If you want to get a spot on a professional soccer team, there are a few ways to go about it. If you’re Lionel Messi, for instance, you can just make a phone call and strike a deal with a team in Miami and with Apple, and collect well north of $50 million a year.
If, on the other hand, you aren’t famous for your soccer skills yet, and you want to join the new professional soccer team in High Point, you can attempt to impress them with your skills in person next month – because the team has just announced open tryouts for anyone who thinks they have game.
The Carolina Core Football Club (CCFC) – a member of the MLS NEXT Pro league, which prepares players for the top echelon of pro soccer and, for the lucky ones, feeds them into it – has just announced that the team will hold open tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.
Those tryouts will be held at the Phillips Park Soccer Complex at 550 Hedgecock Road in High Point.
Players who get accepted have a chance to get a lot of exposure in the sport. The team plays its home games at the downtown stadium in High Point where the High Point Rockers baseball team plays, and a lot of MLS NEXT Pro games are expected to be broadcast to the world on Apple’s TV/streaming service.
All those who try out for the team must be at least 15 years old. There’s no maximum age.
There is a $100 registration fee to tryout. That payment is non-refundable.
All players who attend the tryouts will receive two T-shirts and be provided lunch.