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SPRING 2019 DATES (as of 2/8/19)

Additional details will be posted here as soon as they are available.  

GAMES (8 games)

Saturdays - March 30, April 6, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8
Sunday - June 9 (make up date if necessary)
NO GAMES:  SPRING BREAK bookend weekends (before/after) and Memorial Day weekend

POOL SESSIONS (10 sessions)

Mondays
March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3
NO PRACTICE:  Spring Break April 15

Wednesdays

March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5
NO PRACTICE:  Spring Break April 17

TEAM PRACTICES

  • Begin Monday, March 25 for Wednesday pool practice teams
  • Final team practices on/by Friday, June 7

ADP Tryouts

ADP Tryout Instructions for the Spring 2019 Season

Remember that this tryout is to participate in the ADP spring 2019 season only.   Should your player be selected to participate in the ADP program, he/she will be participating for ONLY the spring 2019 and will be required to try out again this summer for the next (fall 2019/spring 2020) ADP season.

Players already selected and that participated in the fall 2018 ADP season do not try out again for spring.  These players are expected to return to play for the spring 2019 season.  

 




There is the one and only tryout for the ADP Spring 2019 season.
 

Monday, March 11
5:00-6:15 PM Girls
6:30 - 7:45 PM Boys 

Location: Long Bridge Park - Field # 3 - address/directions (updated 2/6/19)


MAKEUP DATE - ONLY IF NEEDED DUE TO WEATHER AND/OR FIELD CONDITIONS

Sunday, March 17
5:00-6:15 PM Girls
6:30 - 7:45 PM Boys

Location: TBD  (to be determined as of 1/30/19)


Tryout Instructions


Please arrive at the field 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.
 You must check-in with our volunteers at the tryout check-in tent. This will allow us to properly notify the coaching staff of the participants at the tryout. 


Registration Number


Your player has been assigned a specific number for the tryoutThis registration number is included in the confirmation e-mail received after registering for the tryout.

Write the one, two or three digit number on the front and back of the shirt they wear for tryouts. DO NOT include any other information on the shirt.

This number should be written in black marker (in large, 6-inch numbers) on the front and back of a white t-shirt.  Please do not include any other information on the t-shirt (no name, team affiliation, logo, etc). 


What to Bring to the Tryout

Every player MUST wear shin guards. Your child will not be allowed to participate if they do not have shin guards. 

Please have your child bring adequate water, a size 4 soccer ball, and a great attitude.


A parent or a guardian is required to stay at the field once the player has checked in. We usually have designated areas for parents to sit/stand, and you are welcome to watch the tryout from this location but are asked not to interact with the coaching staff or interfere with the flow of the tryout. Parents are expected to follow the instructions of the tryout coordinators. 


What to Expect After the Tryout


We expect to notify players of the outcome within 7 days after the tryout.   An email will be sent to the primary parent email address on file once selections are posted to the website. 


Helpful Information 


ADP FAQs: http://arlingtonsoccer.com/programs/adp/developmental-program-faqs 

Good luck. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dave Berver at daveberver@arlingtonsoccer.com. See you on the soccer field. 

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How are players evaluated and selected for ADP teams?

Players are evaluated using several criteria during tryouts each year. The three most important areas of evaluation are technical ability, speed, and character.

1) Technical

●       Can a player handle the ball technically under pressure and in tight spaces?

2) Speed

●       Pure Speed – Is the player fast from point A to B?

●       Technical Speed – Can the player handle the ball under pressure?

●       Tactical Speed – Can the player make fast decisions with and without the ball?

3) Character

●       Does the player like to compete?

●       Is he/she a positive influence on the group?

●       Does the player possess a high work rate?

●       Does the player bring passion and energy to the game?


Players are evaluated in these and other areas.  If selected, players will be placed on teams based in part on where they live, where their school is located, and/or where their developmental needs are best met. Players that are not selected for the ADP will be provided with information on Recreational Soccer and other programs in Arlington Soccer Association.

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Tryout Instructions for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Season

The ADP will run open tryouts in May/June for the U9, U10, U11 and U12 ages to form teams for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  All players are evaluated during these tryouts by the team coaches and additional evaluators.

ADP selected players participate in both the fall and spring Seasons. 

Prior to the spring season a tryout will occur in March for any openings in ADP due to players not returning.  Only players not currently in ADP need to tryout.

What to Expect After Tryouts

Results are posted on this page.  Participating families and players will be notified by email once this list for their age group is posted on this page.  

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Selections for the 2018-19 Season

2007 Boys (PDF) | 2007 Girls (PDF)

2008 Boys (PDF) | 2008 Girls (PDF)

2009 Boys (PDF) | 2009 Girls (PDF)

2010 Boys (PDF) | 2010 Girls (PDF)


Questions?

For additional information about ADP soccer and tryouts, visit our ADP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) page. You may also email Dave Berver for assistance.