Tryouts
Our Player Selection Process

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open-Tryouts.


As part of our player selection process to our competitive youth programs, Delaware FC offers open tryouts to all interested players.

Please keep in mind that our Club programs represents a significant increase in the commitment required by players, and parents. Our goal is to have all of the members of the club experience the enjoyment and developmental benefits that are gained by mastering skills and habits and by participating at the highest level of competition. DEFC players acquire excellent physical conditioning, refine their technical skills, learn to understand the tactics involved in soccer, establish new and lasting friendships, and acquire character building habits such as teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment, discipline, and the pursuit of excellence.

TRYOUTS ARE OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PLAYERS, REGARDLESS OF CURRENT CLUB

2017-18 Age Eligibility – Birth Year Calendar

U13 – born on or after January 1, 2005
U14 – born on or after January 1, 2004
U15 – born on or after January 1, 2003
U17 - born on or after January 1, 2001

Playing on a DEFC team requires a level of commitment for both players and families that is not to be taken lightly. Regular attendance at practices and games is expected, and coaches expect players to be on time and focused. 

Register To Attend

It is very important that you complete the entire registration process all the way through check-out. If you do not complete the process, it is possible we may not be able to communicate with you properly.

2017/18 Tryout Information

Age-GroupFirst TryoutSecond Tryout

Boys - U17 (2001)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

May 17th

TIME
6:30pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION
DE Rush Complex
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE

May 18th

TIME
6:30pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE
Boys - U13 (2005)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 3rd

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE

April 5th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Middletown Village
300 Fields Way
Middletown, DE
Boys - U14 (2004)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 20th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
DE Rush Complex
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE

April 27th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE
Boys - U15 (2003)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 20th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
DE Rush Complex
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE

April 27th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE
Girls - U13 (2005)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 3rd

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE

April 5th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Middletown Village
300 Fields Way
Middletown, DE
Girls - U14 (2004)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 20th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
DE Rush Complex
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE

April 27th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE
Girls - U15 (2003)

TRYOUTS COMPLETED

April 20th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
DE Rush Complex
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE

April 27th

TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION
Kirkwood Soccer Club
1220 River Rd
New Castle, DE

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS

What to expect at Tryouts:

The coaching staff and/or independent evaluators will run tryouts and make player selections for each team. Please arrive early and be ready to begin on time.

- Plan to arrive and check in 30-minutes early. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
- Tryout shirt will be provided
- Bring a ball, water, and dress appropriately for the weather.
- Shin guards MUST be worn to participate.
- Bring a copy of your online registration confirmation and signed waiver form
- You must check in at the registration booth each day before taking the field.
- Parents are welcome to observe the tryout but are NOT ALLOWED on the playing field during tryouts.
- Check the schedule for any last-minute changes in venue, date, or time
- Following the completion of the tryout, parents and players are encouraged to ask questions.

Post-Tryouts

All players trying out for a DEFC team will be notified, by email, of the results of their tryout. If an offer to play is made, players have three (3) days from the receipt of the notification email to deliver his/her acceptance or declination of the offer to play. In addition, the club will be bound by the player’s acceptance of the offer to play. A player/parent who rescinds their acceptance of an offer to play after it has been communicated to the coach making the offer will not be refunded.

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