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2018-2019 Pre-Tryout Camps

Session 1

Dates: May 29-May 31, 2018
u13 and older 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
u12 and younger 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: $45 per player
Location: Swope Soccer Village

 

Session 2

Dates: June 5-June 7, 2018
u14 and younger 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: $35 per player
Location: Swope Soccer Village

Join the Kansas City Athletics' Family!

Tryouts will be held on the dates and times listed below.

Academy Elite Girls 2006-2000 (playing in the ECNL):

Age Group Day Date Time Location Day Date Time Location
2006 Girls Sunday 5/20 6:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Tuesday 5/29 5:30 pm Swope Soccer Village
2005 Girls Sunday 5/20 6:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Tuesday 5/29 7:00 pm Swope Soccer Village
2004 Girls Sunday 5/20 4:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Wednesday 5/30 5:30 pm Swope Soccer Village
2003 Girls Sunday 5/20 4:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Wednesday 5/30 7:00 pm Swope Soccer Village
2002 Girls Sunday 5/20 2:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Thursday 5/31 5:30 pm Swope Soccer Village
2000/2001 Girls Sunday 5/20 2:00 pm Swope Soccer Village Thursday 5/31 7:00 pm Swope Soccer Village

 

2006 and older tryouts for Academy Teams and all Regions (Teams playing through US Youth Soccer):

Age Group Day Date Time Location Day Date Time Location
2006 Saturday 6/9 8:15 am Wyandotte Fields Sunday 6/10 8:15 am Raytown Soccer Complex
2005 Saturday 6/9 9:30 am Wyandotte Fields

Sunday

6/10 9:30 am Raytown Soccer Complex
2004 Saturday 6/9 11:00 am Wyandotte  Sunday 6/10 11:00 am Raytown Soccer Complex
2003 Saturday 6/9 12:30 pm Wyandotte Fields Sunday 6/10 12:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2002 Saturday 6/9 2:00 pm Wyandotte Fields Sunday 6/10 2:00 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2001/2000 Saturday 6/9 3:30 pm Wyandotte Fields Sunday 6/10 3:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex

 

2007 and younger tryouts are held in each region

East Region (Missouri-Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Raytown, and surrounding cities)

Age Group Day Date Time Location Day Date Time Location
2007 Saturday 6/9 5:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex Sunday 6/10 5:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2008 Saturday 6/9 5:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex Sunday
6/10 5:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2009 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2010 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2011 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex
2012 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Raytown Soccer Complex


North Region (Missouri-Parkville, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Kearney and surrounding cities

 

Age Group Day Date Time Location Day Date Time Location
2007 Saturday 6/9 5:30 pm Winnentonka HS Sunday 6/10 5:30 pm Winnentonka HS
2008 Saturday 6/9 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS Sunday
6/10 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS
2009 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS
2010 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS
2011 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS
2012 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Winnentonka HS

 

South Region:  Prairie Village, Overland Park, Kansas City, KS, Shawnee, Lenexa and surrounding cities

Age Group Day Date Time Location Day Date Time Location
2007 Saturday 6/9 5:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS Sunday 6/10 5:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS
2008 Saturday 6/9 5:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS Sunday
6/10 5:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS
2009 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS
2010 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS
2011 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS

Sunday

6/10 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS
2012 Friday 6/8 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS Sunday 6/10 6:30 pm Shawnee Mission South HS

2018-2019 Pre-Tryout Camp Registration

Opens on 4/20

2018-2019 TRYOUT REGISTRATION

Opening on 5/1

Contacts

North Goran Karadzov Email
East Brad Childers Email
South Keith Nelson Email
West Kevin Law Email
FCKC Academy Goran Hunjak Email

About Tryouts

The goal of our club tryouts is to simply assign players to the appropriate teams.

All tryouts will be coordinated and organized through our central club office and directed by our Director of Operations

WHAT TO BRING TO TRYOUTS

  • Water
  • Ball
  • Shinguards

KC ATHLETICS “PLAYING UP” POLICY

In general terms KC Athletics believes most players will develop more effectively when playing in their own age groups.  The following are reasons why we will consider moving a player up to play in an older age group:

  • The player is substantially more developed (physically) than his peers and relies on physicality rather than technique or thought to attain success on the field.  Playing “up” would allow the player to be challenged by team mates and opponents who are physical equals
  • The player is technically and tactically ahead of his peers and is not challenged in his own age group.  Playing “up” provides this player with a challenge which forces him/her to perform at a higher speed of thought and action.

The following are reasons why we will NOT consider moving a player “up”

  • The older players are part of a carpool
  • The player’s best friend is on the older team
  • The player plays up in other sports
  • The player was on a rec team for a number of years and the team wants to stay together
  • The player is in the same school grade as the older team

Team coaches and club directors will be responsible for determining if it is appropriate for players to play up.

FACTORS OUR EVALUATORS WILL BE CONSIDERING AT TRYOUTS:

  • Ball comfort level – appropriate technical proficiency for age group and level of play
  • Decision making – how quickly and what in-game decisions are being made?
  • Movement off the ball – are players supporting team mates
  • Tactical Awareness – for older players only – do they understand their positional roles?
  • Body Language – how does the player act on and off the field?
  • Fitness – will the player be able to handle the physical needs of the position/game
  • Team fit – more important for older teams – does the player fill a need for the team he or she is trying out for?