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2002-2005 Tryouts

Tryouts have been suspended until reopening guidelines have been communicated by state officials.


If you missed tryouts and are looking for a spot on a team, please contact:

Birth Years 2008-2014:  Phil Shuttleworth, Director of Younger Teams, at

Birth Years 2006-2007:  Andy Hargreaves, Director of Older Teams, at

Express competitive teams participate in the National Premier League (Southwest), California Regional League, Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL), San Diego Development Academy (SDDA), and the Presidio League.

Instructions for Tryout Day

  • Please register before coming to tryouts.  Click on the link above to register.
  • Please bring a water bottle and cleats. 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
  • Please attend all tryout  sessions.


Since 1977, Encinitas Express Soccer has served the communities of Encinitas, South Carlsbad and Cardiff providing quality soccer programs for players ages 5 to 19 years old. We have over 40 teams and 600 players in our competitive program and participate in three different gaming leagues - Presidio, San Diego Development Academy (SDDA) and the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) - in order to provide our teams with optimal developmental opportunities.  All Encinitas Express competitive teams are coached by professional, paid coaches.  Scholarships and financial aid are available on a limited per-team basis.  Please indicate if you are applying for financial assistance on the online Tryout Registration Form.

Questions?  Please contact: