Tryouts are held every June and generally where we form all of our teams for the following year. Usually tryouts are held on the field, but, as we are sure you know, that is not possible this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we will be using coach knowledge of players, player assessments, player history, and video analysis to judge our players and make teams. We are taking current and new players across all age groups for birth years 2014-2002.
At Rapids FC, we offer both Premier and Select level teams:
- Premier teams are high level teams, playing MSPSP statewide. Premier teams start at age group U13 and up.
- Select teams make up the bulk of our teams and play GVSA leagues in West Michigan. We have Select teams at most age groups U7-U19, and all teams U7-U12 are Select.
Please see our coaching lineup to see our projected teams and coaches in each age group.
All players, current or new, Premier or Select, must register through our online portal below. If you do not register, you will not be considered for a team. Players who have used our past registration system, Stack Sports, will receive an email link to create a new username and password for the updated system, Sports Connect. Once you create a new login, your information will be automatically populated for you to then register your son or daughter for tryouts.
Existing Rapids FC Players
All current Rapids FC players wishing to be selected for a team, should register via the link below as soon as possible. Current Premier and Select level Rapids FC players will receive a team offer between June 1st – June 12th. You can then accept or decline the offer. Due to the current circumstances, and the lack of physical tryout, many players will likely be kept with their current teams. Coaches within age groups will discus their current teams and establish if they think any players should move around, which again will mean that not every player will get an offer on June 1 as we have to see how many players register in an age group.
We are excited to welcome any and all new players to Rapids FC, from passionate newbies who want to give it a go, first-time club players stepping up from rec level soccer, to experienced elite and premier players seeking a new challenge. New players to the club will be asked to answer some historical questions based on their soccer experience and level so we can gauge their level and find an appropriate team. There will also be an optional ability to send us a video, showing game footage/skills. Obviously, this is not the same as a physical tryout, and we ask for understanding this year, as it’s a tricky tryout for our coaches to judge, but we will try to provide a suitable team spot for all of our registrants.
- New players to Rapids FC can register for a Premier team on June 13th.
- New players to Rapids FC can register for a Select team on June 15th.
We have frozen our rates for the coming 2020/21 season. We have also implemented a range of flexible payment plans. We know times are uncertain, and therefore we hope the flexible and deferred payment options we have, make the fees and signing up for an entire year more palatable. All registrations for all teams require a $100 non-refundable deposit upon accepting an offer for a team, but with no further payment necessary until September 1, 2020 unless you choose to pay in full at registration. From September 1, you have the option to pay the remaining balance in full, or use a 3 month, 6 month or 9 month payment plan.
Returning players received a credit applied to their fees due to the cancellation of the Spring Season. This credit will be applied automatically to your account upon accepting an offer to play and paying the deposit.