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. 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.
3. What team should I try out for?
This year all girls interested in playing Varsity or JV will be trying out at the same time. Coach Belote and Coach Rickan will be picking the teams simultaneously.
4. What if I am in 7th or 8th grade?
All 7th and 8th grade girls wishing to tryout for Varsity or J.V. will need to pass the APP test. APP test dates are August 13-15 at Adams Field/Parker Field. For further information on the APP test please click here. 7th and 8th grade girls can play Modified soccer starting in September. If you are a 7th or 8th grader and NOT wishing to try out for Varisty or J.V. you do NOT have to take the APP test in order to play Modified Soccer.
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.