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2022/23Tryout Registration (before clicking, read 'REGISTRATION INFORMATION' below)

Click here to register for 22-23 Tryouts. Read registration instructions below.

2022-23 Tryout dates and registration have been released and are listed below.  Coaching assignments will be released throughout the month of April and updated on coaching roster link on this page.  

GIRLS ECNL TRYOUTS:
2004, 05, 06 and 07 Birth Years:

Sunday, May 8th - 3pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park 
Sunday, May 15th - 3pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #2 - 2005/04 Birth Year
Field #3 - 2006 Birth Year
Field #4 - 2007 Birth Year

2008, 2009 Birth Years: 
Wednesday, May 4th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Wednesday, May 11th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Wednesday, May 18th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #3 - 2008 Birth Year
Field #3 - 2009 Birth Year
Field #1 - 2010 Birth Year

2010 Birth Year (First Year in ECNL):
Wednesday, May 25th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Thursday, May 26th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #1 - 2010 Birth Year

ECNL National Girls Program Director: Will Heaney
([email protected])


ECNL Regional Girls Program Director: JP Uribe
([email protected])

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Boys ECNL Tryouts:
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Birth Years:
Wednesday, May 4th:
2004/05, 2007, 2008: 5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2006, 2009: 6:30pm - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Wednesday, May 11th:
2004/05, 2007, 2008:  5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2006, 2009: - 6:30pm - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Wednesday, May 18th:
2004/05, 2007, 2008: -  5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2006, 2009: - 6:30pm - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #1 - 2007, 2009 Birth Years
Field #2 - 2005/04, 2006 Birth Years
Field #3 - 2008 Birth Year

2010 Birth Year (First Year in ECNL - ECNL and NCYSA teams tryouts will be together and teams will be selected through the process):
Wednesday, May 25th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Thursday, May 26th - 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #2 - 2010 Birth Year

ECNL National Boys Program Director: Jordan Phillips
([email protected])

ECNL Regional Girls Program Director: JP Uribe
([email protected])

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NCYSA Program Tryouts (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Birth years) 
Wednesday, May 25th
2004, 2005, 2006: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2007, 2008, 2009: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2010: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Thursday, May 26th:
2004, 2005, 2006: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2007, 2008, 2009: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park
2010: 6:30 - 8pm - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #5 - 2005, 2006 Birth Years
Field #4 - 2008, 2007 Birth Years

([email protected] - boys)
([email protected] - girls)

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Juniors Developmental Program (all boys and girls ages and programs U12 and below):

U11 / U12 Boys and Girls Team Programming (2011 and 2012 Birth Years)
Wednesday, May 25th: 5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Thursday, May 26th: 5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park

Field #1 - 2012 Birth Year - BOYS
Field #2 - 2011 Birth Year - BOYS
Field #3 - 2012 Birth Year - GIRLS
Field #4 - 2011 Birth Year - GIRLS

U11/12 Age Group Director: Alex Nelson
([email protected])

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JDP Academy - U7 - U10 ages (2013, 14, 15, 16 Birth Years)
Monday, May 23rd - 5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park
Tuesday, May 24th- 5pm - 6:30 - Cape Fear Soccer Park

 

  • Field #1A - 2013 Birth Year - Boys
  • Field #1B - 2014 Birth Year - Boys
  • Field #2A - 2013 Birth Year - Girls
  • Field #2B - 2014 Birth Year - Girls
  • Field #3 - 2015 / 2016 Birth Years (BOYS AND GIRLS)


JDP Program Director: Kyle Hussey
([email protected])


 

2022/23Tryout Registration (before clicking, read registration instructions below)

Click here to register for 22-23 Tryouts. Read registration instructions below.

