Tryouts & Fees

Tryouts & Fees

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2017-2018 Travel Soccer Tryouts  – Overview

To be read by every family prior to tryouts:

2017-2018 ASA Travel Soccer Commitment Letter  — English    

Carta de Compromiso 2017-2018 para Jugador y Padres (Commitment letter in Spanish)  — Espanol     

Concussion Waiver English / Español
Concussion – Return to Play Protocol English / Español

Arlington Travel Soccer (ATS) is geared toward growing and developing premier level teams and players. The staff, coaches, and developmental programs are of the highest quality. ATS makes a year-long commitment to our professional coaching staff and to our players. We expect ATS players and families to make the same full-year commitment.

ATS holds annual age-group open tryouts in the spring to form teams for the next soccer year (fall-spring). The goal of these tryouts is the selection of players for all teams within ATS. To fund the ATS program, each player pays a club fee to play on a travel team. This player fee covers ATS’s salaries, league participation and referee fees, portions of the ASA’s administrative expenses, State and National registration fees, player insurance, player development programs and other Travel Program expenses. Additionally, players need to pay team fees.

Travel Tryout Criteria & Format

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  • Three (3) tryout sessions for 9U’s (2009 birth year  players).
  • Two (2) tryout sessions per age group for 10U and older age groups.  If after the first tryout, we feel the age group will need an additional tryout we will add a third.  We will try and finish in two tryouts as often as possible.
  • Players should attend as many tryouts as possible.
  • Team offer lists will be posted on the ASA website by tryout number, first initial, last name and a message will be sent to all players registered for that age group tryout within five (5) days of the last age group tryout.
  • Players will have seven (7) days to accept offer and make first payment in order to accept their spot otherwise they are released from the team list and the next player on the waiting list will receive an offer.

How are players evaluated and selected for travel teams? Players are evaluated using several criteria. The three most important areas of evaluation are technical ability, speed and character.

  1. Technical:
    • Can a player handle the ball technically under pressure and in tight spaces?
  2. Speed:
    1. Pure Speed—Is the player fast from point A to B?
    2. Technical Speed—Can the player handle the ball under pressure?
    3. Tactical Speed—Can the player make fast decisions with and without the ball?
  3. Character:
    1. Does the player like to compete?
    2. Is he/she a positive influence on the group?
    3. Does the player possess a high work rate?
    4. Does the player bring passion and energy to the game?

Players are evaluated in these and other areas and, if selected, placed on teams that best meet each player’s developmental needs. Players that are not selected for the travel soccer program will be provided with information on other Arlington soccer programs and teams.

Playing Up Policy – No player will be selected for a team in an older age group, unless the technical staff determines that the player’s soccer development needs will not be met within their own age group.  Players must receive approval from their Age Group Director to attend tryouts for an older age group team.  ASA’s Director of Travel Coaching shall approve all roster offers for players eligible to play up.


Travel Soccer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel Tryout Dates

Travel Tryouts for the 2017-2018 soccer year are complete. To inquire about possible roster spot openings please contact Lizzy Stell, Assistant Travel Director ( Please indicate birth year and gender of player.

Looking for tryout information on the Development Academy? Please visit the Development Academy page.


 Travel Soccer Fees

Fees are divided into club fees and team fees, and vary based on age group and team. Learn more about club and team fees by reading What’s included in Club and Team Fees 2017-2018

Club Fees can be paid in full within seven (7) days of offer or Payment #1 made within seven (7) days of offer and remaining payments paid as outlined below.

2017-2018 Travel Soccer Club Fees:


Birth Year
(Age Group)
Total Travel Program Fees Payment #1 Down Payment
Due within seven (7) days   of offer

#2 – #5
Due the 1st of the month Sept – Dec

 2009 – 2006
(9U –12U)
 Tier 9U-12U All Teams  $1900  $460  $360
Tier 1 – Red Team  $2050  $610  $360
Tier 2 – White Team  $1850  $410  $360
Tier 3 – Blue & Black Teams         $1800  $360  $360
Tier 1 – Red Team  $2100    $660  $360
Tier 2 – White Team       $1850              $410              $360
Tier 3 – Blue & Black Teams        $1800              $360              $360



  • Team fees are not included in the club fees. Team fees are unique to each team and vary by age group, team color and tournaments played. Team fees are paid to the team.
  • Tier 2  & 3 players are eligible to attend Tier 1 skills training sessions for an additional fee.
  • Club fees are Payable by credit card, cash, money order or check.
  • Arlington County charges an annual user fee$16/player ($40/non-resident player). This annual user fee will be collected in the initial payment.
  • Late Fees: A $25 non-refundable, late fee for payments received past the due date.
  •  Refund Policy


2017-2018 Age Group Information Sheets

To learn more about the age groups and teams click on the age group link below

9U-10U Boys & Girls Age Groups – all teams
11U-12U Boys & Girls Age Groups – all teams


13U-14U Age Group
Tier 1 teams
13U-14U Age Group
Tier 2 team
13U-14U Age Group
Tier 3 teams
15U Age Group
Tier 1 teams
15U Age Group
Tier 2 teams
15U Age Group
Tier 3  teams
16U-18U Age Group
Tier 1 teams
16U-18U Age Group
Tier 2 teams
16U-17U Age Group
Tier 3 teams
19U Age Group
Tier 1 teams
19U Age Group
Tier 2 teams


 Travel Soccer Financial Aid

ASA will offer financial aid for ASA Travel Soccer players, to the extent possible, to financially challenged youth and their families. Financial aid awards will be based on the number of players demonstrating need, the extent of the need and the budget available for financial aid in a given soccer year. Financial funds are LIMITED and will run out so submit your application as soon as possible.

Update May 16, 2017– all financial aid has been awarded and there is now a waiting list. Players may still apply for financial aid and if found eligible will be placed on a financial aid waiting list. If financial aid or other scholarships opportunities arise over the next year those on the waiting list will be notified.

Apply early! You should apply for Financial Aid BEFORE tryouts begin.

2017-2018 Financial Aid Instructions and Application— English   

Please read and complete entire application then return, along with ALL required documentation. Incomplete applications or applications without documentation cannot be reviewed

Ayuda Financiera Soccer Travel 2017-2018

ASA ofrecerá ayuda financiera para los jugadores de soccer Travel a los jóvenes y a sus familias al máximo posible. La ayuda financiera otorgada estará basada en el número de jugadores que demuestren que lo necesiten, al límite de la necesidad y al presupuesto disponible en el año de la temporada de soccer. Los fondos financieros están LIMITADOS y llegarán a su fin, con lo cual, solicite la ayuda lo más pronto posible.

ACTUALIZACIÓN 16 de mayo – Toda la ayuda financiera ha sido galardonado y ahora hay una lista de espera. Los jugadores todavía pueden solicitar ayuda financiera y si se encuentran elegibles se colocará en una lista de espera de ayuda financiera. Si la ayuda financiera o otras oportunidades de becas surgen durante el próximo año, los que están en la lista de espera serán notificados.

Solicítelo pronto!!! Usted debería hacerlo ANTES que las pruebas empiezen.

Instrucciones para la Solicitud, y Formularios de Ayuda Financiera 2017-2018 Español 

Haga el favor de leer y completar la solicitud y devuélvala con toda la documentación requerida. Aquellas solicitudes que estén incompletas o sin documentación, no podrán ser consideradas.


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