2022-2023 Season-Returning Players

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Over the past decade, Elite S.C. has evolved and enhanced the club so that players have access to advanced training methodology and new programming in order to maximize development on and off the field. In keeping with this tradition, Elite S.C. is excited to announce a new level in our developmental structure-player pathway, the Premier Level for U12-U19 age-groups. Those teams will be named Elite 11. More frequent on-field training, tournament exposure, and off-the-field resources will be included to support our players’ continued growth.

Elite will not stray from our 25 year history of valuing every player, no matter their ability level or goals. The Elite S.C Way strives to provide an optimal player development program for every player. Regardless of their skill level or competitive desire, players have the opportunity to maximize their potential and play at the highest level possible or as high as their dreams and ambition will take them.

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All current players who want to play next year will have a spot in the club. We are committed to placing all players on a team. In a very rare situation and after exhausting all other options a player can be offered a practice player placement if there is not an appropriate level team available. Practice players train with the team but do not play in games. A family would be contacted if this applies to you.

U8-U15 (2015-2008 8th grade)

Step #1:

  • U8-U15 (8th grade) players that would like to play the 2022-2023 season need to register with the club by Wednesday, May 11, 2022. 
  • The required Player Forms need to be uploaded during the registration process. Please fill these out before logging into your LeagueApps account. Player Forms
  • The first payment of $450 (non-refundable) is required to reserve your spot in the club.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Players not planning on returning for the 2022-23 season should notify their coach.

Step #2:

  • Players will receive their team placement on June 15, 2022.
    • At this time, players will be notified if they have been placed on a Competitive Level team (Black/Red/White) or Premier Level team (Elite 11).
  • Rosters, training schedules, and coach assignments will be sent in mid July

Why is team placement June 15, 2022?

We feel it is important to give every player a chance to have at least one full season (Fall/Winter/Spring) of playing before finalizing next year’s rosters. Additionally, if the club can minimize distractions, (new rosters announced for next year) while 3-4 weeks of the season remains, we feel that it will be beneficial to our players’ overall well-being. Lastly, we believe this approach will provide players a more comprehensive evaluation and ensure that players are placed on the appropriate team. 

I am a returning Elite S.C. player. Do I need to attend open tryouts to be evaluated?

All Returning Elite S.C. Players are evaluated by their coaches and the Directors of Coaching throughout the year to determine which group and team they will be placed on for the 2022-23 seasons. Open tryouts are held during Elite S.C. team practices the weeks of May 16th & May 23rd. During Open Tryouts, only new players are evaluated.

High School Girls (2008-2004)

Step #1:

  • High School Girls players that would like to play the 2022-2023 season need to register with the club by Friday, April 29, 2022. 
  • The required Player Forms need to be uploaded during the registration process. Please fill these out before logging into your LeagueApps account. Player Forms
  • The first payment of $450 (non-refundable) is required to reserve your spot in the club.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Players not planning on returning for the 2022-23 season should notify their coach.

Step #2:

  • We are asking all HS girls players to attend tryouts in order to run an effective session. Note all Returning Elite S.C. Players are evaluated by their coaches and the Directors of Coaching throughout the year to determine which group and team they will be placed on for the 2022-23 seasons. During Open Tryouts, the focus is on evaluating new players
  • Attend HS Girls Open Tryouts. 
    • 2005, 2004 players (Saturday, 5/7 & Sunday, 5/8 6:00-7:30pm)
    • 2008-2006 players  (Saturday, 5/7 & Sunday, 5/8 7:30-9:00pm)
    • Location: Rolling Meadows High School Stadium

Step #3:

  • Team placement invite emails will be sent Friday, May 13. 
    • At this time, players will be notified if they have been placed on a Competitive Level team (Black/Red/White) or Premier Level team (Elite 11).
  • Rosters, training schedules, and coach assignments will be sent in mid July.

High School Boys (2008-2004)

Step #1:

  • High School Boys players that would like to play the 2022-2023 season need to register with the club by Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  • The required Player Forms need to be uploaded during the registration process. Please fill these out before logging into your LeagueApps account. Player Forms
  • The first payment of $450 (non-refundable) is required to reserve your spot in the club.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Players not planning on returning for the 2022-23 season should notify their coach.

Step #2:

  • New and Returning Players are placed into birth year age groups.
  • Age groups are scheduled for late October/Early November training sessions for final player evaluations to determine team placement.

Step #3:

    • All players are emailed a final team placement in November
      • At this time, players will be notified if they have been placed on a Competitive Level team (Black/Red/White) or Premier Level team (Elite 11).
      • Finalizing rosters in November will allow players the best opportunity to be further evaluated and will help ensure that players are placed on the appropriate team.
      • Rosters and coach assignments will be sent in mid November

 I am a returning Elite S.C. player. Do I need to attend open tryouts to be evaluated?

All Returning Elite S.C. Players are evaluated by their coaches and the Directors of Coaching throughout the year to determine which group and team they will be placed on for the 2022-23 seasons. Open tryouts are held during Elite S.C. team practices the weeks of May 16th & May 23rd. During Open Tryouts, only new players are evaluated.

TEAM PLACEMENT TIPS FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS

It is important to discuss team placement with your children. Please tell them that teams change from year to year and players can move up, down, or stay at the same level. In addition, players develop at different rates and new players enter the club which may impact placement and team rosters. Team placement decisions can be tough not only for the players, but for their parents and coaches as well. Parents may find it difficult to console a child who has failed to make the team they wanted. However, this disappointment and adversity can also be a useful life lesson and preparation for circumstances many will face as adults, such as college applications, auditions or job interviews.

So how do we as responsible sport parents help kids manage this process and stay positive regardless of the outcome?

Understand the process and talk to your child:

  • Stay Positive­- Help kids manage the process by staying positive regardless of the outcome.
  • Players are evaluated using T.I.P.S. Technique, Insight, Personality, and Speed (physical speed and speed of play).
  • Players Develop at Different Rates­- Discuss with your child that each year is a new year. Players develop at different rates (physically, technically, and tactically) and reach their potential at different times Thus, team placements may change from year to year.
  • ‘You’re The Kind of Person’ Statements’ ­can really help kids manage through the disappointment of not making the team. ‘I know it means a lot to you, but you’re the kind of person who doesn’t give up easily.’ Or , ‘You’re the kind of person who doesn’t let setbacks stop you from playing the game you love.’ Use these statements to help shape your athlete’s self image in the face of disappointment and to begin planning how to move beyond that disappointment.
  • Players need to always focus on ‘controlling the controllables’: Attitude, Effort, and your reaction to Adversity by never quitting. 
  • A player’s team level does not define them as a person. What does is their Effort in training and games, that they are always Learning, that they always show Integrity, that they are a good Teammate, and they show Excellence by applying these E.L.I.T.E. Core Values on and off the field. 

Girls Program Questions Contact Stein Garcia sgarcia@elitesoccer.net, (847) 660-9974

Boys Program Questions Contact Adam Stephan astephan@elitesoccer.net, (815) 271-2662

Registration Questions Contact Laura Wardle lwardle@elitesoccer.net, (224), 499-0207