The tryouts consist of drills testing the girls speed, endurance, accuracy, and distance when kicking a ball. There are drills like dribbling a ball through cones, kicking the ball for distance and accuracy, throwing a ball for distance and accuracy, drop kicking a ball to make it in the net, sprinting around cones, testing foot-skills, and even running the mile and sprinting the 400.
The second week of tryouts the girls have to prove themselves through scrimmage. This also give the girls who need to make up drills the opportunity to do so.
The drills are all based on a point system, and then rated relative to everyone else. After that the girls are ranked.
In regards to how the team is going to be this year, returner, Marjorie Velazquez, voiced “in my opinion it’s going to be so-so. We're going to have terrible games, but we're going to improve. But not everyone’s going to get along.”
When asked, what do you think we need to do this season to come through with a strong team? Daniela Benitez responded with “If we keep defense strong we’ll do well. And just communicate.”
The last time Costa Mesa girls’ soccer made it to CIF was in 2009, but a few of the girls that have made it know that that’s always what they're pushing for.