Do I have to register if I can’t attend Tryouts?
YES. All players MUST register online for Tryouts in advance, regardless of attendance at Tryouts. You will not be considered for placement on a team if you are not registered. Please let us know if you will miss tryouts by emailing email@example.com.
What if I am injured and cannot participate in Tryouts?
Players who are injured and unable to participate in tryouts still must register for Tryouts. If you are injured after you have submitted your tryout registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All injured players should still attend tryouts.
What should I wear to Tryouts?
MTA t-shirts will be handed out at the first tryout for your age group. Players need to bring BOTH t-shirts to any/all tryouts! Shinguards are required. Do NOT wear any soccer team affiliated gear/logos (including MTA).
What should I bring to Tryouts?
Plenty of water, sunscreen, shinguards, soccer cleats, and an inflated soccer ball of the appropriate size. You should have hand sanitizer with you, and use it often.
Should I attend both days of the Tryout Process?
Yes, every player should attend both tryout days for his/her birthyear. If you are unable to attend, it is important that you communicate with your DOC before your tryouts and notify the MTA office at email@example.com.
Are team fees included in the registration cost?
No, team fees (tournaments/travel/showcases/winter leagues/extra scrimmages/etc…) are not included in MTA player fees, except when otherwise noted in the team’s Season Plan. The Season Plan is a cost estimate only. Each team has an individualized season plan and all team fees are determined by the team’s coach and DOC and finalized in November/December after a team meeting. Team fees are collected by the team manager in most cases, but at times may be collected through the MTA office.
Is the uniform included in the cost?
No, the uniform is not included in the registration/MTA player fees. The uniform follows a 2 year life cycle, which begins Fall 2020 and ends with the Summer 2022 season. Uniform numbers will be assigned by the club in order to minimize unnecessary and costly jersey changes and/or purchases throughout the uniform cycle.
Can I watch my child’s tryout?
Parents are not allowed on the tryout fields, to coach from the sidelines, or to engage in conversation with evaluators.