To become a member of Santos FC, we invite you to join us for tryouts. Tryouts dates are set by MOSSL and are typically after Memorial Day in late May and early June. The tryout schedule is now available. Always check our CALENDAR for specific dates and times. Age groups will tryout at the same time and it is important that you tryout with your age group. Two sessions are held and the player is asked to attend both. We are determining who will be invited to become a member.
Before tryouts you will need to register at: https://santos-fc.sportngin.com/register/form/277598593. Be sure to bring a ball and wear appropriate clothing.
Important Information for Tryouts
We ask you to refrain from offering instruction to your child during the tryouts. We want to make this a fun and positive experience for everyone. At the end of tryouts, one of the managing trainers will address parents and answer questions. Roster positions will be offered beginning at 2pm the Sunday after your tryouts and continue all day and into the evening. All teams have a limited number of roster positions available. We commit to contact each player family who tries out for a position on a Santos FC team. It is unfair to make some players wait while others delay in making a decision and commitment upon notification. We expect you to give us your commitment upon our phone call to you.
Information regarding cost is passed out at tryouts. It is also at the bottom of this page. A non-refundable $300 deposit is due at the parent meeting.
Parent meetings are scheduled shortly after players are extended offers for new players. For 2017, our meetings will be held on Saturday, June 17th at the Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221 in council chambers. For players coming back from last season, we will have you turn in your paperwork on that same date in the lower level of the UA Municipal Services Center. Always check the CALENDAR for particular dates and times. You will be able to order your UNIFORM at that time also. Always have your player try on the uniform before purchasing. No refunds or exchanges are offered as each order is special ordered.
If your child is not offered a position, it does not mean she/he is not a good player, it usually means that we have many good players from which to choose and a limited number of spaces on the team roster. Tryouts are sometimes stressful for everyone involved. Remember it is more important at this age that your child plays on a team where she/he receives good training and plenty of playing time. The best players at age 8 and 9 are sometimes not the best players at the age 14 and 15, since everyone develops at different rates.
UPON ACCEPTANCE to the club, you will complete the forms and turn them in on June 17th. It is important that all documents/pictures are turned in at this time. Please be prepared.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE (copy) or government issued document (passport). if you are new to Santos. If you are a returning player, last season's players card will suffice.
PICTURE - a 1" x 1" front facing color picture is necessary. It must be 1" x 1". If it is not the correct size, we will not be able to process your application.
DEPOSIT $300 - non-refundable. Once offered a place on a team, this deposit is to hold that place when you accept.
Santos FC is one of the few soccer clubs in Central Ohio to have its own dedicated indoor facility. We have a long-term lease on a warehouse-style building located at 4445 Weaver Court North in Hilliard, just west of the Mill Run area near the corner of Cemetery and Leap Roads. At 12,000 square feet, this facility features 10,000 square feet of turf practice space, a sitting area for parents to wait during training sessions and plenty of parking.
By having full year access to an indoor facility, Santos FC truly distinguishes its commitment to individual and team development within the Central Ohio soccer community. The benefits to this facility are truly endless for club members allowing teams and individuals to continue their development uninterrupted year round. As part of your annual fees every club member is able to participate in three sessions per week of winter indoor training and coaching (November – March). In addition, the facility provides a location for Santos teams to hold in-season practices during inclement weather.