Thank you for your
interest in the Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association.
PGSA Classic Team
Tryouts and Academy Team Assessments
appreciate your interest in the Pitt-Greenville
Soccer Association (PGSA). The PGSA offers two
levels of travel soccer under the North Carolina
Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA). Your child may
compete on a Classic team or in the Academy program.
The Classic and Academy branches of the PGSA are
designed to provide players the opportunity to
develop their skills beyond the recreational level.
The PGSA Future Stars program, offered in
partnership with the City of Greenville, is strictly
recreational and is not addressed on this page (for
more information, click "Future Stars" on the tool
bar to the left). The PGSA Classic and Academy
leadership aim to place each child with trained
coaches who will develop and promote the skills of
the player in a safe and enjoyable environment.
The Pitt-Greenville SoccerPlex and Bradford
Creek Soccer Complex are the primary training
facilities for the association (click "Field Maps"
on the tool bar to the left for locations).
In May/June each year, the PGSA will conduct a
tryout to select the Classic teams and an assessment
of all players wishing to compete in the Academy
program. Of the two levels of play, the Classic
league is more competitive while the focus of the
Academy program is more developmental. Both Classic
and Academy teams will host games in Greenville and
travel to matches during their respective seasons.
A Classic schedule typically includes seven
to twelve regular season matches with half at home
and half away. Classic away travel is generally
within a three hour drive of Greenville with
competing teams usually in Wilmington, Jacksonville,
New Bern, Wilson, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and sometimes
Greensboro. Classic teams begin competing at the U11
age bracket and continue to U18. Teams typically
practice three times each week with matches on the
weekend. Players who tryout for but do not make a
Classic U11 or U12 team are encouraged to be
assessed for the PGSA Academy program.
Academy schedule typically includes opponents from
Jacksonville, Wilmington, Wilson, New Bern, Rocky
Mount and Raleigh. At the end of the season the
NCYSA will hold an Academy Festival (location TBA)
in which all teams from across the state are invited
to participate. The Academy program offers teams in
the U10 age bracket for eight and nine year olds,
and the U12 bracket for ten and eleven year olds.
Academy teams will practice twice per week with
matches on the weekend.
Classic and Academy
teams may also elect to participate in tournaments
held in various cities within and outside North
Carolina in addition to the regular season
The Classic and Academy teams
selected in May/June will compete in the upcoming
Fall and Spring seasons. For example, the teams
chosen in May/June 2013 will compete in the Fall
2013 and Spring 2014 seasons, and each player is
making the commitment to play in both seasons.
However, the older teenage girls (U15-U18) will play only in
the Fall season, and the older teenage boys (U15-18) will play only in the Spring
season (they will play for their high school teams
during the other). Supplemental tryouts/assessments
may be held in October/November each year for any team
wishing to add players.
The specific tryout
information for Classic teams for this year is set
forth below. The assessments for players wishing to
compete in the Academy program will be after Classic team tryouts (more information will soon be posted
regarding Academy assessments).
** Bring ball, water and shin guards **
Pitt Greenville Soccer
Association (PGSA) 2013-14 Tryouts Classic
Traveling Teams PGSA Soccer Complex, 5328 NC 43
May 20th - May 23rd 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-in at Shelter
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tryouts Monday, May 20, 2013
U11 - U13 Girls - players born between 8/1/00 and
7/31//03 U15 - U18 Girls - players born
between 8/1/95 and 7/31/99
Follow-up Tryout date
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 U14 Girls - players born
between 8/1/99 and 7/31/00 U11 - U14 Boys - players
born between 8/1/99 and 7/31/03
Follow-up Tryout date Thursday, May
ALL PLAYERS MUST
PRE-REGISTER TO TRYOUT
All fees from 2012-13 must
be paid in full in order to be eligible to tryout. All players must complete
form to be eligible to
tryout. Form will be posted here May 2, 2013
and May 1, 2013 on the PGSA Home Page.
PGSA Classic Team Tryout Policy
The intent and goal of the PGSA is to
field Classic teams at each age group, boys and girls U11 to U18, which are
competitive statewide. It is also the goal of the PGSA to place each child on a
team which best fits and promotes the skills of the player. In order to further
these goals, the PGSA will implement the following policies at tryouts.
Each player is encouraged (but not required) to tryout for the team offered in
his/her age group. * A player is not permitted to tryout for a team younger
in age. * A player is permitted to tryout for an older team. At registration,
the player must make the PGSA registrar aware of his/her intent to tryout for an
- If a Classic team is not offered in the player's true age
group, the player trying out for the older Classic team will be allowed to play
if he/she is selected.
- If a Classic team is offered in the player's true
age group but the player nevertheless wishes to tryout for an older Classic
team, the player will be evaluated by the older team coaches. If the player is
considered by the coaches to be in the top 25% (rounded up) of the overall team,
the player may stay and play with the older team. If the player is not
considered to be in the top 25% (rounded up), he/she will not play on the older
team and will next be considered by the coaches in his/her true age group. For
example, a true U12 player played on the U13 Classic team this past season.
Tryouts are now being held for the Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 seasons and a Classic
team is being offered in the player's true age group. The player nevertheless
wishes to "play up" on his same team for the upcoming year. At tryouts, the
older team coaches determine that they will carry a roster of 17 players and
this younger player is the 6th best player at the tryout. Result: The player is
not allowed to play on the older team and will be required to compete for a
position on the Classic team in his true age group. On a 17 player roster, the
top 25 % will include the top 5 players (17 X .25 = 4.25 rounded up to 5
players). Note if there was no Classic team offered in the player's true age
group, he would be allowed to stay on the older team since the top 25 % rule
would not be applicable.
* The PGSA will not implement a "grandfather
clause" so it makes no difference which team a child played on the year before.
With this policy, the PGSA seeks to field competitive teams at each age
group while also allowing players who are exceptional talents the opportunity to
play at a higher level. It is possible that circumstances arise which are not
addressed or easily answered by PGSA written policy. Some age groups may have
plenty of talent while others struggle to find players. In rare instances, a
modification of the above policy is required in order to accommodate the needs
of an age group. The DOC/President has the final decision-making authority to implement
and, when necessary, to modify PGSA tryout policy on a case-by-case basis.
Furthermore, any decision to double-roster a player (i.e., playing on 2
different teams during the same season) must be reviewed and approved by the
Good luck and we appreciate your participation in the PGSA.