Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club

2020 - 2021 HWESC Tryouts


Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 HWESC Tryouts Registration!

This free registration session will allow you to complete contact information and sign up for the 20-21 HWESC Tryouts.


Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 


Thank you for your interest in our club and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

Tryouts held at:


Heritage Oaks Park   

310 N Fairfield Rd, 

Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 

About Us...

The Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club (U9 - U19) philosophy emphasizes discipline, hard work, integrity, responsibility and honesty as the fundamental building blocks to success in soccer and most importantly, in life. We also believe our players should enjoy their high school experience including participation in their high school soccer teams. Accordingly, Hawthorn Woods Elite is not a year-round program. Our players train and play in their high school off-season, and return to their schools as team leaders with improved skills, tactics, confidence, and most of all, experience gained from high-caliber competition.



Our players will be exposed at national college showcase tournaments and will be well marketed by our coaching staff. Well-run elite soccer clubs can be magnets to college programs, and Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club will be no exception. We will prepare players and their parents for the recruiting process and we provide insight into the athletic and academic requirements of the process. In 2009 alone, 12 of Coach Chmela’s former players were placed in college programs earning more than $1 million in scholarships



Club Key Components


Players are exposed to the highest level of competition and are exposed to an established network of college coaches (U16-U18). Trainers participate directly in marketing players before, during and after college showcase tournaments. Players encouraged to play for their high schools; not a year-round program. Coaches emphasize hard work, discipline, integrity and responsibility as the fundamental building blocks to success in soccer and most importantly, in life.


New players only are also required to bring a copy of a birth certificate to prove your son or daughter's age along with a photo of your child.


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Robert Erickson

Web Administrator

Phone: (773) 965-1509

Tom Chmela

Director of Coaching

Phone: 847-909-9729