Tryouts for 2017 Summer League U12–U20

For players born 1997 – 2005

US Soccer, our national governing body, adopted international standard birth year age groups effective Aug 2016. You will register by birth year for this program. Learn more

Blackhawks will conduct tryouts for 2017 summer competitive leagues in late July. Tryouts enable Blackhawks’ professional coaches to gauge each player’s individual skills and development needs. Coaches use the results to match players with the most appropriate division and coach for the summer 2017 league season.

Register Now for Tryouts

Register for tryouts today using the LOGIN button on this page. Before attending a tryout, you must register and pay for the tryout.

  • If you do not have an account, you will need to create one before registering for a tryout
  • Coaches will form teams from the pool of players registered for tryouts. Register regardless of ability to attend
  • Register for and attend the tryout session based on birth year
    • Players must tryout with their birth year age group
    • Players may tryout with an additional group, one birth year older.
      This year only, neither prior approval nor additional fee is required for the extra tryout. Indicate intent to tryout for the additional age group during registration. While not limited, this provision is intended for players born Jan–Jul who may prefer to continue with their summer 2016 teammates. The final decision on player placement rests with the Coaching Director.

Who: Soccer players born 1997 – 2005

When and where: See below for times and locations for each age group and gender. Most registrants will attend two sessions

Cost: The tryout fee is $45; there is no financial assistance for this fee. Pay by MasterCard or Visa at the time of registration, or by check payable to “Saint Paul Blackhawks” and mailed after registration to:

Saint Paul Blackhawks
PO Box 40436
Saint Paul MN  55104-8436

Bring: Water bottle, shin guards, cleats, ball (size 4 for U12, size 5 all others), great sportsmanship

Players are expected to participate in both sessions when two sessions are listed for a birth year/gender.

Birth
Year
(2017
Age Group)
Girls Boys
2005 (U12) Sun, Jul 24 12:00-1:30pm McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 7:30-9:00pm Humboldt
Sun, Jul 24 12:00-1:30pm McMurray
Tue, Jul 26 6:00-7:30pm McMurray
2004 (U13) Sun, Jul 24 9:00-10:30am McMurray
Wed, Jul 27 7:30-9:00pm Humboldt
Sun, Jul 24 9:00-10:30am McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
2003 (U14) Sun, Jul 24 3:00-4:30pm McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 6:00-7:30pm Humboldt
Sun, Jul 24 3:00-4:30pm McMurray
Wed, Jul 27 6:00-7:30pm McMurray
2002 (U15) Sun, Jul 24 10:30am-12:00pm McMurray
Tue, Jul 26 7:30-9:00pm McMurray
Sun, Jul 24 10:30am-12:00pm McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 6:00-7:30pm McMurray
2001 (U16) Tue, Jul 26 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
Wed, Jul 27 6:00-7:30pm Humboldt
Tue, Jul 26 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
Wed, Jul 27 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
2000 (U17) Sun, Jul 24 1:30-3:00pm McMurray
Wed, Jul 27 7:30-9:00pm McMurray
Sun, Jul 24 1:30-3:00pm McMurray
Tue, Jul 26 7:30-9:00pm McMurray
1999 (U18) Sun, Jul 24 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 7:30-9:00pm McMurray
Sun, Jul 24 4:30-6:00pm McMurray
Mon, Jul 25 7:30-9:00pm McMurray
1997–1998 (U19/U20) Sun, Jul 24 6:00-7:30pm McMurray Sun, Jul 24 6:00-7:30pm McMurray

Locations

location marker  McMurray Fields • 1220 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103 • map
location marker  Humboldt High School • 690 Humboldt Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107 • map

Questions

See also: Team Formation Policy

Coaching Philosophy

Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club is committed to giving each player the tools to become a complete player. A complete player displays mastery of both technical and tactical aspects of the game as well as character growth. We believe that soccer can be a medium to develop youth physically, mentally, and socially. We aim to produce skilled players who exhibit respect, dedication, and a passion for soccer within a highly competitive environment. Our club is dedicated to prepare youth players for the next level whether professional, collegiate, or amateur.

The path toward developing a complete player recognizes different developmental levels and utilizes developmentally appropriate activities toward the goal.

  • Technical: A Complete Player masters all aspects of ball control such as dribbling, passing and receiving, ball striking, heading, and tackling.
  • Tactical: A Complete Player understands the fundamentals of defending and attacking individually as well as a team. They understand their role on the field in different formations such as 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1.
  • Character: A Complete Player is a leader on the field who knows how to handle adversity, be a team player, and relates to others with respect.