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Frequently Asked Questions

TRYOUT FAQ

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

·         Cleats

·         Shin guards (Shin guards must be worn for the entire session)

·         Plenty of water

·         Appropriately sized soccer ball

·         Please check-in 15-30 minutes prior to the tryout sessions.

 


HOW DO I REGISTER?
New players click here.  If you are having trouble registering please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 270-206-1744.

WHEN WILL I HAVE TO COMMIT TO THE TEAM AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMMIT?

We ask that every player that is trying out for a Calcio Express FC team be ready to commit to the team upon receiving an offer.  This will speed up the process for everyone else in the age group.  Decisions must be made within 48 hours as there are players that will be offered a spot should one decline an offer.  Acceptance of a roster spot is confirmed ONLY when the commitment paperwork and registration fee are received.


WHAT IF I AM SICK OR IF I HAVE TO MISS TRYOUTS?

In the case of all unavoidable conflicts, please contact us immediately to reschedule another tryout date.


WHAT DO THE COACHES LOOK FOR DURING TRYOUTS?

All players will be evaluated based on their technical and tactical ability as well as their physical abilities.  Players who exhibit a strong work ethic and who display a respect for the game, coaches and fellow players will show well. The younger kids (10 & under) we look for potential and whether they are having fun playing the beautiful game.

CLUB FAQ

WILL A SESSION EVER GET CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER? WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING PLAYERS?

There is a good chance we will get rain during a soccer season in Illinois. While it would take extreme weather to cancel any of our sessions, this has happened in the past.  If there is a threat of severe weather, please make sure to check the Teamsnap app. We will also attempt to contact all registered players.  For this reason, it is important that the email address you put on the registration form is the best one to contact you with.  Please know that while cancelling a session is rare, player safety comes first.


CAN I PLAY FOR AN OLDER TEAM?

One of the goals of our club is to make sure that each player is placed on a team not necessarily based on age but on ability.  It is in every player’s best interest, from a soccer development standpoint, to play with players of like-ability. For this reason, if the Calcio Express FC technical staff determines that it is in your best interest to play up a year, a decision can be made at that time.  

I AM INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOR CALCIO EXPRESS FC BUT I CANNOT AFFORD IT.  IS THERE A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OFFERED?

Yes.  Details will be given to those who contact us with interest in using the scholarship program.

HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON A TEAM?

The roster sizes for our teams are as follows: 

·         U8 play 4 per side, roster sizes will range

·         U9 and U10 play 7 per side, and have 10 to 14 players per team

·         U11 and U12 play 9 per side, and 12 and 15 players per team

·         U13 and older player 11 per side, and have 15 to 18 players per team  
 

 

WHERE DO TEAMS PLAY?

League games are played in the STL area. We try to plan to have all games in the O’Fallon area with double headers on Saturdays.  

 

WHEN DO TEAMS PLAY?

The Fall season starts the first week of August.  The season generally runs through November.  The Spring season generally starts the first week in February and runs through the end of May, skipping Easter weekend.  Note that we generally do have games scheduled over the Spring break weeks. We ask travel team players to plan travel and vacations accordingly. Calcio Express FC also has training throughout the winter and the option to play on summer teams competing in the 3v3, 5 a side, indoor leagues, etc…

 

WHEN DO TEAMS PRACTICE?

Calcio Express FC practices are typically on Monday and Thursday 5:30 to 7:30. Additional practices may be requested by coaches.

 

WHAT TYPE OF COMMITMENT DO I NEED TO MAKE TO TRAVEL SOCCER?

We play in competitive leagues and the spot your child takes on a team is often a spot denied to another child.  Additionally, soccer is a full season sport and we expect a full season commitment. For that reason, while we understand that some conflicts arise that are unexpected and unavoidable, we expect players to attend at least 1 practice per week and all games and play for the full season.  

HOW MUCH DOES ALL THIS COST?

We come up with our figures every season by getting fees from the tournaments, league and the club. Once we receive those fees we evenly divide them up among all players for the team. Tournament and league fees cover field fees, administration fees and referee fees. All our club fees cover insurance, field maintenance, equipment, indoor rental and administration fees such as Teamsnap account and our website. To look at past fees to get a general idea of what a season costs please click here.

 

 

Contact

Calcio Express Hawks Football Club
600 North Russell Street 
Marion, Illinois 62959

Phone: 270-206-1744
Email: [email protected]

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