Starting in 2023, Woodland Soccer Club began to formalize the process of player to team assignments post tryouts, with the goal of producing the most competitive teams and to provide players with the best match of skill level to competition. Woodland Soccer Club Coordinators created ranked teams in each age group and assigned a ‘Orange’, ‘White’, and ‘Black’ team ordering. During tryouts selection of players to join a team will be conducted in the order of the team rank. The coach of the ‘Orange’ team will be granted first rights to offer a squad position on their team to any player in the age group, coach of the ‘White’ team is granted second rights, and so on depending on how many teams are present in that age group.
A player/parent may reject an offer to join a team from a coach to play on a higher ranked team, in which case the coach from the next lower ranked team can then offer a position on their team to that player. Players and family should have candid and open discussions with the Director of Coaching, Coordinator and the coaches about what is best for their player’s development.