All new and returning players must tryout each year. Tryouts are a 2-day process and all players must attend both days in order to be eligible for placement.
The Midwest FC trainer organization, Future Pros, conducts tryouts and establishes the final determination on team placement. Player selection and team placement will be based on the trainers evaluations for returning players and tryout evaluations for all players.
Future Pros trainers, in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Lakers, will meet approximately 24 hours after the completion of the second day of tryouts to review and complete the team selections.
Our goal is to have teams notified within 48 hours after the completion of the second day of tryouts. A holding pool of players not initially placed on a team will also be created at this time and notified.
Players offered a position on a team will have 24 hours to accept the invitation to play with Midwest FC. If a player should decline or does not respond to the initial invitation, the player will be placed at the bottom of the holding pool. The player might be invited to join another team, at that age group, if space later becomes available. If a player declines to join their assigned team, the next ranked player from a lower team or the holding pool will be moved up to that team and will then have 24 hours to accept or decline a position on that team.
Any player who is moved up from a lower team will have the option of declining acceptance on the higher team and still maintain a roster spot on the lower team.
The goal is to have all teams formed within the 72 hours after the initial posting of teams and the holding pool. All players still remaining in the holding pool after teams have been completely formed will be contacted.
The Midwest FC reserves the right to re-assign players during the season based on the trainers' direction.
All Midwest FC tryouts will be held at Ackerman Park:
- April 25-26
- Midwest FC Boys 2008-2004
- May 7-8
- Midwest FC Girls 2008-2004
- May 16-17
- Midwest FC Girls 2009
Supplemental tryouts can be requested at any time during the season. If your son or daughter is interested in a supplemental tryout, please contact Brad Thomas at email@example.com. A supplemental tryout will only be granted if a Midwest FC team has an available roster position at the age group of the requesting player. If a position is available, we will set up a supplemental tryout with a trainer.