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Dedicated Tryout Sessions
for players born 2010 and after
at: Anderson Elementary School
On: Saturday December 2nd , 10:30am to 12:30pm
(arrive by 10:30am)

Tryouts will be on the Main field at the back of the school – off Teale Avenue.

For players born 2009 or older, please attend a training session with an existing team. Just email Karl Lawson-Henze at with any questions related to tryouts and to set up a time.



Players seeking to play competitive soccer with West Valley Soccer Club for the first time may tryout by attending a training session with the relevant team(s). For those currently playing competitive soccer with another club, written permission is required from their current Director of Coaching to try out/train with West Valley. 

Please email Karl Lawson-Henze at for more information on opportunities to try out with our teams or to schedule a time.

West Valley Soccer Club is open to both individual players and full recreational teams seeking a community soccer club to develop their players.


What should my child bring and wear to tryouts?

Players should wear sports attire, soccer cleats, socks and shin guards. They should also bring plenty of water to keep themselves hydrated during tryouts.

What should I expect on tryout day?

Players will be assigned to a team of appropriate age and gender and participate in one or more normal training sessions, which may include a combination of technical, tactical and game-like sessions.  We believe this is the optimal way both for our coaches to evaluate potential fit with the team and for players and their parents to get a feel for how sessions are conducted and the culture of the team.

What should I tell my player about tryouts?

We are a community-based club, with most of our coaching staff living and working in the area. We want the kids to have an enjoyable experience so tell them to practice with their ball ahead of time, but to relax and have fun at the tryout.

When will I hear back about the tryout?

You will hear back within a week if your child has made a competitive team.


If you have any additional questions regarding tryouts, please contact Karl Lawson-Henze.

Karl Lawson-Henze

Board of Directors, WVSC Scheduler

Phone: 408-460-7120