Clifton Park Soccer Club Evaluation/Tryout Information
Evaluation Registration will be OPEN in May.
2017-18 Evaluation dates
July 10 (girls) 6-8pm*, July 11 (boys)6-8pm*
*Please arrive at 5pm on first night of tryouts to check-in and hand in Medical release for tryout.
July 17 (girls)6-8pm, July 18 (boys)6-8pm
July 19 (girls)6-8pm, July 20 (boys)6-8pm
U8′s Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th, Saturday July 15th- 3:30 -5:30 *attendance is required at all 3 dates*
All tryouts will be conducted at the Clifton Common. Pre-registration will be required.
The purpose of the Clifton Park Soccer Club is to teach the game of soccer to youth of
the community; to operate a youth soccer club and help in developing the character
of youth of the community and to foster and engage in competition for the
furtherance of the above purposes.
Clifton Park Soccer Club U8 – U19 Boys and Girls travel team players must reside within
the boundaries of the Town of Clifton Park or the Shenendehowa School District
to be evaluated and play for the club.
A minimum of two evaluations will be held for each age group. The times are posted on the
Clifton Park Soccer Club Website, www.cliftonparksoccerclub.com. Individual
coordinators at their discretion may schedule additional evaluations. An age group
coordinator selected by the Clifton Park Soccer Club Coaching Committee
conducts the evaluations. Other persons who have stated an interest in coaching at
that age group, other non-parent evaluators and in many age groups a member
of the CPSC Coaching Committee may also provide help in the evaluation
Selection to “A” level teams will occur first, followed by selection to “B” level teams and
lower depending on the number of available coaches.
The CPSC is limited in the number of teams that its facility can accommodate and it
may not be possible to place all who are evaluated on a team.
The number of teams in an age group will be determined after assessment of the total
number of players trying out at each age level throughout the club.
Children SHOULD be 6 years old prior to 8/1/2014 to play U8 travel.
Fall practice/league is to the discretion of the individual teams. Indoor practice begins in
December and continues through March. Teams will have one gym indoor
practice time per week, usually on a weekend provided by the CPSC. In
addition, most teams participate in some indoor league and/or tournaments. This
is decided on a team-by-team basis. Practice for the outdoor season begins in
April and league play usually begins by the last weekend in April. The outdoor
season ends with the culmination of CDYSL Spring season.
CPSC teams compete in the Capital District Youth Soccer League and play a 10 game
schedule. Most teams also enter tournaments during the spring and early
summer. Again, this decision is on a team-by-team basis. During April through
June teams average two practices and one to two games per week.
Each child pays a registration fee of $275.00 (subject to change by Board of Director
approval). The $275.00 is paid to the Clifton Park Soccer Club and includes the
cost of one uniform, a portion of tournament fees, insurance, indoor gym fees
and referee fees. The registration fee also includes a multi-week Winter Skills
program for U8, U10 and U12 players and additional monetary stipends to U14
and above teams. Additional fees will be collected during the year for indoor
leagues, additional practice and /or tournaments. These fees will vary from team
to team and will begin to occur shortly after placement on a team. No fee will be
collected unless a child is placed on a team.
The U10, U12, U14, and U16 “A” teams for both boys and girls may have a paid coach.
Each team member will pay an extra $250.00 to the club to cover part of the
coach’s salary. The team will also cover the coach’s expenses to away
Members of other teams may pay an additional $150.00 per player coaching fee if the
coach of that team is a non-parent and requests this fee. The team will also
cover the coach’s expenses for away tournaments.
A TYPICAL COST SCENARIO COULD be as follows:
Costs are a bit tricky as it depends on what the team decides to do. The club costs are currently $275.00
which covers uniform, indoor gym time at Shen, insurance, outdoor referee fees, outdoor league fees and
an additional tournament entry fee ($400.00). The registration fee also includes a multi-week Winter
Skills program for U8, U10 and U12 players and additional monetary stipends to U14 and above teams.
This is the only fixed fee! Other costs are divided amongst the members of the team. For example, an
indoor league session last year cost the team $850.00. If there are 14 players on the team, it would cost
each of them $60.00 per session. Tournaments typically cost $375.00 ($27.00 per player). In summary,
the “typical” player, playing 3 indoor sessions, playing 2 indoor tournaments and 3 outdoor tournaments
$275.00 CPSC registration fee
$180.00 indoor sessions
$135.00 (5 tournaments)
YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY!
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CPSC FEES OR COACHES FEES
It is important that players attend as many practices and games as possible to improve
individual skills and team play. The travel program is competitive and not
The coach determines playing time. The Board of Directors and the Coaching
Committee encourage full participation by all players as well as emphasizing the
need to provide development of all team members.
Notification of Team Placement
Within a reasonable time period of the last tryout date all those participating will be
notified whether they are preliminary placed on a team and at what level. If your
child is placed on a team that does not have a coach, you may be asked to help
with coaching. If a coach cannot be found, a team will not be formed. If you have
any questions or concerns you may contact the person who conducted the tryout,
age group coordinator or access the webpage at www.cliftonparksoccerclub.com
Communication with CPSC
The CPSC Ombudsman Committee is available to address concerns, which you may
have regarding club activities. The Chairperson of this Committee is Tom
Werner. He can be reached at 877-5786 or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zero Tolerance Policy and Code of Conduct
The CPSC has adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy and Code of Conduct for its players, parents, Coaches and CPSC
Board /Officers. Please see copy on our website
The CPSC is a volunteer organization that depends heavily on its members to
function. Once your child is placed on a team we look forward to working
with you to increase the benefits to all club members.
Every parent is a club member with volunteer responsibilities. Without your help
we cannot continue to offer the exceptional soccer program, which the
Clifton Park Soccer Club provides.
During the year each parent will be required to volunteer 2 hours of your time to
help with various activities necessary to keep the program functioning at
its best. These 2 hours DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS YOUR TOURNAMENT HOURS.
For example: in the spring the fields need to be lined, nets put back on the goals,
raking and general clean-up needs to be done. In the fall, it’s the opposite,
everything needs to come down and be put away for the winter. There are
several other things that need to be maintained during the entire season
and that is why your help is needed.
The CPSC hosts two tournaments each year. U 8 – U 12 over Columbus Day
weekend and U 14 – U 19 over Mother’s Day Weekend. Parents may be
required to volunteer for either or both tournaments without regard to your
child (children’s) participation in that tournament. (i.e.If you have a U 8-U12
player you will be volunteering Mother’s Day weekend, if you have a U 14-
U 19 player you will be volunteering Columbus Day weekend.) All Clifton
Park travel teams compete.
A tournament of this size and quality requires not only extraordinary planning
and coordination, but also a strong structure of volunteer support.
Volunteers are needed from late winter, i.e. Advertising through takedown/
cleanup at the end of the tournaments.
Each travel team parent, that means BOTH MOM AND DAD, are required to
volunteer a minimum of 2 hours for EACH CHILD in the club, in support of
For example: if you have 2 children playing in the club then Mom must do 2 hours
for each child and Dad 2 hours for each child. Total hours – 4 for Mom and
4 for Dad. There are several ways to put in those hours and they do not
necessarily have to be done during the tournament. There are several jobs
that need to be done during the week prior to the tournament.
In addition, if foreign teams participate you may be asked to host some of the
Clifton Park Soccer Club
Head Volunteer Coordinator