The stress, the heat, the confidence and the glory all begins here:
Where each year, millions of players across the U.S. lace up in hopes of making the cut.
Where the authentic soccer lifestyle begins.
And where a future can be created at the age of 7.
Trying out for club soccer has become a crucial stepping stone for players during their developmental years.
Youth soccer players set everything aside to accomplish one goal: making the team.
What comes next are long days, longer nights, victory and defeat. All for the game. All for one year.
Because when the heat of summer training ends, and the season has wrapped up, one thing remains:
All of last year’s accomplishments are celebrated, but a new objective emerges. An ambition full of stress, heat, confidence and the glory that comes with.
The desire to make the cut. The desire to improve.
The aspirations to leave it all on the pitch.
Thank you to Sporting Blue Valley for allowing us to photograph their tryouts this year.