Sunday, April 25, 2010

May 1st Optional Workout

On May 1st an optional workout will be run from 8:30-12. You must have attended at least one tryout prior to be eligible to attend this workout. You will not be evaluated during this optional workout and there will be no cuts, however, it will give you a good insight as to the types of strength and fitness exercises that will be required of you this season.

Complete the following form to show whether or not you are able to attend:

-Coach Snader

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tryout #2 - April 17th & 18th


The next tryout is this Saturday from 8:30am-2pm and Sunday from 8:30am-2pm. You need to fill out the form below if you are trying out. This is a different form from last week.

You saw that I did not make any cuts at this last tryout. You better bring your best effort this next weekend or it won't be the same case. Over the next six weeks there will be well over 100 tryouts and there may only be 25 spots for this team.

Team Attitude, Commitment, Heart, Skill. You need to show them all.


"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. "

-Vince Lombardi

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2 Days Left


We're two days away from the first Philly Team tryout. Besides bringing a white shirt, your cleats and 2 bottles of water you need to bring a dark shirt as well. Black is preferred. You will have numbers pinned on your back so you'll need a jersey on at all times.

We are expecting up to 140 athletes to tryout for this team over the next six weeks. This may be the biggest tryout in the nation. I trust you will come with your best game.

-Coach Snader

Monday, April 5, 2010

Updated Schedule

Here is the updated tryout schedule:
  • April 10 - Tryout - 8:30-2 - Edgely Ballfields (Not regular Edgely)
  • April 17 - Tryout - 8:30 - 2 - Edgely Ballfields
  • April 18 - Tryout - 8:30-2 - Edgely Ballfields
  • April 24 - Tryout - 1-5:30 - Edgely Ballfields
  • May 1 - Optional Workout run by the Coach - 8:30-12 - Edgely
  • May 8 - Tryout - Time 8:30-2 - Edgely Ballfields
  • May 9 - Tryout - 8:30-2 - Edgely Ballfields
  • May 15-16 - Bell Crack
If you need directions to the fields click here. Understand that Edgely Ballfields and Edgely (Clubhouse) are two different fields.

-Coach Snader

Sunday, April 4, 2010

One Week Away

The first tryout for the Philly Open Team is less than a week away. Your Coach and Captains hope that you have been training this off-season because these tryouts will test your skill, fitness, intensity and heart.

The tryout on the 10th is from 8:30 - 2. I think I've already made myself clear about timeliness.

Things you need:
  • White Shirt
  • Cleats
  • 2 bottles of water
  • Snacks
  • Sun block (scrimmages will be shirts vs skins)
If you haven't already done so, sign up for tryouts using the following link:

If you don't sign up using the link below that will not reflect well on your commitment or ability to complete a simple task. You will also waste a scout's time because they will have to register you. The online form will close this Wednesday at midnight.

This first tryout will be a 6 event combine followed by an hour long scrimmage and then a fitness challenge. At the end of each tryout cuts will be made so I suggest you come ready to play. There will be scouts attending to give input to me and the captains about your skill and effort.

You are going to be pushed mentally and physically this season. We'll see who will endure and raise their game to a true elite level and who won't.

-Coach Snader