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Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Millennium Futbol Club soccer season will be held at the SK Nord soccer fields Saturday, June 4th- June 6th.
Please be sure to attend the specific tryout time based on the child's birth year:

June 4th (boys/girls)

      · 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm U8 & U9 

      · 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm U10 & U11

June 6th (boys/girls)

      · 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm U12 & U13 

      · 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm U14 & U15
      · 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm HIGH SCHOOL

 

Where will the tryouts be hosted?

Tryouts will be hosted at our new location at S.K. Nord fields.
Address: S K Nord Fields, E 1200 North Rd and Rabbit Hill Road
Bloomington, Illinois, IL 61705


What if I cannot make the tryout date?

If you cannot attend the tryouts? Please contact us at [email protected] to schedule a time to tryout. 
Returning players- If you cannot attend tryouts, please contact your coach to set up a tryout time.  * you must register online and pay the $20 tryout fee.

 

How much does it cost to tryout?

Tryouts are $25.00  Payment can be made online (please see next steps section on how to register) (*our preferred method of payment is online, but payment can be made at registration via cash or check)

 

Can I register at the tryouts?

Yes, however we prefer to have everyone register online.  If a player makes a team, you will be asked to register online.

 

What do I need to bring to the tryouts? ***Returning players will only need medical release filled out***
- Medical release form

- Copy of your child’s birth certificate

- Payment (if you have not paid online)

 

What does my child need to bring to the tryouts?

- Soccer ball

- Water bottle or jug

- Shin guards

- Cleats

 

Who do I need to contact if I need scholarship assistance?
If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact us at [email protected]

If my child makes the team, will I need to pay a commitment fee?
Yes, once you have accepted, you will need to pay the $300 commitment fee.  Please note that there will be no refunds made once you have paid the commitment fee.

Does every player make a team?
No. Not all players will make a team.  Millennium FC is a competitive soccer club, and some players may not make a team.  Please refer to our website for more information on competitive soccer, and knowing if competitive soccer is right for your child.

Will my coach remain the same?
Not necessarily, while we make an effort to keep coaches with the same teams, we also know that there are certain circumstances where this may not be possible.  After each season, all coaches are evaluated and team assignments will be made after tryouts are posted.

Are there training player opportunities?
Yes. Some players who show potential, but need additional training will be offered “training player” positions.  Training players will practice with the team, but will not be eligible to play in tournaments. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information on training players.

Where do I purchase my uniform?
Being a local club, we like to support local businesses. We have teamed up with European Sports to source and print our uniforms and spirit-wear. If your child has been accepted to a team, you will be sent an email and notified by Facebook that the uniform store is open.

Where can I purchase spirit-wear? And when can I purchase it?
We are currently working with European Sports and items can be purchased here: European Sports

Do we need to notify anyone we are planning to attend tryouts?

Notification is not required. We want this to be a willful tryout. We want players with the drive to play competitively, learn soccer and parents who will support the players and club.

 

How do I find out if my child makes the team he/she tried out for?

You will be contacted via email or phone to let you know if you have made the team. If we cannot reach you via phone or email, your spot on the team will be given to the next player.

 

What will the commitment fee be for 2019/20 season?

The commitment fee will be $300, which will cover both fall and spring season training fees.  Please note that tournaments are a separate expense.

 

How long do I have to wait to commit?

If your child was selected to join MFC, you will receive an email/call no later than one week after tryouts welcoming you to the MFC family. You will be asked to accept the position via the website, if your child is going to commit to play for the club. At the same time, you will be asked to submit club fees.

Once we receive notification of your commitment and club fees, your child will be added to the team roster.  You will receive detailed information from your coach or team manager about the next steps (i.e., uniform orders, picking tournaments, practice schedules, follow-up regarding any additional player paperwork needed for player cards) before the fall season begins.

