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The Glen Ellyn Lakers and Wings SC have cooperatively created the Midwest FC travel soccer program serving boys U15 and older and girls U14 and older. Midwest FC strives to provide a positive, competitive environment to produce soccer players who have the desire to compete at a high level. Teams train locally, participate in tournaments, and licensed strength and conditioning trainers work with all teams to create well-rounded soccer players. Teams compete across Chicagoland and all teams are trained and coached by a member of Future Pros, our professional coaching staff.


All new and returning players are required to tryout each season. Tryouts are a 2-day process and all players are required to 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 trainer’s evaluations for new and returning players.

Future Pros trainers, in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Lakers and Wings SC, will meet at the conclusion of tryouts to review and complete team selections. Our goal is to have all players notified within 48 hours after the completion 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 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 may 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 formed will be contacted.

Midwest FC reserves the right to re-assign players during the season based on the trainer’s recommendations.

2021-2022 Tryout Dates

Coming soon!

Supplemental Tryouts

Supplemental tryouts can be requested at any time during the season. If your son or daughter is interested in scheduling a tryout, contact Brad Thomas at for more information. A supplemental tryout will only be granted if a Midwest FC team has an available roster position at the age group requesting by the player.

Player Selection

Open tryouts will be conducted for all teams and age groups. Tryouts will include drills designed to test soccer skills while incorporating a variety of competitive game play formats.

Player Commitment

Midwest FC offers a full year program for Boys U15 and Girls U14 and U15. The Fall season begins in late August and ends early November. The Winter season begins in January and goes through March with the Spring season beginning in April and ending in June. Each season includes regular weekly training, competitive league games, strength and conditioning training, and tournaments.

Midwest FC also offers a half year program for High School Boys and Girls. The Girl’s season begins in late August and ends in March with the Boy’s season beginning in December and ending in June. Each season includes regular weekly training, competitive league games, strength and conditioning training, and tournaments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in more information about the Midwest FC program? Learn more about the program here.