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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Offer Process

Oregon SC doesn't hold traditional tryouts for our Competitive Program.

We don't believe that it is productive to evaluate players who are currently in our competitive program during a short window during the spring. Instead, we believe that our coaches' impressions of players from six months of practices and games will provide a more accurate, thorough evaluation.

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 our Evaluation Sessions in May or June.

All players wishing to be considered for spots on 2019-20 competitive rosters must register ahead of time and pay a $5 registration fee.

You must have an account on the Oregon SC Demosphere system to register for Evaluation Sessions. If you don't yet have an account, create one for free and follow the instructions.

Evaluation Sessions are closed to parents and other observers.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS EVALUATION SESSIONS

Many boys players with 2001 through 2005 birth years attended Evaluation Sessions in June 2019 and accepted offers. We will hold another series of Evaluation Sessions in November 2019, which will allow coaches to finalize team placements.

Those sessions are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10 at JPW-20:

  • 10-11:30 a.m. - 2005 and 2004 birth years
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. - 2003, 2002 and 2001 birth years

Players who attended the earlier sessions are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions, in addition to any players who did not but would like to be considered for a spot on a roster.

All interested players who have not already accepted an offer must be registered for Evaluation Sessions by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. We anticipate sending out the additional offers Nov. 14; players will have 24 hours to accept or decline.

2019-20 OFFER DATES/DEADLINES

Current Oregon SC players receiving early offers for U11-U14 (2009-2006) will have until noon Central time on June 13, 2019, to accept the offer of a place for the 2019-20 season.

2019-20 offers to all other players ages U11-U14/15 (2009-2005) will be sent out at noon Central time on June 14, 2019, per Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association policy. Players will have 24 hours to accept or decline the offer.

Current Oregon SC players receiving early offers for U15-U19 (2005-2001) will have until noon Central time on June 20, 2019, to accept the offer of a place for the 2019-20 season.

2019-20 season offers to all other players ages U15-U19 (2005-2001) will be sent out at noon Central time on June 21, 2019, per WYSA policy. Players will have 24 hours to accept or decline the offer.

According to WYSA 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.

OFFER PROCESS

Wave 1

  1. Hold evaluation dates for all U11-U14/15 age pools
  2. Put players who attended the evaluations in an order to determine which players will be offered spots. Decisions made by lead coaches for age pool and DOC. Decide how many teams we will field at each age.
  3. Send players who are currently in the program early offers via open promotion. These will be players the coach and DOC have decided should be on the team/pool based on skill and willingness to develop. Offers will be sent on June 3, which allows time for rainouts and near the end of the school year.

Wave 2

  1. Players who decline their early offers (no reply is considered decline) are compared to the other players that were evaluated and placed into that order appropriately.
  2. Can extend offers to players currently in the program if they are taking the place of a player who declined an early offer.
  3. External offers sent at noon June 14 (U11-U14) and noon June 21 (U15 and older).
  4.  Alternative offers sent out in order if there are declines

Wave 3

  1. Evaluate numbers for each age pool/team after all responses received.
  2. Reach out to any players in the program who did not receive an offer for their age-appropriate pool/team and offer them a spot in a different age pool if there are openings or on a combined age group team or a training spot.
  3. Contact other local clubs to see if they had any players who would like to play but didn’t make a team, or to see if they have spots available for players to whom we could not offer a spot.
  4. If players not currently in our program who did not attend evaluations contact us about joining OSC, evaluate if we have roster room available to do so. If we do, these players will have a session with an OSC coach to let us evaluate him/her and allow the player to evaluate our coach to see if it is a good fit.

ROSTER FORMATION GUIDELINES

UNDER-11/12 Teams

  • Ideal number per roster: 12.
  • Minimum number of players for one team: 11.
  • Maximum number of players for one team: 14.
  • To create two teams, need at least 22 players; maximum for two teams is 28 players.
  • For three teams, need 36-42 players.

 Under-13 and older teams

  • Ideal number per roster: 15.
  • Minimum number of players for one team: 13.
  • Maximum number of players for one team: 18.
  • To create two teams, need at least 26 players; maximum for two teams is 36 players.
  • For three teams, need 42-54 players.

What stays the same and what changes?

The system that goes into effect for the 2019-20 season has some similarities and differences compared to our previous process.

THINGS THAT DIDN'T CHANGE

  • Pool system training and rosters for age groups with multiple teams
  • Will re-evaluate rosters during the season - two re-evaluation periods in fall and one in spring
  • Can create mixed age group teams if we have enough interest from players, but communication has to be key to these players to explain that they are being offered spots on a combined team and why they have received those offers

THINGS THAT CHANGED - AND WHY THEY CHANGED

  • In the previous system, we felt forced to have multiple age pools and teams with lower numbers, creating small rosters for many teams during the 2018-19 season.
  • Small roster numbers are extremely tough on players, families, coaches and managers, as players are frequently asked to sub on other teams.
  • Allows us to be honest with players and parents, helping players play at their appropriate level to maximize their development.
  • Enables us to not offer players who are not putting in the necessary effort or are distracting others at practices, therefore hindering others' development.
  • Avoids uncertainty of who is playing with which team every week.
  • Enables us to create more common teammates for players to play and bond with.
  • Having all players register for evaluation sessions let us know which players have no interest in continuing to play competitive soccer.

MORE INFORMATION/CONTACT US

David Brown

Acting Director of Coaching

Eric Anderson

President

Mike Hoelker

Competitive Commissioner

James Espinosa

Assistant Competitive Commissioner