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Player Placement



2014-2016 players do not attend tryouts but will need to register to be able to attend. They will attend a call out at Karst Farm Park on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 at 6:00-7:30 PM.


The yearly tryout player placement process allows the club to review our teams and players and make any necessary adjustments so that each player is placed in the best team environment to maximize player development & enjoyment.  This is also the opportunity for new players to join the club and/or participate on the club’s travel teams.  It is important that everyone attends player placement so that new players can be observed and mixed in with returning players.  It also provides a new coach an opportunity to have valuable input. 

Player Placements (tryouts) for each age group will take place in the late afternoon and evening.  The tryout schedule for specific age groups, time and field location will be posted in the near future.

Any players that want to be considered for a team must sign up to attend.  If a player is unavailable to attend , players still need to sign up and provide the reason for their absence on the form.

  • On the day of the event, participants must check in at their birth year age group desk to pick up their identification number.
  • All candidates must retain and wear their ID number 
  • All high school age players (15U-19U) will be considered members of their high school soccer team for the purpose of complying with the IHSAA “7 player rule” unless otherwise noted in writing or on their pre-registration.
  • The Head Coach of the age group will conduct Player Placement and additional Cutters staff coaches will assist with the evaluations. Players will be evaluated on their technical, tactical, physical and psychological soccer abilities.  Past participation and team commitment may also be taken into consideration to determine placement.

Cutters Soccer Club will make every attempt to find a team for every candidate. However, this is not always possible due to roster limitations and the IHSAA 7 player rule.

Notification Process: Candidates will be contacted via email (or phone) no later than Monday, June 19. Please be prepared to make a decision to accept or decline upon notification as it may affect other players. Player notification times may be staggered to allow for adjustments to teams as responses are collected. If notification has not occurred by midnight, on Monday, June 19, please contact the Director of Coaching, Carl Salzmann, at with copy to Please use the following SUBJECT line: No Placement Notification: Your Name.

Team Commitment: All invited players will have 48 hours to accept or decline their roster invitation. To accept the roster invitation players must register through their SportsEngine account by making payment or applying for a scholarship online. An email of acceptance to their coach is also required. If these two requirements are not met within the 48-hour time period, the invitation may be withdrawn and distributed to another player. All 11U-14U players who accept roster invitations are committing to participate on a Cutters Soccer team for one year (the fall 2023 season and the spring 2024 season). All 15U-19U players accepting roster invitations are committing to participate on a Cutters Soccer team for the spring 2024 season. However, practices and games may begin as early as November 2023;

  • The club has the right to hold the player to this one-year commitment upon the signing of a registration form or the payment of the fee or portion thereof.
  • A supplemental tryout may be held again at the conclusion of the high school soccer season in October for 15U-19U teams that still have roster spots available.

Our Values: As you evaluate whether this Program is right for your child, and your family, please keep the following objectives of the Cutters Soccer Club in mind:

  • To enable our players to have fun playing competitive soccer in a safe environment while building lifelong passion for the sport.
  • To teach the attributes of good sportsmanship toward teammates, opposing players, coaches and officials.
  • To provide an ongoing program of high quality, expert professional soccer training for the Cutters Soccer Club’s more dedicated and committed youth soccer players so that they can become the best players they are willing to work toward.
  • To provide continuity by requiring each player to fulfill their commitment to the team.
  • To increase the exposure of our oldest competitive soccer players to post youth soccer programs and college coaches.
  • To have a non-profit club soccer program that is financially self-sustaining.