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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 Tryout Time
U9 - U10 Boys and Girls 4:30pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U11 Boys and Girls 5:30pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Age Group Check-In 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

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

Age Group Check-In 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

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

Age Group Check-In Tryout Time
U9 - U10 Boys and Girls 4:30pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U11 Boys and Girls 5:30pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Age Group Check-In 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

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

Age Group Check-In 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

*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), Competitive Director (competitive@cottagegrovesoccer.org) and Vice President (vicepresident@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. 

Refund Policy

Cottage Grove United is a non-profit organization.  We are committed to providing a positive, high quality and affordable competitive soccer experience for all of our players.  Cottage Grove United offers a multi-payment plan to pay for competitive team fees and uniform fees.  If you are interested in seeking a refund for fees paid within our competitive program, please see the details that outline refund eligibility below:  

Each year competitive team registration requires: 1) payment of the tryout fee, 2) agreement to pay the multi-payment plan for the fall, spring or combo sessions 3) uniform fees if a uniform is required.

  • Tryouts are held in July of each year and the tryout fee is non-refundable.
  • Uniform fees are refund eligible until the uniform order is placed.  Once the order is placed, no refund will be provided.     

Competitive team registration fees are eligible for refund based on the following:

  • Fall Only Registration
    • If you player is placed on a team following tryouts, you have 72hrs after teams are posted to decline placement.  If you decline placement within the 72hrs you will not be charged.  Once the 72hr window has passed, no refund will be provided.
  • Spring Only Registration
    • If your player is placed on a team following tryouts, you have 72hrs after teams are posted to decline placement. If you decline placement within the 72hrs you will not be charged.  Once the 72hr window has passed, refund requests received up until Feb 1st will receive a 90% refund.  Refund requests received Feb 2nd – April 1st will receive a 50% refund.  After April 1st no refund will be provided. 
  • Combo Registration
    • If your player is placed on a team following tryouts, you have 72hrs after teams are posted to decline placement.  If you decline placement within the 72hrs you will not be charged.  Once the 72hr window has passed, no refund will be provided for Fall registration.  Spring refund requests after the 72hr window has passed up until Feb 1st will receive a 90% refund.  Spring refund requests received Feb 2nd – April 1st will receive a 50% refund.  After April 1st no refund will be provided. 
      • Any combo registration refunded amount will be first adjusted to pro-rate the $100 combo registration discount before the eligible refund percent for Spring is calculated.
  • Exceptions:
    • At any time, you may request via email to registrar@cottagegrovesoccer.org an exception review of your refund request if you believe a different refund amount should be considered.  Please provide any detail we should consider in the request within your email to the registrar.  The request will be reviewed by the President of Cottage Grove United Soccer and the final decision will be communicated back to you within 7 days.
      • Reason for exception:
        • Player Injury (please include note from doctor) – We will do our best to assess the proper refund amount based on the situation
        • Player/Family moving out of Cottage Grove and unable to continue to play – We will do our best to assess the proper refund amount based on the situation
        • Any other circumstance that should be reviewed by the club outside of the standard process – We will do our best to assess the proper refund amount based on the situation