If a player new to the Bullets is unable to attend the scheduled tryouts, an alternate evaluation is available. The Bullets are welcoming guests, in need of evaluations, to our July and August practices. Our club operation is hinged on established teams. The tryout candidate would register for tryouts and then would select alternate evaluation in the drop down menu. Our Director of Operations, Ashley Means, will then reach out to the candidate to schedule an evaluation during a practice time convenient for the candidate.
The pandemic has forced our leadership team to reshape how we approach, design and implement various programs. Given the nature of how this health crisis has impacted our summer calendars, we feel practice evaluations, placing current Bullet players on teams and holding traditional tryouts are all in place to fit the needs of our families.
TRYOUT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Unprecedented times calls for unprecedented measures. The pandemic has changed how many organizations operate and run. We, at the Bay State Bullets, continue to work to navigate our ever changing landscape. The 2020-2021 tryouts are Impacted by an active summer Tournament schedule. As a result, the tryout process for the 2020-2021 season will be facilitated differently this year.
Typically, we run full club tryouts as a way to evaluate all players and build rosters. This year we will be placing current Bullet players on 2020-2021 Bullet rosters. These placements will be based on an authentic evaluation process. Evaluators will be observing/evaluating players during competitive play with their Bullet teams at summer tournaments.
Team placement and subsequent contract offers will be extended to current Bullet players between August 24th and August 26th. To be considered for a team placement for the 2020-2021 program year, current Bullets are asked to select "Membership Renewal - Team Placement Consideration" at registration check-out.
Candidates new to our Bullets organization will be asked to select "New Tryout Candidate” at registration check-out. Tryouts are open to all candidates who were not currently on a 2019-2020 Bullet roster. There are 2 parts to the new player tryout process:
1) PRACTICE EVALUATION: Once a player registers for the tryout process, she will receive a schedule of August Bullet practices. New players will be asked to join a Bullets team of similar year/age group at an August practice convenient to them. This will serve as an evaluation opportunity.
2) OPEN TRYOUT: We will also hold a one day tryout to all new players. This will be on August 15th at Austin Prep in Reading, MA and will serve as the second evaluation opportunity.
To be considered for a Bullet roster spot for the 2020-2021 year, a player new to the Bullets must attend either a Practice evaluation or an Open Tryout. Ideally, our coaching staff would like the opportunity to evaluate players during the August practice evaluation. The open tryout is reserved for players who were unable to attend a practice evaluation.
Team placement and subsequent contract offers for new Bullets will be extended to current Bullet players between August 24th and August 26th.
Our evaluation procedures may look different this year, but our Leadership Team and Evaluation Team is confident that our current players, as well as players new to the Bullets program, will be given ample opportunity to show us their strengths this summer. As we seek to build rosters, we are excited to see if you have what it takes 2B1OF22!
The Bay State Bullets are seeking 22 strong. Our strength is in our families. Our fortitude is in a smaller but stronger field of dedicated players. 22 players who are committed to one another. 22 who are committed to grow together. 22 players who see themselves as one. Can you see yourself as one of 22?
We are looking for 20 field players and 2 goalkeepers to work with our consistent coaching staff in this upcoming 2020-2021 season. 22 strong players to grow together as one.
We have found consistent rosters create the opportunity for coaches and players alike to truly identify strengths and limitations. This is a necessity for player development. This is also quite important as players put each other in positions of success.
Consistent coaching staff along with close knit rosters yields top results. This is what we strive for in all of our teams. Our coaches develop the whole player and are able to work with players more closely on their development. It also helps foster a strong team dynamic!
If you see yourself as someone who would thrive as one of 22, someone who is committed to her team and team success, we want you as part of the Bay State Bullets family.
The Bay State Bullets are looking to assemble two rosters at each of our grade level years.
Our first teams are labeled either silver, white or orange and our second teams are labeled grey. We carry a maximum of 44 full time players through our two teams per grade level. On occasion, there may be alternates or reserves added to the roster. But 22 is the quantity and quality we are seeking for the next program year.
If you think you have what it takes to make one of our few and driven twenty-two roster spots, please join us at tryouts!
Please note that we may opt to carry less than 22 if we feel the quantity and talent pool warrants the full roster cap. We reserve the right to fill spots over the course of the year if needed.
BAY STATE BULLETS TRYOUTS
Tryouts are open to players entering 3rd grade and up!
(Year of graduation 2021-2030)
The tryout fee is $80.00.
This will increase to $100.00 on/after July 15th.
The tryout fee is non-refundable.
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Our directors and evaluators take pride in our club and in our transparent tryout process. We are in search of the driven player who is motivated to learn, improve and polish her skills within a "team first" setting. Our coaches and Directors are not interested in selecting large volumes of players and place them in a year of graduation pool. A pool used later to dip into in efforts to assemble varying tournament rosters. We believe the lack of continuity translates into on field inconsistency. This, we believe, results in a stall in achieving optimal success. Our evaluators seek to fill our finite roster spots with the quality athlete ready to contribute to her individual development as well as to the team.
If you want to work tirelessly to earn a highly coveted roster spot on one of our teams, we'd love to have you at tryouts!