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2024 - 2025 Premier Soccer Tryouts Announced



March 2024





Overview of the Premier Soccer Program:

PPA's Premier Soccer Program stands as the pinnacle of competitive travel soccer in the DC and Maryland region. Organized by birth year, the program features PPA's elite professional coaching staff, committed to fostering player growth both on and off the field. Our mission is to offer advanced players a platform for intense competition, participation in top-tier leagues and tournaments, and comprehensive development to reach their maximum potential. Dive deeper into our program's offerings by exploring our program guide.


Tryout Schedule:

*Please refer to the Tryout Registration Page for the most updated tryout schedule.


Key Highlights of the Program:

  • Competitive Leagues and Tournaments: Our teams compete in some of the most prestigious leagues and tournaments in the region and nationwide, including:

  • US Youth Soccer National League

  • EDP League

  • Maryland State Cup

  • Jefferson Cup

  • National Pro Series

  • Columbia Classic

  • Arlington Tournament

  • McLean Premier Tournament

  • Strategic Partnerships: We're proud to collaborate with renowned organizations to enhance our program's quality and outreach:

  • DC United and Washington Spirit: Providing avenues for advanced exposure and growth.

  • Under Armour and Trace Video: Equipping our players and teams with leading-edge gear and technology for performance analysis.

  • Sports Recruit: Similar to LinkedIn, SportsRecruits allows high school athletes to highlight their sports careers to college coaches through a detailed profile that includes athletic data, academic achievements, and personal insights, alongside a recruiting video.



Tryout FAQ's:


Who should come to Tryouts?

Tryouts are open to boys and girls from age groups 2018 - 2007. We're looking for players who are passionate about soccer and want to play at a competitive level.


What should I bring to Tryouts?

Athletic attire, soccer ball, water.


What is the Tryout check-in process?

Players who are currently rostered on a PPA Premier soccer team do not need to check-in prior to tryouts. Players who do NOT currently play on a PPA Premier soccer team must check in. All players should plan to arrive for check-in 15 minutes before your tryout start time.


What should I expect at Tryouts?

At the tryouts, players will be organized according to their age group and will play in games, skill drills, and/or fitness tests.


How soon will I find out if I made the team?

We expect to reach out to players 48 - 72 hours after the tryout.


If I get invited to join a team, what happens next?

If you get invited to join a team, we'll give you all the information you might need for what's included in the program and give you a few days to review the information and let us know your decision. If you decide to join the team, programming could start as soon as this summer.


What is the difference between PPA's Premier Program and Development Program?

The Premier Program is a select program, meaning players need to tryout to be invited to join a team. Players are organized by age and skill level and play on teams that compete year round in competitive leagues and tournaments. Teams normally practice 2 or 3 times/week.


The Development Program is open to players of all levels, and allows parents to form teams and invite friends to join. The league emphasizes a balance of fun and competition and players participate on a seasonal basis. Teams normally practice once a week.


Many players in our premier program start out in our Development Program. If you're interested in joining a premier team but your not sure about the commitment level or if your child is ready for the competitive level, you can consider joining the Development Program for the Spring or Fall Season.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

Age Group Directors

Players born in 2018 - 2014: Yikalo@ppateam.com

Players born in 2013 - 2012: Lucas@ppateam.com

Players born in 2011 - 2007: Harrison@ppateam.com

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