Tryouts

2022-2023 Best FC Teams

1. Find your child’s appropriate BIRTH YEAR.
2. Register for your child’s BIRTH YEAR and “2022-2023 BEST FC Team Tryout” and fill in all information.
3. Arrive between 15 minutes prior to start time to check in.
4. Players should be properly equipped and should bring an inflated soccer ball and water to the tryout.
5. Notification: You will receive an email notification whether or not your child has been placed on a team. If you do not receive this communication, please contact us directly at 508-292-6082 or maria@bestfc.org
6. Acceptance: If you wish to accept your position, you must complete the online registration using the link provided in your acceptance email and submit your online payment by the deadline.
TeamRegistration
2004 U19 BoysRegister
2004 U19 Girls - NPLRegister
2005 U18 BoysRegister
2005 U18 Girls - NPLRegister
2006 U17 Boys - RedRegister
2006 U17 BoysRegister
2006 U17 Girls - NPLRegister
2007 U16 BoysRegister
2007 U16 GirlsRegister
2008 U15 Boys (9th Grade - Winter, Spring)Register
2008 U15 Boys (8th Grade - Fall, Winter, Spring)Register
2008 U15 Girls - NPL (9th Grade - Winter, Spring)Register
2008 U15 Girls (8th Grade - Fall, Winter, Spring)Register
2009 U14 BoysRegister
2009 U14 GirlsRegister
2010 U13 BoysRegister
2010 U13 GirlsRegister
2011 U12 BoysRegister
2011 U12 GirlsRegister
2012 U11 BoysRegister
2012 U11 GirlsRegister
2013 U10 BoysRegister
2013/2014 U10 GirlsRegister
2014/2015 U8-U9 BoysRegister
2014/2015 U8-U9 GirlsRegister

Age Groups

Below is the birth year chart for Fall 2022/Spring 2023.

Birth Year2022-2023 Playing Group
2017-2015Player Development Program
2014/2015Under 9v9
2013Under 10 7v7
2012Under 11 9v9
2011Under 12 9v9
2010Under 13 11v11
2009Under 14 11v11
2008Under 15 11v11
2007Under 16 11v11
2006Under 17 11v11
2005Under 18 11v11
2004Under 19 11v11

Missed Tryouts?

Contact Paul Mumby at 508-292-6082 or paul@bestfc.org to schedule a tryout. Several dates over the summer will be added. 

All players are required to bring a soccer ball, plenty of water, and wear shin guards.

Best FC Tryout Process

  • Find the appropriate BIRTH YEAR and check dates/times of tryouts.
  • Register for your BIRTH YEAR and  “2022-2023 BEST FC Tryouts” at www.bestsoccer.org and fill in all information. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.
  • Arrive between 15 minutes prior to start time to check in.
  • Players should be properly equipped and should bring a ball and water to the tryout.
  • Players are encouraged to attend both tryout dates, especially if they would like to be considered for a higher-level team.
  • Notification: You will receive an email notification whether or not your child has been placed on a team. If you do not receive this communication, please contact us directly.
  • Acceptance: If you wish to accept your position, you must complete the online registration using the link provided in your acceptance email and submit your online payment by the deadline.
What is the fee to play for Best FC?

BEST FC is priced extremely competitively compared to other clubs in the region. The fee will depend on the team your child is placed on.

When are games played and how long are they?

All League games shall be of regulation length as follows:

  • Under 9 & 10 two 25-minute halves
  • Under 11 & 12 two 30-minute halves
  • Under 13 & 14 two 35-minute halves
  • Under 15 & 16 two 40-minute halves
  • Under 17 & 18 two 45-minute halves
How often do BEST FC teams practice?

U9 to U19 teams practice twice a week during the Fall and Spring seasons.
Teams practice one time per week during the Winter.

In addition, weekly skills and goalkeeper training is offered to all players during the Fall and Spring seasons.

Who are the coaches of the BEST FC Teams?

All BEST FC teams are coached by experienced and licensed coaches who follow BEST FC’s philosophy of long-term player development.  Many BEST FC coaches are also local elementary, middle, or high school teachers and varsity soccer coaches.

What is the roster size of the teams?

No more than 13 dressed players for the Under 9 and Under 10 7v7 games. Under 11 and Under 12 9 v 9 age groups can have up to 16 players dressed. Under 13 through Under 19 age groups can have up to 18 players dressed for a game.

When are BEST FC tryouts?

Tryouts are held mainly in June. However, tryouts are ongoing for teams that have open roster sports.

Will my child get regular playing time?

Equal playing time is not guaranteed.

When will I know if my child has made the team?

You will receive and email with the player contract and packet within 3 days of the tryout. You will need to except the position with 24 hours and make a deposit of $600 to secure your placement.

What are your practice and home game fields?

BEST FC teams may practice at any of the following locations:
Melican Middle School, Northborough
NEBC Northborough

Home games are held at:
Melican Middle School, Northborough
NEBC Northborough
Forekicks Marlborough

What is the required uniform?

The required uniform is available on our soccer.com store. This can be found under the BEST FC team tab. The cost of the uniform is not included in the yearly fee.

How are the team jersey numbers selected?

This is on a first come, first serve basis.  When you select your position on the team, you will return an email with 3 numbers. We will then select whichever number is available.

Why should we play for BEST FC and not another club?

Great question! There are many clubs in the New England regions.  If you are looking for a club to develop your child properly emotionally and socially, learn great fundamental technical and tactical skills, build confidence, allow your child to play multiple sports, all at a fraction of the cost of most clubs, then BEST FC would be a great fit.

Do I need to register for tryouts?

Yes.  All prospective players must register for tryouts.

This will allow BEST FC to prepare for expected numbers and keep you informed of any announcements or changes.

What does a typical BEST FC season look like?

The yearly schedule typically looks like the following:

  • Summer camp in August for U14 and below teams
  • 2 weekly training sessions beginning in late August (U14 and below)
  • Fall season: 9 games and practice 2 times per week
  • Weekly Skills and Goalkeeper training
  • Possible Columbus Day Tournament in October
  • Possible November tournament
  • Winter training 1x/week in November and December (U19 and below)
  • Optional indoor team league
  • March pre-season tournament
  • Spring season: 7 games and practice 2 times per week
  • Weekly Skills and Goalkeeper training
  • Memorial Day Tournament
  • State Cup Tournament (for eligible team)
  • Additional outdoor tournaments (Coaches option)
Is there alot of traveling?

There are an average of 7 league away games per year plus tournaments. You can count on a few ‘Sunday drives’ but most of the games are relatively local. Most travel is within Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Can I still play for my town team?

Yes! In fact, it is highly encouraged for players up to U12 to continue to play town soccer. However, players should put club soccer as their first priority.

Do you have a refund policy?

BEST FC does not give refunds or credits or release players during the club season. It is anticipated that once a player signs with BEST FC, they are committed for one full club year (August – June).

Once the player accepts the roster position on the team, that roster position is secured for the year. Please remember that there is a tryout process in place. Therefore, there are players who are not offered roster positions.

Refunds are only given for season ending injuries (and may be prorated).

Will I have to quit my other activities?

No.  We make it a priority to arrange practices conveniently. If there are conflicts, they tend to work out. You do have to take your commitment to the club seriously and be at practice with your teammates as often as possible.

What should you bring to tryouts?

A fully-inflated soccer ball, shin guards, and plenty of water!

What if another club is trying to recruit me during the year and I have already signed a yearly contract with BEST FC?

If a player decides to join another club mid-season, all yearly fees/balances are due to BEST FC and then the player will be released to the other club.