FAQ's

Below we have provided answers to many of the questions Players, Coaches, and Family Members have asked regarding all of our professional soccer opportunities.

If you need answers beyond what is provided at the following links, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at support@axsoccertours.com

Pro Soccer Tryouts FAQ's

Question 1: What is the purpose of attending an AX Pro Soccer Tryout?

Answer: Exposure in front of European & US Professional Coaches/Scouts in the United States.

Our Pro Soccer Tryouts are an opportunity for talented players in the United States to showcase their skills and prove themselves in front of Professional coaches from Europe and the United States.

Our tryouts have attracted professional coaches from Norway, Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Sweden, England, Iceland, Finland, and the United States.

Question 2: What are the benefits/outcomes of attending an AX Pro Soccer Tryout?

Answer: The Benefits and Outcomes are as follows:

  1. You are offered a contract from one of the professional coaches attending.
  2. You are offered a trial from one of the professional coaches attending. ("Training Stint" if under the age of 18)
  3. You are offered player representation from our agency and we will organize trials for you. (Only an option if: finished with College or if passing up on College)
  4. You are selected to participate in our AX Professional Showcase where you will compete and showcase against professional teams in Europe.
  5. You receive an email with feedback explaining that you are not yet ready for the professional level.

Question 3: How many players will be at each tryout?

Answer: Our tryouts on average have about 150 players.  With only 2 fields used for an event with 11v11 games, our tryouts can never exceed 200 players.

Spaces are always limited in order to ensure a high level of play and quality exposure.

Question 4: Is food, hotel, and transportation included in the registration fee?

Answer: The registration fee is $500 per tryout.

Please note that all players are responsible for their own food, travel, transportation, and accommodations during our 3 day events.

For each event we will have a recommended hotel nearby the facility. Each hotel price will vary depending on location. If purchased your name will be placed in the hotel system and you will check in with your ID. If you would like help booking a hotel for the combine we would be more than happy to help. Please e-mail: support@axsoccertours.com for direct assistance with a hotel booking.

Question 5: What do we have to bring to the tryout?

Answer: All players will be provided with a numbered pinny each day, and soccer balls. Please note all players are responsible for bringing their own training gear, cleats, shinguards, tape, etc.

Question 6: Is the $500 registration fee refundable?

Answer: The registration fee is Non Refundable.

If you purchase a roster spot and are unable to attend due to injury, emergency, etc, we will use that entry fee as a credit to any of our other tryout dates/locations. Credits can be validated up until 1 week prior to an event and will remain valid for 1 year. Credits are exclusive to their event type and are not transferable to other services. If you do not notify us that you will be unable to attend the tryout more than 1 week prior, and do not show up, then you will forfeit your tryout entry fee and not receive a credit under any circumstances.

Question 7: How many coaches will be at each event?

Answer: Each tryout location will have between 4-8 professional coaches and scouts. 4 is the minimum and 6 is the average.

We attempt to staff all tryouts with advertised coaches, however, AX Soccer Tours reserves the right to replace coaches and staff with like skilled replacements at any time due to job loss, personal injury, or family emergency.

Question 8: Do players actually get signed from AX Pro Soccer Tryouts?

Answer: We have helped 200+ players in the United States establish professional soccer careers in Europe, Asia, and the United States from our Professional Opportunities.

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Question 9: How do I register for a tryout?

Answer: Due to the high demand for our tryouts registration must be completed online prior to the event via credit card, debit card, or paypal.

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Question 10: Is there a deadline to register?

Answer: There is no deadline for any of our combines. Accepted applicants are taken on a first come first serve basis.

However, due to the high demand for our events we recommend registering at least 4 weeks before to avoid the tryout being sold out.

Question 11: Do you help players obtain Visa's to attend the tryouts?

Answer: No, we do not assist with Visa's or letters of invitation.

Question 12: What is the tryout set up?

Answer: Day 1) 90 minute training session with professional coaching staff and a GK only session. Day 2 & 3) Full sided 11v11 games observed and coached by professional coaching staff. Players will play in 3-4-3 and 3-5-2 formations during 11v11. Please note that the tryout setup can be modified based on a number of constraints including; number of event participants, positional needs, and changes to the schedule / facility hours.

Question 13: How much playing time will I get?

