Tryouts will be held at the SASL Complex at the Lee Co. Fairgrounds on the following
Classic Teams – May 20th – 22nd from 6 – 7:30 pm
Tryouts are $10 and include a tryout t-shirt!
All players are required to wear shin guards and soccer socks. Players should also
bring water or sports drink and soccer ball.
Players wishing to play at the most competitive level possible (excluding State Select) play Classic soccer. Classic soccer is also a participation league designed to offer the highest level of competition with a continued commitment to player development. The goal of SASL Classic Soccer is to provide an environment in which the level of competition, commitment and player development are the highest possible. Teams will participate in one of three levels of competition within Classic soccer: 2nd Division, 1st Division and Premier which is the top level of play in North Carolina. All new teams will enter Classic play in 2nd Division. After a teams’ inaugural season, they are placed in a division dependent upon their overall season record. They will have opportunities to move up with a successful season or be relegated due to a poor overall record (refer to the Promotion/Relegation policy in the Classic Handbook). Travel goes anywhere from regional to statewide within this level of play. Teams traditionally train 2 – 3 times per week year round. Teams will typically participate in 2 – 4 tournaments per year in and out of NC. While the focus continues to be development at the Classic level, amount of play time on game day is not guaranteed. At this level, the best team is put on the field because advancement is based upon wins and losses. Attendance and participation at practices, commitment to development and attitude all contribute to amount of playing time.
*Players should stay within their age group of play as a general rule of thumb but there will be times when a players’ talent level allows them to play with older age groups. Players may only “play up” TWO YEARS above their true age group. Any player that would like to play up MORE THAN two years must have written approval by the SASL Board of Directors.