Tryout Results

Welcome to the JSSA Tryout Results page!

 

  • Please look carefully for your child's first name and last initial below. Please make sure you are checking in the correct age group.
  • If your child's name is listed below, you MUST register and pay the deposit (BY CLICKING HERE) within 24 hours in order to secure your child's roster spot. When registering, please select "JSSA Fall/Spring 2017-18" and make sure to select your child's team age for next club season, not his/her current age. (ie. If you were an Under 11 (2006) player last season, please make sure to register as an Under 12 (2006) player for the 2017-18 season.)
  • Once you have registered, you are considered a member of JSSA! Congratulations! You will receive an email by early July with your full team roster, coach's name and practice days. We do not know this information at this time.
  • You will have the opportunity, when you register, to have your uniform shipped to your house this summer. If you choose NOT to have it shipped, you will be responsible for picking it up at the John Smith Sports Center in Milford. You will need to connect with Linda Smith at 1-800-998-7622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to schedule a time to pick it up. Uniforms will NOT be delivered to the field the first week of practice.
  • The first time your team will get together will be the week of August 14-17 at the JSSA Clinic week. Each team has been assigned a two hour time slot in the afternoon/evening to get together on the field, with their JSSA coach. The first week of practices will be August 28.
  • All U9 (2009) - U10 (2008) teams will play in a ONE DAY tournament on LABOR DAY, Monday, September 4 at Olin College.
  • All U11 (2007) - U14 (2004) teams will play in a TWO DAY tournament during LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SATURDAY, September 2 - Sunday, September 3, 2017. This will be a local tournament.
  • All players are expected their team tournaments to attend as this is a crucial time for the teams to get a number of games under their belt before their league games start on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
  • All U15 (2003) - U18 (2000) teams will not play during the Fall season due to the high school soccer season. The first scheduled team get-together for these age groups will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2017 at the sports center. More info will follow closer to the time. These age groups will start training the first weekend in January. In the meantime, good luck to all of our high school players!
  • The 2017-18 JSSA Player-Parent Handbook will be emailed out to all families within the next two days. It is also available HERE in the Documents section of this website.
  • Should you have questions regarding placements please email Boys Director, Martin Doherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Girls Jr Director (U9-U12 teams), Rob Speed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Girls Sr Director (U13-U18 teams), Numar Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2005 BOYS   2004 BOYS  2003 BOYS 
O61 (Jayden P) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT B45 (Sam O) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT B83 (Evan A) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT
B90 (Nate S) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT  O78 (Jayden S) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT  
O28 (Cole W) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT    
B28 (Will B) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT    
B62 (James F) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT    
O30 (Matthew B) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT     
B72 (Brendan W) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT     
     
     
2002 BOYS   2001 BOYS   
O73 (Jake K) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT  B97 (Gerry S) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT   
  B50 (Albi C) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT  
     
2005 GIRLS  2004 GIRLS  2003 GIRLS 
B98 (Annika C) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT ON U14 ('04) TEAM  O84 (Victoria Z) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT O72 - (Ella K) - OFFERED A SPRING ROSTER SPOT
O62 (Machaela H) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT ON U14 ('04) TEAM  O80 (Lauren C) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT O73 (Sonya F) - OFFERED A SPRING ROSTER SPOT 
B54 (Lily M) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT ON U14 ('04) TEAM  B88 (Oliva H) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT  
  B88 (Jordan B) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT   
2002 GIRLS  2001 GIRLS   
O43 (Natalie B) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT B76 (Lauren M) - OFFERED A ROSTER SPOT   
     
     
 

Tryouts for 2017-18 club year

  • CLICK HERE FOR US SOCCER 2017-18 AGE MATRIX
  • Players must pre-register by CLICKING HERE.
  • Players should plan to attend at least TWO tryouts.
  • Players should bring a waterbottle, soccer ball and wear a light colored shirt.
  • Players interested in trying out for an ELITE team MUST attend the ELITE tryout on Wednesday, as well as one other tryout.
  • Players interested in trying out for a PREMIER or SELECT team within a specific location must attend tryouts at that location. (ie. Players interested in playing on an Olin College based team, should come to tryouts at Olin College.)
  • ELITE teams will not be location specific. The location of training sessions for these teams is not known at this time.
  • Tryout results (offer, no offer, call-back) will be posted within 24 hours ON THIS WEBPAGE. Individual emails will not be sent.
  • Placement Games on Saturdays may be required for proper placement purposes. That will be determined on the Wednesday of tryouts and players will be asked to attend.
  • For more 2004-2007 ELITE team details CLICK HERE.
  • For more 2000-2003 ELITE team details CLICK HERE.
 
Field Location Marianapolis HS, CT
Olin College, Needham
Monday, June 5
4-5:30pm
(5-6:30pm)2006-2009 BOYS & GIRLS 2006-2007 BOYS

6-7:30pm

  2006-2007 GIRLS
Tuesday, June 6
4:30-5:30pm
(5-6:30pm)2006-2009 BOYS and GIRLS
CT - CANCELLED due to weather
5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and
2008-2009 BOYS- INDOORS
at PrimeTime Sports Ctr, 5 Michigan Dr, Natick

5:30-6:30pm   5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and
2008-2009 GIRLS - INDOORS
at PrimeTime Sports Ctr, 5 Michigan Dr, Natick

Wednesday, June 7
4-5:30pm
  5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and 
2006-2009 BOYS - ELITE and NON-ELITE TRYOUTS

6-7:30pm   5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and 
2006-2009 GIRLS - ELITE and NON-ELITE TRYOUTS

Thursday, June 8
4-5:30pm
  5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and
2008-2009 BOYS

6-7:30pm   5-8 yr old ACADEMY (Boys & Girls) and
2008-2009 GIRLS
Friday, June 9
4-5:30pm
  2006-2007 BOYS

6-7:30pm

  2006-2007 GIRLS
Saturday, June 10   Possible Placement Games 
BOYS & GIRLS 2006-2007
Monday, June 12
4-5:30pm
  2004-2005 BOYS & GIRLS
6-7:30pm
 1999-2005 BOYS & GIRLS 2000-2003 BOYS & GIRLS

Tuesday, June 13
4-5:30pm
  2004-2005 BOYS & GIRLS
6-7:30pm  1999-2005 BOYS & GIRLS 2000-2003 BOYS & GIRLS

Wednesday, June 14
4-5:30pm
  2004-2005 BOYS & GIRLS - ELITE TRYOUTS
6-7:30pm

  2000-2003 BOYS & GIRLS - ELITE TRYOUTS

Tryout Locations

  • Olin College, 1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492
  • Marianapolis Prep School, 26 Chase Rd, Thompson, CT 06277

Players must pre-register by CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE FOR US SOCCER 2017-18 AGE MATRIX

 

 

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Club Mission

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  • Our Mission

  • Our Philosophy

JSSA exists as a vehicle to provide advanced training and development of youth soccer players, by providing a supportive and competitive environment in which to grow as an athlete, team, player and leader on and off the field and by emphasizing the importance of character, self confidence, and hard work. Under the oversight of professional coaches, each player will develop solid foundations of proper technical and tactical awareness. We will accomplish this through mastering the building blocks with ever increasing difficulty and by putting our training to the test in weekly matches.

Our coaching style at JSSA relies on positive reinforcement, humor and non-stressful, low volume critical feedback. We do our instructing in practice where players’ attention can be concentrated on skill building. We refrain from instructing players on the field during a game unless the directions are for positioning, attentiveness, or encouragement to meet a challenge. Our belief is that a player matures only when he/she is capable of making his/hers own decisions and we encourage all players to rely on each other, as well as the coaches.

Simply put, we believe that soccer is a game of skill and control. We work diligently to teach the techniques of the game (dribbling, passing, shooting, control, heading). We want every player to be confident with the ball at their feet and be able to play 1V1, both offensively and defensively. Our progression includes small group games and working on what we call shape (triangle and diamonds), offensively and defensively. We constantly emphasis a good first touch, which means the player can lift his/her head and begin to recognize options or choices that are available at any given point in time. This is what we call tactics or decision making. Now our progression is essentially numbers up situations and we work on 2v1, 3v1, 3v2, 4v1, 4v2 etc. on both sides of the ball. Our ultimate goal is playing a methodology which emphasizes possession on offense and pressure on defense; a team shape which involves playing in the other teams half and producing many goal scoring opportunities. Player development is and will continue to be our primary focus working with players from 6-18 years old. This method of play will produce good technically sound and tactically aware players which will ultimately produce team success on the field.

 

Soccer Club

  • JSSA Announces Directors...

  • NSCAA Course This Winter

  • JSSA becomes an NSCAA Member Club

  • Big News - HUGE!!!

JSSA is pleased to announce our new Boys and Girls Directors. As you will see below, both Don and Jim have a wealth of experience that will take JSSA to new heights in 2014 and beyond!!

Don Griffin - Girls Director
Don is the current Director of Coaching for Natick Soccer Club, as well as the GU14 JSSA Wanderers and GU16 JSSA Wanderers head coach. At his time in Natick, Don has helped Natick Youth Soccer become a powerhouse in the state. Don holds a NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas and has coached at both the high school and youth level for over 20 years. Don has his Masters Degree in Education.

James Hopkins - Boys Director
James is currently the men's head coach at Dean College in Franklin. Before taking over the men's job, Jim coached the women at Dean College for two seasons after spending time as the men's assistant at the University of Southern Maine. Jim is very fmailiar with club soccer, having been the Director of Coaching for Maine Metro FC, as well as coaching at Bayside FC in Rhode Island for the last 4 years. Jim is also an ODP coach for the state of Massachusetts. Jim holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma, as well as a USSF 'A' license. He will be coaching the BU16 JSSA Republic team this Spring season.

JSSA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the NSCAA Level 6 Diploma at the John Smith Sports Center this winter. See below for more specifics on the course...

NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
Dates: Fri Feb 21, Sat Feb 22, Sun Feb 23
Time: Fri 2/21, 5-10pm, Sat 2/22, 10am-4pm, Sun 2/23, 9am-6pm
Fee: $150 per coach
To Register Online: CLICK HERE

Please email Felicity Day, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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We are proud to announce that JSSA has become a member of the NSCAA Club Standards Project. The NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) has evaluated JSSA on its current performance in A. Coaching Development, B. Player Development, C. Administration. JSSA received "NSCAA Best Practice" acknowledgement for its clinic-style Academy program and "NSCAA Good Practice" acknowledgement for its following policies/actions:

  • Player Evaluation Policy, where all players receive an individual feedback report at the end of each season of play
  • Player/Parent Handbook, that is provided at the time of registration and is a comprehensive guideline for families outlining the yearly club schedules, commitments, etc.
  • Yearly Letter from John Smith, providing guidance to players regarding self-training activities and explaining why it is important
  • Coaching Philosophy, which highlights a number of key kearning outcomes and style-of-play guidelines for the entire coaching staff to follow

We are excited to be a part of this project and are looking forward to working with the NSCAA further to help bring youth soccer players at JSSA to the next level. For more information on the Club Standards Project, click here!

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JSS TV

We are excited to announce the LAUNCH of JSS TV. We hope these videos help the SOCCER PARENTS understand the basic techniques of the game!

Make sure to LOOK for your fellow JSSA teammates in the videos!

Coming Soon - game clips, coaching insights, and MUCH MORE!

START WATCHING

 

Spotlight

Felicity Day

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Full Time Coaching Director

Felicity, John's eldest daughter, joined the family business after a successful college career at Mary Washington College. She was named All-American at college, went on to play soccer in England and was inducted to the University of Mary Washington's sports Hall of Fame in October 2009.