Chicago KICS United FC welcomes all players to tryout for our Select Academy traveling teams (8U-19U). 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 KICS Select Academy program.
There are multiple days to tryout over the dates in the table below. Once registered, our Communications Manager will confirm what day(s) you will be trying out on. However, please note the following:
|Age Group||Birth Year|
|8U (Age 8 & Under)||2011+|
|9U (Age 9 & Under)||2010|
|10U (Age 10 & Under)||2009|
|11U (Age 11 & Under)||2008|
|12U (Age 12 & Under)||2007|
|13U (Age 13 & Under)||2006|
|14U (Age 14 & Under)||2005|
|15U (Age 15 & Under)||2004|
|16U (Age 16 & Under)||2003|
|17U (Age 17 & Under)||2002|
|18U (Age 18 & Under)||2001|
|19U (Age 19 & Under)||2000|
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 (8U-19U 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:
Upcoming Supplementary Open Tryout Dates are listed above, including:
To practice-tryout, players must be non-registered members of any US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer organization in the current 2017-18 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 2018-19 season (August, 2018 though to July 2019).
KICS City Locations:
Dunbar Park Complex (Central):
Jones College Prep Turf:
Saint Ignatius College Prep Turf:
Chicago Indoor Sports (CIS):
KICS South Locations:
Brother Rice High School:
Munroe Park (Bilecki Field):
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.