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CFJ WEST 2021/22 TRY OUTS


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRY OUTS

Please take time to read the Registration FAQ below to help with any questions

TRYOUT DATES & TIMES

Birth Year Age Gender Dates Times Location Rain Out Date Supplemental Try Outs
2007-2003 U15-U19 Female Sunday May 2nd 6pm-7.30pm Van Horn Woods TBD Contact us for Try Out
2011-2009 U11 - U13 Male Monday May 3rd 4.45pm-6pm Plainfield South High School TBD Contact us for Try Out
2015-2012 U7-U10 Male Monday May 3rd 6.15pm-7.30pm Plainfield South High School TBD Contact us for Try Out
2008-2003 U14-U19 Male Monday May 3rd 7.45pm-9pm Plainfield South High School TBD Contact us for Try Out
2009-2008 U13-U14 Female Saturday May 15th 2.45pm-4pm Van Horn Woods TBD Contact us for Try Out
2012-2010 U10-U12 Female Saturday May 15th 4.15pm-5.30pm Van Horn Woods TBD Contact us for Try Out
2015-2013 U7-U9 Female Saturday May 15th 5.45pm-7pm Van Horn Woods TBD Contact us for Try Out

** ALL CLASSIC TRYOUTS WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE ANNUAL TRYOUT. PLEASE INDICATE AT CHECK-IN THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN CLASSIC PROGRAMMING **

Locations

  • Van Horn Woods, 17199 S Lily Cache Road, Plainfield, IL 60586
  • Plainfield South High School, 7800 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield, IL 60586

COVID 19 UPDATE

Due to State guidelines please note the following when trying out:

- All players to wear a mask before, During and after the try out

- Players will have their temperatures checked and recorded before joining the tryout

- Social distancing for players during water breaks will be observed (Safe zones for each player for bags etc will be set up)

- Parents cannot stay to watch try outs to limit numbers on the field and must wait in cars

- Any parent questions can be asked upon check in or once the try out has begun on an individual basis due to no large groups being allowed

CFJ WEST TRYOUT INFORMATION

2021-2022 Tryouts

  • What: Tryouts for players interested in CFJ West's travel soccer teams for the 2021-2022 season. 
  • Who and When: Please see dates, times, and ages on this page. 
  • Where: Van Horn Woods & Plainfield South High School
  • How to register: Please click the link on the right to register. Tryouts are free. 
  • Questions: Please contact the CFJ West office
    • 815.439.7227
    • info@chicagofirejuniorswest.com. 

Teams will be created immediately following the conclusion of the tryout sessions. Results will be posted on the CFJ West website within 24 hours after a given tryout session. Players who are placed on CFJ West teams will have 2 days to confirm their spot after placements are posted on our website. 

CFJ West Tryouts

How does it work?

When players arrive at a tryout, all the players are grouped by age. Then the coaching staff will put them through a warm-up activity, technical activity and small games to evaluate and monitor each player before scrimmage matches. Results will be posted on the website within 24 hours after the tryouts (i.e. If the tryout dates are the 1st, then results are posted on the 2nd before close of business). Players are identified by the unique tryout number they are given on the day. Please record this number when it is given to you at tryouts. 

So my child was selected, what next?

Player's parents/ guardians will need to send a decision of accepting the offered spot or not within 2 days of tryout result announcements. Parents accompanying players can request a uniform try-on after tryouts for their player to try on sample jerseys for sizing. Also, a deposit is required to reserve the player placement. For new players, a photo must be uploaded in the player's registration for his/ her league's player card, and the player's birth certificate uploaded in the player's registration. 

For more information regarding our program, please see the details below;

CFJ West Season

At CFJ West, the soccer season roughly follows the school year with breaks in the winter and summer;

FALL SEASON: Training, League Games, & Tournament(s)

mid August - early November

WINTER SEASON: Indoor Training & Indoor Games

December (camps/ clinics) / January - March (training and games)

SPRING SEASON: Training, League Games, & Tournament(s)

April - early June

SUMMER PROGRAMMING: Camps and Clinics

mid June - early August

Programming Overview

PREMIER PROGRAMMING

  • Outdoor: 3 training sessions per week @ 1hr 30mins 
  • Indoor: 2 training sessions per week @ 1hr minimum 
  • Professionally qualified CFJ West Staff Coach 

SELECT PROGRAMMING

  • Outdoor: 2 training sessions per week @ 1hr 30mins 
  • Indoor: 2 training sessions per week @ 1hr minimum
  • Professionally qualified CFJ West Staff Coach

CLASSIC PROGRAMMING

  • Outdoor: 2 training sessions per week @ 1hr 30mins 
  • Professionally qualified CFJ West Staff Coach for 1 session only per week

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • College Fit Finder profile (free with acceptance of team placement)
  • National and Regional College Showcases
  • Local, regional and national tournaments (depends on team placement) 
  • Professional coaching

High School Program Accolades

  • 2019 USYS Presidents' Cup National Champions (2002 Girls Premier)
  • 2018 IYSA Presidents' Cup Champions (2002 Boys Premier)
  • 2018 IYSA State Premiership Champions (2002 Boys Premier)
  • 2018 IYSA Presidents' Cup Champions (2002 Girls Premier)
  • Midwest Conference league play (2002 Girls Premier, 2002 Boys Premier, 2005 Boys Premier)
  • 2018 Las Vegas Presidents' Day Tournament Champions (2002 Chicago Fire ETP program)
  • 2018 Participation of players at 2002 and 2003 on the Chicago Fire Emerging Talent Program

Payment Options

  • Payment installment options
  • Family discounts (ask for details)
  • Failure to pay by the specified dates will result in a player being suspended from practices and games
  • Unique fundraising options
  • Financial aid application ($35 paid to FACTS, a 3rd party financial aid service)

Included in the fees

  • Training & Games coached by professional CFJ West Coaches
  • Competitive leagues YSSL (Boys), Midwest Conference/MWC (Boys and Girls) or IWSL (Girls)
  • Winter practice & games at a designated indoor facility
  • Chicago Fire Juniors Player Development Model
  • Opportunity to be selected for the CFJ Network Emerging Talent Program (ETP)
  • Discounted Chicago Fire MLS Game Day Tickets
  • College selection support

Additional Costs

  • Tournament fees (divided among participants)
  • Assistant Referee Fees (at ages and leagues where applicable)
  • Tournament entrance fees and share of coaches lodging fees while at tournaments (greater than 70 miles from Plainfield)
  • Chicago Fire Juniors Uniform (multiple options available) 
  • $50 Annual Raffle per player (tickets are $10 each and can be sold to neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family) 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION