2017 Tryouts


DC Breeze 2017 Season Open Tryouts are March 5 – Reserve Your Spot Below!

Tryout Information

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Place: Dunbar High School, 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Availability: Space is limited, so registration may be closed prior to or day of event
  • Schedule:
    • 8:30am: Check-in
    • 9am-12pm: On-field tryout
    • 12pm-12:15pm: Snacks and drinks will be provided
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm: Presentation and Q&A with USA and 2014-2016 Breeze head coach Alex Ghesquiere
    • 1:30pm: End of tryouts
    • [2pm-5pm: 2nd tryout session (if necessary)*]
    • *We have also reserved the venue for the afternoon to split the tryout into two sessions if necessary, in order to ensure that everyone gets proper attention and assessment. Please plan to be available for the primary 9-12 session, but the team may contact some registrants in advance requesting a switch to the afternoon session. You will still be enrolled in the morning session if you choose not to accept the switch for any reason.
    • *Please note that no one will be asked to participate in both sessions — instead, top candidates from both sessions will be invited back March 18-19.


Alex Ghesquiere’s presentation and Q&A session after the on-field tryout:
Making the Jump to the Elite Level: Team Strategy and Individual Performance

Whether you eventually make the team or not, you will learn from this tryout experience. Alex “Dutchy” Ghesquiere’s pedigree includes many years of playing, coaching and developing players at the highest levels of our sport including a trophy case full of U.S. and World titles as both a player and a head coach. He was again called on to lead the U.S. National Team this year, this time for the 2017 World Games in Poland this June. Dutchy and new Head Coach Darryl Stanley, who already has a strong coaching resume himself, are committed to making this event a strong learning experience for anyone very serious about the sport who wants to take his or her game to a higher level both physically and mentally. Let’s strengthen the DMV Ultimate Community!

2016 tryouts


2017-03-04 Update: We will accept $60 walk-up registrations. Please arrive by 8:30am. We cannot guarantee a spot if you arrive after 8:30am.

$45 Tryout Participation Only — Advance Purchase (thru 6pm March 4)
No longer available


$50 Tryout Participation + Presentation — Advance Purchase (thru 6pm March 4)
No longer available


$60 Tryout Participation + Presentation — March 5 Purchase (space permitting)
Available 8:30am at venue


*Skill & Athleticism self-assessment scale: 0-Beginner, 4-Rec League Contributor, 7-Elite Club Contributor, 10-USA Nat’l Team Regular

$12 Presentation + Opening Day Ticket — Advance Purchase (thru March 3)
No longer available


$18 Presentation + Opening Day Ticket — March 4-5 Purchase (space permitting)
Available 11:30-12:00 at venue


– All 2017 season ticket holders are welcome to watch the tryouts and join the presentation at no charge
– The public is welcome to come out and observe the tryouts from the stands at no charge
– Opening Day ticket included is transferable to another person in case you can’t make the game

Highlights from the 2016 Tryouts

Additional Info

You must be 18 years or older on March 5, 2017 to participate in the tryouts. Please bring a water bottle, rubber cleats, and both a dark and white shirt with the same number if possible.

Subsequent invitation-only tryout/practices will take place March 18-19 and March 25-26, and the team will set the 32-player extended roster during that process. This 32-player extended official+practice roster will be trimmed down to a league-mandated 28 players prior to possible playoffs. By league rule only 20 players can be named to the active roster for each game. All players not named to the 20-player active roster for any particular game, or not named to the final 28-player playoff roster, will still be considered part of the team throughout the entire season and encouraged to continue coming to practices and games.

Thanks, and we hope to see you March 5!

More info about Breeze Season Tickets here: Season Tickets