WFC Rangers (Whatcom Rangers)

    Tryout FAQ

    WFC RANGER TRYOUT FAQ

    HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS?

    Online registration is available through the Rangers website. We strongly encourage you to pre-register for two reasons. First, it helps facilitate an easier check-in on the first day of your tryout. Secondly, it helps the coaching and evaluating staff to more properly prepare their sessions. If you are unable to register online, walk-up registrations are allowed. Be advised that online registration closes 24 hours prior to the first day/night of any scheduled tryout.

    There is a $10 registration fee.

    WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE TRYOUT RESULTS?

    At the conclusion of the 2nd tryout, the technical staff, head coach and assistant coach will collaborate to determine the best placement for each player as we form our Ranger's teams for the upcoming season. The WFC Ranger staff is committed to a continuous evaluation process for those returning Ranger players and your evaluation is not exclusively based on two tryouts. Tryout results should be posted within 48 hours of the 2nd tryout, all results will be posted on our website by tryout bib number. Coaches will contact the parent or guardian listed on the registration form to confirm their interest in playing with Rangers.

    WHEN WILL I HAVE TO COMMIT TO THE TEAM AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMMIT?

    We ask that every player that is trying out for a Whatcom Ranger team be ready to commit to the team upon receiving an offer. This will speed up the process for everyone else in the age group. Decisions must be made within 24 hours as there are players that will be offered a spot should one decline an offer.

    WHAT IF I AM SICK, INJURED, OR IF I HAVE TO MISS TRYOUTS?

    IMPORTANT: In the case of unavoidable conflicts or injuries that impact your ability to participate in the tryouts you must register for the tryouts to be eligible for a make-up tryout date with the formed teams. Please contact the your DOC to inform them of your reasoning for missing tryouts and to schedule a make-up date.

    The WFC Rangers believes in giving all players a chance to tryout for our program under the best circumstances possible for them. If a player has missed our tryouts due to illness or injury, we would like to give that player a chance to tryout when they are healthy to see which team is the best fit for them. We understand the player will not be seen in the best circumstances if they are not healthy and we believe this would be unfair to the player.

    If a player would like to tryout when teams have been formed, they still need to register for the tryout at the time of registration. There is an option to select injured or sick, please select that. When the player is fully healthy, please contact the DOC and they will begin the process of having the player tryout. The player will begin with two opportunities to train with the age group Gold team, with at least one of those trainings all coaches for the age group present. We fully appreciate all players ability and we will do our best to place the player on the right team for their future development.

    RDP Director: Noah Braun braun.nb@gmail.com

    Girls Director: Travis Connell Travis.Connell@wwu.edu

    Boys Director: Jason Conway jasonconway@comcast.net

    WHAT DO THE COACHES LOOK FOR DURING TRYOUTS?

    All players will be evaluated based on their technical and tactical ability as well as their physical abilities. Players who exhibit a strong work ethic and who display a respect for the game, coaches and fellow players will show well. The WFC Ranger staff is committed to a continuous evaluation process for those returning Ranger players and your evaluation is not exclusively based on two tryouts.

    DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL OF THE TRYOUT SESSIONS?

    This is a very popular question each year. The simple answer is…YES. The more sessions you attend, the greater the opportunity you have to exhibit your skills to the head coach and the staff of evaluators. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you attend each of the sessions in your age group. You must attend at least one session. In the case of all unavoidable conflicts, please contact your Director. They will advise you on how best to proceed.

    CAN I TRYOUT FOR AN OLDER TEAM?

    Player wanting to tryout must submit a Playing-Up Application 5 days prior to their true age groups tryout.

    Please review the 'Ranger Play-Up Procedures and Policy' for more information. A link to these documents and forms is on the main tryout page.

    I AM A 2006 DO I ATTEND THE RANGER OR RDP TRYOUT?

    Our Girls & Boys U12 (06) Ranger tryouts will take place prior to the Ranger Development League (06-07) RDP tryouts. If your player is not selected for one of the U12 Ranger teams, they must attend the RDP tryouts to be placed in our Ranger Development Program.

    There are a couple differences between the U12 Ranger teams and RDP. Our U12 Ranger teams will start training in June and play in a few summer tournaments then in a 21 game state-wide league possibly culminating in the State cup which ends in late April. These travel teams will have a 3 week summer break and a 5-6 week winter break. RDP consists of a Fall and Spring season where teams train during the week and play a game per week. Games and practices take place at P66SP.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

    All players should bring their soccer cleats, shin guards, a water bottle, an appropriately sized soccer ball and weather-appropriate training clothes. Returning Ranger players: DO NOT wear your club uniform or practice gear.

    DO RETURNING RANGER PLAYERS NEED TO TRY OUT?

    Yes. All players must try out each year.