Contact after Tryouts
You may be contact by your coach after tryouts asking about acceptance for tryouts but this will be the ONLY contact from Millennium FC.  We respect families decisions and will not call/email multiple times to convince them to play for our club.  We want to make sure that our players and families are with us because its a good fit.

 

How many players do you plan to accept?         

Several of our existing teams may be adding players. We may also explore adding new teams. However, it is difficult to predict the number of players needed, number of total teams, and breakdown of age brackets until tryouts have been concluded.

 

Our focus is to provide boys and girls with a great playing experience at an affordable cost. We realize for kids to learn and develop, it requires commitment on behalf of players, coaches and parents. Thus, we are looking for competitive players and dedicated coaches. For Millennium Futbol Club (MFC) to field a team, we follow two basic guidelines:

 

        I.   Players have to be committed to learning and developing in the game of soccer.

      II.    Coaches must be passionate about developing soccer players and vetted by existing MFC staff.

 

We want consistency in both players and coaches. If we cannot meet these two requirements, we will not field a team just for the sake of growing the club and collecting funds.

 

What does a soccer season look like?

The fall season usually runs from August to early November, while the spring season usually runs from mid-March to late May. Over the winter, indoor practice and conditioning may occur. This helps children further develop their footwork, strategy play, and other identified areas.

 

During the fall and spring seasons, your child will practice two or three times a week, usually for two hours each evening. The frequency of practices will depend on the team members’ ages and coach’s recommendations.

 

Teams may play in “friendly” games against other soccer clubs in the Central Illinois area. Games may be played at the Millennium Futbol Club (MFC) fields or at the opposing soccer club fields. MFC staff and team managers will coordinate these games.

 

Teams will also play in two to four soccer tournaments each fall and spring season. These tournaments take place over the weekend. Many of the tournaments we attend take place in the Central Illinois area, but we have also found families enjoy attending one out-of-town tournament each season which would likely require an overnight stay.

How far is the furthest location we’d likely travel for a tournament?

There are several quality tournaments in Central Illinois to play in (i.e. Morton, Peoria, Champaign, Decatur, Springfield). We have also found most families enjoy an overnight trip and schedule at least one out-of-town tournament (i.e. St. Louis, Indianapolis, Rockford, Michigan, Tennessee). As the players progress, we feel the need to challenge the players with higher caliber teams which may warrant a trip further away.

 

What are the annual costs?

Club Fees

This is another area that we are very proud of. Our club fees are set at $150 for fall season and $150 for spring season to cover administrative fees (i.e. insurance, field lease, training equipment, goals, nets, field maintenance, website, restroom).

 

Tournament Fees

We feel every team, family and coach will set the additional expenses for tournament play. A typical tournament fee for a U10 team is around $550. For a team of 12 players, this would average $50 per player per tournament. We would like for any U10 team and below to attend at least two tournaments per season and teams above U10 to attend at least three or four tournaments per season.

 

Friendly Fees

In lieu of having every family incur the additional expense for the club to play in a league, several of our teams will schedule friendly games with other soccer clubs in the Central Illinois area. Teams may be asked to cover the referee expense associated with each friendly game which may average a few dollars per player per friendly game, which is significantly less costly than league play.

 

Uniforms

A complete uniform (shorts, socks, two jerseys, practice jersey) package will cost around $150 per player, depending on what options are selected. Uniforms do not need to be purchased each year; however, uniforms should be replaced when your child has outgrown his/her current uniform, the uniform is worn out and/or when the club needs to switch to a new uniform when uniform styles are discontinued.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Millennium Futbol Club staff at [email protected] or explore this website for more information. Questions regarding tryouts can be emailed to [email protected].

What if my child cannot attend all the tournaments? Do I need to pay the full fee or can I only pay for the tournaments I can attend?
All players must pay the full tournament fee amount. No refunds on tournament fees

If we decide to not choose Millennium FC- will we get a refund?
In all cases, the commitment fee that is non-refundable under any circumstances. Special exceptions can be made if you are moving 50 miles outside of Bloomington, Illinois.

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