Competitive Team & Academy Tryouts

Tryout Updates & FAQ's

U8-U12 COMPETITIVE TEaMS & Academy Updates

Tryout dates are May 24-25 with times posted below!  Register online today!

Please contact U8-U11 Director Jason Woodall with any questions regarding the Academy at VHSC!

U13-U19 Girls Updates

Spots available in all ages - No more on field tryouts this week for U13-U19.

Please contact U13-U19 Girls Director Kat Nichols for more information at

U13-U19 Boys Updates

Spots available in all ages - No more on field tryouts this week for U13-U19.

Please contact U13-U19 Boys Director Carlo Schiavoni for more information at

2021-2022 Competitive Team & Academy Tryouts

Open to All Players from All Clubs

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U8-U12 VHSC Competitive & Academy

Academy information:

  • Dates:  May 24-26
  • 2014-2010 Birth Years

U9-U11 • Contact for more information:

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U13-U19 VHSC Competitive Teams

Tryout information:

  • Dates:  May 17-19
  • 2009-2003 Birth Years

U12-U19 • Contact for more information:

Which tryout does my son or daughter tryout for? 

Players interested in playing for HVS will register at BOTH sites:  HVS and VHSC.  Upon results of the HVS tryouts, players will be updated in the VHSC tryout system.

What happens if I make an HVS team?

If you make an HVS team, we will update your tryout registration at VHSC... so nothing to worry about.

What is the difference between HVS and VHSC competitive teams?

HVS teams are partnered teams with VHSC and Hoover Soccer Club.  These teams are designed to compete regionally and nationally.  

VHSC teams are our traditionally awesome competitive teams that compete regionally and state wide in the highest level possible.

What happens with VHSC teams now that HVS is here?

Nothing!  We are full steam ahead with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams forming where available.  We will still have top teams that compete at the highest level in Alabama.

Does HVS affect the Academy ages?

No!  HVS age groups are U12-U19.  VHSC will have competitive teams in ALL AGE GROUPS U9-U19!

What are the Academy ages and when does full Competitive Soccer with teams begin?

The Academy ages are U9-U11.  There is great flexibility in the Academy with rostering, training, and games.  This is a 'pool' environment and standard practice across the nation for these age groups.

Full Competitive Teams begin at U12 or the 2009 age group for year 2020.  Players will be selected for the competitive teams during tryouts and roster and play within their teams.  The level of the team will determine the league and competition level.

Here is a quick look at the team names what they mean:

  • Black I, II, & III - 1st levels or 'most competitive' teams playing in high competition leagues/divisions
  • White & White II- 2nd level team, playing in lower division
What if I can't make tryouts?

Players that cannot attend tryouts will to:

  1. Register for tryouts
  2. After registering for tryouts, players will need to fill out this form: CLICK HERE

Families may then connect with their respective directors.

2021-2022 Competitive Team Names & Age Group Chart

Birth YearAge GroupGirls Team NamesBoys Team NamesFormat
2014Under 8Attack 14Steamers 147v7
2013Under 9Attack 13Steamers 137v7
2012Under 10Attack 12Steamers 127v7
2011Under 11Attack 11Steamers 119v9
2010Under 12Attack 10Steamers 109v9
2009Under 13Attack 09Steamers 0911v11
2008Under 14Attack 08Steamers 0811v11
2007Under 15Attack 07Steamers 0711v11
2006Under 16Attack 06Steamers 0611v11
2005Under 17Attack 05Steamers 0511v11
2004Under 18Attack 04Steamers 0411v11
2003Under 19Attack 03Steamers 0311v11
Team names include: Black, Black II, Black III, White, and White II
Steamers/Attack Black (1st team), Steamers/Attack Black II (2nd team), etc.
Last Update: March 15, 2021