St. Louis Lions Announce Open Tryouts for the 2014 Season

 

 

 

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St. Louis Lions Announce Open Tryouts Feb. 22nd-23rd

St. Louis, Mo. (January 16, 2014) – The St. Louis Lions Soccer Club has announced they will hold Open Tryouts on February 22nd and 23rd of 2014. Tryouts for the St. Louis Lions Premier Development League (PDL) and reserve squad will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at St Dominic High School in O’ Fallon, MO.

Anyone who wishes to tryout for the team must pre-register, online at www.stllions.com. For more information please call the St. Louis Lions office at (636) 939-5151 or email stllions@sbcglobal.net  with the word “Tryouts” in the subject line.  There is a fee of $100 for the tryout.

Players may also contact Tony Glavin, Head Coach, directly at tonyglavin@sbcglobal.net

The St. Louis Lions are entering their 9th season in the PDL. The St Louis Lions provide an opportunity for players to be exposed to professional scouts throughout the United States and Internationally. Currently the Lions have assisted in placing 16 players into the professional ranks in the United States and Internationally in the last eight years.

In the past 4 years 136 players from the USL PDL have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, an average of more than 70 percent of the selections made. In 2014, 25 of the first 38 players chosen in the MLS SuperDraft played in the United Soccer Leagues PDL including 6 of the Top 10 picks. St. Louis Lions Goalkeeper, John Berner, was chosen by the Colorado Rapids with the 35th selection overall.

As the leading amateur soccer league in North American, the USL PDL continues to offer the opportunity for growth and development during the summer as players work toward their goals of turning professional.

The St. Louis Lions are a member of the United Soccer League’s (USL) Premier Development League consisting of 68 teams within four conferences in the 2013 season across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

The PDL provides elite players the opportunity to participate in a higher level of competition while maintaining NCAA eligibility. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping stone for top soccer players now playing on MLS teams.

The St. Louis Lions season will begin in early May and run thru August. For more information about the Lions and the USL visit www.stllions.com or www.uslsoccer.com.