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Pre-Tryout Open Plays

About Pre-Tryout Open Plays

Before the start of each new season, Gotham offers Pre-Tryout Open Plays for players registered to try out for specific Gotham Divisions. These open plays provide opportunities for Captains-elect and aspiring players to meet and greet, to scout and be scouted. To promote and protect the special purpose behind this less-common Open Play format, the players who will be trying out for any of the upcoming season’s Divisions for which the Open Play is designed to be a showcase of skills, will receive priority in our registration process over the Captains themselves. Players are encouraged to wear their tryout numbers during the Open Play, and Captains are invited to scout talent for the upcoming season. Captains are asked *not* to sign up for these Open Plays unless they are also registered and committed to try out for a higher division.

Schedule and Registration

  • Because space is extremely limited, each Open Play will have an early block (7:30-9:15) and a late block (9:30-11:15). Each block will only have 3 teams. This will allow us to accommodate more players while providing the same amount of “on court” time. Select one block of your choice. If that block is sold out, consider registering for the other.
  • Registration will open on August 16th at 12:00 noon for Division 1-8 Open Plays, .
  • You must register for the Fall 2019 Season BEFORE registering for Pre-Tryout Open Plays.
  • The venue for Pre-tryout Open Plays will be NYC Lab School, 333 West 17th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues).
  • The registration fee is $15, payable below via PayPal.
  • If you PayPal indicates the Open Play is Sold Out, then just click Continue Shopping to join our wait list!
  • NOTE: For Pre-Tryout Open Plays that occur before and after a tryout and draft period: If you are drafted to a team, (congratulations) you will then be ineligible to participate in any remaining Pre-Tryout Open Plays. If you have already registered, you will be issued a refund.

Schedule of Pre-Tryout Open Plays:

August 19th @7:30 PM
Divisions 1-2

August 20th @7:30 PM
Divisions 7-8

August 21st @7:30 PM
Divisions 3-6

September 4th @7:30 PM
Divisions 9-10

September 5th @7:30 PM
Divisions 11-PowerPlay

IMPORTANT: Please go to the OPEN PLAY drop-down menu in the red banner above and select “About Open Play” for more information on open play schedules, formats, eligibility, and registration rules & procedures.