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Tryout Information & Application


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.

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Open 'Supplementary' Tryout Dates (2018-19 Season)

 

  • 15U-19U High School Boys Supplementary Tryout Dates:
    • October 20th, 2018
  • 8U-14U Girls & Boys Supplementary Tryout Dates:
    • Week of October 15-19th, 2018

Attendance


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:

  • 8U players attend only one Tryout Day
  • 9U-12U players must attend two Tryouts Days
  • 13U-19U players must attend two Tryouts Days

Journey Starts Here - Join KICS for 2018-19 Season!

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

2018-19 Season Age Chart

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

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 (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:

  1. Open and/or Supplementary Tryouts (Upcoming Dates in October)
    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).

Supplementary Tryout Dates:


Upcoming Supplementary Open Tryout Dates are listed above, including:

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

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 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).


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): 

  • 2617 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?

 


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