How do I preregister for tryouts and what does it cost?
Visit the tryout page and click the link to preregister for tryouts. Tryout registration is free.
Do I have to attend all tryouts?
Yes. The more the coaching staff gets a chance to evaluate a player’s ability, the more likely they are to accurately assess the player’s ability and assign them to the appropriate team.
Should parents attend tryouts?
Parents may watch the try-out sessions from outside areas of the field and not near the players and coaches’ area, but do not have to be present. Parents should quietly observe and let the players play without any additional pressure.
How soon will I know if I make the team?
Tryouts can be a lengthy process and we encourage our coaches to process each players ability. This can require the length of the tryout dates to secure the player position. The registrar and/or coach will contact each player and/or family directly. Players invited must immediately register for the team through a link that will be given to each accepted player.
What if I’m out of town and can’t attend the tryouts?
You must contact the respective coach in this case. Coaches must be able to see the player play or make other arrangements in to be selected to a team.
What should I bring?
Come prepared to train with a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, and water.
What if it rains?
In the case of inclement weather, check the website for alternate tryout dates.
I made the team, what’s next?
You will receive an email via our GotSoccer.com registration system with instructions on how to register online. You will be required to register and make a non-refundable deposit in to secure your position on the team. Once registration is complete your coach will hold a team meeting after you have signed up.
How much will it cost to play with West Florida Flames?
Total cost will vary team-to-team and age-group to age-group. Your coach will have a sample to view.
When will I have to pay my first fee?
The first payment of your fees will be due immediately upon registration. The balance of the fees will be broken up into scheduled payments using our GotSoccer registration program.
How soon will practice begin after try-outs?
The start of training will vary by age group and league of play. This information will be given at the first team meeting.
What days will my team practice and where?
Each team will have practice fields and days assigned. The coach will advise the team concerning the days and length of practices. Normally teams practice two to three times a week for 1.5 to 2 hours.
What Leagues of play will West Florida Flames participate in this season?
The West Florida Flames are members of the following leagues: U. S. Soccer Development Academy (DA), National Premier League/Florida Premier League (NPL/FPL), Florida State Premier League (FSPL), Club Directors League (CDL), Region III Premier League (R3PL) and United Soccer Association (USA).
Will we be required to drive to the other campus fields for our team practices?
No, at tryouts you will be offered an opportunity on a team and know before registering where that team will practice and play games.