The Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials are fast approaching, and coaches from across the country are gearing up to watch and analyze young, talented soccer players from coast to coast.
But one prospective trialist isn’t going to wait until the tryouts kick off to show he’s got game.
Check this out:
As the trials get set to start — first, in Halifax on Sept. 20-21, then heading westward through Montreal (Sept. 27-28), Hamilton (October 1-2), Toronto (Oct. 11-12), Winnipeg (Oct. 18-19), Calgary (Oct. 25-26), and Vancouver Island (November 5-6) – fans, footballers and followers of the league have been Tweeting their anticipation for the nationwide tryout.
Here are a few more social media reactions to the #GotGame Open Trials announcement, starting with some clubs, coaches and owners offering their words of encouragement for prospective trialists:
The Cavalry FC is important to Calgary because now we have a pathway for the youth of Calgary to pursue their dreams of playing professional soccer. Register for OPEN TRIALS to be held in Calgary, and throughout Canada.
➡️ https://t.co/Oel5BFp7eZ #CavsFC #CanPL #DreamTeam pic.twitter.com/CoQc3Ycx3i
— Cavalry FC (@CPLCavalryFC) September 3, 2018
There’s never been a better opportunity for young Canadian players to pursue their dreams of playing soccer professionally.
— Tommy Wheeldon Jr (@tommywheeldonjr) September 3, 2018
Opportunities like this don’t come along often. The chance to make a dream come true. The chance to represent a crest worth fighting for. CPL Open Trial registration is just around the corner. So, we want to know…
Sign Up here : https://t.co/aoJUaHbfVN pic.twitter.com/rjybMmJnew
— HFX Wanderers FC (@HfxWanderersFC) August 28, 2018
— Josh Simpson (@joshsimpson11) August 28, 2018
Got game! Open tryouts begins in Halifax, Sept 20! Bring it!
— Stephen Hart (@WatchfulEye64) August 28, 2018
Other youth soccer clubs, athletes and sports organizations like analytics company Kinduct weighed in on the value of trials:
Everybody wants to make it to the top. But not everybody wants to put that work in! – Our @BramptonYouth alumni @atibahutchinson is proof that your dreams can come true if you apply hard work and determination to achieve them. #fitness #technique #believeinyourself #GotGame? https://t.co/6u3ZVDiW0f
— Brampton Youth SC (@BramptonYouth) August 27, 2018
No more excuses for talent in this country to go unseen. With Trials across the Country this will only help grow the game and get everyone involved. @LethbridgeFC @cmsasoccer @FoothillsFCU23 @AlbertaSoccer https://t.co/HsRNB2neN9
— nik ledgerwood (@ledgerwoodnik) August 30, 2018
If you prepare, open trials are well worth it. I'm proof of that.
However I know there will be lots of overly ambitious amateurs who will attend. To them I say: Please be honest with yourself and make sure you really #gotgame before signing up. Going pro is a process, not luck! https://t.co/9wesxf9GAa
— Zak Drake (@ZakDrake2) August 27, 2018
— KINDUCT (@kinduct) August 27, 2018
Some young hopefuls shared their eager anticipation for the coast-to-coast tryout:
— Will Brown (@WilliamBr0wnn) August 30, 2018
— Jordan Hadden (@JordanHadden22) August 30, 2018
Fans and supporters groups were also excited for the prospect of new talent being unearthed in Canada:
— Sauga City Collective (@SaugaSG) September 4, 2018
Really hope these CPL open trials make league go “damn, we need more teams stat”.
— J. Humphries (@lwo04) August 28, 2018
Are you good enough to wear the jersey?#CanPL is set to host open trials for players for the chance professional soccer.
Hamilton trial date; October 1st and 2nd. (Registration opens Aug 29th).#GotGame #ForgeFC #HamOnt #SupportLocalSoccerhttps://t.co/n72Biam8Et pic.twitter.com/rKcAy6pFEu
— Barton St. Battalion (@BartonBattalion) August 27, 2018
— Sauga City Collective (@SaugaSG) August 27, 2018
To register for trials, check out the links, below:
Pumped for upcoming #CanPL trials. Register as we hit both coasts:
— Kurt Larson (@KurtLarsonCPL) September 4, 2018