Removing Bias from Youth Soccer Tryouts

5 Tips for Removing Biases from Youth Soccer Tryouts

Use these tips to keep soccer tryouts fair In an ideal world, when youth soccer tryouts are held the athletes all perform to the best of their abilities, the evaluators score each player exactly right, the coaches and volunteers run … Read More

Ditch the Clipboard with player evaluation software

Ditch the clipboard in 4 easy steps

Learn how converting to player evaluation software can simplify your league’s tryout process Picture your last tryout, were you well on your way to a record day on your pedometer racing between the registration table and the fields, and back … Read More

Make the most of your time with player evaluation software

Short on time? Make the most of it by using player evaluation software

Using a tryout app can save time during the evaluation and team formation process During the tryout and team formation process coaches and directors might have a lot of items on their wish lists, but near the top of each … Read More

3 Ways to Evaluate Your Youth Sport Coaches 

Give coaches the necessary feedback when they need it most For youth sports coaches it might feel like they get evaluated on a daily basis. Between feedback from parents, comments from players and shouts from fans, coaches might have a … Read More

how should volunteer youth coaches be evaluated

Should Volunteer Coach Evaluations be Same as Paid Coaches?

“’I’m a volunteer. I’m a parent. My kid is on the team – and this is hard. I’m doing my best. I volunteered to coach because I thought it would be fun, I wanted to contribute, and, I genuinely care … Read More

youth coaching tips

11 Youth Coaching Tips, The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Coaching

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson For many youth athletes, that “somebody” is their coach. When kids join youth sports they and or at least their parents … Read More

communicating with soccer parents about tryouts

3 Tips for Communicating with Soccer Parents During Tryouts

When assigning tasks for youth soccer tryouts it’s easy to focus on the obvious to-dos, like registration, running drills and evaluating players. But is anyone assigned to communicating with soccer parents? While the focus of tryouts should be on the … Read More

communicate youth soccer tryouts

How to Communicate Youth Soccer Tryouts Results

Revealing team rosters in a personal manner tends to work better with young athletes The soccer tryouts are done, the players have gone home after trying to showcase their best skills, the coaches have watched all of their prospective players, … Read More

How to Prepare Evaluators for Youth Sports Tryouts

  The success of the youth tryouts process often comes down to one group of people – the evaluators. Even though coaches and directors ultimately assemble team rosters, the scores and evaluations athletes receive during tryouts often come from those … Read More

Player Evaluation Software Saves St. Croix Soccer Club Precious Time

Summary The St. Croix Soccer Club has about 800 athletes who compete on its competitive teams. With so many athletes to evaluate during tryouts, the club struggled to avoid human error and numerous tedious steps while trying to update player … Read More