Spirit to Hold Open Tryouts for Pro / Reserve Teams

Washington Spirit  |   January 24, 2017
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The Washington Spirit will hold four days of open tryouts in preparation for the 2018 NWSL professional and WPSL amateur season. There will be 4 sessions to select. The sessions will be Thursday, January 25. Friday, January 26,  Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2. All tryouts will be indoors at the Maryland SoccerPlex Discovery Center, home of the Spirit’s stadium and training since the club’s founding in 2012.

The tryouts are open to players 18 years of age and older with previous college or professional experience. Athletes can register up to an hour before the tryout but are encouraged to register early. The registration fee for the open tryout is $100 and is non-refundable.

Each open tryout will consist of two training sessions, with one from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and a second from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., led by Spirit general manager and head coach Jim Gabarra. Both sessions on a given day are mandatory, but players do not need to attend other days.

“We are always looking for talented players, and the open tryout is an opportunity for players to impress our staff and earn a spot in our club,” said Gabarra.

The club’s aim is to identify players who have the ability to play on the Washington Spirit pro team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and on the Washington Spirit Reserves team that plays in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).

For players still in college who are interested in playing for our Reserves Team, please complete the following interest form.
2018 College Player Reserves Team Interest Form 

REMINDER: In order to participate in the NWSL, you must have either: forgone or exhausted your college eligibility or will graduate in the 2017-2018 year. If you are graduating college in the 2017-2018 year, you must have also registered for the College Draft.
NWSL Draft Registration Link.  To learn more about the NWSL draft you can click here to read more.


Thursday, January 25, 2018
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Friday, January 26, 2018
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Friday, February 2, 2018
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm

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