HOW CAN MY CHILD JOIN EVANSTON EXPRESS SOCCER CLUB?
This depends on the time of year. Team registrations are held each year in the spring, and every child that wishes to be placed on a team must register. All existing and new players participate in this 2 day event, and coaches assemble teams based on registration numbers and age group needs.
Occasionally throughout the year spaces become available on teams. To join a team at that point, players would attend a practice session so coaches can evaluate ability level and a team spot might be offered. We recommend going to the Girls or Boys Team pages and contacting a coach directly if your player is interested in joining an Express team.
HOW ARE PLAYERS ASSESSED AND PLACED ON TEAMS?
At Tryouts, coaches set up drills, small sided games, and full size scrimmages to evaluate player's strengths and weaknesses. Players are also observed for good sportsmanship, physical fitness level, and whether they are receptive to coach instruction. At the end of both days of tryouts, age group coaches gather together and assess all players to place them on teams based on ability, playing positions, and any other specific team needs. For more information, click here to contact Blaine our Director of Coaching.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT LEVEL OR HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK?
All teams experiences will include practices, games, and tournaments. The quantity of these vary for each age group and slightly with each coach. Typically, most teams practice two days a week with one or two games per week during the spring and fall seasons. Express teams typically play 3 tournaments a year, mostly in the summer, and travel is expected for some playing levels. Once the weather forces our players inside, our teams play indoor soccer or futsal during the winter months.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Yearly fees vary by age group and team, and additional fees for uniforms and tournaments should be expected. All Express fees are non-refundable.
WHAT IS THE YEARLY SCHEDULE?
Express teams may compete in the Wyoming Youth Soccer Association Fall competitions. However, training, tournaments and other club events take place year round, including the summer and winter months.
ARE THERE ANY CLUB DISCOUNTS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS?
We offer a club fee discount for families with multiple Express players. Financial assistance applications are available, as well as scheduled payment plans. If funds are available, the Express Board may choose to sponsor a needing player.
WHAT KIND OF UNIFORMS DO PLAYERS WEAR?
Our club uses high quality Adidas uniforms for all teams. Every player must wear the assigned Away/Home uniform for the current soccer year and players are expected to wear their Express practice jerseys at all training sessions. Our Adidas warm-ups and backpacks are optional but encouraged.
WHAT ARE THE COACH'S QUALIFICATIONS?
All Express head coaches have completed the necessary requirements to receive the USSF D license and many have continued their coaching education to receive additional training. All coaches and team volunteers are registered with Wyoming Youth Soccer and have passed their background check process.
HOW CAN I BECOME A COACH?
We encourage anyone that is interested in becoming a coach to contact our Director of Coaching, Josh Cox, for information about licensing classes and coaching opportunities at our club.
CAN I SPONSOR A PLAYER OR THE CLUB?
Absolutely!! We love members of our community that are willing to help support the soccer dreams of players at our club!! We have many options available including advertising on club gear, sponsoring club events and donating towards expenses for individual players that are having financial difficulties. If you are interested in these opportunities, please reach out to any Express coach or board member.