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 Lakers 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 Park District and the Lakers Tryout Committee, 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 Premier teams notified within 48 hours after the completion of the second day of tryouts and the remaining teams notified within an additional 48 hours. 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 the Lakers. 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 by a member of the Tryout Committee.
The Glen Ellyn Lakers FC reserves the right to re-assign players during the season based on the trainers' direction.
Formal tryouts, if necessary, will be held in December for any Spring season additions. Trainers will notify the Lakers boys or girls coordinator in November if there is a need to add to their roster for the Spring season. Tryouts will be open to the public and conducted by the Future Pros trainers. Supplemental tryouts can also be set up by contacting email@example.com.