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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Offer Process

Oregon Soccer Club did not hold traditional tryouts for the 2017-18 season.

We feel that having players try out against one another for spots on a roster goes against our beliefs of focusing on the individual development of every player.

Instead, we have decided to show our commitment to this process by offering current Oregon SC players on U11-18 Competitive and U10 Academy teams the opportunity to continue in our program for the 2017-18 season. If a player shows the desire and commitment to learn and to play at OSC, then we want to help them realize their full potential here.

Oregon SC does not actively recruit players, but if players currently playing for OSC Recreational teams or on teams in other clubs want to be considered for spots in our Competitive Program, they can attend evaluation sessions in late May or early June.

Players wishing to attend an evaluation session needed to register ahead of time and pay a $5 registration fee. (Registration is now closed). We recommend that interested players attend both evaluation sessions, but it is not required. Many sessions will be regularly scheduled practices for current Oregon SC teams.

While any player attending one of these sessions will be seen by our coaches, we feel that the evaluation is more beneficial for the player, to help him or her decide if the learning environment of our Competitive Program would be a good fit for them.

Current Oregon SC players receiving early offers for U14-U19 (2004-1999) will have until noon Central time on June 23 to accept the offer of a place for 2017-18.

2017-18 season offers to all other players ages U14-U19 (2004-1999) will be sent out at 6 p.m. Central time on June 23. Players will have 24 hours to accept or decline the offer.

According to Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association policy, accepting an offer is a two-part process, requiring parents to 1) Contact the club representative who made the offer and accept it in writing AND 2) Register the player online and pay the initial registration fee. Both of these items must be completed by the times listed above or the offers become null and void.

Why make this change?

  • Oregon SC does not feel that the weeks of stress and uncertainty related to tryouts is healthy for the 250-300 players who traditionally try out for our Competitive Program each year, both on and off the soccer field. If a player shows the desire and commitment to learn and to play at OSC, then we want to help them realize their full potential.
  • Furthermore, Oregon SC believes that our top priority is the individual developmental needs of every player in our program. Therefore, we do not believe that late-developing players should be displaced by others for the sake of short-term, team-related gains.
  • The vast majority of the players currently in the Oregon SC Competitive Program also were in the program last season – only a small percentage of players each year join our program from other clubs or leave our program for other clubs.