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Open Tryout Information

Ela Soccer Club has established itself as one of the top competitive soccer programs in the area and takes pride in developing all level of players. We are excited to continue that tradition with an excellent staff of professional trainers, a great training environment and motivated players. 

We are 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.

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. Our comprehensive program provides extensive hours of team training and game play. 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. 

FACILITIES:     Use of 15 outdoor fields in the Lake Zurich and surrounding area and an exclusive 58000 square feet indoor training center with two turf fields,  a micro turf field and futsal training courts providing the best year round training in the area. Inclement  weather practices are moved indoors or rescheduled. 

   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. 

Tryouts 2020-2021

For new players there are two options available: 

1. In person at designated times following state protocols    
2. Video Submission

In Person Tryouts

U7-U8 Academy Program
U8-U18 Competitive Supplemental 

Following State protocols in person Open Tryouts will be held on June 6th at Buffalo Creek   

Age Date Time Location
2013-2014 Academy program 6/6/2020 10am-11am Buffalo Creek
2013 -2009 Supplemental 6/6/2020 4pm-5pm Buffalo Creek
2008-2003 Supplemental 6/6/2020 5:45pm-6:45pm Buffalo Creek

Players must arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check in and entry procedures. Full information will be provided when registered. 

Video Tryout

For those more comfortable with video tryout  - follow steps below:

Players will need to register for tryouts which can be done by clicking this link. After registering players will need to submit a video of the player completing three different activities:

1. 5 Point Dribbling - Please submit one with each foot

2. Sole Roll - Please use both feet in your video

3. Any 1v1 Attacking Moves - See sample moves here and here

Please submit your videos to tryout@elasoccer.com and include the player's name. One of our coaching directors will reach out to you to follow up with more information.

If you have any questions regarding the tryout or the video submission please email: Tyler.delorenzo@elasoccer.com


 Register today and join the best!  #ChampionsPlayHere


Contact Jose Fleita, Director of Coaching:

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