KLM GUEST TRYOUTS 2020
GUEST PLAYER TRYOUTS are not the traditional “one-chance” assessment. These are fun, low-stress, age-group sessions designed to welcome and get-to-know new or guest players. The club opens our doors (no cost!) to showcase what KLM has to offer and/or allow guest players to ‘tryout’ for a top-tier KLM team. Subsequent evaluations are arranged when required. All U11-U15 sessions are run by staff coaches (who are ready to meet you!) and designed to be fun, interactive, and allow players to get comfortable with others. Our U16-U18 experienced coaches — who have led top-tiered teams for years — do likewise. Information can be found at the link below. Guest players are requested to sign up using the Tryout Registration Form below. We look forward to seeing you all there!
KLM – Guest Tryout Schedule
(*age-groups below matched to the 2020-2021 season)
|U11 Girls (2010 born)||– Thurs, Mar 5th – 5:15-6:45pm (Memorial SW)|
|U11 Boys (2010 born)||– Thurs, Mar 5th – 5:15-6:45pm (Memorial SE)|
|U17 Boys (2004 born)||– Thurs, Mar 5th – 5:15-6:45pm (Memorial NW)|
|U18 Boys (2003 born)||– Thurs, Mar 5th – 5:15-6:45pm (Memorial NE)|
|U13 Girls (2008 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 5:30-6:45pm (Memorial SW)|
|U13 Boys (2008 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 5:30-6:45pm (Memorial SE)|
|U12 Girls (2009 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 5:30-6:45pm (Memorial NW)|
|U12 Boys (2009 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 5:30-6:45pm (Memorial NE)|
|U16 Girls (2005 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 6:46-8:00pm (Memorial SW)|
|U16 Boys (2005 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 6:46-8:00pm (Memorial SE)|
|U14 Boys (2007 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 6:46-8:00pm (Memorial NW)|
|U15 Boys (2006 born)||– Fri, Mar 6th – 6:46-8:00pm (Memorial NE)|
KLM Assessments (2020-2021)
KLM Assessments – KLM Players (U11-U18)
The purpose of traditional soccer assessments (U11-U13) and tryouts (U14-U18) are to offer players who wish to the opportunity to be placed on more competitive teams. KLM agrees with and strives to have players of similar abilities playing together as part of our long-term player development strategies. However, the club also acknowledges that the traditional soccer assessment process can be flawed, arbitrary, and failing to benefit the players it is designed to evaluate. The process may be a disservice to our kids as it creates anxiety for some players and can be perceived as minimizing the seasonal contributions of others.
At KLM all U4-U15 teams are led by qualified paid staff coaches. As staff coaches spend upwards of 70+ hours a season with our players during training sessions and games, we believe our staff coaches, in collaboration with our Technical Director, are in the best positions to determine the future playing level of the players in comparison to the traditional 2-day, 2-hour season-ending evaluation. KLM club’s technical staff continuously evaluates the appropriate level for players to compete at for the current and next season.
At KLM, assessment are not about evaluating the individual’s value as a soccer player. The club uses assessment processes to ensure each KLM player is tiered into the level of game-play that offers them personal success, overall development, and a great experience.