Team Tryouts

Team Tryouts

Tryouts are open to any interested and age appropriate player.

TPSC coaches understand that tryouts can be stressful experiences and will do what they can to provide as much information as possible about the process to the players and parents.

In general terms, tryouts consist of small sided games and large sided games observed by our coaching staff. Multiple coaches will observe players and use the assigned numbers to take notes and make selections.

The players will be evaluated based on their performance at the tryout.

Please Note: The TPSC Competitive Teams will start up their mandatory season August 5th (tentative start date) with a weeklong team camp. Every player who commits to a TPSC competitive team is expected to attend the team camp August 5-9, 2024. (Boys and Girls U8 (2017) will have a 3-day team camp starting August 19th, 2024.

From the Director of Development & Coaching, Mattias Kodzoman

I encourage any player wishing to improve his or her soccer skills to attend the TPSC soccer tryouts. We strive to offer the local players a fantastic soccer experience and are planning to host 16-18 competitive boys and girls teams for the fall of 2024! Playing competitive soccer is not only a lot of fun but you will develop life skills as well as lifelong friendships.

Team Formation

Birth Years:
TPSC forms teams by birth year in accordance with US Soccer. So players who are born, for example, in 2012 will try out with other players born 2012.

Playing Format:
For the season of 2024 the playing format will be 7v7 (B/G U8-U10’s), 9v9 (U11-U12’s) and 11v11 (U13’s and older)


  •  Make sure you have registered online at least 48 hrs prior to the first tryout
  • Arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the tryout time to check in
  • Players should wear soccer cleats, shin guards and bring a water bottle. Please do not wear any club unitorms.
  • We recommend that parents leave and come back when the session ends.  Parents who wish to stay, may sit in the bleachers (Redwood) or on the bike path (McKegney) but may not be on the field or track at any time.
  • Players are only required to make on tryout to be considered for a team.  We encourage players to attend as may of the tryouts as possible.


Players should make as many of the posted dates as possible.



Competitive Team Soccer Tryouts
Girls and Boys Born 2012-2017


McKegney Green

Park at Blackie's Pasture


Redwood High School Football Stadium

395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA


U8 / 20179:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD
U9 / 20169:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD
U10 / 20159:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD9:00-10:30, REDWOOD
U11 / 201410:30-12:00, REDWOOD10:30-12:00, REDWOOD10:30-12:00, REDWOOD
U12 / 201310:30-12:00, REDWOOD10:30-12:00, REDWOOD10:30-12:00, REDWOOD



U8 / 20175:30-7:00, MCKEGNEY2:00-3:30, REDWOOD2:00-3:30, REDWOODinvitation only if needed
U9 / 20165:30-7:00, MCKEGNEY2:00-3:30, REDWOOD2:00-3:30, REDWOODinvitation only if needed
U10 / 20155:30-7:00, MCKEGNEY12:30-2:00, REDWOOD12:30-2:00, REDWOODinvitation only if needed
U11 / 20145:30-7:00, MCKEGNEY12:30-2:00, REDWOOD12:30-2:00, REDWOODinvitation only if needed
U12 / 2013not applicable2:00-3:30, REDWOOD2:00-3:30, REDWOOD2:00-3:30, REDWOOD


Players must wear soccer cleats, shin guards, white tshirt and bring
a water bottle.  Players should attend as many of the posted dates as possible.

2024 Fall Competitive Rosters

Sharks Team Rosters will be posted after tryouts have been completed.

Online, pre-registration MUST be completed prior to the player's first tryout.

• Players must wear shinguards, soccer socks, soccer cleats, and bring a water bottle and a soccer ball.

• Players should attend at least one tryout to be considered for a team.  Players are encouraged to attend all three tryouts


2024 Proposed Schedule For Boys And Girls Teams Born 2006-2016


Pre-register for tryouts prior to attending.  See link above or below.

Optional Spring:

6-8 optional practicesin May/June


August 5th, 2024 to mid November/early December (depending on age group)

Mandatory Team Camp:

August 5-9, 2024.  Week long camp (3 hours Training Per Day)



Team camp is followed by twice a week practices through mid November/early December depending on age and gender


Each team, 2006-2015, will participate in 2-4 tournaments depending on age group

League Games:

8-10 league games will be played during the fall season

State Cup:

Some teams will participate in NorCal State Cup


Preparing for Tryouts
For Parents:

  1. Discuss the tryout process with your player and explain that this is a learning experience. Discuss how he/she should handle being asked to join the team and also discuss how he/she would feel if not invited. Each year there are kids who do not make teams. But it’s very common to see many of these players play House (Rec League), work on their game by attending the Club’s clinics, camps and by playing futsal in the winter. They then try out the following year and make the team. So although the tryouts can be stressful there are also a number of lifelong lessons that can be learned from the experience. Parental expectations and preparation can be a critical part of a child’s learning from the experience - whether or not he/she make a competitive team.
  2. The kids should prepare for the tryout by practicing; either on their own, with a parent or with the one of the Club coaches one of our Club Clinics.
  3. It is a good idea to watch some soccer on TV, Fox Soccer Channel shows a condensed highlights show of one of the top leagues in the world every Sunday at 6pm each Sunday.

When will decisions be made?

  • Rosters will be posted on the TPSC website a few days to 1 week after tryouts are over.
  • IMPORTANT!  If your child is selected for a team, you must register and make a payment online within 24 hrs of notification to confirm your acceptance on the roster and to guarantee your child's spot on the team.
  • A team meeting will take place in late May 2024 where you can do sizing of uniforms, and important club and team information.

I didn’t make a team.
Now what?

  • Consider the coach’s observations of what you need to work on.
  • Participate in a TPSC Player Development Academy or TPSC Summer Camps.
  • Play on a Rec or Interleague team this year; enjoy your soccer; work hard with your coach and TPSC professional trainer to improve your skills. Most of all, have fun!
  • Attend as many TPSC clinics during the year as you can.
  • Attend soccer camps and clinics this summer; each week at soccer camp is equal to an ENTIRE SEASON of training!!!
  • The TPSC holds clinics and camps throughout the year.
  • There are also several other summer day camp programs that operate locally in June and July.
  • There are also some great sleep-away camps throughout northern CA.
  • Get a friend, get your brother or sister, or get your parent and kick a ball around every day. Practice juggling, kicking and dribbling. Getting better at soccer is all about how many times you touch a ball!!!
  • Don’t get discouraged! Come back next year and try out again!!!


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