• Jenn Hood

2020 Tryouts Announced

LANCASTER PA-- The AFC Lancaster Lions coaching staff will welcome unsigned prospects to Catholic high Stadium for two Lions Player Trials on Feb 22 2020 and March 21 2020. The trials are open to all players pursuing a career in professional soccer. 

“We get lots of inquiries from players who want to play for the AFC LancasterLions, and bringing them in to scrimmage with some of our guys is a good way to evaluate their talent,” Lions Head Coach Thomas Tamale said. “Most won’t make the team, obviously, but we invite the best to come back for our combine, and some earn spots on our roster.”

“We’ve found some very good players through this process over the years, including some who went on to sign with other professional teams, too. If we find someone with talent, we’ll do our best to help them sign a professional contract whether it’s with us or somewhere else. I think for most of them, it’s a valuable experience regardless of whether they wind up signing a Pro contract that season.”

Registration is $60 for either of the two-day trials at Roberto Clemente Park. 

Registration for both trials is now open, click below to register.

It is recommended that interested players register as soon as registration opens as participation in each trial is capped. With a capped number, all players will be under the close attention of AFC Lancaster Lions coaches and staff for the duration of the trials.

The trials begin with sign-in and orientation at 9:30 a.m. The players participate in small-sided games, which wraps up around 11:30 a.m. full-sided matches run from 11:45a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Returning AFC Lancaster Lions players typically participate in the scrimmages.

The stadium will be open for the event, spectators are welcome, and there is no charge to attend.

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