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2022 - 2023 Club Travel Tryouts

PLEASE NOTE - As of 7/24/2022, If you have not registered for tryouts AND the Athlete's birth year is between 2009 - 2015, you must email ldsctraveldirectors@gmail.com to register for the second tryout date. If you've already registered, no action is required.

2022-2023 Tryout Schedule

Age Group & Birth Year Date Time Location Head Evaluator Email
U8/9/10 (2013/2014/2015) [Boys & Girls]. Please bring the players birth certificate for age verification. 7/23 & 8/6 8:00 am - 9:30 am Westwood Park Turf Field LDSCTraveldirectors@gmail.com
U11 (2012) [Boys] 7/23 & 8/6 10:00 am - 11:30 am Westwood Park Turf Field Ryan Sturm ryanmarcsturm@gmail.com
U11 (2012) [Girls] 7/23 & 8/6 10:00 am - 11:30 am Westwood Park Turf Field Sue Griffith- suzannec.griffith@gmail.com
U12 (2011) [Boys] 7/23 & 8/6 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Westwood Park Turf Field Neil Gladstone - neil.gladstone@gmail.com
U12 (2011) [Girls] 7/23 & 7/28 7/23: 12:00 -1:30 PM and 7/28: 6:00 -7:30 PM Westwood Park Turf Field Eric Schilling- rock497@gmail.com
U13 (2010) [Boys] 7/23 & 8/6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Westwood Park Turf Field Chris Cownie - cownie49@hotmail.com
U14 (2009) [Boys] 7/23 & 8/6 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Westwood Park Turf Field Neil Gladstone - neil.gladstone@gmail.com
U14 (2009) [Girls] 7/23 & 7/28 7/23: 12:00 -1:30 PM and 7/28: 6:00 -7:30 PM Westwood Park Turf Field Cheryl Davis- C43Sparky@gmail.com
U15 (2008) [Boys] 8/7 9:30 am - 11 am Hillview Elementary Pat Uhteg - uboatjr@gmail.com
U15 (2008) [Girls] 7/20 & 7/27 6:30 pm -8 pm Hillview Elementary Deny Adelman - dadelman@wkcabling.com
U16 (2007) [Boys] 7/19 6:30 pm -8 pm Lancaster Middle School Kevin Wiese - kevin.e.wiese@gmail.com
U17 (2006) [Boys] 8/7 & 8/14 2:00 PM Hillview Elementary Matthew Komisarof- matthewkom21@gmail.com
U17 (2006) [Girls] 7/25 & 8/1 7-8 PM Westwood Park Turf Jason Smith - jsmith3316@gmail.com
U19 (2005) [Boys] 7/23 & 8/7 7/23: 10 AM, 8/7: 6 PM Lancaster Middle School (Flats) Chris Bluhm - cmb1177@yahoo.com
U17/18/19 [Girls] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Registration for Tryouts

you MUST register for tryouts prior to attending.  There is no cost for tryouts.  Please register here :

https://lancasterdepewsoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/745272524

Questions/Concerns - Email us at ldsctraveldirectors@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Players with birth years 2015 - 2004 are eligible for the 2022-2023 Season
  • Non-Lancaster & Depew Residents are Welcome
  • Dual Carding options are available in our A/B level divisions if your player currently participates in any of the WNY Premier Soccer Programs.
  • Players cannot play on 2 different town travel  teams that participate in the BWNYJSL Travel League (e.g.  Lancaster-Depew & Alden)
  • Team Placement is not guaranteed.  Once tryouts are completed, you be informed of decisions and team placement
  • You are not guaranteed to be placed on your team from last season.
  • Attending both tryouts are recommended, but not required
  • The amount of players that try out at each age group will determine how teams are structured.
  • Age appropriate play will be strongly recommended.  
    • If you would like to discuss exceptions, that will need to be coordinated with the travel director(s) and coaches.
    • Playing  2 years up will not be allowed in u08-u17
    • Multiple siblings playing will not dictate team placement
  • There is no cost for tryouts.  If placed on a team, you be directed to complete a paid registration for the 2022-2023 Season.

TRYOUT Overview

  • We will only be centralizing tryouts for u14 and under for this year.
  • U15+ boys and u15+ girls will be  held independently with the head coaches and  will be scheduled very soon.  Those schedules are in the process are being developed with the coaches.  We will update this site as plans develop.
  • Decisions on results will be communicated by the end of August.

2022/23 BIRTH YEAR FOR AGE GROUPS

  • U08: 2015 (Depending on 2023 BWNYJSL Structures, this may play in u10 and/or a 4x4 format)
  • U09: 2014 (Depending on 2023 BWNYJSL Structures, this may play in u10 and/or a 4x4 format)
  • U10: 2013
  • U11: 2012
  • U12: 2011
  • U13: 2010
  • U14: 2009
  • U15: 2008
  • U16: 2007
  • U17: 2006
  • U19: 2005/2004 (BWNYJSL currently does not offer a u18 age division)

High Level Overview of a Travel Soccer Commitment

Typically the season runs as follows

  • July/August - Tryouts & Team Assignments/Cuts
  • Sept - Dec - some coaches may run practices until the snow flies.   Depending on how the covid situation goes this year, we may get school gym time for winter practices
  • Jan - Typically march - Indoor practices and potentially indoor leagues depending on the coach/level
  • Once the weather breaks coaches typically move to outdoor practices for the balance of the league season.  
  • League typically starts in April/May and runs through the end of July.  The furthest our teams travel is Niagara Falls or Wilson.
  • Expect 1-3 tournaments during the spring as well.

If you have any questions, please email ldsctraveldirectors@gmail.com

Field Location information can be found HERE