Spring Tryouts
Posted Jan 2, 2018

2018's Tryouts Have Completed!

Tryout and Player Evaluation Opportunities: In previous years, the tryout process was intended for players who were applying to play at the select level.  This year, we would like to extend the invitation to ALL players, as it is a great opportunity to work on your skills, learn a bit more about select-level play, and receive feedback from coaches on each player's areas of strength and areas of development.  There is no charge for tryouts.

Registration: Players register for a single age group within their gender. Players are permitted to tryout for an older age group to play one year up, but may not tryout for a younger age group. Please register for the team that matches the year you were born, as this is the standard for US Soccer clubs. (Age will be verified before a player can be issued a player card by WA Youth Soccer or US Club, which is required for league play and presented to referees before each match.)

What To Wear: Wear proper equipment, but please avoid wearing your team/club jerseys. Wear cleats and shinguards. Bring layers as the weather dictates.

What To Bring: Bring water, soccer cleats, and shinguards.  Bring an attitude to do your best and enjoy playing soccer! Bring your favorite ball if you wish.

Time And Duration: Tryouts are typically held such that each age and gender have two opportunities to attend. Attending both sessions increases the player's chance to be accurately evaluated. Upon arrival, players will check in and be assigned a number.  Tryouts are typically 90-120 minutes in duration, plus the additional time to check in and warm up.

Check-In: Upon arrival, players must check-in with the tryout coordinators. On the first day players will receive a numbered jersey to use for the tryout.  On subsequent days, after checking in, players must wear that same tryout number. Once checked-in, the player will be directed to their age group to begin warm-ups and evaluation.

Parents are not permitted on the tryout field and should refrain from engaging with the coaches/evaluators during this time. Everyone will be focused on facilitating and evaluating the performance of your child during the tryout session.  Members of the coaching staff will contact you after the final session for individualized feedback. 

The Tryout: The tryout is much like a practice.  As players participate in drills, play small-sided scrimmages, and engage in other activities, they will be observed by evaluators and scores recorded on technical skills as well as other factors such as sportsmanship, physical fitness (speed, endurance), coachability, communication, and several game-related components.  A copy of the evaluation form will be posted on the website prior to tryouts.  

Tryout Results and Notifications: Notification of selection to a given team will be done by the respective coach. Players can then choose to accept or decline the invitation. We strive to extend invitations and/or tryout results within two days of the final tryout session. 

As Select is a competitive program, there may be some cuts based upon assessment criteria, player pool, and other program-level considerations.  If a player is cut they are encouraged to play in the recreational program, but our goal is to provide all committed and motivated players a chance to experience the soccer program that they desire. Even after tryouts have been completed, the Select program continues to actively evaluate recreational players for potential tournament play and partners with the recreational program to provide avenues for player development.  There may also be opportunities to play to the next older year, or we may direct you to other opportunities with our NSYSA member clubs in Kitsap County as the clubs cooperate to offer teams to the community together.

Email the Director of Select (Matthew McDaniel) at select@sksoccer.com if you have any questions about the SK United program, or about the tryout/ assessment process.

Upcoming Dates
Posted Jan 2, 2018

2018's tryouts have completed.  We still have a couple of rosters with spots remaining, so if you are interested in playing with SK United this year, please email: Select@sksoccer.com