2022-23 TRYOUT REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN:
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN IS REQUIRED. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHECK IN AT THE FIELD. Players must complete the online form and waivers to be eligible for SMSC Tryouts.
WHERE DO I TRY OUT ?
If you live in Jackson County, you will try out at Ocean Springs Sports Complex. Players residing in Wiggins or Stone County will tryout at Stone County Soccer Complex. Players who reside in Harrison or Hancock County, or who wish to try out for SMSC Elite Blue U13 to U18 (Premier) teams, will try out at Gulfport Sportsplex.
2022-23 SMSC ELITE SELECT AGE GROUPS:
U9 and U10 for players born in 2013 and 2014
Teams will be selected during two evaluation sessions. Where possible due to the numbers of players and quality of performance, more than one team will be formed. Players will be assessed on Technique, Insight, Personality and Speed (TIPS) and assessed by a small panel of coaches. Players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions in their region.
9U and 10U Elite Development League
EDL Teams will be formed following the May ID events. Players will attend ID events at Gulfport Sportsplex, Ocean Springs, or Stone Co. Teams will be formed with regional geography as a priority with six boys and six girls teams the target for the 2022-23 program.
11U and 12U Team Formation:
Teams will be formed regionally. Players based in Harrison & Hancock County will attend tryouts at Gulfport Sportsplex. Players based in Jackson County will attend tryouts at Ocean Springs Sports Complex. Players who reside in Stone County will attend tryouts at Stone Soccer Complex. Teams will be formed on an A and B basis.
13U – 19U Team Formation:
Jackson & Stone County – players will try out locally at Ocean Springs Sports Complex and Stone Co Soccer Complex. Players wishing to try out for SMSC Elite Blue (Premier) are invited to attend the tryouts at Sportsplex. SMSC will also use the tryouts at OSSC and Stone to identify potential Premier players and will also issue in person recommendations.
Players residing in Harrison or Hancock counties will try out at Gulfport Sportsplex.
Questions ? Please contact our Technical Directors …
Kevin Carmichael, U9 & U10 EDL, U11,U12
Nick Middleton, SMSC Elite U13 & U14
Chris Handy, SMSC Elite U15-U19
Jessica Maddox, SMSC Elite Jackson Co, Goalkeepers
HOW WILL TEAMS BE NOTIFIED ?
Team lists will be posted after tryouts online at: www.smscsoccer.com
Following team selection, teams will have a parent meeting in a timely manner to provide team specific information on the 2022-23 season. Due to current social restrictions, these may be done via online conferencing. 9/10U EDL teams will have a specific parent orientation managed by club staff.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM COSTS ?
2022-23 U9 and U10 ELITE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE - PROGRAM FEES
SMSC Elite EDL Select Fee for 9U,10U* Total Fee is $275.
*U9&U10 program fee includes all team fees and is an inclusive price.
** All SMSC Elite players are responsible for uniform purchase.
2022-23 SMSC ELITE PROGRAM FEES U11-U19
SMSC Elite Select program fee for U11 - U19 has been set at $425 for the season.
Team fees (for event registration, etc) will apply in these age groups.
SMSC awards Financial Aid based on need and not athletic ability. Financial Aid forms are available online at https://www.smscsoccer.com/select Deadline for early consideration is July 15th , 2022.
SMSC will be holding several club based fundraising events during the 2022-23 cycle. Our annual Duck Derby is once again scheduled for September at Centennial Plaza – and this allows players to fund travel and team expenses through the club. SMSC will also be holding a ‘Draw Down’ and a 5KM Fun Run at Centennial Plaza, SMSC’s Official Housing and Hosting Partner.
Once teams are selected, your manager will submit your roster with numbers to the club. This will be uploaded to soccer.com and you will receive an email directly telling you it is time to order. SMSC maintains an online store that allows you to order your uniform directly to your home. You will also have other options such as club backpack, sweatshirts, tshirts, adult spirit wear and tracksuits. Uniform purchase must take place in a timely manner and parents should expect the process to take 14 days from order to delivery.