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Local Tryouts in January

December 7, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release

KENNESAW, GA (December 7, 2010 ) - Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee today announced the Women's Professional Soccer club's open tryouts, which are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30 on the practice field at KSU Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.

"We are expecting to see many players who have had success at the collegiate level and players that have been standouts in the W-League," said head coach James Galanis. "Our aim is to pick up players that have the potential to become first class professionals."

The opportunity is open to any female player (must be at least age 18 by March 1, 2011) who has completed the online registration form by Friday, Jan. 21. The cost to tryout is $100 and includes a tryout t-shirt.

Prospective players will compete in several small-sided games with six to seven players per team. The small-sided games will help ensure that all participants gain significant touches on the ball. Goalkeepers will participate in an additional showcasing opportunity during the goalkeeper-only session on the morning of Saturday Jan. 29 with goalkeeper coach, Russ Stroud. A selected number of players will receive a special invite for the final phase of tryouts on Sunday, Jan. 30.

"We are looking for players that feel they can compete for a spot on our roster," said Galanis. "Interested players must be technically skilled and posses a blue collar attitude."

The January tryout is open to all interested players. All tryout information including game times and team assignments will be posted on the Atlanta Beat website at

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