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Tryout Registration and Information

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Anderson Elementary School (see map below)
10:00am – 2:00pm

Boys & Girls, U6-U9

Birth years 2013-2016

Boys & Girls, U10-U12

Birth years 2010-2012


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Contact Karl Lawson-Henze by email at 
or by phone at 408-460-7120


Anderson Elementary School Field Location for Tryouts
3965 Teale Ave. 
San Jose, CA 95117

Players Born 2009 and Before

Interested older players seeking to play competitive soccer with West Valley Soccer Club 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.