- Created on Monday, 07 July 2014 12:37
- Written by IVN
San Diego, California - The San Diego Sockers will hold their annual Open Tryout Camps at the Sockers Indoor Center (adjacent to the Valley View Casino Center) on July 12th and Saturday, August 16th from 3-6pm. The cost is $35 to register before the camp, or $45 (cash only) on the day of the camp. Call 760-795-0024 to pre-register.
This is the sixth consecutive season the Sockers have held open tryouts, an annual opportunity for local talent to be seen by professional talent evaluators. Select performers at the tryout camp have the opportunity at the team’s discretion to be signed to the Sockers Reserves, the team’s feeder club.
“The game of soccer continues to grow and San Diego is a hotbed of talent,” said Sockers general manager John Kentera, “We are always looking for committed young players who want to display their skills, learn the indoor game and try to play for one of the top indoor sides in the nation.”
Each year, one or two members of the Sockers Reserves are promoted to the parent club as a result of injuries or performance. Last season defender Johnny Topete made the transition. Current goalkeeper Chris Toth got his start with Sockers Reserves as did midfielder Chad Hagerty.
“It’s tough to break our top club, but each year someone manages to make the jump,” said Kentera, “Players in San Diego should view these tryout camps as a real opportunity to jump start a career in professional indoor soccer.”
The Sockers are part of the new 24-team Major Arena Soccer League, a united national league featuring all of the top indoor clubs in the nation. The regular season will start in late October with San Diego’s home opener tentatively scheduled for November 1st. For more information on the Sockers or to order season tickets call (866) 799-GOAL. To sign up for tryout camp, call 760-795-0024.