2020/21 Tryout Guidelines

June 5, 2020

Update as of 11 June 2020: Please read our Updated Tryout Guidelines.

 

In preparation for the 2020/21 Old Line FC tryouts, we would like to share our club’s guidelines and expectations as they pertain to the safety and health of all participants. Please read the guidelines carefully as they provide detailed instructions for parents, coaches, and players to execute a safe & productive tryout.

 

 

Pre-Tryout Preparation

  • Registration

    • All players must register prior to tryouts. If you have not done so yet, please click here to register for Old Line FC tryouts today!


  • Health

    • Participation in Old Line FC tryouts is only allowed if players and coaches have had no signs or symptoms of Covid-19, no signs/symptoms that may have been Covid-19, have not been exposed to someone who has had signs or symptoms of Covid-19 for a minimum period of 14 days before participation.

    • If possible, please take your child’s temperature prior to tryouts.

    • If the player is sick or feels sick in any way, STAY HOME!

  • Expectations

    • Each registered player will receive an email from the age group coach prior to tryouts about how that specific age group will operate (team selection, yearly commitment, player expectations, budget expectations).

 

Tryout Procedures

  • Player Arrival

    • Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to scheduled tryout.

    • Players will be welcomed at the drop-off area, located at the entrance of the turf field at Cedar Lane (1100 Cedar Ln, Bel Air, MD 21015).

    • Players must remain in cars until your car pulls up to the drop-off area.

    • Once dropped off, players will be given a tryout number.

    • After drop-off, parents can park but must remain in cars during the tryout.

  • Player Safety

    • Each player must bring their own soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, water, towel, etc.  Players are not allowed to share any water or equipment.

    • Each player will have an area assigned to them (10 ft apart) to leave their belongings and will be able to return to that area for water breaks.

    • Old Line FC tryouts are NON-CONTACT.  All drills and activities will incorporate social distancing standards.


  • Tryout Format

    • Old Line FC tryouts will consist of 4 stations which the players will move through in 10 to 15-minute increments.

    • The stations will consist of individual and small-group drills that will challenge players to demonstrate technical skill, decision-making, speed, agility, and physical fitness.

    • There will be no scrimmaging or small-sided games due to social distancing restrictions that remain in place in Maryland.


  • Player Departure

    • Tryouts are expected to last 60-75 minutes per age group.

    • Players will gather their items from their assigned areas and leave the field through the exit and return directly to their vehicles.  

    • Please do not remain in the parking lot. The next age group will be arriving.

  • Team Selections

    • Team selections will be made for girls and boys teams on Sunday and Monday respectively.

    • Players are given 24 hours to accept/decline their invitation to join a team.

    • Teams will be finalized by Thursday, June 18.

 

Virtual Showcase

  • For players not able or not ready to participate in a tryout

    • If a player or family is simply not ready to participate in tryouts yet, Old Line FC offers “virtual showcase” options to those players to ensure everyone has an opportunity to play at Old Line FC.  

For more information regarding the virtual showcase, please email the following address: showcase@oldlinefc.com

 

Thank you for considering Old Line Football Club for your child’s soccer development.  There are many options to choose from when considering the best place for your child to learn the beautiful game and we are honored to help and support him or her during their soccer journey.

 

If you have any remaining questions about Old Line Football Club tryouts, please email us at tryouts@oldlinefc.com and someone from the will help you.  

 

Best of luck and thank you again for your interest in Old Line FC.

 

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