Tryout Information by Ages
High School Age Players:
Tryout location: Shepherd University Soccer Fields, University Drive, Shpeherdstown, WV.
U18 EPIC Cyclones- Saturday November 9th, Sunday November 10th, and Monday November 11th from 2-4 pm. Contact Coach Mark here.
U17 EPIC Hotspurs- Saturday November 9th, Sunday November 10th, and Monday November 11th from 2-4 pm. Contact Coach Mark here.
U16 EPIC Xplosion- ONLY Sunday November 10th from 2-4 pm. Contact Coach Kavah here.
U19 EPIC Pride- Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th from 12-2 pm. Contact Coach Tristan here.
U16 EPIC Storm- Saturday November 9th from 12-2 pm, Sunday November 10th from 10 am-12 noon and Monday November 11th from 12-2 pm. Contact Coach Aaron here.
U15 EPIC Blizzard- Sunday November 10th and Monday November 11th from 12-2 pm Contact Coach Aric here.
Ages EDAP through U14:
for both boys and girls will be held
May 28th to May 31st, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg WV. The address of the field is on the Teams and Playing Fields tab above. Once you enter the VA Center you will pass through the security booth. Make the first right and follow this road toward the back of the complex. You will see the soccer fields on your left.
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Boys 6:00-8:00pm
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Girls 6:00-8:00pm
- Thursday, May 30, 2013: Boys 6:00-8:00 pm
- Friday, May 31, 2013: Girls 6:00-8:00pm
All Players should be prepared to come both days unless otherwise told by Coaches.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I (parent/guardian) need to bring to tryouts?
Complete and submit the on-line registration form to fill out prior to tryouts. (Each player will receive a number at tryouts).
The form is located to the right of this page, Online registration form.
*All new players: You will need to email a copy of the player's birth certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate for validation of the correct age group.
What does my child need to bring to tryouts?
They should be dressed in clothing appropriate for the weather, with socks covering their shin guards, and cleats when they report to the field. Bring a ball and more water than you think you need. There is no water at the field, but there is a 7-Eleven nearby.
What age group can my child tryout out for?
All players will report to the evaluator for their age (see the age matrix) and gender appropriate group, regardless of where they played the previous season. Players are evaluated based on their skills for their age group and how they relate to their peers.
What if my child wants to “play up”?
Parents/guardians may petition the board for permission for their child to play up an age group. The player will be evaluated by the EPIC Director of Coaching (or their designated representative), the Coach of the age appropriate team, and the Coach of the next age group up to determine what would be best for the development of the player.