Mansfield High School Girls Varsity Soccer: News & Headlines: Tryouts - Testing Schedule

Tuesday, August 14
Tryouts - Testing Schedule

The following tests will be administered during the first session of tryouts:

It is highly recommended that each player train in these areas and test themselves weekly.

1.  Timed mile - goal is to finish under 6 minutes 30 seconds for varsity and 7:15 for the freshmen team.

2.  # of pushups in a row

3. # of situps in 60 seconds

 

The following 16 tests are from the National Soccer Standards on www.isoccer.org.

 There are videos, guides, practices, examples, etc. for these tests. I HIGHLY suggest that ALL players work on these twice per week to prepare for the testing.

5.  Toe Taps - 20 seconds

6.  Foundations - 20 seconds

7.  Juggling - preferred foot only 

8.  Juggling - non preferred foot only

9.  Juggling - head only

10.  Change of pace - preferred foot only - 20 seconds

11.  Change of pace - non preferred foot only - 20 seconds

12.  Change of Direction - 20 seconds

13.  First Touch - preferred foot

14.  First touch - non preferred foot

15.  One touch - preferred foot

16.  One touch - non preferred foot

17.  Aerial Control

18.  Ball Striking

19.  Box sprint - 20 seconds

 

Players will also be evaluated during small sided and large sided games during remaining tryout sessions. Statistics will be kept for each player in the following areas:

1. Goals and Assists in games

2.  # of passes completed/lost

3. # of shots on goal/not on goal

4. # of 1v1 battles won/lost

5. # of times kept possesion/lost possession

6.  Clears, crosses completed/not completed

 

Final areas of evaluation:

1.  BALL MASTERY - fluency with 1v1 moves, changes of direction, fakes and feints - VERY IMPORTANT!!!

2.  Combination play (wall passes, overlaps, etc.)

3.  Creative Play 

4.  Movement off the ball - moving into support position both offensively and defensively

5.  Competitiveness, tenacity

6.  Work ethic

7.  Behavior, attitude, listening

8.  Pressure-cover-balance defending

9.   Perseverance