Youth club soccer offers typically get sent out via email in April and May. For many clubs, players have a 48-hour window to accept or decline the offer.
It may feel like the club is pressuring you to sign up, which they are. They want commitments to ensure that roster spots are filled and they don’t have to bring in additional players to ID or try out.
Also, out of respect for players who don’t get an offer, it will give parents enough time to explore other options.
Is There Usually a Club Try Out?
There may be a formal tryout at the younger ages to see which team your son or daughter will be on. Most clubs have multiple teams that compete at different levels for each age group so this window is important for the player and club.
For club teams that are U13 and older, the coach or director will bring in potential players in the spring to join in practice sessions. The core group will most likely get a formal offer but there could be new faces in the fall.
During the ID sessions in the spring season, players might be asked once or invited back again. The best thing players can do is try to connect with the current team, try their hardest, and listen to the coach’s instructions.