2020 Tryouts for Northwest FC

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Northwest FC is dedicated to the health and safety of our players, families and communities. With the future of large gathering unknown, we have decided to implement a virtual video and resume tryout. Our hope is to give new players a chance to join Northwest FC by submitting a video of pre-determined skills and upload them to our site. We are striving to make the best of our situation by making this year’s tryout the best we can.

After our coaches review your videos for consideration the following will apply.

On May 26th offers will begin to be made to current players, recreational players and players outside of the Ohio south Association.

On May 29th all other players outside of Northwest FC and inside the Ohio South Soccer Association may be given an invitation to be placed on a team with Northwest FC.

ALL offers given have a 24-hour grace period where you will have time to decide. Offers can be accepted via your TeamSnap account and the Demosphere account that will be provided to you.

All offers accepted must be confirmed via a $100 deposit in teamsnap and completing OYSA registration via Demosphere. The demosphere link will be emailed by your coach after the deposit is made.

All players should be given notice of their status of making or not making a team. If you haven’t heard from a coach please reach out northwestfc@att.net for an update.

If you need any assistance, please contact adnorthwestfc@gmail.com.

All Video resumes must be uploaded to our site no later than midnight on May 24th, 2020. Instructions on uploading and sending videos are below the Skill video instructions.

Skill Video Instructions

For each of these demonstrations, our examples use cones. We recognize that everyone will not have access to cones. Many objects commonly found in the house can be substituted for the cones (shoes, cones, bags, etc.). All of them require a soccer ball. Each of these activities should be performed with the effort you would put into a game. This is your chance to show off your abilities to the coaches.

The Skills portion of the video will start after your introduction. ***please see samples video provided***

On the video, please state your name, birth year and a brief statement about yourself. It can be about your love for soccer, something great you have heard about Northwest FC or possibly an interesting fact about yourself that is either related to soccer or anything outside of soccer is fine as well.

All videos can be downloaded here.

Video 1: Player introduction Example- Click here

Video 2: Figure 8 Dribbling Example- Click here

Place 2 cones 5-7 yards apart as shown in the image. Begin with the ball at one cone. Dribble diagonally towards the second cone. Turn around the outside of the second cone and return to the first cone in a diagonal fashion. Perform the same turn around the outside of the cone and repeat for 30 seconds. Your movements should look like you’re making an 8 around the cones. Perform as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds.

Figure 8 Dribbling

Video 2: Figure 8 Dribbling Example- Click here

Video 3: Sole Roll Challenge Example- Click here

Place 2 cones about 10 yards apart. Begin with the ball at one cone. Dribble from the first cone to the second using the sole of your right foot only by rolling the ball across your body. Repeat this on the way back to the first cone using the sole of your left foot only. Complete as many repetitions as possible within 30 seconds.

Sole Role Challenge

Video 3: Sole Roll Challenge Example- Click here

Video 4: Dribble with speed Example- Click here

Place 10 cones 20-30 yards apart. Dribble in and out of each cone as quickly as possible. Perform as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds.

Dribble With Speed

Video 4: Dribble with speed Example- Click here

Video 5: Passing and Receiving Example 1- Click hereExample 2- Click here

Place a cone 5-7 yards away from a family member or a wall. Receive the ball from the server and perform the following touches to return the ball to the server with a pass:

Inside of the foot: Receive the ball with inside of the foot directionally towards the other side of the cone. Return the pass and remain on this side of the cone. Receive the next pass and perform the same skill in the opposite direction. Return the pass with your opposite foot.

Outside of the foot: Receive the ball with outside of the foot directionally towards the other side of the cone. Return the pass and remain on this side of the cone. Receive the next pass and perform the same skill in the opposite direction. Return the pass with your opposite foot. Perform as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds.

Passing and Receiving

Video 5: Passing and Receiving Example 1- Click hereExample 2- Click here

Video 6: Juggling Example- Click here

With using your knees or feet complete as many touches without the ball touching the ground for 30 seconds.

Video 5: Passing and Receiving Example 1- Click hereExample 2- Click here

Video upload instructions:

From your Phone:

  1. Sign in to the YouTube app.
  2. At the top of the app, tap the camera
  3. Record a new video or select an existing video from your gallery.
  4. Add a title (max 100 characters) and description (max 5,000 characters) to your video.
  5. Optional) Use enhancements:
  • Add a filter to your video.
  • Trim your video by dragging the edges of the white box beneath your video.
  1. Change privacy setting to unlisted
  2. Tap Upload to finish.

Complete Steps 1-7 all 6 videos

From your Computer:

  1. Click on the video camera icon at the top right
  2. Click upload video
  3. Click select video
  4. Select your video
  5. Title your video- which skill you are doing (Introduction, Figure 8 Dribbling, Sole Roll Challenge, Dribble with Speed, Passing and Receiving)
  6. Select the blue next button at the bottom right
  7. On Step 2 Select the Blue Next Button on the bottom right on the next page
  8. On Step 3 Select Unlisted
  9. Select Save

Complete Steps 1-9 for all 6 videos

Send Videos to Northwest FC:

Start an email to adnorthwestfc@gmail.com

In subject line name it: Your name and Birth Year (ex: Sam Koons 2005)

  1. Hover over your video
  2. Select the 3 dots (options)
  3. Click shareable link
  4. Copy and paste link into email

Copy steps 1-4 for all 6 videos to have them all in one email.