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Apr, 2019

CSC Travel Tryouts

The details below will help you understand the tryout process and give you the tryout dates for each age group. Age groups are determined by the child's birth year. If you still have questions after reviewing, please contact Britt Hamblin, our VP of travel, at [email protected]

Our goal is to have two or more teams set up for each age group for both boys and girls. The number of teams ultimately depends on the volume of kids at tryouts, which is why we encourage every family with a desire to try travel to come out to the tryouts. Our tryouts happen each year for both new and returning players ... all players must tryout each and every year. 

We have two tryouts for every age group that consist of the following formats, and we strongly urge every child who comes out to attend both tryouts:

- 1st Session: 1.5 hours (planned format: 30 minute skill-based / 60 minutes 3v3 or 4v4 scrimmages)
- 2nd Session: 1.5 hours (planned format: 30 minute small-sided scrimmage / 60 minute 7v7 or 8v8 scrimmages)

These tryouts are run by USA Sports Group, whose trainers control all scoring/rankings of the kids during each of the tryouts. We feel it is very important that all scoring is handled by USA Sports Group so everything is done by a neutral party. At the conclusion of the two tryouts, USA submits their evaluations to us, which is used to form teams. The best score is kept across the two tryouts, which is why we urge all kids to attend both tryout sessions. It is important that these scores are not published outside of the board and coaches. These USA scores are also not discussed externally with any parent.

The dates for each age group are below, and we always do our best to coordinate with other members of the club so we avoid conflicts with existing game schedules.
Tryouts are currently slated to be held at Orange Avenue School (OAS), Hillside Avenue School (HAS), and the Baseball Turf Field at Memorial Field. IMPORTANT: Please have your player there 15 minutes before the start of tryouts to get them signed in.

* Boys & Girls born in 2006 (U14) - Saturday, 5/4 & 5/18, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (OAS)
* Boys & Girls born in 2007 (U13) - Saturday, 5/4 & 5/18, 9:30-11:00 AM, (OAS) 
* Boys & Girls born in 2008 (U12) - Saturday, 5/4 & 5/18, 8-9:30 AM, (OAS)
* Boys & Girls born in 2009 (U11) - Friday, 5/3, 7-8:30 PM, Memorial New Turf; Friday, 5/10, 5- 6:30 PM, Hillside Avenue School
* Boys & Girls born in 2010 (U10) - Friday, 5/3, 5-6:30 PM, Hillside Avenue School; Friday, 5/10, 7-8:30 PM, Memorial New Turf 
* Boys born in 2011 (U9) - Sunday, 5/5, 3-4:30 PM, Hillside Avenue School; Sunday, 5/19, 4:30-6 PM, Hillside Avenue School 
* Girls born in 2011 (U9) - Sunday, 5/5, 4:30-6 PM, Hillside Avenue School; Sunday, 5/19, 3-4:30 PM, Hillside Avenue School

Once all tryouts are complete, USA will submit all scores to the Club in late May. From there, we will then select teams within a few weeks.  

If any current players on our Travel or Intercounty teams have feedback on your coach, trainer, or team, please let us know.  Travel feedback or issues should be addressed to Britt at [email protected] and Intercounty feedback should be sent to Michael Cruz at [email protected]

Visit CSC Travel Program page for more information

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Cranford Soccer Club

P.O. Box 903 
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Cranford Soccer Club

P.O. Box 903 
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

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