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Tryouts (plus tips for trying out)

By FCE, 12/22/17, 5:15PM PST


If you are interested in trying out for one of our teams (Boys and Girls 03, 04 and 05 plus additional Boys 06 and 07), please contact our Director of Coaching, Paul Spacey, by emailing or call (310) 403-7166.


*We are currently accepting a limited number of players to tryout with our existing teams during December 2018 and January 2019.

G03 - 1 spot open

G04 - 1 spot open

B03 - 2 spots open

B04 - 2 spots open

B05 - 1 spot open

B06 - 2 spots open

B07 - 1 spot open

Please read the tips below as they will help ahead of trying out with us.

Tryout Tips

Work hard – this is the first thing we look for in any player. Not skill or tricks but we want to see if you have a good work ethic. Give everything you have and show that you are prepared to work hard to improve.

Dress right – turn up looking like a soccer player; looking the part is more important than you think. This means wearing shorts (unless it is extremely cold) and no hoodies, baseball hats or items of clothing that are not associated with a soccer player. We wear red for practice but you can wear any colors, as long as you look like you are ready to play soccer, not basketball or another sport!

Communicate – we know it’s hard coming into a new environment with kids you don’t know but we want to see players communicating, asking for the ball and giving advice when passing (“man on” or “time” for example). Again, communication is a big part of our coaching and so we need any potential new players to be prepared to talk.

Be comfortable under pressure – at least half of each practice is done in small, tight spaces and this is intentional. We want to put players in situations of pressure and have them work out a solution in terms of how to keep possession. If you are not comfortable in possession in tight spaces with pressure, you will likely find our style of practices difficult.

Be open to new situations – we don’t run typical ‘drill’ style practices where players stand in lines. Our practices are dynamic, intense and very much based on game situations, so you will need to be prepared to adapt as it is likely different than what you are used to.

Smile and enjoy it – we want to add players to our teams who love playing the game. We want you to really show that you want to learn and improve; this means working hard but having a smile on your face and looking like you truly enjoy playing.