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IMPORTANT!



In order for a player to participate in Sunday's tryouts, his account with PYSA must be current. Any outstanding balances from the 2018 season or other PYSA programs must be paid in full prior to tryouts, or a player will be considered ineligible for selection to the team. Contact [email protected] if you need to make special payment arrangements, or you can simply bring a check payable to PYSA to Sunday's tryouts. Although not mandatory, the player can bring the Medical Release and Heads Up Concussion form, completed, to tryouts.

2019 LAKERS INFO

Tryouts are open for all boys birth year 2000-2004

Petoskey Lakers tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Click Road Soccer Complex. Please ensure you arrive no later than 11:45 am. All age groups will be evaluated Noon-2pm. Players are expected to bring proper attire including cleats, shin guards, and weather-appropriate clothing. Players should also bring their own water. 

**In the event of inclement weather, PYSA may elect to move tryouts indoors. After registering for tryouts, please monitor your email for updates on location details as applicable.**

After tryouts are complete, results will be emailed to participants directly no later than 9 pm EST on Tuesday, November 13th. Similarly, if you did not make the active roster, you will be notified by email. Results of the tryout are being held confidential and will not be posted online. If you do not see an email notifying you of your result by 9 pm on 11/13, please contact Club Director Kyle Lieberman at [email protected]. Please note, confirmation emails will be sent directly to the account you have used to register for tryouts. If that contact info needs to be changed, please update your account on www.petoskeysoccer.com

You will have until 5 pm on Friday, November 16th to accept your roster spot and complete payment. Failure to accept and complete the registration process may result in your roster spot being offered to someone else. 

Club Director Kyle Lieberman will also be hosting an informational meeting about the 2019 Lakers season at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Click Road Soccer Complex. This will be an informational Q&A and is a great opportunity for new prospective participants to learn more about the Lakers and PYSA. Returning parents/players are also encouraged to attend and receive the most current information regarding our program. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 5th and at tryouts on 11/11! 

To register for tryouts, click the below link.


GAME/TOURNAMENT PLAY

Our Lakers teams participate in the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program (MSPSP) each spring. League play typically consists of a 10-team division, meaning 4-5 away games and 4-5 home games. Schedules are not finalized until late February, so exact travel commitments will not be known until that time. Most of our fellow MSPSP participants are located in the SE part of the state (Metro Detroit), however, we have seen teams from Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Bay City/Midland area in recent years.

While it is not possible to fully forecast travel, it is reasonable to expect at least two weekends of travel. We will do our best to play multiple games in a single weekend, but this relies on our opponents being able to host us in that manner.

Beyond MSPSP, Lakers also participate in the Petoskey Summer Invitational. Each team is also free to participate in an additional tournament if they choose. The Midland tournament (typically Mother's Day weekend) has been a popular one for our teams to attend in recent years.

TRAINING

Starting in January, Lakers will practice one night per week in a 60-90 minute session. Exact nights & times will be determined over the next week and shared by email by end of the month.

Once we get to spring and can move training outside, practices are typically three times per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Exact times will be determined as we get closer to spring and have received feedback on commute times, driving arrangements, etc from the involved players/parents.

PLAYING FOR THE PETOSKEY LAKERS

It is important that all players trying out for the Lakers team(s) understand that this is a premier soccer program, with and roster decisions, playing time, and coaching decisions will be merit-based. Equal playing time is not assured. While PYSA does understand there are meaningful costs and travel required for Lakers participation, this still does not guarantee a specific number of minutes for a player during games. The one thing each participant can count on is the opportunity to be fairly evaluated in a competitive environment throughout season. His experience on the field will correspond with his performance and effort.

PLEASE NOTE

Players with any outstanding balance owed to PYSA from the 2018 Lakers season or any other PYSA program are considered ineligible to participate in tryouts until their accounts are brought current. If you have a financial hardship that precludes you from bringing your account current, please email [email protected] confidentially to see what scholarship opportunities you might be eligible for.

BUDGET

Registration $200
Training Fee $200
League + fees $550**
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Fees are due at the time the player accepts his position.
Tryout participation is free.

**ADDITIONAL FEES INCLUDE:
• Coaching Travel Stipend $60/day for every 24 hours on the road. All lodging costs covered by the team
• Ref fees for friendlies
• Tournament pro-rations 
• MSPSP Fees

PYSA will collect $550 at the time a player registers to accept his position on the team. This covers the cost of registering with our club, entrance into the MSPSP, training fee, and anticipated pro-rations for things like tournaments, coach travel costs, and other incidentals. In the event there is a debit/credit calculated at year end, participants will be billed or refunded accordingly. We do expect the $550 being collected to be reasonably in line with actual anticipated costs.


Petoskey Youth Soccer Association

PO Box 751 
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Phone : 231-348-2947
Email : [email protected]
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