Chicago KICS welcomes all players to tryout for our Travel 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 Travel Academy program. Once accepted and registered the player has a home with the KICS Travel Academy program.
Please read the following information regarding the club's tryout process for new players.
As a reminder, Returning Players do not tryout unless approved by coaching staff.
KICS Director of Operations for Questions
Phone: +1 (773) 383-3331
To tryout for our club, players must pay a $20.00 tryout fee, paid online anytime between now and your first tryout date listed for your players birth year.
The Fee Includes:
(1) The Tryout Session/Evaluation
(2) T-Shirt (to be used for tryout days)
On-site walk-ups will be $40.00 cash or credit card
Upon selection notice from the coaching staff, players must confirm roster spots within 48 hours of receiving our offer. In order to secure the roster position, players must pay a non-refundable $200.00. This amount is mandatory and considered your 1st payment towards your 2019/20 club fees, regardless of your tuition.
|Age Group||Birth Year|
|8U (Age 8 & Under)||2012+|
|9U (Age 9 & Under)||2011|
|10U (Age 10 & Under)||2010|
|11U (Age 11 & Under)||2009|
|12U (Age 12 & Under)||2008|
|13U (Age 13 & Under)||2007|
|14U (Age 14 & Under)||2006|
|15U (Age 15 & Under)||2005|
|16U (Age 16 & Under)||2004|
|17U (Age 17 & Under)||2003|
|18U (Age 18 & Under)||2002|
|19U (Age 19 & Under)||2001|
Online Registration is required for all players wishing to become members of the Chicago KICS United FC Travel 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 Open and/or Supplementary Tryouts are available for the following:
*Important Note: To practice-tryout, players must be non-registered members of any US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer organization in the current 2019-20 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 Travel Academy Teams for assessment. If accepted, you will be offered a roster spot for the current 2019-20 season (August, 2019 though to July 2020).
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 Travel 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.