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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Tryout Information

Tryouts for 2021-2022 Season

Tryouts for the 2021-2022 season will be held on June 1-2 at Liberty Park. (Rain date June 3.)


Frequently Asked Questions about Tryouts

If you have additional questions, please contact the club at

Q.) What is competitive soccer?
A.) Quite simply, it means players are selected for teams via tryouts rather than assigned to teams as is done in recreational soccer. In Wisconsin competitive soccer teams can be formed beginning at the U11 age group.

Q.) Who should tryout for a competitive soccer team?
A.) Kids who really love to play soccer and want to learn to play at a more advanced level are good candidates for competitive soccer. Competitive soccer is for the player who wants professional instruction and who wants to be in a more competitive environment with other players who share the same goals.

Q.) How are teams selected?
A.) Teams are selected by skill level based on the tryouts.

Q.) What happens during tryouts?
A.) Exercises are used to evaluate players based on individual skill level such as dribbling, passing/ receiving, and finishing. Game play and understanding are evaluated through small sided games. Touch, athleticism, fitness, decision making, attitude, effort, and leadership are the characteristics that the coaching staff will look to evaluate players.

Q.) What if my child is sick or injured, or is not available during tryouts? What if my child can only make one day of tryouts?
A.) Please notify the club at as soon as possible so that we can determine next steps. In the past, we've used the player's previous coach's knowledge and evaluation as a guide for team placement.

Q. How many teams will be formed?
A.) The number and age group of teams for 2021-2022 are dependent on how many players tryout at each age group.

Q.) Is my son or daughter still going to be able to play with his or her friends and classmates?
A.) It is possible, however, the placement of individual players on specific teams depends solely on tryouts results. Playing with your friends is not always a reality in the current environment.

Q.) Can my son or daughter play up in age?
A.) Yes, it is possible to play up depending on tryout results.

Q.) How much does it cost to play competitive soccer?
A.) The cost to play competitive soccer on a Mount Horeb Soccer Club team were $720 for the 2020-2021 season. The fees for 2021-2022 are still TBD but will be close to this amount. This covers three tournaments and a paid coach with the appropriate licensing as determined by US Soccer.

Q.) Who will be coaching my child?
A.) The coaching assignments will be decided after tryouts based on the number of teams and its needs. 

Q.) How many practices are there per week?
A.) Typically two practices per week during fall and spring.

Q.) How many games will teams play per season?
A.) Each season (spring and fall) will usually consist of eight league games; one per week, usually Saturday or Sundays. Our teams will be playing against other Madison Area competitive teams and depending on the league level.

Q.) Is it possible to play other sports/activities while participating in competitive soccer?
A.) Yes!! It is a popular myth that Mount Horeb Soccer Club players can not have multiple commitments or play several sports. We feel that well-rounded athletes can contribute significantly to our program. We will not discourage players from sampling what is out there. Players and parents, alike, should simply communicate with the coach ahead of time and work together to ensure a positive experience for all concerned.