SPRING 2023 HIGH SCHOOL AGED TEAMS
Malden Youth Soccer will be conducting tryouts for our spring high-school aged teams (Grades 9 through post-grad 1) on Sunday, November 6. Those who want to play on a spring team should fill out the form linked below, and should attend the tryout if at all possible.
Boys - Nov 6, 10:00-11:45 Howard Park
Girls - Nov 6, 12:00-1:45 Howard Park
This spring season provides opportunities for boys and girls in the following cohorts
Grade 11+ (grade 9-class of '22 are eligible)
Grade 9/10 (grades 8-10 are eligible)
Expect 6 or 7 regular season games starting in Mid April, normally played on Sundays. Winning teams will be eligible for postseason championship play at the Middlesex and Massachusetts levels.
It is not necessary to pay for your registration at this time. Registration will be open between November and January, but will be closed when teams are full.
No Charge to Reserve
When will we be practicing?
Formal practice schedules will be communicated around February or March and teams will start practicing when weather allows. Some coaches may begin activities over the winter break.
How long is the tryout?
Expect to spend about 1.75 hours at the field during your tryout.
Who will be coaching each team?
Coaching assignments are not final. We expect most coaches from last spring to return.
When do I need to pay?
You do not need to pay to attend tryouts. Registration will be open between early November and late January. You will need to pay when you register. We recommend that you register as soon as you can because we will close registration when teams are full.
I'm in 8th grade, what should I do?
Although the rules allow for 8th graders to play at the high school levels, this is not recommended for most players. The level of competition at high school age groups is very high, and there are fewer games (~6) than in the normal travel season (~9). 8th graders must be approved to play on high school aged teams, and will be required to meet certain age requirements. We will not be conducting tryouts for the "normal" grade 7/8 spring teams, and there is no need to attend this tryout session. If you would like to be considered for a grade 7/8 travel team and have not played on a MYSA team in the past, please contact email@example.com.
What are the exact age and grade requirements?
To play on a Grade 9-10 team, players must be between grade 8 and 10, and must have a birth year within 2006, 2007, or 2008.
To play on a grade 11+ team, players must be between grade 9 and 2022 graduate, and must have a birth year of 2003-2008.
Violating these rules would cause teams to be ineligible, so exceptions will not be considered.
Do I need to attend a tryout?
Spring high school aged teams will be formed earlier than usual this season. Although it is possible to be assigned to a team without attending a tryout, it is highly recommended that you fill out the form above to let us know that you want to play. We will do our best to assess your skill based on prior history. We may have more players than can be accepted on teams and cuts may be required. Letting us know your intentions is the best way to reserve your spot.
Can I attend even if I didn't fill out the form?
Yes, if you did not fill out the form to reserve your tryout spot, you can still attend the tryouts... But you will need to wait in an extra line to complete the walk-in process. It will be more efficient if you fill out the form before Saturday afternoon.
Will everybody make a team, or will there be cuts?
Depending on the number of registrations at each grade/gender group, we may not be able to accomodate all players. We will consider several factors if selections are required: time of registration, appropriate skill for the designated level, and commitment level. If sufficient numbers of players register, we will not need to cut... so spread the word.
Are girls permitted to play on boys teams?
Yes, girls are permitted to be rostered on boys teams.