Don't think you're going to get drafted tomorrow by the Sky Blue FC or any other National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team?
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.