If you are unsure which tryout to attend, email or text Coach Abdul at 507-271-1580.

Get Ready

Meet and train with current/past players over the Summer.  Practices are voluntary and led by team captains.  See the "Captains" tab, above, for more information.

Come Prepared

Registered players receive 2 practice shirts (1 black, 1 white) on the first day of tryouts. Bring both shirts and the following items every day:

Soccer cleats
Athletic shoes
Shin guards
Soccer ball
Water bottle


Get a sport physical and concussion test before online registration opens in late July or early August. Information about clinic dates/times can be found on the JM Rockets Home Page.

Home School Students
Yes, you can register to play on our team if your home school's address is in the JM district. Contact JM's Athletic Department for more information.

The RPS registration fee to participate in a high school sport is $185. If you cannot afford this, fill out the RPS form for free/reduced lunches and contact the JM Athletic Department. If you qualify for free/reduced lunches, you may also qualify for free sport/activity registrations. If that doesn't work, ask Coach Abdul for help.

You can cancel your registration and get a full refund. You must do so, however, before you participate in any games. Contact the Athletic Department for more information.

2024 Tryout Schedule

All 7-12 grade boys in the John Marshall High School district are invited to attend the 2024 JM boys soccer team tryouts.

Each player is evaluated by 4 coaches for speed, conditioning, first touch, quickness of play, vision with/without the ball and overall possession skills. Coaches assign players to squads based on their current performance and participation in all parts of the tryout process, not grade level or past assignments. This means Varsity spots are not guaranteed to last year's Varsity players and, if a player misses any part of the tryouts, his placement could be affected.

Rosters are announced at tryouts on Thursday. If you do not receive the assignment you were hoping for, do not be discouraged. The coaches have a plan for you and are happy to talk to you about it. Their reasons usually include long-term development, health and safety. Also, know that the coaches don't think of the assignments as permanent. They move players between squads throughout the season. That's why everyone has the same, identical uniform. 

Refer to your squad's tab, above, for practice times and locations starting Friday, 8/16.

B & C Squads

B/C squad players are usually new, younger, smaller and less experienced (grades 7-9).

Tryouts are 1x per day @ Lincolnshire Park:   

  • Monday, 8/12: 3-5 pm (arrive at 2:30 to get your practice shirts)
  • Tuesday, 8/13: 3-5 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/14: 3-5 pm
  • Thursday, 8/15: 3-5 pm

JV & Varsity Squads

JV/Varsity squad players are usually returning, older, bigger and more experienced (grades 10-12). In addition to the evaluation criteria listed above, these players must also successfully complete a Yo-Yo test and 4-mile run. 

Tryouts are 2x per day at Fuad Mansour fields 6 & 7 (see map): 

  • Monday, 8/12: 9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm (arrive at 8:30 am to get your practice shirts)
  • Tuesday, 8/13: 9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/14: 9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 8/15: 9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm

2023 Team Roster

New and returning student athletes,

Thank you for participating in tryouts this week! Our coaches evaluated 86 players over 3 grueling days. We watched for speed, conditioning, first touch, quickness of play, vision with/without the ball and overall possession skills before making the squad assignments in the 2023 JM Boys Soccer Team Roster, below.  
These assignments were difficult and we expect some of you will be disappointed. Please do not be discouraged. We move players between squads throughout the season to improve skills, game experience and confidence. Also, we have a long-term development plan for you. You are valuable to our team and we want to keep you safe and healthy for years to come. Don't be afraid to ask your coach for feedback after practice tomorrow.   

 - Coach Abdul