2024-2025 NEBRASKA ROOTS TRYOUT INFORMATION


All tryouts will be held at the EAA Sports Complex (26001 Ida St. Valley NE 68064)

9U-13U Players (2016-2012 birth years):

June 3rd-5th, June 6th as make up day.
14U-19U Players (2011-2006 birth years):
June 24th-26th, June 27th as make up day.

2024 NEBRASKA ROOTS TRYOUT SCHEDULE - COMING SOON!

IMPORTANT: OFFICIAL TRYOUT INFORMATION
- PLEASE READ!

- Players trying out for these age groups can be selected for a Roots I or Roots II team.
Players MUST tryout in their own birth year, but may also tryout in the age group above if they choose.
- If a player is not selected for a team, they are welcome and encouraged to join our EAA Soccer Futures program - our recreational program for 11U-19U players. 

Cost to register for tryouts is $20. Please register for tryouts prior to tryout dates.

REGISTER FOR NEBRASKA ROOTS TRYOUTS

Tryouts - What to Expect:

The coaches assigned to each age group will work together to train and evaluate all of the players who attend. Club directors also participate in the evaluation process.  The tryout sessions conducted by our staff will be similar to those they will normally run with their teams so players can get a feel for the style of training and coaching that will take place in our club.

The coaches will evaluate the players using the following criteria:
1. Technical: 
dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting/finishing and individual defending
2. Tactical: 
reading the game, teammates, opponents, space (perception); ability to make quick and proper decisions during the run of play
3. Psychological:
 mental toughness, competitiveness, concentration, composure, attitude, work ethic
4. Physical: 
speed, athleticism, fitness, strength

The coaches will also make selections based on how they feel players will fit into the team/club culture. They will also consider each player’s potential to develop under their coaching.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your COACHES' LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS?

What do we do if we miss the tryout window? 
Reach out to the coaches assigned to your athlete's age group to arrange for another opportunity to tryout.  All coaches have EAA email accounts (firstnamelastname@elkhornathletics.org).

Will we need to purchase new uniforms for this season?
All Nebraska Roots players will be required to purchase the full uniform kit. We will start a new uniform cycle for the 2024-2025 soccer year.  

What are the Nebraska Roots REGISTRATION fees for 2024-2025?
- 10U-15U: $1,675
- 15U-19U (players in high school): $1,375 

What do my REGISTRATION fees cover?
Coaching and director fees, insurance, indoor and outdoor facilities, league fees, NSSA membership fees including background checks, Safesport and concussion training, winter training, equipment, office staff, referees and HUDL subscriptions.

NSSA TEAM FORMATION POLICY

LINK TO NSSA TEAM FORMATION POLICY

QUESTIONS REGARDING TRYOUT DETAILS?

Please contact our Soccer Administrator:
Laurel Reineke: 
 laurelreineke@elkhornathletics.org

QUESTIONS REGARDING A SPECIFIC AGE GROUP?

Please contact our Nebraska Roots director:
Anne Leboo,
 Director of Soccer:
anneleboo@elkhornathletics.org

Contact Us:

Contact info

402-289-8358

Office Address:
1402 N. 203rd St
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 544
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Hours of Operation:

Hours

Monday & Wednesday
9:00am to 6:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday
Closed

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