WISCONSIN LOONS

Tryouts

Tryouts for our Pre-Academy and Academy teams occur in June. A full year spans August through July, with players moving up one year in age annually (see age matrix). Tryouts are required for all players. WYSA, our state organization, determines the process and offer dates. If you’re interested in joining our club outside the tryout period, contact us to make arrangements with one of our Directors. Players can express tryout interest at any time.

Fall Season Tryout Update

Tryouts for the fall season have concluded, but we are still accepting inquiries for specific positions. We are looking for players for the 2014 Girls team, and 2011 Boys team. If you’re interested in any of these positions, please contact our Executive Director at gro.c1721657162fdeti1721657162nuiw@1721657162rotce1721657162ridce1721657162xe1721657162

Participate in tryouts to secure your spot for the upcoming season’s age group. Multiple tryout sessions are available, and attending all is recommended. If you can’t make a session, reach out to the DOCs. Players aiming to play in a higher age bracket must obtain DOC approval.

Coaching Directors manage our tryout process; players should arrive 10-15 minutes early for check-in. Team selection will be determined solely by the DOCs, considering tryout outcomes and consultations with evaluators.

All player fees and program requirements are listed in the Programs section:

Offer dates are determined by the state organization WYSA each season.

  • Offers for the 2024/2025 season for 11U-15U will be sent out after 12pm on June 14, 2024
  • Offers for the 2024/2025 season for 16U-19U will be sent out after 12pm on June 21, 2024

Watch for an email with your offer details; click to accept or decline within 24 hours. Let a DOC know if you require more time. If you need assistance, contact gro.c1721657162fdeti1721657162nuiw@1721657162rarts1721657162iger1721657162.

For questions regarding times, dates, and registering, please contact gro.c1721657162fdeti1721657162nuiw@1721657162rarts1721657162iger1721657162

For questions regarding team placement or specific questions regarding your athlete for the upcoming season, please contact our Executive Director or a Director of Coaching (DOC):

Executive Director – Eric Gebhard
DOC North – Dusty Rhodes
DOC South – Shant Mesdjian

Requirements

Tryout Fee

$25
If registered before 5/27/24

Tryout Fee

$35
If registered on or after 5/27/24

TRYOUT SCHEDULES

Winter Tryouts

Tryout Locations

*Indoor turf field. Cleats are permitted.

Tryout Schedule
Age GroupDatesTimesLocation
All AgesSat, 11/9TBDSports Emporium (De Pere)
All AgesSat, 11/9TBDPlayer’s Choice (Appleton)

No Tryouts. No Problem.

Interested in joining our club outside of tryouts? Contact us anytime, and we’ll connect you with a Director to discuss possibilities. Let’s make it happen!

Birth Year & Season Matrix

When determining the age group for a season, the year the season ends should be used for determining the birth year. Also, note that the format “age followed by U” means that age and younger. For example, 8U means 8 and younger. For more age-group information please reference U.S. Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives.

Age Matrix
Season2023-20242024-20252025-20262026-20272027-2028
Birth Year
20226U
20216U7U
20206U7U8U
20196U7U8U9U
20186U7U8U9U10U
20177U8U9U10U11U
20168U9U10U11U12U
20159U10U11U12U13U
201410U11U12U13U14U
201311U12U13U14U15U
201212U13U14U15U16U
201113U14U15U16U17U
201014U15U16U17U18U
200915U16U17U18U19U
200816U17U18U19U
200717U18U19U
200618U19U
200519U

Is Coaching your Calling?

Become a Wisconsin Loons Coach

Coaching is a very rewarding experience. If you’re interested in becoming a coach or assistant coach for Recreational or Club Level teams, fill out our signup form or contact us for more information. We’re always looking for talented tacticians and sideline generals.

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