We are excited to see your players for NSSA Competitive Tryouts and want you to be aware of the precautions and steps we are taking to insure player and staff safety this coming week. Please carefully review the Player Safety PDF for tryout instructions. There are also two PDFs that you should also download and review including a Liability Waiver that must be signed (required by the University of Northwestern). 

Thank you for your trust in NSSA as we navigate COVID-19 for our NSSA Community. 


BEFORE YOU ARRIVE – Please self-screen using the attached questions.
Your player's attendance is agreement that you have complied with our COVID Policy. 

  1. To enable social distancing and limit the number of people players and staff encounter, parents will not be allowed into the complex this year. We have staff and volunteers who will guide your player through the tryout steps. 
  2. Players will be dropped off at designated drop-off spot and picked up after tryouts at a designated pick up spot.
  3. Please review Screening Questions & Responsibilities PDF (below). 
  4. If your player answers YES to any of the screening questions, please stay home. 
  5. Please print and complete the UNW Athletics Waiver of Liability PDF (below) and have player give to Tryout Staff at Player Drop-Off. This is required by UNW-SP.

Please contact Barb Tuominen,

IMPORTANT: If your child becomes ill during the week of tryouts or if you become aware of exposure to COVID19 prior to or during the week of tryouts please contact us immediately. Your player will not be penalized for this situation.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before tryout start time. 

  1. Enter UNW and park. There is parking on both the east and west side of  the sports complex
  2. Walk your player to the North Entrance Gate. If your child is comfortable walking to the gate alone, that is fine.
    1. Tryout Staff will greet you and do the following (do NOT leave until player is cleared to enter)
      1. Collect UNW Liability Waiver – 
      2. Take Temperature of player
  3. If player has a temperature of 100 or more, they will not be allowed to tryout.
  4. If you do not have the Liability Waiver, there will be a table with waivers for you to sign before your player is allowed to enter the complex.
  5. Parents are asked to  stay within 5 minutes of the campus in case of emergency. You are welcome to remain in your vehicle in the parking lot.


  1. Once player clears drop-off screening, tryout staff will guide them to the check-in area to receive their tryout shirt.
  2. NSSA uses an Electronic Evaluation System called TeamGenius for check-in and evaluations.
  3. Players new to our NSSA Competitive Program will have their photo taken once they receive their tryout shirt.
  4. Players are asked to wear their tryout shirt to all tryout sessions – numbers will be verified the 2ndday of tryouts. Please launder between sessions.
  5. Players will be guided to a designated waiting area until their tryout session begins.
  6. Make sure your player has plenty of water – for safety reasons we will not have Water Jugs for refilling water this year. Send two bottles if it is a hot day or evening.
  7. Please make sure your player has cleats and shin guards.
  8. Balls are provided and sanitized between each session.


  1. Enter UNW, take first left into the parking area for the sports complex. 
  2. Follow the lot around to the west side of the complex.
  3. Players will wait for parent pick up at the WEST GATE of the Complex. Tryout staff will accompany age groups and verify the name of the player (or players) you are picking up. 
  4. Please be on time to avoid issues. Tryout Sessions are 75 minutes for U9/U10 and 90 minutes for U11-U18.
  5. Exit the complex via the SOUTH EXIT onto Lydia Ave.