Phoenix Rising Football Club 2018 Open Tryouts | USL

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The Phoenix Rising Football Club’s Elite Professional Tryouts are designed to give top-level players the opportunity to be seen and scouted in elite games by the PRFC technical staff and their front office. 22 players from this tryout will be selected to play against an MLS team on January 24th, 2018 at 11:00am at the Phoenix Rising … Read more

Sacramento Republic FC 2018 Open Tryouts | USL

Sacramento Republic FC 2018 Open Tryouts | USL

Registration for Sacramento Republic FC Open Tryouts for the 2018 Season is now open. Tryouts will be held in December, January and February.  Each tryout session is two days, running from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day.

Registration is $225 per player and includes all fees, training shirt, lunch and professional evaluation.

December

WHAT: Sacramento Republic FC Open Tryouts
December Session
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m .
WHERE: Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Pkwy
Sacramento, CA 95823
Registration Cost: $225
Includes all fees, training shirt, lunch and professional evaluation.

January

WHAT: Sacramento Republic FC Open Tryouts
January Session
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m .
WHERE: Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Pkwy
Sacramento, CA 95823
Registration Cost: $225
Includes all fees, training shirt, lunch and professional evaluation.

February

WHAT: Sacramento Republic FC Open Tryouts
February Session
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Pkwy
Sacramento, CA 95823
Registration Cost: $225
Includes all fees, training shirt, lunch and professional evaluation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Republic FC Open Tryouts offer participants the chance to opportunity to be evaluated by Republic FC in the hopes of signing a professional contract with the club. Republic FC coaching and technical staff—including Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle and Director of Football Graham Smith—will be on hand to observe tryouts during the days, inviting select players to additional tryouts and training. Players selected will be invited to train with the team ahead of the 2018 USL season with the chance to earn a professional contract.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to males ages 18 and over
  • Players will be evaluated through a series of evaluations including, but not limited to, fitness tests, skill drills and small-sided games and scrimmages.
  • Participants are responsible for all airfare, incurred travel costs, food  (outside of tryout times) and transportation.
  • Republic FC will not help with Visas or letters of invitation except on a case-by-case basis. For details, click here.
  • Players must come prepared for the tryouts with their own cleats, socks, gloves, shin guards or any other equipment related to their position. Black shorts and white shirts are required.
  • Additional details will be emailed to you one in the days prior to your tryout weekend.
  • Tryouts will take place rain or shine.
  • For your tryout registration to be complete, you MUST must download, print and return a signed waiver to Brian Nowakowski at bnowakowski@sacrepublicfc.com. Download waiver above.
  • You must email a headshot of yourself to complete Brian Nowakowski at bnowakowski@sacrepublicfc.com to complete your registration.
  • Please note that registration is first come, first serve. Limited spots available.

Download Waiver

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TRYOUT FAQs

I’M NOT A US CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT, CAN I STILL TRY-OUT?

You do not need to be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident to participate in Republic FC’s open tryouts. However, any international trialist is responsible, at such trialist’s sole cost and expense, for complying with all immigration laws applicable to making a visit to the United States to participate in the tryouts, including procurement of a non-immigrant visa to permit such visit. On a case by case basis, Republic FC may be able to provide an invitation letter in support a prospective trialist’s application for a temporary non-immigrant visa, such as a tourist visa, that would permit such a visit.

In order for us to consider your application you must send in your invitation request from your embassy in your home country to Brian Nowakowski at bnowakowski@sacrepublicfc.com. We will provide a letter of invitation when we have received the following information:

  • Proof of registration and full payment for tryouts
  • Full legal name
  • Address
  • Cell Number
  • Email Address
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter from your embassy requesting an official invitation
  • intended dates of travel and accommodation details while in Sacramento

If your visa request is turned down we will refund your $215 fee.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO TRY OUT?

Trialists must be 18 or over.

 

WHAT IS THE CALL-BACK PROCEDURE AND WHEN IS THE NEXT ROUND?

Every trialist will be personally assessed by a member of the Republic FC coaching team throughout the tryout series. Trialists will then be notified either via email or phone within a week if they will be invited to any additional round of tryouts.

 

HOW DOES THE TRYOUT IMPACT COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY?

College athletes wishing to try out should check with their school’s NCAA compliance officer and college coach to make sure the tryout will not affect their eligibility. Different states have different regulations regarding tryouts and Republic FC will not take responsibility regarding your NCAA eligibility.

Please makes such inquiries with with your school’s NCAA compliance officer and college coach prior to signing up for Republic FC open tryouts.

 

WHO CAN TRY OUT?

Tryouts are open to eligible males, with a recommended age of 18 or older. All athletes will need to sign and deliver a consent and waiver provided by Republic FC in order to participate. Athletes under the age of 18 will need to furnish a consent and waiver signed and delivered by a parent or guardian in order to participate. The document can be viewed here.

