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Chicago Soccer: Tryout Information & Application


U8-19 Age Groups

Birth Years 1999 through 2011

May 22nd: 
U15-19 High School Girls & Boys (Supplementary Tryouts)

May 22-25th:
U8-15 Girls & Boys

Chicago KICS United FC welcomes all players of all abilities to tryout for our Select Academy teams (ages 6-19). The tryout element is a chance for the club to evaluate the player and is the only time the player will have to tryout for the Select Academy program. Once accepted and registered the player has a home with the Chicago KICS United FC Select Academy program.

For Full Info on the KICS Select Academy Program, click here

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How to Sign Up for a Tryout?


Online Registration is required for all players wishing to become members of the Chicago KICS United FC Select Academy. Once you have submitted your application, please bring the receipt to your tryout.

The cost is $20.00 (U7-19 age groups) and you will receive a KICS Tryout Jersey upon arrival (which you will be able to keep).

There are two ways you can tryout:

  1. Open and/or Supplementary Tryouts (See Upcoming Dates below)
    Open and/or supplementary tryouts are available to players of all ages, ability and gender and are on specific dates of the year in big groups of other tryoutee's. Open tryouts are for forming new teams in the next upcoming seasons.
     
  2. Practice Tryout
    Practice tryouts are available to players at any point in the year. However, rather being a set date and in a big group of our tryoutee's (Open/Supplementary Tryouts), players are invited to join a practice with one of our current Select Academy teams for assessment. Practice tryouts are for players looking to play in the current competitive season (pending a coaches assessment and acceptance on the team via this practice tryout).

Open Tryout Dates (for Upcoming 2017-18 Season, starting Fall, 2017):


Upcoming Open Tryout Dates are listed below, including:

  • KICS Development Program "KDP" Players
  • KICS Community League Players
  • Non-KICS affiliated Players

KICS City Locations

Tryout Date: Time: Age Group: Birth Year: Location:
*May 22 (Mon) 6:30-8:00pm U15-19 Boys 1999 thru 2003 Jones College Prep Turf
*Supplementary Tryouts 2:00-4:00pm U15-19 Girls 1999 thru 2003 Jones College Prep Turf
May 22 & 24 (Mon & Weds) 4:30-6:00pm U9, U10, U11 Girls 2007 thru 2009 Dunbar Park Complex
U12 Boys 2006 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U12 Girls 2006 Dunbar Park Complex
U14 Boys 2004 Dunbar Park Complex
May 22 & 24 (Mon & Weds) 4:30-6pm (Mon) U13, U14, U15 Girls 2003 thru 2005 Dunbar Park Complex
5-6:30pm (Weds) U13, U14, U15 Girls
May 23 & 24 (Tues & Weds) 4:30-6:00pm U7, U8 Girls 2010, 2011 Dunbar Park Complex
U7, U8 Boys 2010, 2011 Dunbar Park Complex
May 23 & 25 (Tues & Thurs) 4:30-6:00pm U9, U10 Boys 2008, 2009 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U11 Boys 2007 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U13 Boys 2005 Dunbar Park Complex
May 26 (Fri) - Rain Out Day 4:30-7:30pm U8-15 Girls & Boys 2003 thru 2011 Dunbar Park Complex

KICS South Locations

Tryout Date: Time: Age Group: Birth Year: Location:
May 22 (Mon) 6:30-8:00pm U15-19 Boys 1999 thru 2003 Jones College Prep Turf
U15-19 Girls 1999 thru 2003 Jones College Prep Turf
May 25 (Thurs) 7:45-9:00PM U15-19 Boys 1999 thru 2003 Brother Rice High School
U15-19 Girls 1999 thru 2003 Brother Rice High School
May 25 & June 2 (Thurs) 5:45-7:00pm U7-14 Girls 2004 thru 2011 Munroe Park (Bilecki Field)
U7-14 Boys 2004 thru 2011 Munroe Park (Bilecki Field)

