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Portsmouth Pirates Competitive Soccer Club


Girls Under 16 (GU16) Soccer Information

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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 GU16 Coordinator ( ).
 
Eligibility:
Players that are younger than 16 years old, as of July 31st, are eligible to try-out for this division.
Any player wishing to “play-up” is required to get approval from both Age Level Coordinators (U14 and U16). Please contact to make such a request.

 

Overview:
Players are expected to attend all tryout sessions. We will hold tryouts “rain or shine” unless the weather is very bad and player safety is at risk. Any cancellations will be e-mailed to parents.

 

As U-16 is a competitive division, there is commitment involved to the sport. Players are expected to be at all practices and games unless there is a legitimate excuse. The GU16 Teams participate in an outdoor spring season and arrangements will be made for the teams to participate in a competitive indoor session in the winter based on the coach’s discretion.

 

Players MUST be registered with the Portsmouth Pirates organization in order to try-out for a team. To register, use the links on our registration page.

 

Player registration is mandatory before taking part in tryouts.

 

Players should come to tryouts dressed ready to play with shin guards, cleats, a properly inflated size 5 soccer ball and plenty of water. Returning players should wear their Pirates numbered uniform jersey with name on the back. New players can wear any t-shirt and will be given a number for try-out purposes.

 

Players will be evaluated in various areas by a diverse group of coaches. Evaluations will include:

  •  4 v 4, 6 v 6 15 minute games with no substitutions.  Players should focus on technique, 1v1 attacking and defending, and incorporating skills like step-overs, pull backs, etc. into their game.  Evaluations will include emphasis on foot skills and ball control while shooting, dribbling, passing and tackling; also physical and technical speed. 
  • 8 v 8 15 minute games with no substitutions. Players on offense should focus on possession, supporting the ball carrier and movement to space without the ball.  Players on defense should focus on maintaining shape, staying compact and delaying the attack.  Evaluations will include emphasis on offensive and defensive skills/tactics, recognition of options, field awareness, communication, proper spacing, trapping, passing and physical conditioning.