Category: Tryouts

Nineteen Players Selected to Return To Invitational Tryout

Nearly 50 players came out to Herndon (Sage) Park in Mobile on December 9th to participate in AFC Mobile’s Open Tryout for the 2018 GCPL season. Nineteen of those players have been invited back by the coaching staff to participate in an Invitational Tryout.

  • Erik Aispuro
  • Suleiman Carr
  • Roman Causse
  • Chris Cory
  • Cam Cranton
  • Drew Dixon
  • Abraham Estaba
  • Brantton Greene
  • Desmond Ibie
  • Jean Paul Irakiza
  • Kevin Jackson
  • Nam Le
  • Tomas Lopez
  • Dillon Lowe
  • Jesse McCarty
  • Alejandro Ojeda
  • Alec Peacock
  • Laurentiu Pirvu
  • Carlos Varas

These players will join other invited player to compete for a spot on AFC Mobile’s 2018 roster.

 

Open Tryout Registration Begins

Mobile, Alabama – Registration for new players wishing to try out for the premier soccer team in Mobile is now open. AFC Mobile’s Open Tryouts will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Any player who will graduate high school by May of 2018 and is at least 17-years-old is invited to try out for AFC Mobile’s 2018 roster.

Players will have the opportunity to try out with Coach Nate Nicholas and his staff from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Select participants will be invited back to the Invitational Tryout which will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, with players from last season’s roster as well as select collegiate players.

More information may be found here:

Open Tryout Information

Registration fee may be paid here:

Pay $15.00 Registration Fee

AFC Mobile Hosts Open Tryouts

AFC Mobile hosted its first ever open tryout this Saturday at Herndon (Sage) Park in Mobile. More than two dozen players from the Mobile area laced up their boots to showcase their skills for coach Nate Nicholas.

“I thought for today for our first time, for our first tryout as a club, it was nice to have a lot of faces out here who were excited about being on a team from Mobile.” Nicholas said. “Overall, I believe this was a good first step,” AFC Mobile board member Dan McMillan said. “It was a warmer day than anticipated, and I’m sure our coach was glad to have mother nature assist him with fitness evaluation. I’m grateful to each and every one of those who attended. They definitely gave it their all on the field today.”

Club president Abram Chamberlain noted, “This project has been a lot of hard work, and now to have a coach running an open tryout to put a team on the pitch is thrilling. Just think, this was nothing but an idea two years ago, and now it is all coming to fruition… it almost feels unbelievable.”

A preliminary roster will be released later this week before determining a final roster for the start of the 2017 Gulf Coast Premier League summer season.

“I think we’re gonna need a few practices before we get there, but I’m excited for that first game” Nicholas said. “To see the fans at the Lip, our new home field, in our Haint Blue sponsored uniforms and just really giving them a show to look at and really prove that Mobile is gonna be here for a while.”

AFC Mobile will kick off its inaugural season next month with a home game against Pensacola’s Gulf Coast Texans on Sunday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex (“The Lip”) located at 3610 Michael Boulevard. Ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.

ABOUT AFC Mobile

AFC Mobile was formed in 2015 to strengthen the soccer community in Mobile by bringing a high level soccer team to the largest municipality along the Gulf Coast between St. Petersburg and New Orleans. AFC Mobile aims to provide local players an opportunity to continue to play the game at a competitive level, as well as to give the soccer community and City of Mobile a team to call their own.