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Club Tijuana youth chapter is looking for talent for upcoming season

CHULA VISTA (Feb. 9, 2017) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles continues to be a regional team, always taking part in the community on both sides of the border. That effort to remain the area’s soccer team continues with its youth chapters.


Xolos Academy FC in Chula Vista is looking for future Xoloitzcuintles and is holding tryouts Monday Feb. 13 and 15. It will be the first round of tryouts for the 2016 season. Two more rounds of tryouts will take place this late winter.


Teams are being formed to compete in Cal South’s Presidio League and the San Diego Developmental Academy. Tryouts are from 5 to 8 p.m. at San Ysidro High.


Coaches will be looking to add boys and girls for the 2006 to 2008 categories in the first round of tryouts. Those who join Xolos Academy FC could be part of an organization that is directly tied to a Mexican professional soccer program. Coaches from the academy teach the same or similar ideas used in the senior team in Tijuana for competition and development.


Xolos Academy FC, with affiliates in Oxnard, Calif., The Carolinas and New Jersey, is the stepping-stone to what could be a bright soccer career. Athletes have the chance to move through the Club Tijuana farm system and eventually having the possibility to be part of our professional teams. The academy has produced players that have moved on to be part of the “fuerzas basicas” farm system in Tijuana, some winning the Mexican National Under-15 title with the Xoloitzcuintles in 2015.


Athletes are encouraged to bring shorts, shin guards, a white shirt, bottled water and a soccer ball to the tryouts.