Tryout Information FAQs.
1. What should I do if I didn't get a physical yet?
Every athlete needs a Physical and Health history form filled out as well as a vision test. Physicals can be done by your own physician. Athletes must have had a physical between August 1, 2020-August 23, 2021 in order to try out. Athletes can have their own physician complete the physical OR they can have a FREE physical done at either Kenmore East on August 18 or Kenmore West on August 19. Athletes having the physicals done at Kenmore East or Kenmore West need to email KW nurse Mrs. Schulz at email@example.com. Health history forms and Physical forms that your physician can fill out can be obtained by clicking here. Contact the Kenmore West Health Office to learn more. You can contact the Kenmore West Health Office by calling 716-874-8401 and follow the prompts.
2. What should I bring to tryouts?
You should bring your cleats, shinguards, water bottle, tape etc. You do not need to bring a soccer ball. NO Water will be provided due to COVID.
3. What team should I try out for?
This year all girls interested in playing Varsity, JV or Modified will be trying out at the same time. Coach Belote, Coach Rickan and Coach Lukowski will be picking the teams simultaneously.
4. What if I am in 7th or 8th grade?
This year we are having tryouts for all three teams (Varsity, JV and Modified) at the same time. With that in mind, we would like all of the 7th and 8th grade girls to attempt to pass the APP test, this way if a girl has the soccer ability to play on the JV team, she can be part of that team since she passed the APP. APP test dates are August 17, 19 and 20 at 9:00 a.m. at Crosby Field. For further information on the APP test please click here.
If you would like to learn more about what the tests include, please click here. Scroll down to pages 8, 9 and 10. The information under "Physical Fitness Test" is the information regarding each of the tests you will need to take. You will need to pass 4 out of the 5 tests. The chart on page 10 shows you the scores you will need on each test in order to pass. You will take these tests: Curl-Ups, Shuttle Run, One Mile Run/Walk, Pull-Ups, Sit and Reach Test. Please make sure you know what is expected of you for each test. You should be practicing each of these tests before the APP test is given.
5. What if I can't make tryouts?
Athletes who are unable to attend tryouts due to family commitments such as pre planned vacations should contact Coach Belote or Coach Rickan immediately. The only acceptable excuses for missing tryouts are family commitments such as pre planned vacations. Athletes who miss tryouts for any other reason will be dealt with on an individual basis.
6. What can I expect at tryouts?
You will be challenged physically and mentally during tryouts. You should be in shape before tryouts (meaning, you should be running every day starting NOW). You will be rated based on your soccer skill, physical conditioning, physical toughness, mental toughness and mental awareness. Come ready to work hard and give 110% all the time. If you make a mistake, how quickly can you recover? If you have talent, are you a team player or a diva? If you make a mistake, it is o.k. nobody is perfect, just recover and try your best.
7. Do I really need to bring shinguards to tryouts?
YES!!! At the tryouts we need to see you in game action and game speed. You might not need to wear them the whole time.
8. What time should I be on the field at tryouts?
Tryouts start at 8:00 AM. The coaches will start at 8:00 AM. This means you should be on the field fully ready to play at that time. Arrive at the field at least 10 minutes early. Putting your cleats on, taping your cleats or socks etc. needs to be done before the starting time.