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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS?
    Register online to ensure a quick check-in process at tryouts. It's $20 pre-register online and $25 to register online the day of tryouts. Money is not accepted at the field the day of tryouts. Please note: We cannot issue refunds.
  • WHAT HAPPENS AT TRYOUTS?
    Arrive 15-20 minutes early to check-in each day. Each player is assigned a numbered tryout jersey to be worn on both days. Players are identified by that jersey number during the course of the tryout. Families must remember that tryout number they receive.
  • TRYOUT FORMAT
    After all players have checked in, a tryouts facilitator will call participants onto the field to provide players instructions. Players will be put into small-sided games on day 1. On day 2 we will proceed to larger size field games (7v7, 9v9, or 11v11) for assessment by Crossfire Select coaches. During the course of the tryout sessions, players will move from field to field to be evaluated by as many coaches as possible. All players will be evaluated based on their technical, tactical, attitude/effort, and focus/concentration. We will have assistant coaches on site evaluating players to provide input and feedback for head coaches.
  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TRYOUTS?
    Following the final tryout session for your age group, head coaches will confirm their selections with the Coaching Director. Player selections will be posted on the Crossfire Select website the next day. Players will be listed by their assigned numbers from tryouts. Players must respond to the coach via email within 24 hours to accept or decline the position. Failure to respond may mean that the coach offers the position to an alternate player. If you do not see your player's number listed on the website, that person was not selected for a team.
  • ALTERNATES
    The club will post alternate numbers online for some teams. These players have not yet been selected for a team, but if a selected player declines an invitation, an alternate player may be invited to join the team and will be contacted by a club coach. Alternate numbers are listed in ascending order. Being first in the list of alternates does not necessarily indicate that that player will be the first player selected in the event a player declines.
  • CAN PLAYERS BE ADDED TO ROSTERS AFTER TRYOUTS?
    Yes, players can be added to the roster throughout the year if there is space available. We typically post on our website after tryouts if we have space available.
  • I REGISTERED FOR TRYOUTS, BUT CANNOT MAKE IT. CAN I GET A REFUND?
    Sorry, no refunds.
  • WHAT IF MY CHILD CANT ATTEND TRYOUTS DUE TO INJURY OR SICKNESS AT THE TIME OF TRYOUTS?
    If you are injured or sick and unable to attend tryouts, players will then coordinate with a team/coach if there is space post tryouts for the player to receive an opportunity to attend a team training session and be evaluated to be considered for a team.
  • DOES MY CHILD NEED TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS?
    We ask that every player attend both days. This gives the coaches and evaluators an opportunity to see players over a longer period of time and make a fair assessment of the player. If your child cannot attend both days please inform the person at check-in at the field.
  • WHAT DO THE COACHES LOOK FOR DURING TRYOUTS?
    All players will be evaluated based on their technical and tactical ability as well as their physical abilities.
  • CAN I PLAY FOR AN OLDER TEAM?
    The club encourages players to tryout in their own age group, though they may be selected to play up a year based on their skill level. Players cannot tryout for younger age group. Read our policy on players trying out for an older age group.
  • WHAT AGE GROUP SHOULD I TRY OUT FOR?
    Players will attend the tryout corresponding with their birth year.
  • WHAT DO PLAYERS NEED TO BRING TO TRYOUTS?
    All players should bring their soccer cleats, shin guards, a water bottle and weather-appropriate soccer training clothes. Returning Crossfire Select players: DO NOT wear your club uniform or training top. Players may not wear jewelry of any kind. This includes necklaces, rings, earrings, or bracelets of any kind.
  • DO ALL RETURNING PLAYERS NEED TO TRYOUT?
    Yes. All players must try out each year.
  • WHAT IF I DO NOT MAKE A TEAM? WHAT ARE MY OTHER OPTIONS?
    Unfortunately, not all players will make a team. There are plenty of options available to those that do not. At all age groups, the Crossfire recreational soccer program is a fantastic way to continue to play.
  • HOW MUCH WILL IT COST IF I MAKE A TEAM?
    Club Fees $950 Team Fees $200-250 Uniforms/Gear $250 (2 year cycle)
  • DO I NEED TO PAY ALL AT ONCE?
    The club requires a 20% non-refundable commitment fee at the time of registration and the club offers three different payment plans. The payment schedules for those plans are available at check out during the online registration process. Complete information regarding registration, fees and club policies can be found on the club website as well.
  • DOES CROSSFIRE SELECT ENCOURAGE PLAYERS TO PLAY OTHER SPORTS?
    Yes, we think all players should play other sports. During Soccer season we do expect players and families to make a priority to attend club practices and games.
  • TEAM ROSTER SIZES
    U15+ will have a roster of 18 players and can go as high as 22 players. Rosters can only have 18 players for games. U13-14 teams can have a maximum of 18 players U11 and U12 (play 9v9) teams can have a maximum roster of 14 players U9-10 (play 7v7) teams can have a maximum roster of 12 players
  • HOW MANY TEAMS WILL WE FORM AFTER TRYOUTS?
    U9 boys and girls - 3 teams U10 boys and girls - 4 teams U11-12 boys and girls - 4 teams U13-15 boys and girls - 3 teams
  • WHAT DOES A, B, C, D MEAN FOR LEVELS OF PLAY?
    A is our top team and followed in ascending order down to our D team. Players are placed on a team of like vs like ability.

CROSSFIRE SELECT CALENDAR

JUNE - AUGUST

All teams begin training, two 90-minute sessions per week. Teams may enter 4 summer tournaments, two of which is Crossfire Select Cup and the  XF Labor Day Cup. Free camps and clinics also offered for Crossfire Select players vist our programs page for more details.

 

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

NPSL fall season begins for U9-U14 girls and boys and U15-U19 boys. Teams play a 10-12 match season staring the first weekend after Labor Day and concluding late November / early December with Thanksgiving weekend off. 

 

DECEMBER

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. 

LAST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER

2 weeks off for all teams.

JANUARY

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. 

 

FEBRUARY

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.

MARCH

Futsal is held in March and  is an optional program at minimal cost for Select players. Visit our programs page for more details.

 

APRIL

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. 

MAY

Tryouts for all age groups (except boys U15-U19). High school age Girls Presidents Cup concludes. 

Calendar

PRACTICE FIELD LOCATIONS

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