Player Evaluations & Team Placement

U9 – U15 Teams: 2021/2022 Season

MSA expects to have several age groups with a large player-pool base. Therefore, we will be conducting on-site player evaluations for appropriate team placement. MSA offers varying levels of play: Gold and Blue.

Players should be prepared to participate. Players must bring a properly inflated soccer ball and must wear shin guards.

The evaluation and registration session will be held at the new outdoor fields at Mound Grove Golf & Recreation. In case of inclement weather MSA will reserve the right to move the evaluations indoors to Erie Premier Sports Pennbriar according to the following schedule. All interested players must adhere to the registration deadlines, fees, and submission of all required documentation. Team spots will not be held for players failing to follow the registration requirements.

MSA does not charge a fee for tryouts, or require payment when submitting paperwork at sign ups. Only after a spot has been offered and accepted, will you be required to create your online billing account for registration and tuition. Uniforms will be purchased separately through our uniform supplier soccer.com. More information will follow after an acceptance email has been sent.

Mound Grove Golf & Recreation
10760 Donation Rd.
Waterford, PA 16441

EPS Pennbriar (in case of inclement weather)
100 Pennbriar Drive
Erie, PA 16509

Boys

Players should attend both evaluations dates. If you cannot, please contact the appropriate MSA Coaching Director or Age Group Director.

Age GroupBirth YearDatesTime
U92013Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U102012Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U112011Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U122010Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U132009Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U142008Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U152007Monday, June 7, 2021 &
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM

Girls

Players should attend both evaluations dates. If you cannot, please contact the appropriate MSA Coaching Director or Age Group Director.

Age GroupBirth YearDatesTime
U92013Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U102012Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U112011Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U122010Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U132009Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U142008Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
U152007Tuesday, June 8, 2021 &
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM

What Happens After Evaluations?

After player evaluations, the Age Group Director will present the player and their families an acceptance or denial letter via email. If the player is accepted, they will be given the name of the coach and the team that they believe best suits the player’s skill level and needs. They will also provide the parents with basic information about the club, fee structure, parent and player requirements, club benefits, and the next steps.

Before a player can participate in any practices or games, they must accept the offer. Once a roster spot has been accepted, you will be required to follow the player registration process outlined in the acceptance email.

What if we missed evaluations?

If you missed evaluations, or are looking to join MSA mid-season, please contact the appropriate MSA Coaching Director or Age Group Director.

Team Levels

MSA Gold: Premier

MSA Gold is the highest level of training and competition within MSA club soccer. Our Premier players and coaches will demonstrate the highest level of commitment to excellence in skills, fitness, work ethic, attitude and sportsmanship. Premier players and coaches will demonstrate a commitment to the club, the team and their own soccer development.

Players and teams compete against premier teams from leagues and clubs throughout the region and nation, and at times, Internationally. Based on age and level, teams will compete in 4-6 tournaments annually, that carry additional fees.

MSA Blue: Travel

MSA Blue is the first stage of “travel” club soccer. Travel is not as extensive and time consuming as “Premier” soccer, as it is typically limited and shorter distances of travel, ironically. The goal of MSA Blue is to provide an environment in which the level of competition, commitment, and player development falls between that of the recreation and premier levels. All Blue level  coaches are paid, experienced, licensed club soccer coaches and have a responsibility to develop the soccer skills and team play of their players.

With two training sessions per week, Blue Level players will rapidly increase their skills and abilities. Blue teams participate in the PA West Soccer Association sponsored leagues. Based on age and level, teams typically compete in 1-3 tournaments annually.

This program is geared towards the players that have played recreational soccer for some time – and want to “jump to the next level”, in order to prepare for grade school, middle school or high school soccer. It also prepares players that are ready to commit to the Premier level and need to refine their skills and general tactics.