South Orlando

Field Status

Barber Park......... OPEN

Airport Lakes.........OPEN


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Frequently Asked Questions


Why have the Player Placement dates changed for 2017-18 Season?

During the 2016 FYSA Annual General Meeting, the membership adopted a rule change permitting clubs to schedule public tryouts for the 2017/18 seasonal year beginning April 1, 2017.


 Why does South Orlando have player placements on these dates?

To avoid disruption to our existing teams and to fulfill our commitment to players currently registered in the 2016/2017 season, we decided to avoid our players placements during normal league play.   This allows our existing teams to focus on finishing the season strong and also allow teams competing in State, Presidents and Commissioners cups to stay focused on their 2016/2017 goals.


What is the difference between Player Placements Vs Tryouts?

We believe that every athlete who wishes to develop their soccer skills should be able to do so, so we will be placing each athlete on a team based on their technical and tactical abilities. Player Placements are used as an annual tool to allow new players to join our soccer club. Tryouts are a process of elimination, seeking only the top players. At South Orlando Soccer Club our goal is to develop ALL players by utilizing multiple teams in every age group to challenge players at all skill levels.



What if I can not attend all the player placement dates?

Please still register for Player Placements. You will see a comment section where you can enter that you will not be able attend but still wish to be evaluated. One of our coaches will contact you to arrange an evaluation and placement on a team for 2017/18.


What age I should attend?

Please attend the session based on your year of birth.


Can I play up in age?

Players may have the ability to “play up” with older players, if deemed appropriate by the SOSC coaching staff. South Orlando Soccer Club will abide by the US Soccer and Florida Youth Soccer guidelines on playing up.  In some cases, the Player Development Staff may approve “playing up” to compete in a more appropriate environment based on their skill level.  This can provide players the best environment in which to compete and can aid in their future development. 


To request to play up players will need to notify Frankie Kraft at and request to play up and to which age group.  Frankie will then respond with instructions for the player placements.


For the 2004 and younger age groups it is highly recommended that players play their true age.  


 What should I bring along to the player placements?

Each player should bring a soccer ball, shin guards, and a water bottle and wear non-club affiliated gear.  It is recommend that all players wear black shorts, black sock and a white shirt. 

What to expect at the player placements?

Each session will last an hour and 15 min to an hour and a half and will consist of small-sided games such as 3v3, 4v4 or 7v7. The coaches will be evaluating in several areas: Technical (Skill) speed of play, Tactical (decision making) speed of play, physical (abilities) speed of play. The players are evaluated in the speed to which they can execute skills with success, decide when and what to do and their movement around the field.