The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) Board of Directors and Staff want to thank everyone who has participated in our leagues, events, and tournaments for their support and diligence as we have all navigated the past year. While unprecedented it has shown our mutual commitment to keeping our youth on the field while keeping our communities safe.
As we enter March, and the final stretch towards State Cup and Presidents Cup, as well as Spring Break camps and clinics ASA wants to share the approved dates for beginning tryouts as well as how to properly attend camps or clinics hosted by a club that you are not registered prior to the tryout dates as defined ASA Bylaws and Policies, created and approved by ASA Clubs statewide.
Camps or Clinics
In accordance with ASA Policy 5171 and Bylaw 812, Section 6, Part a, a player much complete an Inter-Club Loan Form if they are attending a camp or clinic hosted by a club they are not registered to. The form can be found on the ASA website here.
At the 2020 ASA Annual General Meeting the membership (ASA Clubs) unanimously approved Bylaw 812, Section 6, Part b that defined the Tryout/Evaluation window in Arizona for all clubs. This would constitute the “open” period where player movement has no restrictions or limitations requiring completion of the Inter-Club Loan form.
- Age group U11 and older – “Tryout/Evaluation window will commence upon completion of Presidents Cup and State Cup finals or May 1, whichever is later.” This means that anyone can attend any tryout beginning May 3, 2021.
- Age group U10 and younger – “Tryout/Evaluation window will commence seven (7) days prior to the completion of the latest scheduled Cup final, Presidents Cup or State Cup.” This means that anyone can attend any tryout beginning April 25, 2021.
The Bylaws and Policies referenced were created based on ASA Clubs expressing a need to support their registered players. If a player attends a tryout, camp, clinic, or ID session of another club prior to the dates above they must get the Inter-Club Loan form completed by their current club. While this may seem overly administrative to some, this is intended to provide support to each club and their club membership while providing players and families the ability to attend soccer activities they feel are in the best interest of their player.
Links to the referenced ASA Bylaws and Policies:
ASA Policy 5171
ASA Inter-Club Loan Form