Tryouts

The Glen Ellyn 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 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 conclusion 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 their 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 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.

2022-2023 Tryout Schedule

  • April 25-26 at Ackerman Park
    • Lakers 2015 Boys: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2014 Boys: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2013 Boys: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2012 Boys: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2011 Boys: 6-7:30p
    • Lakers 2010 Boys: 6-7:30p
    • Lakers 2009 Boys: 6-7:30p
    • Midwest FC 2008-2003 Boys: 7:30-9p
  • May 7-8 at Ackerman Park
    • Midwest FC 2008-2004 Girls: 9-11a
  • May 16-17 at Ackerman Park
    • Lakers 2015 Girls: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2014 Girls: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2013 Girls: 4:30-6p
    • Lakers 2012 Girls: 6-7:30p
    • Lakers 2011 Girls: 6-7:30p
    • Lakers 2010 Girls: 6-7:30p
    • Midwest FC 2009 Girls: 6-7:30p

All players, new or returning, are required to pre-register for tryouts here.

Mid-Year Additions

Formal tryouts for mid-year additions will be offered in November. Tryouts will be open to the public and conducted by the Future Pros trainers. Supplemental tryouts during the season can also be set up by contacting bthomas@gepark.org.