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Open Tryout Information

Ela Soccer Club is looking for players from all communities who are committed to train and compete to the best of their ability. ESC Programs are designed to expose players of all ages to the right level of competition and training to meet their goals and fulfill their athletic aspiration. Our coaches are established professional trainers with many years experience.


40 teams from U8 to U19  
7 teams competing in the Midwest Regional League  
5 teams competing in the IYSA Premiership 
9 teams competing in State Cup or President Cup competition
2016 President Cup Regional Champs

Why Play For Ela Soccer Club

   TRAINING:    Licensed, professional training at all age levels.  Our knowledgeable experienced professional coaching staff are responsible for all aspects of coaching, training and developing every team. Extensive hours of team training and supplemental training opportunities are provided.

   DEVELOPMENT:    The curriculum set by the Director of Coaching is designed to develop individual technique to maximize every players potential focusing on all parts of the game - technical, tactical, physical, and psychological. By developing a sense of teamwork, confidence, fitness and individual skills, players achieve success and a passion for the game. It is our goal that every player has a minimum of 1,000 ball touches in each and every training session. 

   TRADITION:    Long standing not for profit organization with secure infrastructure whose goal is to create soccer players and teams of strong character committed to achievement on the field and in life. 

2017-2018 Tryout Schedule

Player Birth Year 1st Tryout 2nd Tryout Time Location
Competitive Program:
1999 Boys Sat Jun 3 Sun Jun 4 6:45-8:15pm Long Grove Soccer Park
2000 Boys Sat Jun 3 Sun Jun 4 6:45-8:15pm Long Grove Soccer Park
2001 Boys Sat Jun 3 Sun Jun 4 6:45-8:15pm Long Grove Soccer Park
2002 Boys Sat Jun 3 Sun Jun 4 5:00-6:30pm Long Grove Soccer Park

It is recommended that players attend BOTH tryouts. All players must register to tryout (no fee).

Supplemental Tryout

If you missed the scheduled open tryout dates email jose.fleita@elasoccer.com for supplemental tryout opportunities for all age groups. 



 Pre Registration  

Players Pre-Register on our website to allow us to provide adequate staffing for tryouts and to make registration faster on site.

 On Site Check In  

Players should arrive 20 minutes early to check in and receive a tryout number. Players that did not pre-register must fill out paperwork on site and must be accompanied by a parent.


Players are guided through the tryout and evaluated thoroughly by ESC coaches. We always have adequate staff to run the drills as well as coaches responsible for evaluating.  In addition existing ESC players are evaluated  throughout the season.

 Team Forming   

The Director of Coaching and the coaches collaborate after tryouts to select the teams.


Emails are sent to players with their placement within 1 week of tryouts.

Players have 24 hours to respond to the offer with an Acceptance or Decline.

Rosters are published once the responses are finalized.
Coach assignments are released once all teams are finalized




Contact Jose Fleita, Director of Coaching:

Phone: 847-726-6909
Email: jose.fleita@elasoccer.com