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2020/2021 Cobras Tryouts

We hope you will choose to tryout for a GCCSA Cobra team.  Players or parents interested in learning more about Academy, Challenge or Classic soccer can read about them on the website or attend an optional  information session at 6:30 PM on Tuesday,  May 5th at Hanna Park.  Further questions can be directed to Mike Varga (Director of Coaching for Classic and Recreation) Tony Setzer (Director of Coaching for Academy.)

GCCSA Cobras Tryouts for the 2020-2021 season will take place at Hanna Park in Shelby, NC!
Registration begins at 1:30 PM with tryouts taking place from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 14
Registration begins at 6:00 PM with tryouts taking place from 6:30 - 8:00 PM on Monday, March 16
March 14, 16: GCCSA
Girls birth years 2002-2005
Registration begins at 6:00 PM with tryouts beginning at 6:30 PM
May 26, 28:  GCCSA and Academy Boys with birth years 2002-2013
May 27, 28: GCCSA and Academy Girls with birth years 2006-2013

Make up date in case of inclement weather would be Friday, May 29 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM                           

Information session

A pre-tryout meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at Hanna Park in Shelby located at 1655 McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby, NC at 6:30 PM.  At this meeting we will discuss:
  • Overview of Cobras and Academy programs
  • Tryout format
  • Planned teams/coaches (this can change based on tryout numbers)
  • Q&A

Please plan to attend to learn more!

Tryout Format | Costs | What to Wear/Bring | Commitment Details  

Tryout Format:

For those who have registered online, registration is 6:15-7:00pm. If you have not registered, please plan to arrive early to register your child. All parents will need to have the following forms with them when they register:
Tryout Form
Player/Parent Contract
Medical Waiver
Please bring a 1x1 picture of your child 

Check in is required at Hanna Park.

Placement Notification
Parents will be notified of their player status via email within 3 days from the end of tryouts.

Player/Parent Acceptance
Parents will receive instructions in the status email to for player acceptance. This will be required within 48 hours of receiving the email.

Commitment Fee
A $100 commitment fee is due by May 30th.

Team Meetings
Once player offers are confirmed, team meetings will be held in early June to discuss plans for the upcoming year and place uniform orders. 


Pre-registration is through Sunday May 15th. Walk-up registration is available. Please plan to arrive early if you will not be pre-registering.

Annual costs vary based on team and team type and consist of club fees and team fees. An overview of costs can be found here.

Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Scholarship requests are due June 1st. To request a scholarship or for more information, please contact George Skeith.

What to Wear/Bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Soccer ball
  • Cleats

A tryout number will be provided when you check-in for registration.

Commitment Details:

If you commit to a team, the following will apply:

  • Commitment fee will be due on or before June 1.
  • When you make a commitment to a team you are financially responsible for all club fees on the dates in the table above.
  • If payment is not received on or before the due date your player’s card may be pulled until payment is received.
  • Alternate payment schedules must be approved by the GCCSA.
  • All requests for player scholarships are due by June 1.

  • Tuesday, May 19th - Academy and all U11 
  • Wednesday, May 20th - All U12, U13, U14 
  • Thursday, May 21st - All U16 and U18
  • Sign Up!

    You will be required to login or create an account to register for tryouts. Need help registering online? Email us with questions.

    Walk-Up registration is available. Please arrive early to complete your paperwork.

    Please print and fill out the following forms. Bring them to tryouts with you along with a 1 inch by 1 inch headshot of the player.
    Tryout Form
    Player/Parent Contract
    Medical Waiver
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