There is no selection/tryout process in recreational soccer. Skill evaluations may be held to form teams in a fair and balanced method. All players who register are assigned to a team as long as space is available in their age division. Players benefit from social interaction
with other players their own age and physical fitness aspects of the game while also developing better soccer skills. A 50% playtime rule
is set in place by FYSL for recreational players. All games are usually held at the same local location every weekend and the season runs 8 - 10 weeks. Typically, coaches are parent volunteers.
Competitive soccer holds tryouts to identify players on the basis of talent, ability, and coachability. Players selected for teams are committing to their team for one seasonal year (August 1 - July 31 of the following year). There is no playtime rule on competitive teams.
The amount of time they get on the field is decided by the Head Coach. During the gaming league season, teams play district-wide which requires travel and commitment. All coaches are licensed, not volunteers.