FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRYOUT PROCESS
QUESTION: MY DAUGHTER DIDN’T PLAY PRIME TIME LAST YEAR, DOES IT IMPACT HER ABILITY TO MAKE THE TEAM?
ANSWER: Every year we are asked this question. THE PURPOSE OF OUR TRYOUT IS TO TAKE THE BEST PLAYERS AT THE TRYOUT PERIOD! Just because your daughter did not play on our summer 2018 team does not mean she will not make the fall 2018/summer 2019 team. We have and always will take the best players at the tryout.
QUESTION: YOUR SUMMER TEAMS ARE VERY GOOD, ARE YOU REALLY LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS?
ANSWER: YES WE ARE! Our teams are highly competitive teams and do have very skilled players across the board at every position. With that said, we are constantly looking to upgrade our rosters and if your daughter is good enough, she will make the team. Our tryout pool of players is always talented and we want the best team possible.
QUESTION: HOW DOES THE TRYOUT PROCESS WORK?
ANSWER: Over the two day tryout period we are evaluating your daughter with our full Prime Time staff. She will be issued a tryout jersey with a number on it as our coaches do not evaluate players by name to ensure the process is strictly done anonymously. The purpose of the two days is to give every player the opportunity to be evaluated twice to ensure we get a good look at her ability.
QUESTION: MY DAUGHTER HAS AN OFFER FROM ANOTHER CLUB TEAM BUT THE PRIME TIME TRYOUT PROCESS IS NOT COMPLETED YET, HOW SHOULD I HANDLE THIS?
ANSWER: We get it and understand that the tryout process is hectic for every family as players ultimately are trying out for multiple teams to ensure they have a place to play this year. Club teams are constantly trying to pressure families into making a decision early and trying to lock in players before they complete the tryout process with all the teams. If your daughter is that good the club team that has made an offer will wait for your answer and for the process to be completed. If you have an offer from another club with a deadline we encourage you to reach out to to us directly by contacting our Girl’s Director’s Jackie Pierce – Jackie@PTLacrosse.com or Stephanie Hopkins at Stephanie@PTLacrosse.com. We will try out best to help guide you in making your choice and provide basic feedback on where she may be after the first tryout but know final decisions on the roster will be made after the second tryout.
QUESTION: MY DAUGHTER CANNOT MAKE ONE OR BOTH TRYOUT DATES, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
ANSWER: We prefer to see players at both tryouts, ultimately with the way the club scene has pushed up the timeline for tryouts we understand it may be difficult to make both tryouts. Should you daughter only be able to attend one tryout we will consider her based on that one tryout. If your daughter cannot make either tryouts we encourage you to reach out to our Girls Directors at Jackie@PTLacrosse.com or Stephanie@PTLacrosse.com
QUESTION: HOW MANY TEAMS DO YOU HAVE AND ARE THERE A OR B Teams?
ANSWER: We have only A teams and do not offer B teams. We want the best players period, which is why we only offer one team per age level. All our teams compete at the highest level tournaments in the top tier brackets.
QUESTION: IF MY DAUGHTER MAKES YOUR SUMMER TEAM WHAT IS MY COMMITMENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
ANSWER: Our program believes in the multi-sport athlete. We do offer year round programing throughout the fall and winter as well as our summer program. Your only commitment is to the summer as if your daughter plays another sport she does not have to drop her other sports to play lacrosse year round. Obviously we would love to have your daughter with us all year but we believe in letting our players be athletes as those other sport experience make our players well rounded athletes.
QUESTION: DO YOU PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON MY DAUGHTERS TRYOUT?
ANSWER: Unfortunately based on the volume of players trying out to earn a spot on the team it is virtually impossible to tell you where your daughter fell short of making our teams. We encourage those players who do not make the team and want to know where they can improve their game to attend one of our camps or clinics so we can provide you the individual feedback you would need based on working with your child in small group setting.
QUESTION: CAN WE SPEAK TO SOMEONE DURING THE TRYOUT PROCESS
ANSWER: We are happy to connect with any family who may have a questions regarding our program. Please know that last year we had over 200 girls tryout for our summer 2018 teams. That means there are 400 parents and two of us as directors. We will try to get back to you as quickly as possible so please be patient.
If you have any additional questions regarding our programing we encourage you to reach out to us at Jackie@PTLacrosse.com & Stephanie@PTLacrosse.com. Thank you and we wish everyone the best of luck throughout the tryout process.