Registered players will receive email updates regarding tryouts. If your child is unable to make a tryout or has questions, please contact the BU8 Coordinator
The players will be evaluated on the following:
Dribbles with speed
Dribbles with control
Quality of 1st touch
1 v 1 -
Aggression, Speed, Agility
Body contact – Shielding/Pressure
Transition (switching from offense to defense)
The players will also be rated in:
• Ability to follow directions
• Commitment, Good sporting behavior
Please bring to each tryout session:
• water bottle
• shin guards
• ball (size 3)
• red jersey, if none, one colored (red if available)
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 soccer league, The Super Liga, 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). All players will be expected to attend practice and games.
During the Fall, the Club has a tradition of attending the Kohl's American Cup Tournament in late August. During the Spring, the Club also attends the Danvers Invitational (Memorial Day weekend) and our very own Portsmouth Invitational (Father's Day weekend).
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.
Registration - Please visit the registration page and register prior to attending try-outs.