Registered players will receive email updates regarding tryouts.
If your daughter 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: - All players must wear red pirates jersey with # and name for ID purposes. If a player has never played for Portsmouth Pirates, please wear a red shirt. Players must also bring shin guards, cleats, inflated size #4 soccer ball and plenty of water.
Players will be evaluated in various areas by a diverse group of coaches, from within and outside the age group as best I can gather.
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.
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 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. Any cancellations are sent out via email.