With everyone’s health and safety as our top priority, we are implementing several changes to our program following the guidance of our city, state, and medical experts due to our unprecedented times resulting from the COVID virus. Please review all of the following information before you click to register using the respective links below.
WHAT WILL CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS?
1. REVISED TRYOUTS:
First and foremost, we will be implementing a LIMITED, non-contact, no scrimmaging, skill-based tryout with all recommended social distancing measures in place for our initial Phase 1 of Tryouts. Our Tryout process will then progress through different Phases of distancing and safety restrictions as determined by our governing authorities. All Team Boca staff will also follow all necessary safety guidelines as required.
Current and Returning Team Boca Players
Because of what will be a LIMITED 2020 Tryout, we will be offering every current Team Boca player the guarantee to be SELECTED and return to Team Boca as a player for the 2020 season PROVIDING THEY REGISTER ONLINE by May 21st, 2020. All current players will be evaluated and placed to our upcoming 2020 teams based on their performance during the 2019 season, in combination with our LIMITED 2020 Tryouts. We request that all players attend Tryouts. However, if a player is in a household which includes a family member with a “high risk” underlying condition and elects not to participate in Tryouts, that player will be solely evaluated based on their past performance, provided they are registered online by May 21, 2020. Furthermore, as in past years, any player who only elects to register and try-out solely for one specific team (White, Navy, Red, etc.) and does not wish to accept a spot on any other team, such notice must be given by email to our Club Director at Bill@teamboca.com, prior to tryouts. Providing such notice is received, that player will receive a full refund of all fees paid and the player’s registration will be canceled if they are not selected to the noted specific team. Players can still register online after May 21st (for a limited time t/b/d) but will no longer be granted a guaranteed position.
New Players to Team Boca
New players who are not currently active on a Team Boca roster will be selected based on a combination of their evaluation during our LIMITED tryouts, prior staff evaluations during past competitions, and by their optional submission of any and all video recordings; including highlights, games, skills, etc. Such submission, or any questions, should be emailed to our Team Boca Director at Bill@teamboca.com. All new players must be registered online two weeks prior to Tryouts to be considered. * Note: video recording submissions are not required, but optional.
2. TRY-OUT DATES
We have yet to receive the actual date that we will be allowed to resume group activity on our city fields. We now anticipate that we will start back with team practices for 1-2 weeks prior to Tryouts, no earlier than June 1st, but we will immediately relay that info to all players as ASAP! Once you are registered for tryouts you will receive all current news & updates by email. We will also post our “Limited Tryout Schedule” to this website Tryout Info Page as soon as we have the exact date. Please plan on attending initial team practices and LIMITED Tryouts beginning no earlier than June 1st. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
IMPORTANT: For current Team Boca players to be assured a position on a 2020 team, all players must be registered online by May 21st, 2020. All Players must be registered online to attend initial team practices and Tryouts, no exceptions! Online Registration is closing soon!
3. REVISED Registration Fees & Payment Options for the 2020 Season:
All players in every age group will receive a $100 discount off our 2020 advertised fee that has been on our website since February. Although during this past month our coaching staff has remained committed to player development and engaged in distance learning efforts via group conferencing and social media, we realize that our current season was slightly shortened by the stay-at-home orders. Therefore, we want to make pricing concessions to help the potential financial strain that some families may be incurring due to these unprecedented times.
Additionally, we will be dramatically revising our customary registration fee payment program to allow for a five payment option (instead of our customary 3 payments), with the first payment due at online registration to be only $15 instead of the customary $300 – $400 payment. No future payments will incur until August with the balance to be equally divided monthly through November.
4. REVISED 2020/21 Team Travel Policy
It will no longer be a requirement for Team Boca players to travel as a team group to tournaments, games, and events which require overnight hotel stays or air travel. All players of all ages will be allowed to travel and stay with their parents at all events during the 2020-2021 season. This will allow families to make their own decision regarding the safety and social distancing measures they prefer for their family during team travel. It will also allow families to reduce the cost of player travel by electing alternate means of player transportation and utilizing membership miles programs, and/or airline/hotel discount programs. However, our normal team travel procedure will also remain in effect and available for any player who elects to travel with their team, room with their teammates, and be chaperoned by team managers and staff. The choice will now be left to the individual family.
Note: We are also currently in discussion with a video production service to offer select live streaming of selected games for our upcoming season. We recognize that many of our families cannot attend all games for various reasons, especially those that require distant travel. Live streaming offers the opportunity to watch your athlete compete regardless of location, from any PC, laptop, or mobile phone. More exciting info to follow!
We hope that all of our revised policies will help and encourage every Team Boca player to participate in a safe and healthy upcoming 2020 season. We CANNOT WAIT to see everyone back on the field soon!
Please click on the link below to register for our 2020 Tryouts now!
For more generic info Click on the “Frequently Asked Questions” link below for more information about our Tryouts”. Please note, once you click on the register link above you will be redirected to a secured GotSoccer website to register, so please read the FAQ first.
2020-21 TRYOUT INFO
WHEN To Be Announced Soon! No earlier than June 1st.
WHERE: Spanish River Athletic Complex
Directions: Just east of Military Trail on Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton (MAP)
Schedule By Birth Date To Be Announced immediately after Tryout Date Announced.
STATEMENT ABOUT PLAYING GRADE APPROPRIATE
Important Tryout Registration Information
When try-out results are completed the rosters will be posted at www.teamboca.com. All registration fees are fully refunded if a player is not selected or upon request providing the player notifies us via email to Bill@teamboca.com prior to June 10th (FYSA mandated date). This will allow us to refund your registration fee before rosters are announced and then select another player for the team. In such instance your your credit card or checking account (echeck) will be refunded. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ link below) for more info regarding tryouts.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact Bill@teamboca.com .
For Scholarship/Financial Aid info and application simply select the designated box during the online registration process. We do offer financial aid to all players in need.