Tryouts for DS Soccer BAYS travel teams happen in the late Spring, normally end of May or first days of June. They are run by independent, external staff from GPS, from an area outside of the Boston Region, who do not know the players. The players are evaluated in a series of 'blind' and iterative exercises. These scores are then used, with head coach and assistant coach player evaluation data and DOC professional input, at the placement meetings to form teams.
Dates, time and venue are announced mid Spring season. Please pay attention to the year listed below as the site may still be showing last year's schedule.
Spring 2019 Tryout Schedule
All spring 2019 evaluation sessions will be at Fessenden Field in Sherborn.
Tuesday May 28th:
4.15pm start for a 5.45pm end – RISING 4th grade/current 3rd grade boys.
6.00pm start for a 7.30pm end – RISING 5th grade/current 4th grade girls.
Wednesday May 29th:
4.15pm start for a 5.45pm end – RISING 5th grade/current 4th grade boys.
6.00pm start for a 7.30pm end – RISING 7th & 8th grade/current 6th & 7th grade girls.
Thursday May 30th:
4.15pm start for a 5.45pm end – RISING 6th grade/current 5th grade boys.
6.00pm start for a 7.30pm end – RISING 4th grade/current 3rd grade girls.
Friday May 31st:
3.15pm start for a 4.45pm end – RISING 7th & 8th grade/current 6th & 7th grade boys.
5.00pm start for a 6.30pm end – RISING 6th grade/current 5th grade girls.
RAIN DATE if necessary will be time slots on Saturday June 1st.
The evaluation tryout sessions are run by assessors brought in from out of the area. The rankings and scores from these sessions are a complement to the coach evaluation sheets that score each player across fourteen criteria, weighted to match the Club’s player philosophy. There are no evaluation tryout sessions for rising Grade 3/current Grade 2 players; these younger players are evaluated by coaches and the Club across the spring season to help us form