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Tonka United Tryout Information

Tonka United Tryout Schedule (for the 2017-2018 season)

2007-2009 Tryouts = July 17-19, 2017
2006-2000 Tryouts = July 30-August 4, 2017

For Specific Age Groups and Times Click here


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Birth Year Tryout Details

As most of you know, U.S. Soccer has announced two important changes as part of their new player development initiatives. These changes have been mandated by U.S. Soccer and have been approved by U.S. Youth Soccer for implementation in all states.  The major change which affects tryouts is the change to birth year registration as opposed to the current school year registration.  These are mandates from U.S. Soccer and have to be followed by all soccer clubs across the nation. These are not policy changes created by Tonka United.  

 What you need to know: 
  • Teams will be formed based on birth year
  • Players MUST attend the tryout for their birth year  (Except for 2001 & older birth years - See below)
  • Players who are currently playing U16-U19 (next years 1999, 2000, 2001 age groups) are allowed to attend either the tryout of their birth year or the one year older.
  • Players cannot play “down” a year
  • Play-ups are only allowed per Tonka United’s Play-up policies.  **See below
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Tonka United Play-Up Policy

10.3 Play-ups - administrative 
Our policy is that Players participate with the age level defined by USYS, with the following exceptions, subject to concurrence by the parents and player: 
All Players must attend tryouts at their own age group.
Where numbers dictate a move of players up to form a team. 
In all cases, play-ups must be approved by the Director of Coaching. 

10.4 Play-ups – skill based 
The goal is to have players play with their USYS age guidelines. If it is decided by the Age Group Directors along with the Director of Coach and Player development that a player is significantly hindered in his/her growth and development due to a lack of challenge in their current age group a player may be considered for a skill based play-up.    

10.5 Guest Play-ups   
A player may temporarily play up on a higher age-group team on an as needed basis, consistent with USYS rules, as long as the player fills the roster spot on the players age group team, the players first obligation will always be to the team the player was selected for.  Guesting arrangements are to be made through the two coaches involved.  The involved coaches must honor the player’s obligation to represent the team for which he/she is rostered. 

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 MYSA will now offer a U14+ Fall League for 2003 8th Graders

In the past, MYSA U14 Leagues have served the vast majority of Minnesota 8th graders.  High School soccer opportunities generally begin in 9th grade (freshman). New Birth Year rules would otherwise affect some 8th graders. A new 14+ league (in lieu of U14), will also allow those born between August and December (near all 8th graders) to play the fall prior to the High School Soccer experience.

Tonka United plans to offer a Team pending registration numbers (Level TBD based on registration)  for the U14+ 2017 Fall Season. Teams formed for the 2018 Season will be independent of the Fall Season.

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Other Tryout Details


Tonka United tryouts take place each year as soon as MYSA allows, which is the day after the MYSA State Tournament ends/  Typically this is the last week in July or the 1st week of August for U12-U18. 

Under-9 - Under-11 tryouts are held usually in mid-July.

 

1) PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS OF TRYOUTS
2) ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE BEFORE TROUTS TO BE PLACED  ON A TEAM.  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JUNE.

Location Dates & Times 
All tryouts are held at:
Minnetonka Middle School West
6421 Hazeltine Blvd,
Excelsior, MN 55331

Results and Team Formation Guidelines

  • Teams from Fall to Summer Season are subject to change based on registrations, commitments, and other unforeseen circumstances. For the most part, fall teams will be summer teams. 
  • Top teams in each age group will be formed first, usually within one week from tryout completion. All other teams will be formed and finalized soon thereafter.
  • Players will be contacted via email as to their individual team placement.
  • Players will be asked to accept their spot and confirm their commitment to their team within 24-48 hours of the sent email.
  • There will be no contesting team placement of any players in any age groups.

Other Important Information

The main purpose of tryouts is to help us form teams with players of like soccer abilities. This allows for the most suitable player development environment – where players can have fun, be adequately challenged, and improve game day performance. It is important that every player in our program has the chance to succeed and enjoy playing soccer. Playing above or below one’s level often brings out frustration or boredom. Our goal is to find that perfect balance. Please help support the program by supporting your child – whatever level he or she is placed at.

Thank you.

Tonka United Staff





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