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What Happens Next?

Information on what the process is once tryouts are completed.

9U-12U Academy

Once tryouts are completed, our academy directors will contact the parents of ALL the players who attended either by phone or by email to update them on their child's status with respect to our 9U-12U Academy Program. Given how many players we have attend our tryouts, this process can take up to 72 hours. If you have not heard from the relevant academy by the fourth day after tryouts, please contact him or her by clicking HERE, since there is always the possibility that your contact information may have been listed incorrectly.

If your child is considered a good fit for the program, the academy director will ask you to confirm by email acceptance his or her place on the program. The next step will be two weeks or so after tryouts have finished, when our admin staff will send you an official acceptance for your child so that you can register him/her into our academy player pool through the same Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account you used to pre-register for tryouts. Please note that if you do not have a current Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect member account within website (if you are completely new to the club and were a walk-up for example, or if your child was pre-registered through a Google Form submission), we will need you to create a new account (clicking on 'Register' in the top right corner of the screen and using the email address you provided when attending tryouts) through which you will complete your child's registration.

At this point, the process splits into two, one working with the coaching staff, the other working with the admin staff:


1. You will need to continue to communicate with the relevant academy director and/or coach/team manager to move the process along as it relates to your child being part of the age group pool. This includes signing up for your age group Shutterfly website  (the main resource you will use week-to-week to access rosters, check schedules etc), as well as communicating your child’s roster # preference to the coach/team manager if you are new to the program to allow them to go ahead and set you up to start the online uniform ordering process for uniforms. For more information on the uniform ordering process, please click on the 'Resources' tab on the main menu. In addition, you will need to complete a Medical Release Form (no need to notarize) to be kept in the age group's team folder. The form can be found HERE. Your academy director will be your primary resource for any questions on these matters.

2.  Following tryouts, Academy Directors will send a list to our administrative staff of players that they would like to add to their program. Within two weeks or so of this happening, our administrators will send out the official invite email notifying parents that the invite is sitting in their Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account waiting to be accepted. The parent will then go into their Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account to accept a spot, complete all the waivers, and to select the preferred payment method (check, full CC payment, or installments) for their child's fees. For a step-by-step guide on creating an account and accepting a place for your child, please click HERE. Please note that if applicable, we will also need all Financial Aid application documentation completed and received into the office by June 20th for summer tryout applications. Please click HERE for a copy of the documentation. Our club administrators take care of this side of the process, so please contact our office if you need assistance in this respect.

Additionally, for your child to eligible to participate in games and tournaments, you will also need to complete an annual registration within US Soccer's National Registration System. If you child is new to SSA, this process will involve uploading a birth certificate (as proof of birth),and  a photo (for your child's player pass.) If your child is a returning player, no upload is required since your registration from the previous year will be moved into the current year. For step-by-step details on how this applies to your child, please click HERE.



13U-19U Select

Once tryouts are completed, individual team coaches will start the process of contacting the parents of players who attended, either by phone or by email, to provide an update on a child's status and to offer a place on a particular team for those players selected for available roster spots. Given how many players we have attend our tryouts, this process can take up to 5 days to complete. As such, if you have not heard from a coach by Tuesday at 8pm for tryouts completed by the Friday of the previous week, please contact the relevant age-group coordinator (click HERE for contact information), since there is always the possibility that your contact information may have been listed incorrectly.

If your child is offered a spot on a team, the coach will ask you to confirm acceptance of the spot by email. Within two or so weeks of tryouts having finished, our admin staff will send you an official invite for your child to join our Select program through the same Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account you used to pre-register for tryouts.  Please note that if you do not have a current Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect member account within website (if you are completely new to the club and were a walk-up for example, or if your child was pre-registered through a Google Form submission), we will need you to create a new account (clicking on 'Register' in the top right corner of the screen and using the email address you provided when attending tryouts) through which you will complete your child's registration.


At this point, the process splits into two, one working with the coaching staff, the other working with the admin staff:

1. You will need to continue to communicate with the relevant coach and/or team manager to move the process along as it relates to your child being part of the team. This includes confirming email addresses so you can be added to the team's Shutterfly/Team Snap website, as well as communicating your child’s roster # preference to the coach/team manager if you are new to the program to allow them to go ahead and set you up to start the online uniform ordering process for uniforms. For more information on the uniform ordering process, please click on the 'Resources' tab on the main menu. In addition, you will need to complete a Medical Release Form (no need to notarize) to be kept in the team folder. The form can be found HERE. Your team coach and team manager will be your primary resources for any questions on these matters.


2.  Following tryouts, team coaches will send a list to our administrative staff of players that they would like to add to their teams. Within two weeks or so of this happening, our administrators will send out the official invite email notifying parents that the invite is sitting in their Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account waiting to be accepted. The parent will then go into their Blue Sombrero/Sports Connect account to accept a spot, complete all the waivers, and to select the preferred payment method (check, full CC payment, or installments) for their child's fees. For a step-by-step guide on creating an account and accepting a place for your child, please click HERE. Please note that if applicable, we will also need all Financial Aid application documentation completed and received into the office by June 20th. Please click HERE for a copy of the documentation. Our club administrators take care of this side of the process, so please contact our office if you need assistance in this respect. Once you have completed the registration process through Blue Sombrero, you child will officially be part of the SSA Select Program!

Additionally, for your child to eligible to participate in games and tournaments, you will also need to complete an annual registration within US Soccer's National Registration System. If you child is new to SSA, this process will involve uploading a birth certificate (as proof of birth),and  a photo (for your child's player pass.) If your child is a returning player, no action on your behalf is typically required since your registration from the previous year will be moved into the current year, though there may be additional requirements if your child is moving between programs such as NPL to MLS-Next for example. For step-by-step details, please click HERE.

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