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Competitive Team Tryouts

2022 Competitive Tryouts Begin January 10, 2022 
for Player birth years 2008-2016


All Tryouts are held at Leo Mullen Sports Park

Please come to both day 1 and day 2 of tryouts

An email will be sent the week prior to tryouts to all players who have registered. 


any specific changes to schedules will be noted here:

THURSDAY JAN 20th  - 3:30-5pm

Express is offering a make-up tryout day for players who missed tryouts this week especially due to covid testing.  This is for all ages and groups will be split appropriately.   Please take a minute to ensure you have registered and drop us a quick email if you plan on attending.   Thank you!

Girls 2010 time change for day 1 only
Due to the number of players registered at the G2010 age group we are going to place the group in a separate time slot on Tuesday, January 11th. The G2010 will now be at 6:30-8:00pm at Leo Mullen on Jan 11th.  The January 13th Thursday date and time will remain the same.  Thank you for your understanding!

Competitive team tryouts for the 2022-2023 season are underway!  Please take a look at the Express Tryout form and sign-up your player - there is no charge to tryout. 

Our first round of tryouts are  for players born in years 2008-2016 - also know as our Youngers.  Players birth 2004-2007 will have tryouts in the spring post-high school season.  All tryouts are located at Leo Mullen Sports 

For any questions regarding tryouts or Express competitive program,  contact Phil Shuttleworth

Looking forward to seeing you at tryouts!


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 50 teams and 750 players in our competitive program and are US Club Soccer sanctioned in the SoCal League  (formerly Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) with our elite teams in the NPL division.  

Express is proud to be the only US CLUB SOCCER  PLAYERS FIRST club in San Diego County.  This distinction requires a commitment to the highest standards of  the Players First philosophy by giving every athlete a chance to reach their potential through the proper facilitation of relationships with their coaches, parents and players. 

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.