Republic FC also offers tryouts for athletes under the age of 18 for the club’s United States Developmental Academy programs. Academy tryouts for U16 and U18s will start in July 2016.

If you are unsure if an Academy or first team tryout is right for you, please contact Brian Nowakowski at bnowakowski@sacrepublicfc.com.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS?

Yes, the cost is $215* per person. Payment must be made online. You can pay via credit or debit online at SacRepublicFC.com.

 

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?

The $215 registration fee includes all administration and processing fees, lunch, refreshments, a Republic FC training shirt, evaluation form and the opportunity to be seen by Republic FC executives, coaches and scouts. This also includes access to on-site first response medics and first aid supplies.

 

HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

Please click here to register.

 

HOW MANY TRIALISTS WILL BE AT EACH TRYOUT?

We feel that you will receive more attention from our professional coaches if we keep our try-outs intimate. We limit our tryouts to just four teams of 15 players and six goalkeepers for each of the four weekends to give you as much opportunity to shine as possible.

We recommend you sign up as early as possible to ensure your particular playing position is available for the dates that suit you best.

 

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE TRYOUTS?

Each player will be evaluated through a series of fitness exercises, soccer specific drills, small-sided games and scrimmages.

 

WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?

Yes, Republic FC will provide lunch and refreshments, although players are also welcome to bring their own drinks or snacks for the duration.

WILL THERE BE TRAINERS OR MEDICAL PERSONNEL ONSITE IN CASE OF INJURIES?

Yes, Republic FC’s athletic training and medical services personnel will be on-site throughout the tryouts.

 

DO I NEED AN AGENT TO PARTICIPATE?

No, Republic FC tryouts are open to any interested athlete. You do not need an agent to participate.

 

I HAVE ASTHMA, WILL THIS STOP ME FROM PARTICIPATING?

No, but we do recommend that you alert your coach of any ailment and have your inhaler or other medication close-by. You will also be asked to sign a consent and waiver, which you must bring and deliver to Republic FC prior to engaging in any activities on the first day of tryouts. We encourage you to read through it carefully and if in any doubt please consult with your doctor and/or legal representative. The document can be viewed below.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Registration is non-refundable when requested within 14 days prior to tryout date. Refunds requested outside of such 14-day period may still be subject to EventBrite’s $11.99 fee, which may not be refunded.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO TRY-OUTS?

You must bring a signed consent and waiver attached below.

Additionally, all players must bring appropriate footwear. While we plan on playing on natural grass, in the event of rain we may move to a synthetic turf pitch. You will also be expected to wear white socks, black shorts, white jersey/top and shin guards. Tryouts will go ahead rain or shine, so please also check weather reports and bring appropriate wear including towels or sunscreen.

WILL REPUBLIC FC PROVIDE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION?

No, each trialist is solely responsible for all accommodation bookings and costs. Republic FC is not responsible for your accommodations.

Will there be any transportation to and from the tryouts?

Each trialist is solely responsible for all accommodation bookings, transportation and costs. Republic FC is not responsible for your accommodations.

 

CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WATCH?

Yes. Your friends and family are welcome to view the tryout and may watch from the bleachers.

 

WILL REPUBLIC FC’S HEAD COACH BE THERE?

Yes, Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle is anticipated to be present at all of this year’s tryouts, as he looks to build and strengthen our USL team for the 2016 season.

Director of Football Graham Smith also is anticipated to be present to evaluate trialists.

 

WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE?

Besides Republic FC coaching staff, representatives from the Ventura County Fusion (USL PDL), Sacramento Gold (NPSL), Sacramento Surge (MISL) and college coaches from Sacramento State and Chico State who are all seeking talent for their upcoming seasons are anticipated to attend.

 

IF I’M GOOD ENOUGH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Your coach for the weekend will assess you and provide feedback after each exercise and/or game. After scrimmages on the second day, you will receive a private and personal assessment designed to help you improve your performance.

The coaches will then sit down over the coming days and discuss every player in detail. Some players may then be invited to return for further evaluation with the ultimate aim of being invited to attend pre-season training with our first team USL squad. If you impress while training with the first team you may then be offered a professional contract with Sacramento Republic FC.

 

BUT I AM NOT A US CITIZEN OR PERMANENT US RESIDENT…

Should you impress our head coach Paul Buckle enough to be offered a professional contract, upon execution and delivery of such contract Republic FC would undertake to procure for you the necessary non-immigrant visa to play professionally in the United States for Republic FC. Depending on the terms of your contract, Republic FC also may elect to pay all or a portion of the costs associated fees with procuring such visa.

 

IT MAY COST ME A LOT OF MONEY ON FLIGHTS FOR VARIOUS TRYOUTS AND PRESEASON TRAINING.

Should you receive an offer of a full-time professional contract, depending on the terms of such contract, Republic FC may elect upon execution and delivery of the contract to reimburse all or a portion of the cost of your flights for the seven-day preseason training with the first team.

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