High School Torpedoes Tryouts
***Tryouts for younger age groups were held in April.
High School Boys:
U15 (2007) - Friday 11/5 - 7:00 PM & Sunday 11/14 - 6:00 PM
U16 (2006) - Sunday 10/17 - 7:00 PM
U17 (2005) - 8-9:15 PM 10/17, 10/24, and 11/7
U19 (2002-2004) - TBD
High School Girls:
U15 (2007) - Sunday 10/24 - 6:00 PM
U16 (2006) - Tuesday 11/8 - 7:00 PM
U18 (2004/05 EDP) - Sunday 10/24 & Sunday 11/7 - 6:00 PM
U18 (2004/05 NCSA) - Sunday 10/24 - 7:15 PM
***If you missed tryouts and have questions about a team, please contact the appropriate trainer.
***If you are having trouble registering, please contact our registrar at email@example.com
If you need a refresher, or aren't sure how to register, please use this YouTube video tutorial. It will walk you through the registration process.
Table of Contents:
Tryout Info Sheet
When are Tryouts for younger teams? How to I register?
(click on the year below to register)
If you are seeking to register a child for our younger programs, please go to our K1 Clinics page, Pre-K (U3-U5) Page or our U7 (2015) page. Those ages DO NOT need to attend tryouts, and can register in the spring, winter, or fall.
***If you are having trouble registering, please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read about our programs or simply register your child for the appropriate team using the links below, which will take you to the page for your child's birth year.
Tryouts are held in the spring for the following year. For the 2021-22 Season, they took place on April 17th for U8-U15. Goalkeeper Tryouts also took place on April 17th. If you missed tryouts, please reach out to the appropriate trainer, or email@example.com
Our goal is to provide players with an environment in which they can improve their soccer skills, encourage a love of the game and most importantly to have fun.
Try to make both tryouts. If your child cannot attend one of the tryout sessions, advise one of the coaches so that the trainer can take a closer look at him/her today.
There is no guaranteed spot on any team from year to year. Players are placed on a team and bound to that team for the duration of the subsequent fall-spring soccer season.
Independent trainers run tryouts and make assessments.
Players will be judged on athletic ability, speed and coordination, soccer aptitude, field awareness, attitude and other considerations.
The Torpedoes Board makes final determinations on rosters proposed by the trainers.
Tryout results will be e-mailed to players after tryouts. We ask parents/players to accept/decline the position within 72 hours.
Structure of Teams
U8- Teams are not divided up by ability until U9. Teams will be play 4 vs. 4 during the fall, with occasional 7 vs. 7 scrimmages, depending on the team. During the spring, teams will either play 4 vs. 4 or 7 vs. 7, at the trainer's discretion.
U9 & U10 - Up to three teams of 12 players (maximum 14). We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black). These teams play 7v7 on a small sided field.
U11 & U12 - Up to three teams of 12 players (maximum 14). We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black). These teams play 9v9 on a small sided field.·
Full-sided (U13 – U14) - Generally a maximum of two teams are formed with 16 to 18 players rostered on each team. We carry an “A Team” (Red team) and a “B Team” (White team). These teams play 11v11 on a full-sized field.
Our EDP teams are for advanced players who wish to put in a larger commitment to soccer. EDP teams will practice 3 times per week, play in the Eastern Development Program League, and play in higher level tournaments.
Club Registration and Dual-Carding
The Torpedoes must be a player's primary soccer club commitment. Any player considering also playing for another club must consult the Torpedoes policy on dual carding.
Coaches/Trainers (for bios, click HERE)
EDP teams are professionally trained and coached for practices and games. Three practices per week.
NCSA Teams are professionally trained and coached for practices and games. Two practices per week.
U8 and U9 teams have option of a professional trainer coaching games***
***Dependent on trainer availability. All parent coaches are required to have a minimum Coaching Level II Certification.
All Torpedoes trainers are overseen by Director of Coaching Andy Meaney, and are required to continue their growth as trainers through coaching courses and workshops.
We are proud of our excellent facilities, which include:
Pulis Turf Fields – Fantastic lighted turf facility used year-round by Torpedoes.
Soccer Court (Wyckoff) – Opened in Fall of 2011, the Soccer Court is a fenced in turf field and is used by our teams virtually all year long.
Outdoor Fields – Currently Torpedoes teams have access to eight natural grass fields and Ramapo High School Turf Field during the spring.
Players are expected to attend two practices per week during the fall season (mid-August to November) and spring season (mid-March to mid-June). Two practices per week will also be held during the winter (we understand conflicts with other sports a possibility).Coaches will try to avoid conflicts as much as possible
Boys play on Saturdays in Fall and Sundays in Spring. Girls play on Sundays in the fall and spring (depending on team competition)
Teams attend two to three tournaments per year. Typical tournament weekends are Labor Day Weekend (or the weekend before), Columbus Day Weekend, and Memorial Day Weekend. U7 and U8 teams are exempted from mandatory participation in tournaments. Additionally many age groups form teams that play in summer tournaments.
Conflicting Sports Policy
Players are expected to attend every scheduled Torpedoes practice and game. If a player misses a practice or game due to a conflict with another sport during the fall season, the coach may reduce the player’s game time. Excessive absence may result in a player’s expulsion from the Torpedoes. The Torpedoes do not have a rule barring a player from playing soccer and another sport in the fall, but the club strongly suggests that the parents give a great deal of thought to whether playing multiple sports in the fall is a good idea for their child, particularly in the light of the commitment necessary to be a Torpedoes player.
Club Registration Fees 2021-2022 Season
(covers fixed costs incurred for facilities and operations)
Pre-K & K-1 clinic ............ $225 (Per Clinic)
Pre-K & K-1 clinic (Wyckoff Residence) ..... $175 (Per Clinic)
U7 Program ............ $199 (per season, 3 season program)
U8 to U14 .............. $599 (Full Year- August to June)
High School - Spring Season (only teams) ...............$399
(applies to any player added to a roster after January 1st)
Uniform Kit* ............. $200
Torpedoes SC is on a 4-year uniform cycle. 2021-22 starts a new 4-year cycle.
Estimated Team Fees:
Team fees are in addition to club registration fees and are collected by each team manager.
This covers tournament fees, training fees and other miscellaneous costs that occur on the team level.
These will vary depending on the level of team activity.
Small Sided (U9-U12):
~$500 to $1500 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee
Full Sided (U13-U15):
~$600 to $1500 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee
***EDP teams may incur higher team fees due to increased number of practices per week and additional tournaments.
Max Field Usage Fee - $75 per season if team practices more than 2x a week and $75 per season if team plays in more than 1 league.
Once a position is accepted and paid, there will be no refund of the registration fee. Once the season starts, there will be no refunds of registration or team fees collected.