Registration Information

All of our registration and communication happens inside of our WHH communication platform and phone app (link provided above).  Reading the instructions, setting up your account, and downloading our app to your phone ensures that you will receive all communication moving forward.  Please see registration instructions below:

1 – IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE CLUB AND HAVE NEVER REGISTERED INSIDE OUR COMMUNICATION PLATFORM:

  • ON A DESKTOP COMPUTER (not a phone) visit: app.wilmingtonhammerheadsyouth.com
  • On the main landing page click directly on ‘REGISTER NOW’ 
  • Click on HAMMERHEADS 22/23
  • Fill Out the necessary information and chose the appropriate tryout grouping
  • Click Submit 
  • See App download instructions farther below
  • You will know that you are registered when you are let into the 22/23 main site.  
  • Turn on PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: In ‘settings’ on your phone, find the WHH app, click on it, and make sure push notifications from our app are showing up on your screen.

2 – IF YOU ARE ALREADY A PART OF OUR APP / COMMUNICATION PLATFORM: 

  • ON A DESKTOP COMPUTER (not a phone) visit: app.wilmingtonhammerheadsyouth.com
  • You may already be ‘logged in’ because of current year membership
  • If so, click on the profile pic on the upper right corner of the screen and select ‘SIGN OUT’
  • By Signing Out you should see the main landing page
  • On the main landing page click on ‘REGISTER NOW’
  • Click on HAMMERHEADS 22/23
  • Fill Out the necessary information
  • Click Submit
  • You will know that you are registered when you are let into the main site.  
  • Turn on PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: In ‘settings’ on your phone, find the WHH app, click on it, and make sure push notifications from our app are showing up on your screen.
  • To return the the 21-22 version go to 'MY COMMUNITIES'.  MY COMMUNITIES can be accessed on your computer on the left column and on your phone in the upper right of your screen (tap the 3 lines and you will see)

3- DOWNLOADING THE WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS APP (New members / those without the app):

  • On your smart phone, visit your APP STORE
  • Search for Wilmington Hammerheads
  • Download the free app
  • Use the username and password that you created in the registration process to enter your Hammerheads App

 

2022/23 WHYFC Program Fees

Player fees and explanations for all levels of the club. To be updated for 2022-23 season on April 1, 2022.

2022/23 Coaching Roster

WHYFC 2022/23 coaching slate will be released on or prior to April 1, 2022.

Additional Tryout Details

WHYFC, in compliance with the U.S. Soccer Federation, build all of our teams and programming around calendar year age groups.  Each player trying out for WHYFC will tryout based on the year in which they were born.  The teams are also calendar year age group teams.

Tryouts occur over the course of two days.  Prior to the tryout, our coaching assignments for each team that the club intends to field for the upcoming season are announced, allowing parents and players to know who the coaches in the age group are. 

Tryouts are always scrutinized and results are will always be challenged.  WHYFC recognizes this and will always create a tryout structure and curriculum that is fair, unbiased, and gives every player trying out the opportunity to be evaluated.  At the conclusion of these tryouts, WHYFC will have notes on every player and will be able to discuss the results with any parent or player.  Though we will have notes on each player, WHYFC will not give or have formal evaluations from the tryout period.  Formal evaluations take time away from the coach’s opportunity to evaluate the players.

Each tryout day will have a focus on the evaluation of technical skills through passing and dribbling exercises followed by a game format allowing players to be evaluated and compared to other players in the age group. 

  • Day 1 of the tryout will focus on small-sided (3 vs. 3 and 4 vs. 4 games)
  • Day 2 of the tryout will increase field size and players on the field, and incorporate goalkeepers (At the end of each day of tryouts, the entire WHYFC staff comes to the office to discuss the players and build the teams.  The amount of work and time put into the tryouts is necessary to get the players placed and to stand behind the decision that are made.

The results of the tryouts will be placed on the web site within 24 hours of the final tryout day.  Individual players will then receive an email inviting the players to accept or decline their position on the team.  This invitation will also have a deadline that will be determined at a later date.  The Following week, after the invitations and the acceptances, the club holds an informal practice where the players from each team officially meet their coach, the coach speaks to the parent group and the team enjoys a first practice together.

Practices for all teams officially start in the middle of August with games beginning in early September.