This information is provided to help families looking for opportunities for players to compete at a competitive level. Tryouts are guided by rules set by WYSA.
WYSA policy with respect to club tryouts may be viewed here: 2016-2017 WYSA Tryout Policy. These dates and policies are designed to address issues of fairness and opportunities for players, as well as clubs. MAYSA adheres to all WYSA policies regarding tryouts.
Period of Open Promotion
The scope of what is permitted during the period of “Open Promotion” is below and must be consistent with
the “informational statement” provided to parents.
Beginning two weeks before the respective district tryout dates for the 2016/2017 registration year, club
representatives may initiate contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a player for the explicit purpose of
promoting their club. The period of Open Promotion ends July 31, 2016.
“Open Promotion” is defined as contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a player initiated by club staff or an
agent of club with the intent to promote the club. Under no circumstances may contact be directly with the
player. (Player contact at the tryout is permitted.)
Other activity not permitted during Period of Open Promotion:
Contact with parent(s)/guardian(s) of a player is not permitted under any circumstances at trainings
or games until coach has dismissed team.
Discussions regarding reducing fee structure by any amount for club being promoted unless
consistent with club policy. (i.e. A club may explain to a candidate that scholarships are available,
but they must qualify and apply per policy. A club cannot guarantee a player a discount of the
uniform cost; half off registration fee, etc if the player joins the club.)
Discussions cannot contain promotion for the player to consider a specific team.
No offer may be made prior to the dates/times shown below.
Tryout Dates and Notification to Players
Offers/notification to players must be in writing (email or web posting is sufficient), and according to the
dates listed below. Extending an offer to players not currently registered with your club prior to the dates
below is not permitted and will result in sanctions.
**Clubs can extend offers to players on their teams in the current year (2015/2016) for a spot on a specific
team in 2016/2017 beginning the first day of Open Promotion. The offer for a specific team obligates the
club to register the player on the team listed in the offer, if the offer is accepted. Players may respond
immediately to offers, but are not required to respond immediately. The expiration of an early offer cannot
be before 12:00 noon on the “First Date of Offers” for its respective age group.
A legitimate offer must be in writing and include:
Date and time of offer
Name of club representative making the offer, and
For which team the offer is being made
In addition to the above, all early offers must contain the following statement in the offer:
“An early offer is an offer by a club to a player in their club in the current year (2015/2016) for a place on a
specific team in the 2016/2017 program year. The offer for a specific team obligates the club to register the
player on the team listed in the offer, if the offer is accepted. Players may respond immediately to offers, but
are not required to respond immediately. The expiration of an early offer cannot be before 12:00 noon on
the “First Date of Offers” for its respective age group. By accepting an early offer, you understand that you
are committing to a position on “Team” and obligated to “Name of Soccer Club” for the 2016/2017 seasonal
Response from Players
Acceptance must be in writing (email or written letter is sufficient). If registration with your club
constitutes acceptance of an offer, there must be a written statement communicating that in the offer or
on the registration form. Players may respond immediately to offers, but are not required to respond
immediately. The club representative contacting the player should remind them that an immediate
response is not necessary and how much time a player has to respond (up to 24 hours, unless it is an
early offer which cannot expire before 12:00 noon on the Universal Offer date for the respective age
Any offer extended to a player is valid for at least 24 hours during which time the player is guaranteed a
spot on the team specified. A club or team may extend the length of time an offer is valid at their
A player is considered committed to a team when a written acceptance occurs AND a parent/guardian
completes the player registration and submits to a club representative. The tryout registration is not
considered the player registration. Any refund policies are at the sole discretion of the club.
Any player who commits to a team and then wants to change to another team in the same registration
year will be considered a transfer and such transfer is subject to Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association
competitive player transfer policies.
MAYSA District Open Promotion Period: April 29 through July 31, 2016 Please note, once a player is registered with a club,
they are essentially 'off limits' and the period of open promotion ends for that player. Tryouts for 11 and under - 13 and under, Boys & Girls: May 9, 2016 through June 17, 2016 Tryouts for 14* and under, plus older Girls: May 9, 2016 through June 24, 2016 Tryouts for 14* and under, plus older Boys: May 9, 2016 through Jan 27, 2017 Please note, open promotion ends July 31 despite tryouts being held in the fall.
*exceptions for 14 & Under 8th graders will be considered.
First Dates for Offers to Players (per WYSA)
Age Group & Gender
For Teams/Clubs Hosting Tryouts
11 and under - 13 and under, Girls and Boys
June 17, 2016 not before 6 pm
14* and under - 19 and under, Girls and Boys
June 24, 2016 not before 6 pm
*exceptions for 14 & Under 8th graders will be considered.
2016/17 Club Specific Tryout Information
The following are weblinks to soccer clubs in MAYSA. Clubs are responsible for updating websites with information about their tryouts, and their competitive programs, by March 1. This information should include the following:
League in which the team is expected to participate
Projected costs of joining the team
Who the coach is expected to be
What travel and events can be expected
Commitment expected of the player
Tryouts are not required, and not all clubs will host tryouts. Please contact the soccer club for more information about their competitive programs.
Contact and registration information is available on club websites: