Welcome to the Chattanooga FC Academy evaluations page! If you are a returning family, thank you for continuing to trust us with your child's development. If you are new, we look forward to the chance to serve you. Below you will find a lot of important information and details regarding the evaluation process. CFCA follows the US Soccer Federation's birth-year registration mandates. As such, our teams are arranged by birth year for the 2019-20 seasonal year.
Tryouts and Evaluations for the 2019-20 season will take place in May and June, 2019. As in previous years we expect to primarily use Camp Jordan and North River locations.
We are still working to finalize those dates and other specifics. In the meantime we can provide the window of time when tryouts will be held.
The cost for CFCA evaluations will be FREE. With a large number of players anticipated, early registration helps our staff organize sessions to run as smooth as possible.
All evaluations will be held at Camp Jordan and Grimes (North River).
Registration is mandatory for all new and returning players. At least one evaluation session is required; attendance at all three sessions is encouraged. Some players are unable to attend evaluations due to injury or vacation schedules. This does not prevent players from playing in the 2019-20 seasons. Please register for evaluations even if you are unable to attend and then contact us for information about your specific situation.
On your first night at check-in, take your confirmation email for tryout registration with you in case we do not have you listed on the pre-registered list.
What to bring:
Each participant will receive an official CFCA 2019 Evaluations shirt from Nike, made possible by Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, when they check in. This shirt is required for each day of evaluations. If you do not attend the first session, shirts will be available at the second and third sessions. Black or navy shorts along with white soccer socks are preferred. Please do not purchase anything new for this. Any color shorts and socks are okay.
Travel Competitive Teams
The highest level of teams in CFCA are the travel teams, also known as Div. 1 and Div. 2. These programs are available U9-U18, grouped as Premier/Elite beginning with U11.
Local Select Teams
The next level of teams play mostly in-town with some light travel. These programs have sometimes been known as Div. 3 or "rec plus" and "select academy." These teams are available in the U9-U12 ages and are a step up from the rec program offered by our partners at East Ridge, Middle Valley, North River, and Redoubt.
If you have questions before tryouts, email firstname.lastname@example.org. As we get closer to tryouts Parent Coordinators will be available to you. These individuals will be longtime CFC Academy parents who are eager to help.
Club fees for the 2019-20 season will be approved by the board of directors before tryouts. We do expect a decrease in fees from last year. We will also reevaluate last year's policy that combined club/team fees.
Each player will receive a free Nike shirt to be worn during 2019 Evaluations.