Registered players will receive email updates regarding tryouts.
If your child is unable to make a tryout or has questions, please contact the GU14 Coordinator
The players will be evaluated on the following:
Uses both feet
Uses inside/outside of foot
Uses both feet
Dribbles with speed
Use of both feet
Move to open space
Ability to control the ball
Quality of 1st touch
1 v 1 -
Ball control - shielding
Transition (switching from Team offense to Team defense)
Tryouts will consist mostly of scrimmages - 4v4; 6v6, 8v8, 11v11
The players will also be rated in:
• Ability to follow directions
• Aggression, Speed
• Commitment, Good sporting behavior
Please bring to each tryout session:
• water bottle
• shin guards
• ball (size 5)
• both home and away jerseys, if none, one colored (red if available) and one white t-shirt
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 or two indoor sessions during the Winter (Nov - 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. Any cancellations are sent out via email.
Registration - Please visit the registration page and register prior to attending try-outs.