2020/2021 Chester Springs United Tryouts – FAQ

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Chester Springs United will not be holding on field tryouts for current players in the club. We will be reaching out to those players in the coming weeks to offer them roster spots. All non-current players interested in joining the club should still complete the tryout registration. Our current tryout date for non-current players is set as TBD, and will be set at a later date.

If you have not registered for tryouts, whether a current or non-current player, please still complete registration to indicate your interest. We have waived the registration fee.

For any questions, please contact matt@chesterspringsunited.com.

How are CSU tryouts run?

Tryouts are now TDB due to the recent COVID-19 situation. Players will be expected to make every effort to be at all tryouts. Although, tryouts are held in the spring, the actual travel soccer season for the new teams will typically begin in June.

At the conclusion of tryouts the CSU staff will pick teams. In general, coaches will notify the players of their status within 48 hours of the last tryouts.

How are players evaluated at CSU tryouts?

Players attending tryouts will be evaluated on the following:

Technical Ability – How well a player performs the skills needed to be a successful soccer player. (Dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, turning)

Tactical Ability (Soccer IQ) – Players should be able to make quick decisions when attacking, defending, and in transition. We are always looking for players with a high “Soccer IQ”

Athletic Ability – Speed, Agility, Quickness, Coordination, Endurance, and Strength

Character and Positive Attitude – CSU is always looking for players who take pride in playing for CSU, players who are very respectful with strong values of character and integrity, and players who are committed to working very hard to reach their individual potential.

Who will coach CSU Travel Teams?

Our staff consists of professional licensed coaches who have played at the collegiate and/or professional levels. Our staff has coaching experience at the highest youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. We strongly believe in having the most experienced staff who are professionally licensed, but most importantly we are committed to building our staff with coaches who are extremely passionate and energetic about creating a dynamic, fun, and competitive training environment for all CSU players and teams.

What is the commitment level for CSU travel teams?

Most travel teams (U8-U16) start their season in August and play in one or two tournaments in late August. All teams will play in a fall travel league. The first league games are typically on the weekend after Labor Day weekend. Fall leagues typically run through mid-November. FALL SEASON – In the fall, teams will typically have one match per week. 
Travel teams will have two practices a week throughout the fall season with the exact schedule determined by the head coach and the club. Teams will usually conclude the fall season with 1 or 2 tournaments in November/December. 
WINTER SEASON – In the winter, teams will typically train 1-2 times per week and play in 1 indoor league. 
SPRING SEASON – Most teams will enter 1-2 early spring tournaments to prepare for the EPYSA State Cup. Teams will usually enter an additional 1-2 tournaments in April and May.