Registered players will receive email updates regarding tryouts.
If your child is unable to make a tryout or has questions, please contact the GU12 Coordinator
GU12 AGE Eligibility
Any player wishing to “play-up” is required to get approval from both Age Level Coordinators (U10 and U12). Please contact
to make such a request.
Please bring to each tryout session:
• water bottle
• shin guards
• ball (size 4)
• both home and away jerseys, if none, one colored (red if available) and one white t-shirt
Tryouts will consist mostly of scrimmages – various size sides and ability
Players will be evaluated for individual skills during scrimmages including: Passing- accuracy/weight/strength Touches-Dribbling/receiving/first touches Shooting-Strength/accuracy
The players will also be rated in:
• Ability to follow directions
• Aggression, Speed
• Commitment, Good sporting behavior
Scrimmage Evaluations will include:
-- 4 v 4 10 minute games with no substitutions. Emphasis on foot skills including: trapping/passing, quickness/agility and conditioning
-- 8 v 8 15 minute games with no substitutions. Emphasis on offensive and defensive skills/tactics/recognition, field awareness, communication, proper spacing, trapping, passing and conditioning.
Tryout Results will be posted from links on the tryouts page around Aug 1.
It is important to point out that this is not a recreational club. Each player, along with their parents support, must be prepared to commit to the team they are selected. The Portsmouth Pirates is a competitive soccer club that competes in the RI Superliga both Fall and Spring. It is also highly likely that each team will compete in one indoor during the Winter (Jan- March).
During the Fall, the Club has a tradition of attending the Natick Soccer Columbus Day Tournament and Barrington Invitational in early November. During the Spring the Club also attends the Danvers Invitational (Memorial Day week-end) and our very own Portsmouth Invitational (Fathers Day week-end).
All players will be expected to attend practice and games. If a player is not adhering to this commitment the head coach, with agreement from the Director of Coaches and the President, will be able to remove this player from the roster.
Coaching - If you are interested in coaching this year please contact me ASAP.
Inclement weather cancellation
We will hold the try-outs rain or shine, cancelled only due to lightning. Any cancellations are sent out via email or at the field.