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Try Outs - Overview

MCFC Evaluation/Tryout Information

Parents are encouraged to read this information to understand the MCFC Evaluation/Tryout process and procedures.

To be selected for a MCFC team, players must attend our annual evaluation/tryouts in May. 

In order to participate in the MCFC evaluation/tryout process, players are encouraged to register online at  

All players must attend their appropriate age-group tryout session. Players who cannot attend their age-group session must communicate this directly to the Director of Coaching. 

Evaluation/Tryout Process 

MCFC Tryouts are open to all gender and abilities and are conducted under the MCFC Director’s of Coaching and MCFC’s professional staff. Players are evaluated over two nights to determine their level of play.

It is the MCFC philosophy that this format provides the best playing performance environment and opportunity for each player to have an evaluation from the MCFC soccer staff.

Players new to the Club will have their first opportunity to be evaluated at MCFC tryouts. While returning players will be evaluated at tryouts, their play also will have been assessed during the preceding season. 

Please note that all decisions made by the MCFC coaching staff are served in the best interests in the development of the player and are final.

Team Acceptance

After the completion of an age group’s second tryout, players will be invited to join a team via email. Players are expected to make a decision whether to join a team within 72 hours. 

Upon acceptance of a place on a MCFC team, a non-refundable payment deposit is required. Once this acceptance is made, the player and his or her family are committed to the team and the Club for the entire playing year and are expected to fulfill all training, game, financial and volunteer commitments. 

Acceptance by a player is considered binding, and each player (and family) is expected to make a commitment to their respective program for its duration. This commitment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Filling a roster spot on a team for the entire year 
  • Participating in any non-team event 
  • Remitting all payments for any program as specified by MCFC 

Generally, no refunds of payments will be made once a player has been accepted into a program. Additionally, each family must pay all fees for the year regardless of circumstances that may arise limiting a player’s activity. 

Any request for a special waiver of this policy based on extraordinary circumstances (for example, season-ending injury) must be made in writing to the MCFC Treasurer, who will bring before the full Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final.

Tryout Format

MCFC tryouts consist of age appropriate technical and tactical game related practice sessions. It is important that players attend the two tryout dates to give them ample opportunities to be evaluated by the MCFC soccer staff. 


Evaluators may include the Director of Coaching, the assistant Directors of Coaching, staff coaches, team coaches or other competent soccer professionals. Each evaluator will grade players using a player-assessment scale. Players will be graded in the following four areas:

Technical, tactical, physical and, psychological ability.

Number of Teams

MCFC teams are formed to create highly competitive and challenging teams in each boys and girls age divisions. This structure is designed to allow players an opportunity to be considered for the highest level of competition for which they are qualified based upon the evaluation of the MCFC staff. 

Number of Players on a Roster

U8 through U12 coaches may select a maximum of 14 players per team.

U13 through U16 coaches may select a maximum of 18 players per team.
U17 and U18 coaches may select a maximum of 22 players from tryouts, of which only 18 can be dressed for a game. 

Playing Up

Unless otherwise instructed by the Director of Coaching or his designee, players are required to tryout on age. If considered appropriate, the age-group coach may recommend to the Directors of Coaching that a player “plays up.” The decision of the Directors of Coaching is final. All player placements are reviewed at every annual tryout.

Supplementary Evaluation/Tryout Players 

Any new player wishing to join a MCFCs program after the tryout period ends or during the regular season must contact the relevant Director of Coaching to discuss eligibility and to arrange a tryout. All required registration materials must be completed prior to a player’s tryout session. The Director of coaching will make all decisions regarding new players and player placement. 


Monterey County Futbol Club
PO Box 4066 
Monterey, California 93940

Phone: 831-275-2152
Email: [email protected]
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