VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club will host the 2016 WFC2 Open Tryout presented by adidas on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Fox Field. Tryouts will begin at 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, and 1 p.m. PT on Sunday. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to play in front of Whitecaps FC coaches and technical staff for a chance to earn a professional contract on the 2016 WFC2 USL roster. Starting at 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, all participants will go through athletic testing and be split into teams for evaluation matches until approximately 10 p.m. PT. A select number of players will be invited back for a final evaluation match on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT. At least one participant from the open tryout will be selected to take part in preseason training camp. Last year, four participants were invited to preseason.
The registration fee is $150, which includes two tickets to a 2016 WFC2 match. All participants are required to cover their own costs related to travel, food, and accommodation.
Interested participants should come prepared for the tryouts with their own cleats, shorts, shin guards, socks, gloves, and any other additional equipment they will require.
WHO: Motivated individuals with professional soccer aspirations, ages 18 and over
WHERE: Simon Fraser University Fox #4
WHEN: Saturday, February 20 to Sunday, February 21 (attendance required on first day). Tryouts will start at 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, and 1 p.m. PT on Sunday.
FEE: $150/player, plus applicable fees and taxes (including two tickets to a 2016 WFC2 match)
FORMAT: Participants will be split into teams for evaluation matches on Saturday. Select players will be invited back to a final evaluation match on Sunday