Portsmouth Pirates Competitive Soccer Club, Portsmouth, RI - Click for Home Page

Portsmouth Pirates Competitive Soccer Club

Girls Under 12 (GU12) Soccer Information

Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association, Click for home page

For Tryout dates and Times see here

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

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.


Team Rosters
The teams will be posted at www.pysa.com


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.