Tryouts for 2024-25 season!

General Information

Croton FC is a competitive Club/Travel program. We currently have nine teams that play in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL), and are holding open tryouts for (a) existing teams, and (b) to form new teams at the U9 level, boys and girls (2016 birth year). We will be having tryouts in April 2024 for the Fall 24 - Spring 25 season.   

Players and parents must commit to both Fall & Spring, with 2 practices a week and a game on Sunday. Teams typically hold some winter indoor training as well.  More information on commonly asked questions regarding tryouts can be found below in “Tryout Q&A”, and you can also check out the Parent's Corner FAQ for general questions.  

Registration is required for tryouts!

PLEASE REGISTER.  Specific tryout dates and times can be found below, but most importantly, players must pre-register for tryouts. You can do that here at this link. We encourage players to pre-register as early as possible so that we can plan appropriately for the evaluation process. 

Players should arrive to tryouts dressed in shin guards and cleats and with water and ball. There will be a sign-in table where players should check-in upon arrival. Any questions can be directed to Club Director Justin Wagner at crotonfc@gmail.com.      

Note years below refer to birth years!  US Soccer organizes youth soccer by birth year and our teams are based on that. This mean that kids in the same grade may not be eligible for the same team. We strive to have a Croton FC team at every birth year. However, in some instances we have been unable to field a team for certain years – in those cases, players in those years may be considered for the team in the age group ahead of them.  

Tryout Dates & Times

Where are the fields? Check here!

Girls Teams

Boys Teams


Please note that for our two teams will high school aged players, the Croton FC Blaze (2010/11 Girls) and the Croton FC Thunder (2009/10 Boys), coaches are evaluating how to navigate the high school season and provide additional opportunities for the players to continue to develop and teams to continue to compete.


Frequently Asked Questions About Tryouts

What is the difference between Croton FC and Croton AYSO?

Our sister organization, Croton AYSO, runs a recreational youth soccer program in Croton that is wildly successful in providing opportunities to play soccer. There is typically one practice and one game a week in the Fall and Spring seasons.  Most Croton FC players started playing with Croton AYSO. 

As a club program, Croton FC asks for a more serious commitment from players and families in the program. Practice is twice a week, with one being led by a professional trainer. Teams compete in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL), which may require travel throughout Westchester and parts of New York City for away games. In addition, Croton FC teams train during the winter, and compete in a variety of tournaments during the course of the year. Players in the Croton FC program tend to be passionate about soccer and finding ways to improve their game.   

Why are tryouts in April for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 season?

Competitive youth soccer in the region typically has tryouts in the early Spring for the following year. Among other reasons, we set our tryout dates accordingly, so if players don’t make a Croton FC team, they have the ability to go tryout somewhere else.  

How are teams formed?

S Soccer organizes youth soccer by birth year and our teams are based on that. This means that kids in the same grade may not be eligible for the same team. We strive to have a Croton FC team at every birth year. However, in some instances we have been unable to field a team for certain years – in those cases, players in those years may be considered for the team in the age group ahead of them.      


Can you tell me more about the Croton FC Program?

Players in the Croton FC program tend to be passionate about soccer and finding ways to improve their game.   You can find more information about the club philosophy and commitment here

How are players evaluated?

Evaluations and the tryout sessions will be led by professional trainers hired by the Club.

My child was on a Croton FC team last year. What does that mean for their chances to make the team this year?  

Evaluations are based on a player’s skill and ability at the tryout; being on the team the year before does not guarantee any player a spot on next year’s team.

Does my child have to attend both tryouts?

We encourage players to make both tryouts as it gives our evaluators more of a chance to see the individual abilities of a particular player. However, we only require players to attend one tryout to be considered for a team.  

How much are Croton FC dues?

 Program fees have typically been approximately $900 for the year.  Financial assistance may be available for those that need it.  All requisite costs are included in our program fees, including uniforms, WYSL league registration fees, field costs, professional trainers (who run weekday practices), tournament fees, and additional offerings (additional winter training, additional tournaments), to the extent the budget allows.

When do we find out if my child makes the team? 

Our goal is to inform players if they’ve made the team within 3 days after the last tryout.  Please note, players that make the team will be asked to register and commit (including remitting payment) within a few days of being informed they made the team. We do this because if a player is going to decline their offer to join the team, we want to be able to go to the Wait List.