Spring 2014

 

Spring 2014 Tryouts
We will post tryout information for Fall 2013 teams as we receive it and remove it as tryouts are completed . If you are looking for a team do not hesitate to contact any of our clubs at any time! It is often the case that existing teams are looking for a player or two.

General Information
GVSA Tryouts are open to all interested players who are the appropriate age and gender. Clubs may require players to reside in a specific geographical area (e.g. a School District), but this is rarely the case. If your player does not make a team do not hesitate to contact other clubs, as they often are looking for players also.

Players should show up for tryouts ready to play soccer (bring a ball, shin guards and shoes) and should bring their own water. Please do not wear club uniforms. Players under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Typically you should arrive 30 minutes before the start of the tryout so that you can register and your player has time to get ready.

Clubs typically will form as any teams as they feasibly can. Tryouts are meant to form teams based on ability level and interest, not to turn away players. Clubs typically will form additional teams in an age group if a coach is available and there are enough players. If a player misses the open tryouts a club may, at their option, offer a trial to fill a position.

The cost to play for a club will vary significantly as some clubs attend tournaments, do off season training and may pay their coaches. Please make sure you are clear on what onbligations playing for a club will entail. Ask them any questions you may have.

Players are registered with a team within a club for one year, starting August 1 and ending July 31 of the following year. Players may not play on two teams in GVSA at the same time, although they may participate in other leagues including the Michigan State Premier program (MSPSP).

Premier teams play in the Michigan State Premier program (MSPSP), the Midwest Regional League (MRL) or the National League. All other teams play in GVSA.  Premier/MRL/National League tryouts are shown in Yellow.

Clubs are listed below in alphabetic order. For additional contacts or websites click on our GVSA Clubs & Contacts link on the left. No tryouts for teams playing in GVSA area allowed prior to June 17.

No Club may ask a player to sign a GVSA Registration form or make a commitment in any other way prior to June 19. This allows players to attend tryouts for more than one club, if they wish. If you are pressured into making a verbal commitment it is completely non-binding as it should not have been asked for! Premier teams may ask players to sign on June 15, immediately after their tryouts.

Age groups for 2013/2014 (Ages are as of August 1, 2013)

Age Group Born On Through
Under 19 (U19) 8-1-1994 7-31-1996
U17 8-1-1996 7-31-1997
U16 8-1-1997 7-31-1998
U15 8-1-1998 7-31-1999
U14 8-1-1999 7-31-2000
U13 8-1-2000 7-31-2001
U12 8-1-2001 7-31-2002
U11 8-1-2002 7-31-2003
U10 8-1-2003 7-31-2004
U9 8-1-2004 7-31-2005
U8 8-1-2005 7-31-2006
U7 8-1-2006 7-31-2007

No player born after July 31, 2007 may play in GVSA during the 2013/2014 season. There are no exceptions. GVSA does not have U7 Divisions, but U7 players may play on U8 teams, but not U9 or older teams.
Players may not play down in a younger age group.
Girls may play on a Boys team, if the club is willing to allow it.
Players through U14, except U7s, may play up two age groups, at their club's discretion. Players U15 and older may play up in any age group through U19.
U15 and U16 teams normally play together, as do U17 and U19 teams.

Players Needed

TASC: looking for 3-4 U15/16 boys for spring. Please contact Matt Barnes if interested mattb@alliancebeverage.com
Muskegon Lakers: looking for 2-3 U14 boys for spring. U11 White Lake girls team is looking for some players, Please contact muskegonlakers@comcast.net if interested.
TNT Dynamite West is looking for U-16 Boys players. Please contact Tom Michael at tomrmichael@comcast.net or call at 616-299-0871.
TNT Dynamite West is looking for U-12 Boys in Holland and please contact Aaron Daane at azdsoccer@sbcglobal.net or call at 616-780-1723.
Vardar West looking for 2-3 U15/U16 boys. Please contact Mike Boogaart, coachboogaart@gmail.com, 616 250-4045
Real Grand is looking for three U10 girls for spring. Strong U9 girls considered. Contact Shawn Netjes at soccer@realgrand.com or 616.295.5366.
River City Rascals is looking for U9 Girls,U8 Boys, U9 Boys, U10 Boys, U11 Boys, U13 Boys. Contact Derek at (616) 446-1095.


