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Tryout Information & Application

Welcome to the Chicago KICS Tryout Application!

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.

Heather Breems

KICS Director of Operations for Questions

Phone: +1 (773) 383-3331

2019/20 Open Tryouts - New Players Only

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

Tryout Result
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.

The Journey Starts Here...

For Full Info on the KICS Travel Academy, click here

2019-20 Season Age Chart

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

How to Sign Up for a Tryout?

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:

  1. Open and/or Supplementary Tryouts (Upcoming Dates in October, 2019)
    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 Travel 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 and/or Supplementary Tryouts Eligibility:

Upcoming Open and/or Supplementary Tryouts are available for the following:

  • 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 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).

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 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.

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