ABOUT CROSSFIRE SELECT
The Crossfire Select Soccer Club provides an environment that promotes a life-long love of the game while developing teamwork as well as individual responsibility, commitment and leadership through quality training and appropriate competition for all participants.
Crossfire Select is a non-profit, player development club that provides soccer training and competitive play options for players and families in Redmond and surrounding communities. Crossfire Select serves the multi-sport, multi-activity athlete who is looking to play at a more competitive level than recreational soccer. Select teams play primarily in the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) and have a few teams participating in the Regional Club League (RCL).
Crossfire Select is committed to providing a quality competitive youth soccer program for U9 to U19 players where players can improve as soccer players and grow as young adults in a positive, supportive and dynamic learning environment.
We aim to:
Demonstrate integrity, respect, and sportsmanship
Instill a lifelong love of the game
Build a strong sense of community
Create a player development pathway
We want our players to love soccer at least as much at the end of the season as at the beginning. We believe that the number one reason that kids participate in youth sports is to have fun. Kids will do more of the things that they enjoy and are fun. We are constantly striving to create a fun yet challenging experience.
We do not have a win-at-all-costs mentality. While winning is important, we do not compromise the development of all a team’s players by the pursuit of winning at all costs. Winning should be a product of proper team and player development.
Crossfire Select is part of Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association, a non profit, 501(c)3 organization with a dedicated volunteer board of directors elected by the membership. Our licensed coaches are also volunteers, supervised by Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, our full time, paid Coaching Director.
We have a number of highly qualified and committed coaches and we encourage, support and financially reimburse our coaches to improve their licensing credentials. The Club also provides CPR/First Aid training, generous player discounts and a gear and apparel package to our coaches to enable them to better serve our players!
Our journey to become one of the best Select soccer clubs in the state of Washington!
2003: We began our journey as an experimental program. At the time, we called ourselves LWYSA Select. We only had U13 and U14 age groups, with just five teams the first year.
2005: The name 'Crossfire' was branded and born!
2006: The club expanded downward through U11.
2007: We hosted our first Crossfire Select Cup with 70 teams participating from across the state.
2009: The Club grew to 33 teams.
2010: Crossfire Select became an official club under LWYSA. That same year, the Crossfire Select Cup hosted 150 teams.
2017: The Crossfire Select Cup hosted 302 teams from across the Pacific Northwest and as far away as Hawaii. The Crossfire Select Cup has become the largest single venue soccer tournament of its kind in the Western United States.
2019: The club now has 56 teams and over 900 players, and is one of the biggest and best Select Clubs in the State of Washington!
2020: We responsibly reduced the number of teams due to resource availability during covid. Controlling our costs during this time, we were better able to take care of our members by providing a much needed all year round program at a reduced fee.
2021: The Club weathered COViD-19 and grew to 58 teams, stronger than ever! Thank you to parent, coach, and leadership support.
Crossfire Select will grow again this year, never forgetting that we are a community based, volunteer led and run organization focused on developing players and people!
LAKE WASHINGTON YOUTH SOCCER CLUBS
The recreational program consists of 5 clubs within the LWSD school district, and offers fall and spring soccer for U7 - U19 teams.
An 9-month, competitive program for U10-U19 teams. This club caters to the multi-sport athlete, with a fall season and a post season.
Intended for players looking for development at its highest levels. Year-round program for U9 - U19 teams, with a junior program for U7- U9.
CROSSFIRE SELECT CALENDAR
JUNE - AUGUST
All teams begin training, two 90-minute sessions per week. Teams may enter 3 summer tournaments, one of which is Crossfire Select Cup, held at the end of July. Free camps and clinics also offered for Crossfire Select players.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
NPSL fall season begins for U9-U14 girls and boys and U15-U19 boys. Teams play a 12-match season staring the first weekend after Labor Day and concluding late November / early December with Thanksgiving weekend off.
End of NPSL season for boys and girls U9-U14 and boys U15-U19. High school age girls' teams (U15-U19) begin their season. The 12-match league play commences early December and concludes in late March prior to the start of Washington Youth Soccers Presidents Cup.
Crossfire Select Annual Club Meeting. Review of the year and Board of Director Elections.
2 weeks off for all teams.
The Washington Youth Soccer State Cup starts the first weekend in January and semis/finals are held early February. Girls U15-U19 NPSL season continues.
High school age boys (U15-U19) tryouts are held around mid February. The North Puget Sound League (NPSL) spring season for U9-U14 begins late February and concludes in early April.
Futsal is held in March and is an optional program at minimal cost for Select players U9-U12, that focuses on quick ball movement on a gymnasium floor. Sessions are mixed age and gender.
Purely Optional Playground Soccer (POPS) is fun free drop in soccer! It’s open to everyone U14 and younger.
High school age girls' teams begin their State Cup Tournament, Presidents Cup, at the conclusion of their NPSL season.
Tryouts for all age groups (except boys U15-U19). High school age Girls Presidents Cup concludes.