Alliance FC (Grand Rapids - East)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please go to allianceacademy.net/tryout_registration

 

Cadillac SA
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact Mike Clark, CSA Director at 231-878-1203 or goto www.cadillacsoccer.com

 

CASSA (Cedar Springs)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

 

CATS (Caledonia)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please visit www.catsfcsoccer.com

 

Central Shoreline SC (Ludington)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please visit www.centralshoreline.com or contact Lisa Cooney at 231.690.1013.

 

Costa United (Holland)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact admin@costaunited.com

 

Flying Kick (Rockford area)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please contact Fabio Mendes 616.482.7333

 

Fruitport SC
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact Chris Belasco

 

Grand Rapids Crew Jrs (Grand Rapids - East, Kentwood)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

View tryout information for Crew Jrs here

Visit www.grcrewjuniors.org

Hastings FC
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

If you have any questions please contact Sarah at 616.706.1151

 

Lakeshore Premier SC (Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please call 616-318-9085 or visit Lakeshore Premier SC or contact Lakeshore Premier

 

LASSO (Lowell)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

 

Michigan Fire Juniors (Georgetown-Jenison-Hudsonville)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For additional information please visit www.michiganfirejuniors.com



Michigan Rovers (Grand Rapids - Wyoming - Holland - Muskegon)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For information contact Michigan Rovers 616.531.1000

 

Muskegon Lakers
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

Players interested in attending the try-out should contact Leon Tabler 231-740-0252.

 

Muskegon Lakers - White Lake
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

Players interested in attending the try-out should contact Leon Tabler 231-740-0252.

 

Muskegon Lakers - Fremont
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

Players interested in attending the try-out should contact Dave Byrne, 231-924-4543 or davebyrne22@sbcglobal.net

 

Northland United SC (Big Rapids)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For additional information please contact Mark Gifford

Tryout Flyer

 

Ole SC (Grand Rapids)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For additional information please contact Jose Rodriguez

 

PASS FC (Plainfield Twp)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For additional information please visit www.pass-fc.com

 

Rapids FC (Grand Rapids - East)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For tryout registration please visit www.rapidsfc.net

 

Real Grand (East Grand Rapids)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please EMail soccer@realgrand.com

 

Reeths-Puffer YSC (Muskegon)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For additional information and a tryout registration form please visit www.rpyouthsoccer.com

 

River City Rascals
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact Derek Dufendach (616) 446-1095

For additional information and a tryout registration form please visit www.rivercityrascalssoccer.com

 

SCOR (Rockford)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information visit www.scorsoccer.net/tryouts

 

TASC (Middleville)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information please visit http://www.thornappleareasoccerclub.com/tryouts/ or contact Stephanie Woods at swoods@tkschools.org

 

TNT Dynamite West (Grandville and Holland)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact Aaron Daane at 616-780-1723

 

Tri Cities Strikers (Grand Haven- Spring Lake - Ferrysburg)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For more information contact Mike Frendt

 

USA (Holland)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location

For forms and more information please visit www.usasoccerholland.com

 

Vardar West (Grand Rapids - South)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location
U15 - U18 Boys Nov 5 5:30pm 6:00pm-8:00pm Brewer Park, Cricket Field, Outdoors
U15 - U18 Boys Nov 6 6:00pm 6:30pm-8:00pm Home School Building, Corner of Gezon and Burlingame, Indoors

For more information please visit www.vardarwest.com/west/home  or call 616.874.1608

 

West Michigan Storm [formerly known as Sailors SC] - (Norton Shores)
Age Groups Date Registration Tryouts Location