Answer: Players are all guaranteed 2 x 30 minutes in 11v11 games, as well as a 90 minute small group training session. Our aim is for players to play more than the minimum 2 x 30 minutes and we regularly achieve that. If a player shows up to a tryout unfit and cannot fulfill his on field obligations, we reserve the right to reduce his playing time. Players must arrive fit to preform at a high level.

Professional Showcases FAQ's

Question 1: What is the purpose of attending an AX Professional Showcase?

Answer: To seize the opportunity to compete and showcase against professional teams in Europe while getting Direct Exposure in front of European Professional Coaches and Scouts.

Our Showcases are a true test to finding out if you have what it takes to play at the professional level in Europe.

Some of our Showcase destinations include: Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Turkey, England, Finland, and Sweden. Our showcases have resulted in direct player signings for our Men's players, and training stints for our youth players.

Question 2: What are the benefits/outcomes of attending an AX Professional Showcase?

Answer: The Benefits and Outcomes are as follows:

  1. You are offered a contract from one of the professional teams who has identified you during the showcase.
  2. You are offered a trial from one of the professional teams who has identified you during the showcase.
  3. You are offered player representation from our agency and we will organize trials for you. (Only an option if: finished with College or if passing up on College)
  4. You are offered a training stint with one of the professional teams who has identified you during the showcase. (Only an option if: Youth Showcase Player,is NCAA compliant)
  5. You are not ready for the professional level and our staff gives you an in person player evaluation highlighting what we think you need to work on to progress as a player.

Question 3: How do I get invited to a Professional Showcase?

Answer: In order to be eligible for a European Showcase Tour you must be selected by our agency staff from one of our Professional Soccer Tryouts

Question 4: How many players will be on each Showcase Team?

Answer: Our Professional Showcase teams will have 18 players per roster.

Question 5: How much playing time will I get?

Answer: Players are all guaranteed 3 showcase games playing a minimum of 60 minutes. Our aim is for players to play more than the minimum 3 x 60 minutes and we regularly achieve that. GK's will get a minimum of 3 x 45 minutes and GK specific training session. Playing time can vary depending on injuries to players. If a player shows up to a Showcase unfit and cannot fulfill his on field obligations, we reserve the right to reduce his playing time. Players must arrive fit to preform at a high level.

Question 6: Does AX Assume the cost of the Showcase?

Answer: All players are responsible for covering the cost of our Professional Showcase tours.

In an effort to help every player who is selected to the showcase attend regardless of income level we have partnered with Go Get Funding

Go Get Funding offers an online fundraising platform so players can raise money towards their opportunity to be seen by professional coaches. Players are able to create their own personal campaign and make others aware of the opportunity that they have been offered so they can accept donations to make this opportunity a reality.

Question 7: What happens if I get injured during the tour?

Answer: If a player is injured within the first few days of a tour and unable to compete in showcase games they will earn a credit towards a future showcase once fit. Unfortunately all tour fee’s are paid by AX in advance and are non refundable by hotels and airlines we are working with. We will do our very best to help the injured player for any future events in any way we can

Question 8: What happens if I get injured or cannot attend after I put my deposit down? Is the $1236 deposit refundable?

Answer: The Showcase Deposit is Non Refundable.

Players initial $1200 deposit is non-refundable as it is used to secure their place on the tour and place deposits on hotels, buses and other such costs. The remainder of the balance for the tour is refundable if players provide 30 day notice prior to the trip of their non attendance.

If it is within 30 days of day one of the tour then we will do our utmost to secure as much of a refund from the hotels and airlines in question but players should be prepared for the possibility of losing their entire payment.

Question 9: What happens if I get injured on the showcase and must receive medical attention at the hospital?

Answer: Players are responsible for covering all medical costs if they need to receive treatment at a hospital or doctor.

Our staff will cover the cost of transportation to the doctor or hospital and we will have a member of staff accompany you and stay with you during the entire treatment process. However, all players are responsible for paying for their medical bills, any medical equipment (slings, crutches, etc), and any medication needed for the treatment.

Question 10: Can a player be sent home from a showcase?

Answer: AX has the right to send home any player involved in unprofessional behavior such as fighting, verbally abusing players or staff or any incidents off the field such as poor behavior, vandalism or lack of respect towards the AX coaching staff. In any of these cases players will be told to leave the tour with no refund provided to any players involved.

Question 11: Do players actually get signed, offered trials, or training stints from AX European Showcases?

Answer: We have helped countless players establish professional soccer careers in Europe, Asia, and the United States from our European Showcases.

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