The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC are hosting open tryouts on April 18th for the upcoming 2021 season. At least one player will be invited to preseason training with the Switchbacks!
April 18, 2021
111 W Cimarron St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
9:30-11am MT (Group 1)
12:30-2pm MT (Group 2)
3-4pm MT (Invite Only Scrimmage)
Players that register will have the opportunity to watch the Switchbacks first team in a preseason friendly on April 17, 2021 at 7pm MT.
50 spots are available with 25 players being placed in Group 1 for the morning session (9:30-11am MT) and another 25 players will be placed in Group 2 for the afternoon session (12:30-2pm). A scrimmage will take place at 3pm MT with all of the players that have been invited back for an 11v11 scrimmage.
Applicants are advised that COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at the open tryout with your temperature being checked before entering Weidner Field. Please wear a mask arriving to tryouts. Spectators will not be allowed.
You can find the CDC's guidelines for international travel here.
The State of Colorado's COVID-19 guidelines can be found here.
Each player participating in the Switchbacks FC Open Player Tryout must completely fill out the Registration Form on our website. All applicants will be directed to the form page after submitting payment.
All players are required to bring a form of valid identification (i.e. Driver’s License, passport, etc.) to the tryout. Players must fill out and sign waiver form to participate in tryout.
At least ONE person will be invited to preseason training.
Early Bird registration- $200 (Fees include one Switchbacks FC shirt and water bottle) Registration fees increase to $225 after February 28th, 2021. There will be no refunds for the Switchbacks FC tryouts. Fees do not include lodging, transportation or meals.
Tryout sessions will take place in front of Switchbacks FC coaching staff and former professional players and coaches who have extensive knowledge of professional soccer. The Switchbacks FC coaching staff is responsible for any final decisions regarding player contracts.
Transportation is not provided. Trialists will be responsible for their own transportation.
Please include the name of the individual that will be trying out in the product order "Notes".
Assistant Coach - Stephen Hogan
In addition to the registration fee, participants are responsible for all airfare, incurred travel costs, food, and transportation. Also, note that the Switchbacks FC will not help with Visas or letters of invitation.
Players must come prepared for the tryouts with their own cleats, socks, gloves, shin guards, or any other equipment related to their position.
Teams will be constructed randomly according to players' preferred positions.