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Player Selection

How are players selected for a Lakers team?

Open Tryouts

Open tryouts are held at the beginning of May for boys and at the end of May for girls. The tryouts include drills designed to test soccer skills and a scrimmage with the other players. All players interested in playing with the Glen Ellyn Lakers are required to attend both days of tryouts. Premier teams are notified within 48 hours after the completion of the second day of tryouts and all remaining teams are notified within an additional 48 hours. Once they have been notified, they will have 24 hours to accept the position on the team by putting a nonrefundable deposit down. Trainers from Future Pros conduct the tryouts and choose the placement of players.

Click here to register for tryouts.

Supplemental tryouts can be requested at any time during the season. If your son or daughter is interested in a supplemental tryout, please contact Brad Thomas at 630.942.7288 or by email at A supplemental tryout will only be granted if a Lakers team has an available roster position at the age group of the requesting player. If a position is available, we will set up a supplemental tryout with a trainer.