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-- 2021/2022 Tryouts --

CGU Mission Statement

The Cottage Grove United Soccer Club exists to serve the needs and interests of its present and future soccer players by providing an opportunity to improve their skills in order to play and achieve success at the highest levels. Our program focuses on skill development, fitness, and fun. We provide a professional and affordable soccer environment that promotes personal growth through work ethic, creativity, cooperation, enthusiasm, dedication, fun, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.  

Our intent is to to provide a positive experience for all players on Cottage Grove soccer teams. We offer and encourage coaches to have some basic or advanced licensing requirements to help develop players and team skills. We want to advance as many teams to the highest level possible in the Twin Cities Soccer League.

Tryout Times and Dates

2021/2022 tryouts will be held on 

July 19th & 20th - U9, U10 & U11

July 25th, 26th & 27th - U12 and older

Kingston Park

U9, U10 & U11 Boys and Girls Tryout - Day 1 (Monday 7/19/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U9 - U10 Boys and Girls 5:00pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm
U11 Boys and Girls 6:00pm 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boys Tryout - Day 1 (Sunday 7/25/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U12 7:30am 8:00am - 9:00am
U13 8:30am 9:00am - 10:00am
U14 9:30am 10:00am - 11:00am
U15 10:30am 11:00am - 12:00pm
U16 11:30am 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U17 12:30pm 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Boys Tryout - Day 2 (Monday 7/26/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U12 4:45pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U13 4:45pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U14 5:45pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm
U15 5:45pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm
U16 6:45pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm
U17 6:45pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm

U9, U10 & U11 Boys and Girls Tryout - Day 2 (Tuesday 7/20/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U9 - U10 Boys and Girls 5:00pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm
U11 Boys and Girls 6:00pm 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Girls Tryout - Day 1 (Sunday 7/25/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U12 8:00am 8:30am - 9:30am
U13 9:00am 9:30am - 10:30am
U14 10:00am 10:30am - 11:30am
U15 11:00am 11:30am - 12:30pm
U16 - U17 12:00pm 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Girls Tryout - Day 2 (Tuesday 7/27/21)

Age Group Check-In Time Tryout Time
U12 4:45pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U13 4:45pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U14 5:45pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm
U15 5:45pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm
U16/U17 6:45pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm

*Rain dates will be July 28th - 29th; times TBD.

Tryout Policies and Procedures

  • All players must be registered for tryouts

    • Only players registered for tryouts at the time of team formation will be placed on a team.  Tryout registration must be completed before any child will be allowed on the fields.  No walk ups on the day of tryouts will be allowed.

  • Tryout Attendance

    • If you are unable to attend tryouts you will have an opportunity to notify our clubs team formation committee within your tryout registration.  Missing tryouts may impact your child's team placement.  CGU will do our best to place players on the appropriate team but in situations were we have multiple teams at the same age level the players that attend tryouts may receive preferential treatment.    

  • Requesting to "play up" in older age groups

    • All players must tryout in the age group based on your age.  Players do not tryout in the age group you are requesting to "play up" in.  Each player will only participate in one age groups tryout sessions.

    • If you want to request your child to play up you will have an opportunity to notify our clubs team formation committee within your tryout registration.   

    • It will be at the clubs team formation committee discretion if move up requests will be granted.  Tryout participation is required for any player requesting play up.  Previous team placement will not determine future team placement.  

  • If you choose to decline a team placement

    • To decline a team placement, send an email to the Registrar (registrar@cottagegrovesoccer) and Competitive Director (competitive@cottagegrovesoccer.org).   The subject line should have your child’s tryout number, name, and birth year (in that order) in the subject line and write that you would like to DECLINE the team placement that has been offered to them.