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Teams Looking for Players

The teams below are actively looking for players for the current 2014 season.

CZ welcomes interested players year round!

If you are looking for a spot on a CZ team (and they are not specifically listed below), please contact the manager or coach of the team to inquire directly. We especially welcome all players who are looking to “take the next step”. All contact information for our teams can be found under the teams menu by category.

 

GIRLS TEAMS

 U17 (born after in the year 2000) 

 

Looking for a strong center mid-fielder and/or center defender that is confident and can read the game.

If interested, please contact Sergio Guzman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  

BOYS TEAMS

 U10(born 2007) 

 We are looking for additional players for a competitive boys under 10 team that plays in Southern California Development League (SCDSL).  We do not have formal tryouts, so we encourage you to contact Sergio Guzman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to learn more.   Practice days are Tuesday's and Thursday's from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 

  

 

 


 

 

TIPS TO STAND OUT AT SOCCER TRYOUTS

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Tryouts can be intimidating for soccer players at any level. As with any sport, coming into tryouts prepared will give you the best chance of making the team. Here are a few easy tryout tips from CoachUp for every soccer player to follow.

Jog don’t walk

Whenever moving between water breaks and different drills, make sure you are jogging instead of walking. This is a simple, yet effective way to show the coach that you are eager to play. No coach wants a player who looks lazy or tired!

Don’t sit and socialize before the beginning of the tryout

Before the tryout starts, grab a friend and start passing the ball back and forth. This shows initiative, and will catch the coach’s attention. If he notices you before the tryout even begins, he is more likely to remember you for the rest of the tryout.

If you lose the ball, immediately try to win it back

This sounds simple, but you’d be surprised by the number of soccer players that lose the ball and just give up. If the opponent steals the ball from you, try to win it back and regain possession for your team. This demonstrates to the coach that you are hard working and do not give up easily.

If you get knocked down, be quick to get back up

This tip is beneficial for everyone from youth soccer players to professionals. We often see soccer players on TV who get knocked down, then exaggerate their opponent’s tackle by laying on the ground. Meanwhile, their team is a man down and at a disadvantage. Getting up right after a fall shows your toughness and positive attitude. Returning to play as quickly as possible helps put your team in a better position to succeed.

Know when to be selfish with the ball

Many soccer players fall in two categories at tryouts. The first are the ball hogs that try to show off by keeping the ball instead of passing. The second are the "give it away" players, who are always passing the ball, even when they have space to dribble. The key is to find a balance between these two extremes. At tryouts it’s important to show the coach that you are a good passer and team player, but also demonstrate your skill and confidence with the ball.

Be vocal

Being vocal is a clear indication of your leadership skills on the field. It often helps soccer players be more comfortable in the game and with the players around them. Talking with your teammates will help you let go of any nervousness that may be holding you back from playing to your true potential.

Article from: https://www.coachup.com/