What is Open Training?
Open Training is simply a Cincy SC training session (aka, “practice”) that players from outside the club are invited to attend. They provide the opportunity for the player to get to know some players and coaches and see what the Cincy SC training environment is like.
When are tryouts?
Our main tryout is at the end of the spring season in late May/early June. Outside of that window, we sometimes have “Supplemental Tryouts” to get to know players that missed the main tryout and to fill any open roster spots.
What are tryouts for?
We use tryouts each year to form teams for the upcoming soccer year, which for most age groups, includes a Fall Season (Aug-Oct) and a Spring Season (Mar-May). The programming varies by age group.
What if we can’t make the tryout dates?
Still register, but note your conflicts and we’ll look for alternatives.
Current Cincy SC Players – Still Register!
Current players that want to continue with Cincy SC still need to register and should attend tryouts for 2022-23. Attitude, behavior, development, and play over the past year are considered in addition to performance at tryouts.
We have several spots available at each age group for new players. Last year, 296 new players joined Cincy SC! The tryout process allows our coaches to meet new players and for the players to get a better idea of what Cincy SC coaches and players are like.
Age Range: 2004-2016
Born after 2016? Consider our Juniors program (5-8 year-olds).
Born before 2004? We probably don’t have a team for you (but you can check out our Adult Teams).
More Info About Cincy SC Tryouts
Tryouts shouldn’t be stressful. At Cincy SC, we try to ensure that every player has fun, learns something new, and gets a cool t-shirt with their name on the back. We’ve been told our tryouts “have a different vibe than others.” Come see why!
Multiple days are offered to provide you with more options. Players don’t have to come every day, but they are encouraged to come to two or more.
Every year at tryouts, we look to build on a strong core, recruit new talent, and find the best development environment for each player. We typically have 2 competitive teams at our U13 and older age groups, and 3 competitive teams for our U12 and younger teams.
Tryouts typically occur near the end of May for the soccer year that runs from Fall-Spring (Aug-May). The timing of when we can hold tryouts and officially offer players is dictated by the state association (OSA) and its leagues. We are permitted to extend offers to players that are current members of Cincy SC at any time, and players that are not currently members starting on May 31, 2022.
Have questions? Check out our Tryouts FAQs or contact us.
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