Tryouts

Alpine Strikers FC is a competitive youth soccer club serving the greater Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Woodside communities. We have over 700 players in the club, playing on teams ranging from U8 to U19, at all levels of competition including the National Premier League (NPL), Norcal Premier, and Central Coast Soccer League (CCSL).

Formal ASFC team tryouts are held in December of each year.  Tryouts in the spring for the fall season are less formal. Players can be evaluated at informal tryouts held each May in combination with team practices.  Roster openings vary from team to team and placement is at the discretion of the coaches. 

 

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Registration for tryouts is required.


High School Age Teams

All of our teams are calendar year based as mandated by US Soccer.  Tryouts for these teams will be held over multiple days in mid-May per the table below. High school aged teams will also hold open practice in May. 

 

High School Boys Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year  Date Time Location Expected Fall 2017 Teams Coaching Contact Age Group Coordinator Deposit
 2003 Boys (U14) Please contact Keith Lambert for details   Premier & Silver  Jeff Panos  Keith Lambert   $500
2002 Boys (U15)  Please contact Keith Lambert for details   Premier  Jeff Panos   Keith Lambert   $500

2001 to 1998 Boys

U16 to U19

Please contact Keith Lambert for details 

  
Premier, Gold, and Bronze  Bret Simon Keith Lambert $500   
High School School Girls Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year Dates Time  Location Age Group Coordinator Deposit
 2002/03 Girls (U15) Please contact Keith Lambert for details. 
  
Keith Lambert $500  

Middle School Age Teams

Our middle school age teams (players born 2002 to 2004) have already implemented calendar age restructuring and are looking to fill in selected roster spots in preparation for the Fall 2017 season. We have multiple teams in each age group, including teams at the highest competitive levels (NPL, State Premier, Premier). New players are invited to tryout by joining these teams during their regular training sessions as shown.

 

Middle School Boys Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year  Date Time Location Age Group Coordinator Teams - Levels Coach Deposit
   2005 Boys (U13) TBD  TBD   TBD      Lisa Dunlevie

 

 

 

05B Red - Norcal Premier

 Paul Moran    $500  

05B White - Norcal Silver

 Amar Patel

05B Blue - CCSL

Leo Krupnik 

05B Cardinal - CCSL

Tulin Mendoza 
 2004 Boys (U14)    TBD     TBD    TBD    Miles Keep     04B Red - Norcal Gold  Amar Patel   $500  
 04B White - CCSL Chris Bobb 
   04B Blue - CCSL  Corey Edden 
Middle School Girls Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year Dates Time  Location Age Group Coordinator Teams - Levles Coach Deposit
2005 Girls (U13) TBD TBD

TBD

 

 

 Julie Clugage

05G Red - Norcal Gold

 Mandy $500  

05G White - Norcal Bronze

 Tulin Mendoza

05G Blue - CCSL

 Stephanie Bloom
 2004 Girls (U14)     TBD     TBD   

 

TBD 

  
 Karim Younes  

04G Red - Norcal Premier

 Corey Edden $500   
   04G White - Norcal Bronze   Aidan O'Flynn

 

Elementary School Age Teams

Our elementary school age teams (players born 2009 to 2005) will be looking to add players to existing teams, as well as form new teams as appropriate. Tryouts for these age groups will be held at the dates and locations shown in the table below.

For the youngest ages (U8-U10), the Club's philosophy is to try to offer a space for every child wishing to play competitive soccer.  We call this "new team formation" rather than tryouts because at the youngest ages we believe all local players with a passion for soccer should have a place to build their skills. Final decisions on placement will depend on the number of new and returning kids and whether there are enough kids to meet roster minimum and maximum guidelines. Some younger teams may train in an "academy" format with small-sided games on the weekends rather than playing games in a competitive league. If your child is currently in the Academy, and would like to try out for a team, please be sure to register!

Boys Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year Tryout Dates Time Location Age Group Coordinator Deposit

2010 Boys (U8)

5/12

4:00 to 5:30pm 

Oak Knoll Field

 TBD $300

 2009 Boys (U9)

5/9 

4:00 to 5:30pm 

Oak Knoll Field

TBD

$300

 2008 Boys (U10)

5/9

5:30 to 7:00pm 

Oak Knoll Field

Jennifer Sweeney $300

 2007 Boys (U11)

 5/16

TBD 

TBD

Sean Gavin $400
 2006 Boys (U12)  5/16 TBD   TBD Christine Orr

$400

Girls Tryouts for Fall 2017
Birth Year Tryout Dates Time  Location Age Group Coordinator Deposit
2010 Girls (U8) 5/12 5:30 to 7:00pm  

Oak Knoll Field

 TBD $300
 2009 Girls (U9) 5/10   4:00 to 5:30pm

Jack Lyle Field

Polly Panos $300

2008 Girls (U10) 

5/10 5:30 to 7:00pm  

Jack Lyle Field

Sara Filipek $300
 2007 Girls (U11) 5/17

TBD

TBD    Laura Paul $400
 2006 Girls (U12) 5/17  TBD TBD  Bob Ridenour $400

  

PAYMENT: A deposit is required to tryout.  Checks should be made payable to Alpine Strikers FC  and are collected at tryouts. If you plan to apply for scholarship, please let the Age Group Coordinator know and no deposit is required. 

Checks will not be deposited until your player accepts a spot on a team.  Once your child accepts a spot on a team roster, the deposit is non-refundable.