Evaluations at TSS Football Club
Formal evaluations for players to join TSS Football Club only take place for players who are currently outside the club. Players at TSS Football Club are assessed throughout the season as they train and play. It's our intention and hope to retain as many TSS players as possible as they progress through their youth soccer journey. While each TSS player has a significant role to play in their own development, we see it ultimately as our responsibility to help players progress to that next level.
If you are interested in being assessed at TSS for consideration in one our programs, we ask first that you read through this website as much as possible to get a good sense of our club values. An important place to start is our Blueprint for Development.
Choosing to come to TSS because you want to be on a "winning team" is likely not the best reason to join our organization. While many of our teams may be successful on the scoreboard, its' important that all our players share the common overarching goal of individual development...
As a private soccer organization, you may find that we are quite different in how we approach the game. Ultimately, TSS is a player development program. We are focussed on the growth and success of the individual player. Choosing to come to TSS because you want to be on a "winning team" is likely not the best reason to join our organization. While many of our teams may be successful on the scoreboard, it's important that all our players share the common overarching goal individual development - even if that comes at a cost in the short term with respect to team success.
TSS Football Club has a partnership with Total Soccer in Richmond. Total Soccer is one of the most reputable youth training programs in the province. The program is for players of all different levels from different soccer clubs right across the Lower Mainland. In some cases, if a player requests an evaluation with TSS Football Club, we may ask Total Soccer to include that player in a few weekend sessions first to get a better sense of the player's ability. From there, we can invite the player out for a few sessions with the team to see if it's a fit.
There are also evaluation camps that sometimes take place for players interested in joining TSS Football Club. Those generally take place for players wishing to join the U11 intake team. They also take place for the U13 BCSPL intake team since we grow from 8 aside soccer to 11 aside soccer and require more players to round out the U13 team. The dates for those evaluation camps will be posted on this page.
Request an Evaluation
If you would like to request an evaluation, please submit the form below. Tell us about the player wanting an evaluation, including birth year, playing history, etc. All information will be kept confidential.
Note: This form is for Canadian players only. Requests from international players will not be answered.
"It's our belief that young players should be instructed to play the game thoughtfully, playing through the thirds of the field. This is what builds skill and soccer IQ. Aimlessly kicking the ball forward in the hope of generating opposition errors develops none of those things."