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2020-21 Tryouts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to hold a hybrid tryout system, to help evaluate players in preparation for our 2020 - 21 season.

Players NEW to FCLC are asked to participate in our VIRTUAL TRYOUT SESSIONS if you were born between 2013 thru 2007 (U8 to U14). For players born between 2006 thru 2002, one of our directors will reach out to you directly to discuss your past playing experience and potential next steps for evaluation.

CURRENT FCLC players have been continually evaluated throughout their time playing in the 2019 - 20 season.

NEW Players to FC Lake County

Step 1:  Complete our FREE tryout registration form here:

FCLC 2020-21 Tryout Registration

Step 2:  Players should create a video of themselves completing all FOUR skill tasks shown here.  If you would rather set up a live virtual call so we can actively watch your son/daughter perform these 4 technical skills we'd be happy to host one with you!  Please email one of the age group directors below to set up the call.

  1. Figure of 8 Dribbling
  2. Rolling Challenge
  3. Dribbling at Speed & Changing Direction
  4. Passing & Receiving 

Click here for a detailed explanation of these 4 skill tasks.

Step 3:  Once recorded please submit your virtual tryout video entries (4 in total) to using this link:

FCLC WeTransfer Video Upload

You MUST include this information in the video file email:

  • First & Last Name of Player
  • Primary Parent Email ("From" address)

PLEASE NOTE: Players may also submit game film (via the link above) should you have any. Please include your position, number of playing jersey, and specific team you are playing on.

Current FC Lake County Players

Step 1:  Complete our FREE tryout registration form here:

FCLC 2020-21 Tryout Registration

Step 2:  See below for additional details

Additional Details for all Players

ON FIELD EVENT: We are planning to run an "I.D." session for each age group over the sumner to actively see players on the field in a larger setting. This is entirely dependent on when we are released to be able to do so by the government and/or Illinois Youth Soccer Association. All new players will be offered an opportunity to attend this event when we know more information on the dates we may be able to get outside.

COMMUNICATION: Players who are identified through their virtual tryout video will be communicated with in one of the following TWO categories: 

  1. Player is offered a roster spot.
  2. If additional verification is needed we will ask the player to attend the Summer I.D. Event prior to a final decision being made.


Should you have any questions on the above content or would like to schedule a live virtual call, please reach out to:

Technical Director

Jamie Martin