How many players will be at each tryout?
With our tryouts we hope to average about 50-60 players.
Is there a deadline to register for a tryout?
There is no deadline for any of our tryouts, but spots are limited. Players are taken on a first come first serve basis. We do recommend registering at least 4-6 weeks prior to the tryout to avoid the event being sold out. Registration must be completed online and paid via credit card.
What is included in the registration fee?
Registration fee covers your participation, our insurance, all facility fee 's, scouts and coaches attendance in the showcase tryout session and event t-shirt. All players are responsible for their own food, travel, transportation, and accommodations during our 4 day tryouts.
I am preparing for my college placement next year, does attending this showcase effect my eligibility with them?
I'm in college right now and want , can I still attend event and will attending this showcase effect my eligibility?
Yes you can attend showcase and no it wont effect eligibility.
I'm in college right now and if I attend a pro trial after a showcase with a pro club does it effect my eligibility?
I'm in college right now and if I get offered a contract after a showcase or pro trial can I finish through my senior year?
Yes, but don't sign anything. We will guide you through the process.
Do I need my own medical insurance coverage?
Yes it is recommended. While all reasonable care will be administered on our behalf and whilst we will have an athletic injury trainer on site, if you are injured through the camp program participating in all soccer activities and need further medical assistance you will be responsible for any medical layout.
Is the registration fee refundable if i pull out or i am injured during showcase?
The registration fee is Non-Refundable. If you register for the event and are unable to attend due to emergency, school, an injury, etc we will apply it as a credit to any of our other tryout dates. Credits are exclusive to their event type and are not transferable to other services or any other person. Credits are valid for one year. If you fail to notify us and just do not show up, you will forfeit your tryout entry fee and will not receive a credit for future events. We need to be notified at least 3 days before the event.
What is the tryout format?
On day 1, we will have skill and technique training, athletic testing sessions and small sided.
On day 2, we will have training, small sided possession and full-sided 11v11 games observed and coached by our college and professional coaching staff.
On day 3, we will have full-sided 11v11 games observed and coached by our college and professional coaching staff.
On day if needed 4, we will have full-sided 11v11 games observed and coached by our college and professional coaching staff.
How much playing time will I get?
Players are all guaranteed 2 x 30 minutes in 11v11 games, as well as testing and small group play and training sessions. Our aim is for players to play more than the minimum 2 x 30 minutes and we hope to regularly achieve that.
Which tests will we do?
You will do multiple tests that will show our soccer professionals your athletic abilities as well as your soccer skills.
Will I play at my preferred position?
Our aim is for players to play at their preferred position for the entire duration of the tryout however it is not always possible. It is possible that a coach will like to see you in a new position and you must be willing and ready to adapt to coaches’ decision.
What are the coaches and scouts looking for?
Coaches and scouts are looking for players who have athletic, technical and tactical ability to play at the professional level. They are also looking for players who display professional attitude on and off the field, who are leaders, who are team players and who are very coachable. Players have to be in great shape, and we recommend that you start training for the showcase at least 6-8 weeks before the event.
What do we need to bring to the tryout?
All players will be provided with a numbered event t-shirt at check in. This shirt must be worn to every tryout session, because it helps us to identify you. We will provide soccer balls for all sessions, players are not to bring their own soccer balls to the tryout events. Players have to wear black shorts and bring cleats, running shoes, shinguards, tape, etc. We will provide bottled water for each showcase session.
What if tryout gets cancelled due to bad weather?
If both days of a tryout are cancelled due to inclement weather, you will get a credit to attend a future tryout. Pro Connect European Showcase is not responsible for any travel costs or expenses incurred by weather cancellations. If only one day of a tryout is cancelled due to inclement weather, then the event will be deemed as operational and no credit will be issued to any player. We will try to make up for some or all time on the day that is not cancelled.
Accommodation and transporation
Accommodation or any travel costs are not part of your tryout fee.
You are responsible for your own accommodation and transportation.
If you are coming in from out of town please contact us and we will do our best to provide you with names of hotels in and around the vicinity.