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TRAVEL Tryout Registration for 2022-2023 Season


GSC Travel Soccer Team Tryout Information for 2022-2023

Please note that you are registering your player to try out for a travel team that plays in a competitive league.  Travel teams are for players and parents that want more competition than the Rec program offers.  This involves travel for games and tournaments.  Most games are played in Davenport, Moline, East Moline, Geneseo, Galesburg and occasionally elsewhere.  Head coaches determine which tournaments their team will play.  Some are located in the Quad Cities, while other tournaments may be in nearby states. 

By registering online, you ensure a tryout opportunity. If you wait until the actual tryout to register in person, no guarantee can be made that a spot will be available. 

Tryout Location:

GSC Travel Soccer Tryouts are held at Richmond Hill on Field 6, on the date and time specific to your child’s age group.  Tryout groups/divisions are based on your child’s birth year. For example, U8 will contain players born in 2015. 

Tryout Times:

Monday, June 6th: 

U8 (2015)

5:30 pm

Tuesday, June 7th

U9 (2014)

5:30 pm


U10 (2013)

6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 8th

U11 (2012)

5:30 pm


U12 (2011)

6:30 pm

Thursday, June 9th

U13 (2010)

5:30 pm


U14 (2009)

U15 (2008)

6:30 pm

6:30 pm


Try-out Information:   

  1. Players should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tryout time to check-in.

  2. Each participant should bring water, soccer ball, shin guards, and soccer cleats.

  3. Bring the following documents:

    1. Copy of Birth certificate (NEW PLAYERS ONLY)

    2. IIlinois Youth Soccer medical waiver, please print off and complete. http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/_files/MedicalRelease.pdf

  4. Team selection will be based on age and skill level shown in the following categories

    1. Passing/Ball Control

    2. Defense/Field Awareness

    3. Teamwork/Communication

    4. Striking/Shooting/Dribbling

    5. Game play (SSG); 3v3, 4v4 and full field

  5. Tryout attendees new to GSC, including all U8 (2015) players, will also be tested on the following objective metric skills, all of which will be timed and scored.

    1. Dribbling

    2. Shooting

    3. Running

Please Note: As part of the selection process, the GSC may need to combine age groups or boys/girls teams to ensure the proper number of skilled players on each roster.

Payment & Additional Fee Information:

Parents are required to pay in full prior to tryouts.  Please bring a check/money order made out to Geneseo Soccer Club, to cover the league dues of $120 for each child to their scheduled tryout session. These fees cover the ILLOWA league dues for both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons, as well tryouts, insurance and other club expenses.  If you cannot make the tryout date, then you must pay in advance by mailing in a money order or check by June 1st.   

If you need to mail a check, please mail it to:


PO Box 244 

Geneseo, IL 61254


If your child is not selected for one of the club's travel teams, this fee will be returned to you in full. If your child is selected and placed on a roster, but you decide at a later date not to play, no refund will be granted.  Please decide before your child tries out if they want to play for the Geneseo Soccer Club.  This will allow coaches to make informed decisions about rosters.   

Payment for uniforms, tournaments, and other team activities are additional to league fees and will be covered during your parent/coach team meetings.   Travel teams typically play 1-2 tournaments each season and players are expected to participate.  How tournament fees are handled is controlled by each team manager/head coach. 


Base Cost: $120.00

Opened: 04/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2015