Not to worry. If you're at least 18 years old and you think you can impress coach Jim Gabarra, you have a chance. The Sky Blue announced a 2-day open tryout March 4-5 at the Soccer Centers in Somerset, N.J.
"We will always search for players who deserve an opportunity to earn a contract and make an NWSL roster," said Sky Blue FC technical director and head coach Jim Gabarra. "This is a starting point for players who aspire to reach the highest level of the sport. If they do well at open tryouts the next step on a pathway is an invitation to pre-season camp where they will compete for a spot on the roster and a professional contract."
The cost for the 2-day tryout is $100. Players can register online at www.skybluefc.com. Anyone wanting to tryout must register online by Tuesday, March 3. Players will need to sign a liability waiver and proof of medical insurance when they register. All players will be able to upload a resume when they register.
There will be two training sessions conducted on the first day of tryouts. Player check-in begins at 9 a.m. followed by a two-hour session at 10 a.m. A second session begins at 3 p.m. On March 5, tryouts will consist of a three-hour session noon to 3 p.m. All players must bring both outdoor and indoor footwear with gear suitable for a turf surface.