Sky Blue FC Announces Open Tryouts

Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra hopes to find a few hidden gems at the tryouts (Photo by Howard C. Smith, ISI Photos).

Team to Hold Player Trials on February 23-24th in Metuchen

Sky Blue FC of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced the dates of its open player tryouts for the upcoming season of play, with the team holding trials on February 23-24th. The host site of the two-day tryouts will be the Metuchen SportsPlex in central New Jersey, and registration for the trials is now officially open.

“We now have open tryouts set, and that means the preseason is not too far away,” Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra remarked. “This is the point where teams start looking at players a little more closely to truly refine their rosters. We want to put together a top roster here at Sky Blue FC, and this is an exciting time of year. As with any sport, the approach of the preseason means anything is possible.”

The cost of the open tryouts is $100 per participant, and that one-time fee will guarantee both days of the trials. Anyone interested in taking part must register online prior to Tuesday, February 21st (click here to register, and all players must be at least 18 years of age. In addition to signing a liability waiver, proof of medical insurance will need to be shown at pre-tryout registration, which will get underway at 9:30 a.m. on February 23rd. One additional note is that all participants should bring both indoor and outdoor gear, and a t-shirt will be provided for each player.

“Open tryouts give us a great opportunity to see up-and-coming talent looking to grace WPS,” assistant coach Emma Hayes stated. “We expect at least a couple of players to be invited into preseason camp, so it’s a wonderful opportunity for the players.”

On February 23rd, two sessions will be conducted, with the first running from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and second from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The following day, the two sessions will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. These times are subject to change, but participants will be notified if that occurs.

Don’t miss out on the excitement of Women’s Professional Soccer! 2012 Sky Blue FC season and flex tickets are currently on sale now, beginning at less than $100. Fans who are interested in purchasing can do so today by calling the team at 888-SBFC-TIX.

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