AFC Ann Arbor will be hosting open tryouts for their men and women soccer teams for the upcoming NPSL & UWS seasons.
February 15th 2019
High Velocity Sports. 46245 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48188
Men’s Tryouts- Cost is $45 and includes an AFC Ann Arbor training top. Check-in begins at 7:00PM.
Women’s Tryouts- Cost is $30 and includes an AFC Ann Arbor training top. Check-in begins at 5:30PM.
Association Football Club Ann Arbor (AFC Ann Arbor), Washtenaw County’s only semi-pro soccer team, was founded in 2014 by local soccer fanatic, Jamey Amrine, with the goal of creating a community based club that would promote the game on a larger scale.
After launching the club, Amrine connected with a number of community members including former players, entrepreneurs, fans and families, creating a diverse ownership group, reflective of the greater Ann Arbor community.
After a successful first year in the regional Great Lakes Premier League (GLPL), the club made two major moves in the off-season hiring Head Coach & Sporting Director, Eric Rudland, as well as joining the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
In just three short seasons in the NPSL, a national league comprised of close to a hundred clubs, The Mighty Oak have finished top 16 (2016) as well as top 8 (in 2017 & 2018). The men have also won back-to-back Great Lakes Conference Champions (the only club in the conference to do so) in addition to back-to-back Midwest Region Finals appearances (the only club in the region to do so).
In 2017, Ann Arbor had it’s first former player selected in the MLS Draft when Lars Eckenrode was taken by Toronto FC. The club’s emphasis on developing top level talent continued and in 2018, Joseph Stanley Okumu was named TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year just before signing with the Real Monarchs of the USL.
On October 25th, 2018, AFCAA announced the addition of a women’s semi-pro side, an exciting move heading into the fifth year of the club.