2017-18 Season Age Chart

Age Group Birth Year
U7 (Age 7 & Under) 2011
U8 (Age 8 & Under) 2010
U9 (Age 9 & Under) 2009
U10 (Age 10 & Under) 2008
U11 (Age 11 & Under) 2007
U12 (Age 12 & Under) 2006
U13 (Age 13 & Under) 2005
U14 (Age 14 & Under) 2004
U15 (Age 15 & Under) 2003
U16 (Age 16 & Under) 2002
U17 (Age 17 & Under) 2001
U18 (Age 18 & Under) 2000
U19 (Age 19 & Under) 1999

Practice Tryout

*Important Note: 
To practice-tryout, players must be non-registered members of any US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer organization in the current 2016-17 season.

Practice tryouts are available to players at any point in the year. To apply, please fill out the tryout application (above) and we will be in contact with you shortly after receiving it. Your son/daughter will be invited to a practice with our current players in the Select Academy Teams for assessment. If accepted, you will be offered a roster spot for the current 2016-17 season (August, 2016 though to July 2017).


All Tryout Locations & Check In


KICS City Locations:

Dunbar Park Complex (Central): 

  • 300 E. 31st Steet, Chicago IL 60616 (see Field Locations)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

Jones College Prep Turf: 

  • 2300 S. Federal Street, Chicago IL 60616 (see Field Locations)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

Saint Ignatius College Prep Turf: 

  • 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago IL 60608 (see Field Locations)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

Chicago Indoor Sports (CIS): 

  • 3900 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60609 (see Field Locations)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.


KICS South Locations:

Brother Rice High School: 

  • 10001 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60655
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

Munroe Park (Bilecki Field): 

  • 617 W. 105th St. Chicago, IL 60655
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in.
  • Wear shinguards and bring a soccer ball. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

What Next?


Once you have registered for your tryout, you will receive information regarding your tryout date by email. 

Players trying out will be invited to attend a practice with the current KICS Select Academy players. Players will be asked and required to attend one of the dates given to you by email.

Players who are successful in tryouts will be contacted directly by email shortly after your tryout.


Tryout FAQ's?

 


Supplementary Tryout Dates:


Upcoming Supplementary Tryout Dates are listed below, including:

  • KDP Players
  • Community League Players
  • Unattached (non-club) Players
Tryout Date: Time: Age Group: Birth Year: Location:
Tuesday, November 1 4:30-5:45pm U8 Boys 2009 Dunbar Park Complex
4:30-6:00pm U9 Boys 2008 Dunbar Park Complex
4:30-6:00pm U10 Boys 2007 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U12 Boys 2005 Dunbar Park Complex
Wednesday, November 2 4:30-6:00pm U8 Girls 2009 Dunbar Park Complex
4:30-6:00pm U9 Girls 2008 Dunbar Park Complex
4:30-6:00pm U10 Girls 2007 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U11 Girls 2006 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U12 Girls 2005 Dunbar Park Complex
6:15-8:00pm U15-19 Girls 1998-2002 Jones College Prep Turf
Wednesday, November 2 4:30-6:00pm U11 Boys 2006 Dunbar Park Complex
6:00-7:30pm U13 Boys 2004 Dunbar Park Complex
6:15-8:00pm U14 Boys 2003 Jones College Prep Turf

2016-17 Age Chart

Age Group Birth Year
U7 (Age 7 & Under) 2010
U8 (Age 8 & Under) 2009
U9 (Age 9 & Under) 2008
U10 (Age 10 & Under) 2007
U11 (Age 11 & Under) 2006
U12 (Age 12 & Under) 2005
U13 (Age 13 & Under) 2004
U14 (Age 14 & Under) 2003
U15 (Age 15 & Under) 2002
U16 (Age 16 & Under) 2001
U17 (Age 17 & Under) 2000
U18 (Age 18 & Under) 1999
U19 (Age 19 & Under) 1998
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