Chattanooga Football Club 2014 Open Tryouts This Saturday

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chattanooga’s semi-pro soccer team will host its annual open tryout this Saturday, at Baylor School Soccer fields beginning at 10 a.m.

“The popularity of the open tryouts with great players from around the region speaks to the Chattanooga FC reputation,” said General Manager Sean McDaniel. “We have such a wonderful fan base that many talented players want to be on our team.”

Tryouts will run in two sessions: a morning session open to any players and an afternoon session, invitation only. Any players interested are welcome to try out as long as they turned 18 years old as of Jan. 1. The tryout registration fee is $40 for players, but the sessions are free and open to the general public.

If you are interested in tryouts, find registration forms and details here: http://www.chattanoogafc.com/news/2014-open-tryouts-announced

Chattanooga FC is entering its sixth season as a club in the National Premier Soccer League. The team has had five straight winning seasons, three Southeast Conference titles and been a National Finalist twice. Coach, and former Chattanooga native, Bill Elliott returns to coach the team for his third season. 


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