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EXTRA Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2017 EXTRA program and our NEW Player Development Program are coming up!   

 

Please spread the word and get your friends to come.  Any motivated player born between 2004 and 2008 can tryout (no AYSO experience necessary), but this is a higher level of soccer so ability and desire are important. 

EXTRA is a fun, family oriented, higher-level soccer experience for the more committed athletes looking for a more competitive level of play.   We are dedicated to making EXTRA a high-level soccer program that is both family friendly and community based.

This coming season, starting in the Fall, all AYSO age groups will be based on birth year so the age groups below might look new to you.   For more information on these programs, please see information below.

You must attend one of these tryout days to be eligible for the EXTRA team, but we strongly encourage you to be at both.   If you have a major conflict and cannot meet these requirements, you must contact Craig Forsyth (craigcforsyth@gmail.com

 

Boys Tryout Weekend is April 29th & 30th.

Boys 2008:   Tryout 1:  Saturday 4/29      2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere              

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday 4/30        2:00 - 4:00 at Pali Baseball Field (subject to change)

                        Call Back*:   Thursday  May 4th      6-7:30 at Paul Revere

 

Boys 2007:   Tryout 1:  Saturday 4/29      2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere              

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday 4/30        2:00 - 4:00 at Pali Baseball Field (location subject to change)

                        Call Back*:   Thursday  May 4th      6-7:30 at Paul Revere          

 

Boys 2006, 2005 & 2004:              

                        Tryout 1:  Saturday 4/29      4:00 - 6:00 at Paul Revere              

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday 4/30        4:00 - 6:00 at Pali Baseball Field (location subject to change)

                        Call Back*:   TBD

 

Girls Tryout Weekend is May 6th & 7th

Girls 2008:     Tryout 1:  Saturday May 6th            2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday May 7th              2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere

                        Call Back*:  Thursday May 11th     6:00 - 7:30 at Paul Revere

 

Girls 2007:     Tryout 1:  Saturday May 6th            2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday May 7th              2:00 - 4:00 at Paul Revere

                        Call Back*:  Thursday May 11th     6:00 - 7:30 at Paul Revere

 

Girls 2006, 2005, 2004:

                        Tryout 1:  Saturday May 6th            4:00 - 6:00 at Paul Revere

                        Tryout 2:  Sunday May 7th              4:00 - 6:00 at Paul Revere

                        Call Back*:  Thursday May 11th     Time and Place TBD

 

* Call backs are an invitation-only, final assessment based on performance at the tryouts.  Call backs are very important as they will be our final opportunity to determine the EXTRA teams.  

Those player who are not selected for the EXTRA program will be invited to join the Player Development Program in the Fall.

Please direct questions to Craig Forsyth (craigcforsyth@gmail.com) and/or Corinne Briers (corinne@aspiresoccercoaching.com)

 

--- additional program information that was previously sent in February --

We are excited to announce the new and improved Palisades / Brentwood EXTRA program!   Please come to our EXTRA Forum to learn more and have all your questions answered on Monday, February 27 at 8:00 at Pali High’s Gilbert Hall and get ready for tryouts the weekends of April 29th & 30th (Boys) and May 6th & 7th (Girls)

            EXTRA provides a fun, family oriented, higher-level soccer experience for the more committed athletes looking for a more competitive level of play.   We are dedicated to making EXTRA a high-level soccer program that is both family friendly and community based, so kids and parents are playing with their friends, carpools are easy to set up, and commutes to practice are short.  We are looking for families that are dedicated to community based sports and are willing to volunteer to make our programs the best that they can be, including being role models, organizers, and referees.   We also encourage and create space for the multi-interest kids to continue doing other things they love, which makes us unique.   

            The kids who play on the EXTRA team will play in a Fall league made up of EXTRA teams from other local AYSO regions like Palos Verdes and Culver City (they will not play in the regular Fall AYSO league). Teams practice twice a week; one of those practices is run by a professional trainer (like the All Star teams) and the other is run by a parent coach. We will field Boys and Girls teams in the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 birth years **(see description of age group changes below). 

            We are making two important changes to the program for the 2017-2018 season which will help improve the experience of all players in our region, whether playing regular season, All Star, or EXTRA:

1.  We are creating a Player Development Program (PDP) starting this Fall. 

PDP is an optional, invitation-only program for those kids who are passionate about playing soccer at a higher level, tried out for EXTRA but did not get chosen for the team.  PDP players will play regular season AYSO but will also get to participate in an additional practice each week, run by professional trainers, as well as some optional weekend games.  While we can only carry a certain number of players on the EXTRA team, we can still provide great training for those players who crave it.

 2.  We are moving tryouts to the end of All Star season – April 29th & 30th and May 6th & 7th

This represents a change from what we have done in the past where the timing of our EXTRA try-out was aligned with club try-outs. We are making this change because:

·      We want to give our All Star players more time to improve their skills to better compete to make the EXTRA teams.

·      We are very confident that our EXTRA program is the best high-level soccer program for our local kids and their families.  Those families who feel strongly about having a great family oriented, community based soccer team will also feel confident to choose to play EXTRA.  Specifically EXTRA is perfect for the 9-12 year old players looking for a challenging environment and for 13-14 year old kids who love to play but have decided that they do not want to make the commitment to club or want to come back to EXTRA from club

 

Important Dates:

February 27th               EXTRA Forum – Get all of your questions answered

April 29th& 30th           Boys EXTRA Tryouts

May 6th& 7th                Girls EXTRA Tryouts

August 19th                  EXTRA Season Starts (tentative)

August 28th                  PDP practices start  (tentative)

 

PDP practice days will tentatively be:

2009s  on Mondays

2008s  on Wednesdays

2007s  on Wednesdays

2006s, 2005 & 2004  on Mondays

 

** AYSO has decided to adopt birth year age registration starting in the 2017-2018 season.  This means that age groups will be based on your child’s birth year (rather than the August 1st– July 31st as has been in past years)

 

As always we are happy to try to answer all of your questions by email, but please also plan to attend the February 27th Forum.  We are very confident that the changes to the program will make big improvements for everyone.  But change is always hard so we need your help to generate as much enthusiasm and commitment as possible.  Please help us talk up this program and encourage your fellow parents and players to play EXTRA / PDP next year!

 

- Craig Forsyth & Coach Corinne

craigcforsyth@gmail.com


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