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. It is important all players and parents review and accept the current conditions for return to play guidelines due to COVID19 restrictions and requirements.
WHERE DO I TRY OUT ?
If you live in Jackson County (formerly Coast SC), you will try out at Ocean Springs Sports 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.
2021-22 SMSC ELITE SELECT AGE GROUPS:
U9 and U10 for players born in 2011 and 2012
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. Tryouts will be conducted to meet social distancing and group requirements as set out by local jurisdictions at the time of the tryout. 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 or at Ocean Springs. Teams will be formed with regional geography as a priority with six boys and six girls teams the target for the 2021-22 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. Teams will be formed on an A and B basis.
13U – 19U Team Formation:
Jackson County – players will try out locally at Ocean Springs Sports 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 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.
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 2021-22 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 ?
U9 and U10 ELITE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE - PROGRAM FEES
SMSC Elite EDL Select Fee is $225 for 9U,10U*
*U9&U10 program fee includes all team fees and is an inclusive price.
** All SMSC Elite players are responsible for uniform purchase.
SMSC ELITE PROGRAM FEES U11-U19
SMSC Elite Select program fee is $245 for U11-12U ;
SMSC Elite Select program fee is $325 for U13 - U19.
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 , 2021.
SMSC will be holding several club based fundraising events during the 2021-22 cycle. Our annual Duck Derby is once again scheduled for September at Gulf Islands Waterpark – 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. Uniform will not change in 2021-22. Previous year uniform can still be worn.