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Club Tryouts

Are You Ready to take Your Game to the Next Level?

At UCC, our goal is to prepare youth soccer players to take their soccer skills to the next level, including high school, college and professional level teams. 

We focus on the development of our players through a high standard of training and competition. Our teams compete in regional leagues and tournaments to gain competitive experiences that enhance their skill development. 

2022 Tryouts

Open Fields - June 7-11
Lincoln University Stadium
See days/times by grade below.

Competitive Team Tryouts - June 12
Lincoln University Stadium

Register for Tryouts

Structured open field sessions will be held between June 7-11, with times and dates noted by age group. Tryouts for 2022-23 competitive/traveling teams (U8-U15) and High School Academy teams will be held on June 12, with a make up date on June 14. City Academy for U6-U7 players will hold an open field but attendance is not required to register for the fall session.

Location for all events: Lincoln University Stadium. 

Every player is evaluated based on his/her age, ability, and skill level, and will be assigned to teams as space is available. Players are strongly encouraged to all sessions.

Open Fields & Tryouts By Grade/Age Group

Grade (FALL 2022) USYS Age Level* Open Field Open Field Tryout
1st-2nd Grade U8-U9 June 7 - 6-7:30pm June 11 - 11am-12:30pm June 12 - 11am-12:30pm
3rd-4th Grade U10-U11 June 7 - 7-8:30pm June 11 - 12:45-2:15pm June 12 - 12:45-2:15pm
5th-6th Grade U12-U13 June 8 - 6-7:30pm June 11 - 2:30-4pm June 12 - 2:30-4pm
7th-8th Grade U14-U15 June 8 - 7-8:30pm June 11 - 4:15-5:45pm June 12 - 4:15-5:45pm
HS GIRLS - 9th-12th Grade U16-U19 June 9 - 6-7:30pm June 11 - 6-7:30pm June 12 - 6-7:30pm
HS BOYS - 9th-12th Grade U16-U19 June 9 - 7:30-9pm June 11 - 7:30-9pm June 12 - 7:30-9pm

Tryout Make Up Date: June 14
6-7:30pm - 1st - 8th Grades
7:30-9pm - High School

Tryout Info

Arrival:  Please arrive 10 minutes in advance to check in. 
What to Wear:  Players should wear a white shirt, shorts, shin guards and cleats.
What to Bring:  Water for hydration!
What NOT to Bring: Balls - We will have club balls for the tryout drills, so please do NOT bring a ball.

UCC Age Matrix - Fall 2022*

AGE GROUP Birth Year # of Players Ball Size
City Academy 2016 and younger
U8 2015 3v3, 4v4, 7v7 4
U9 2014 3v3, 7v7 4
U10 2013 7v7 4
U11 2012 9v9 4
U12 2011 9v9 4
U13 2010 11v11 5
U14 2009 11v11 5
U15 2008 11v11 5
U16 2007 11v11 5
U17 2006 11v11 5
U18 2005 11v11 5
U19 2004 11v11 5

*According to U.S. Soccer's Player Development Initiatives, when determining the age group for a season, the year the season ends (2023) is used for determining the birth year. Also note that the format “U followed by age” really means that age and younger. For example, U10 should be read as 10 and younger.

Top Reasons YOU Should Join United CC:

  • UCC represents Jefferson City, MO and surrounding communities.

  • UCC prepares youth soccer players to take their soccer skills to the next level, including high school, college, and professional level teams.

  • UCC has several different age groups and experience levels, to allow for healthy levels of competition.

  • Every United player is evaluated and placed on a team that fits his/her age, ability, and skill level.

  • We emphasize skill development and experience over winning games.

  • UCC teams play in several different leagues and with a variety of teams to provide as much experience as possible.

  • Playing for United is a life changing experience that will bring you friendships, mentors, and success for life!

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