Tuition is calculated based in large part on a team’s projected participation in leagues and events, the costs of which can vary widely among age groups and teams. Some teams may be scheduled for more events than last year which would result in a price increase.
    • Players who receive free or reduced school lunch automatically qualify for Financial Aid in the form of 25% off tuition. Additional aid may be available on a case-by-case basis, based on household income. 
  • Our projected coaching slate will be announced very soon on our website and social media channels!