Spring 2016

 

Spring 2016 Tryouts
We will post tryout information for Spring 2016 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 15.

No Club may ask a player to sign a GVSA Registration form or make a commitment in any other way prior to June 17. 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 13, immediately after their tryouts.

Age groups for 2015/2016 (Ages are as of August 1, 2015)

Age Group Born On Through
Under 19 (U19) 8-1-1996 7-31-1997
U18 8-1-1997 7-31-1998
U17 8-1-1998 7-31-1999
U16 8-1-1999 7-31-2000
U15 8-1-2000 7-31-2001
U14 8-1-2001 7-31-2002
U13 8-1-2002 7-31-2003
U12 8-1-2003 7-31-2004
U11 8-1-2004 7-31-2005
U10 8-1-2005 7-31-2006
U9 8-1-2006 7-31-2007
U8 8-1-2007 7-31-2008
U7 8-1-2008 7-31-2009

No player born after July 31, 2009 may play in GVSA during the 2015/2016 season. There are no exceptions. 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

Vardar West:
Vardar West U17/U18 Boys looking for a few players for Spring 2016: We are training Friday nights in Caledonia. Please email us at vardarwest@comcast.net if interested. Coach Lawrence Murray Sr. (616) 893-4359

Reeths-Puffer: is looking for players for U12 Girls Rocket City Breakers contact Coach Ryan Dibble dibbler01@gmail.com

Midwest United Fc: is looking for a few players in various age groups to round out their teams. Please have them contact jsheldon@midwestunitedfc.com if they are interested.

Hastings: Looking for U13/14 boys: Contact Fred Jiles 269-908-9398

TASC: is looking for U12 Boys. Please contact Bob Middleton bobmjr@mtd-inc.com if interested.


Alliance FC (Grand Rapids - East)
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Cadillac SA
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CASSA (Cedar Springs)
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CATS (Caledonia)
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Central Shoreline SC (Ludington)
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Costa United (Holland)
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Fruitport SC
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Hastings FC
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Lakeshore Premier SC (Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon)
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LASSO (Lowell)
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Michigan Fire Juniors (Georgetown-Jenison-Hudsonville)
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Michigan Rovers (Grand Rapids - Wyoming - Holland - Muskegon)
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Midwest United
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Muskegon Lakers
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Muskegon Lakers - White Lake
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Muskegon Lakers - Fremont
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Northland United SC (Big Rapids)
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Ole SC (Grand Rapids)
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PASS FC (Plainfield Twp)
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Rapids FC (Grand Rapids - East)
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Reeths-Puffer YSC (Muskegon)
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River City Rascals
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SCOR (Rockford)
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TASC (Middleville)
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TNT Dynamite West (Grandville and Holland)
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Tri Cities Strikers (Grand Haven- Spring Lake - Ferrysburg)
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USA (Holland)
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Vardar West (Grand Rapids - South)
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West Michigan Storm [formerly known as Sailors SC] - (Norton Shores)
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