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Club and Academy Tryouts

By Peter Weber, 03/23/18, 5:00PM PDT


Character On and Off the Field

2018-19 TRYOUTS
DATES:  May 19-20
TIMES:  see below
LOCATION:  Vintage High School

Soccer in the USA is a fast-growing sport & at Napa United we are aware that you have a wide range of choices when selecting your next club. Napa United is proud to offer a program for all our players that is age & ability relevant. Players of all ability levels will be offered an appropriate opportunity to participate in the sport we all love.

For the fall 2018-19 soccer calendar we will be entering teams at all age groups from U8 to U19. We are also excited to be expanding the Napa United 1839 Academy program with the launch of new age groups.

Napa United Club
Napa United Club consists of players who possess both the talent and joy to play soccer year-round and want to be challenged to achieve higher-levels of play. The teams will practice, at minimum, 2 days per week, and will participate in league play of teams from Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa Counties.

Most club teams are led by a nationally-licensed coach and each coach will receive additional training in conjunction with our Napa United 1839 Academy to ensure a consistent methodology even at the youngest ages. Most importantly, no matter what level of play, we will focus on character development both on and off the field.

The structure of our club consists of bronze, silver, gold, and premier level teams. The top teams of every age group will be assessed for potential inclusion in our Napa United 1839 Academy, which is a professional-player developmental program. There are many factors that determine whether a team is the right candidate for this elite-level program. That is why our Academy staff work very closely with our club staff and coaches to ensure every player can achieve his/her highest level of play.   

Napa United 1839 Academy 
Newly formed in 2018 our 1839 Academy program is our highest playing level & offers a professional player development model. The teams will practice 4 days per week & participate in the best competitions including league, state cup & elite level tournaments.

The coaching team for our academy program rivals any club in the USA. Our academy director is a UEFA A licensed professional & our team coaches are also fully qualified, additionally we have coaches with professional playing background to offer you access to a top-level coaching experience.

The 1839 Academy program aims to mirror the player development model of the top professional academies around the world. The 1839 Academy is for players of the highest commitment who are looking to reach their maximum potential in a challenging & player centered environment.

How to Tryout
Details of tryouts will continue to develop as we approach May 19 and 20. All players are to come to the tryout process, regardless if the player has never played club, is part of a club team, or is an academy-level player. Our evaluators will quickly identify players across all talent levels within the respective age groups. It’s possible we will place new players on established academy teams. Finally, not every player who tries out will make a spot on a club or academy team.

2011 - 2005 Age Groups for 2018/2019 Soccer Season
Club: 2011 - 2005 birth year 
1839 Academy: 2009 - 2005 birth year
Open Tryout: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May.

If you cannot attend open tryouts we have additional dates:  Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May.


2004 - 2001 Age Groups for 2018/2019 Soccer Season
Club & 1839 Academy: 2004 - 2001 birth year
Open Tryout: Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd May




2011 - 2005

Birth Year


Saturday 19th May

Sunday 20th May

9am - 11am


2011 & 2010 Birth Year


2011 & 2010 Birth Year

12pm - 2pm


2009 & 2008 Birth Year


2009 & 2008 Birth Year

3 - 5pm


2007, 2006 & 2005 Birth Year


2007, 2006 & 2005 Birth Year



Wednesday 16th May


Thursday 17th May



Email Gavin Taylor for specific time per age group.



2004 - 2001

Birth Year



Wednesday 23rd May


Thursday 24th May

5:30 - 7:30pm


2004 & 2003 Birth Year


2004 & 2003 Birth Year

6:30 - 8:30pm


2002 & 2001 Birth Year


2002 & 2001 Birth Year



Club tryouts: please attend your age group date & time. Academy tryout: please attend your age group date & time.

Please click here for further information on the Napa United 1839 Academy

If you have any questions please contact Gavin Taylor: