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PRSC Travel Soccer Tryout Information


PRSC Travel welcomes competitive players who love the game and want to reach their full potential. 

  • Licensed, professional coaches for all ages
  • Extensive age-based training focused on player development
  • Offering teams for U8-U15 boys and girls (birth years 2011-2017, plus incoming 8th graders born in 2010)
  • High school girls and boys teams (birth years 2009 and earlier, plus incoming freshman born in 2010)
  • Competitive local league and tournament play, with optional out-of-state tournament play for PRSC Premier players
  • Year-round training with a large offering of year-round optional programming
  • Developing soccer players for youth travel, high school, and beyond

For the 2024-25 season, tryouts will be held Sunday, May 12th through Thursday, May 16th.

There are no longer rules specifying a specific time frame for tryouts - they can now happen anytime. PRSC tryouts will continue to be held at a time we feel appropriate and in the best interest of youth soccer players. While some clubs are choosing to have their tryouts as early as March, we believe this causes unnecessary disruption and upheaval to teams that still have the entirety of the Spring season to play. Players will continue to develop throughout Spring and a later tryout date allows us to recognize improvement and place kids at the appropriate skill level.


PRSC U8 & U9 2017 & 2016 (and later) Mon 5/13 4:30 - 6:00 PM
PRSC U10 2015 Mon 5/13 6:00 - 7:30 PM
PRSC U11 2014 Tue 5/14 4:30 - 6:00 PM
PRSC U12 2013 Tue 5/14 6:00 - 7:30 PM
PRSC Premier U13 2012 Wed 5/15 4:30 - 6:00 PM
PRSC Premier U14/15 2011, 2010 incoming 8th graders Wed 5/15 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Potential 2nd Tryout Player families will be notified Thu 5/16 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Potential 2nd Tryout Player families will be notified Thu 5/16 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Each age group is scheduled for one 1.5 hour tryout session; additional tryout sessions may be added if needed.
  • In the event a tryout is rained out, an alternate date will be announced and posted.




Emerson Middle School
8101 N Cumberland

Please note - in the event of weather challenges on Monday or Wednesday, tryouts will be moved indoors to Willow Hill Dome. In the event of weather challenges on Tuesday, tryouts will be moved to Thursday, 5/16.

INclement weather alternate LOCATION
(Monday & Wednesday - times tbd)

Willow Hill Dome
1350 Willow Rd, Northbrook

Players should bring a soccer ball and water while wearing cleats and shin guards.


The PRSC Travel soccer season runs from mid-August until early June. The fall season starts in mid-August with pre-season camp (included in Travel fees). League play begins the weekend after Labor Day and runs through late October/early November. Winter training is offered from January through mid-March. The spring season begins in early April and runs through mid-June. PRSC teams play in two tournaments each year. During the Fall and Spring outdoor seasons, we run two team practices a week and one Club Training on Fridays. Additionally, optional programming such as winter league play is offered at a separate cost, as are clinics held in all seasons (including multiple optional programs in summer).

The Travel Fees for 2023-24 were:

  • $1,375 per player for 2016 (U8) and 2015 (U9)
  • $1,575 per player for 2014 (U10) and 2013 (U11)
  • $1,675 per player for 2012 (U12), 2011 (U13), and 2010/2009 8th graders (U14/U15)

When a player registers to accept a roster spot, payment is due, either in full or through our payment plan. Uniform kits are typically about $150 for PRSC players and about $200 for PRSC Premier players, with additional spiritwear offered at a variety of prices. We run a two year uniform cycle. The 2024-2025 season will use the same uniform as last year with the exception of new PRSC Premier players (U13 and up).

Once a player has accepted a spot on a team and fees have been paid, any refund would be based upon an exceedingly extenuating set of circumstances - not a change in commitment.

Tryout FAQs

I don't live in Park Ridge, can I still play for PRSC?

What should my son/daughter wear/bring to tryouts?
All players should wear shin guards and athletic or soccer shoes and bring water and a soccer ball.  Players should dress appropriately for the weather.

My son/daughter has a conflict with the tryout schedule, what should we do?      
If it is not possible for you to attend the tryout scheduled for your age group, email our Travel Coordinator, Brit Iverson (

How do I find out if my son/daughter made a team?
Rosters are determined after our professional and licensed coaches, along with our Director of Soccer Operations, have had a chance to speak collectively and ensure decisions are made with diligence. You will receive an email when rosters are available.

What should I expect at the tryout?
Players will participate in ball control, speed, and finishing activities. They will also participate in small-sided (3v3-5v5) games.  Our Director of Soccer Operations and our professional coaches will evaluate the players and place them on the team that is most appropriate for their development.

What do the coaches look for at the tryouts?
At younger ages (7-9 yrs old), coaches value effort, athleticism, and desire to learn. As players gain experience, we look for effort, athleticism, and desire to learn in combination with technical soccer ability and age-appropriate tactical understanding.  

Are there tryouts for goalkeepers?
Yes. If you are interested in playing goalkeeper, please let our staff know at tryouts.


Please direct questions to:

Brit Iverson

PRSC Travel Coordinator

Eric Haskell

PRSC Travel Director