Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Eagleclaw FC's 2020/21 Tryouts have been postponed.
New tryout dates will be announced as soon as permissible.
Tryout registration is still open. Click below to register.
If you would like to join Eagleclaw FC and one of our teams for the 2020/21 season now, ahead of tryouts, please email us at
2020/21 TRYOUT REGISTRATION
2003-2006 PLAYERS: You must register for tryouts. Players will be selected to either a Valencia Discovery Program (VDP) or an Advanced Academy (AA) team.
2007-2008 PLAYERS: You must register for tryouts, but you may also register for the 2020/21 Primary Academy now to lock in your spot with the club. At tryouts, players will be selected to either a Valencia Discovery Program (VDP) or a Primary Academy (PA) team.
2009-2013 Players: You must register for tryouts, but you may also register for the 2020/21 Primary Academy now to lock in your spot with the club. Players will be selected to a Primary Academy (PA) team. We may form two PA teams for each birth year age group.
PRE-TRYOUT REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
2007-13 PLAYERS: You must register for tryouts, but you also have the option of registering now for the 2020/21 Primary Academy to guarantee your spot in the club in advance of tryouts. Players registering for the Primary Academy prior to April 15, 2020 qualify for a $50 discount. The Primary Academy is limited to 150 players. At tryouts, 2007-2013 players will be selected to either a Valencia Discovery Program (VDP) or a Primary Academy (PA) team.
Although our tryouts for the 2020-21 season are completed, roster spots may still be open for our 2003 and 2004/5 Valencia Discovery Program and Advanced Academy teams. Please email us at if you are interested.
SELECTION AND REGISTRATION
We will begin selecting players on the first day of tryouts. It is important that players attend the "Primary" tryout dates as most team roster spots will be filled on those dates. We will complete team rosters through the Supplemental tryouts.
Player selections will continue on each day of an age group's tryouts until team formation is complete. Players will be selected to either a Valencia Discovery Program Team (VDP), Advanced Academy Team (AA) or Primary Academy Team (PA).
Selected players will receive an Invitation Email. To accept the invitation, players must immediately register with the club following the instructions in the email. We will also post player pinney numbers on the Eagleclaw website. If your tryout number appears on the website and you have not received your Invitation Email, please contact us at
If a player does not register within 24 hours of receiving their invitation, we cannot hold their roster spot and it will be offered to the next ranked player.
If you are selected, we expect you to continue attending tryouts as it represents the beginning of your training with Eagleclaw FC.
Dates and times for Team Orientation Meetings will be announced on this webpage, so keep watching this space.
Valencia Discovery Program
VDP Technical Manager
Valencia CF 1st Team
VDP TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY MANUEL RUZ, SCOUT FOR VALENCIA CF'S 1ST TEAM AND RESERVE TEAM. RUZ AND VDP TECHNICAL MANAGER TONI NAVARRO WILL TRAVEL FROM SPAIN TO SEATTLE FOR THE TRYOUTS. COACH RUZ AND COACH NAVARRO WILL BE ASSISTED BY EAGLECLAW FC COACHES.
PLAYERS MAY BE INVITED TO JOIN A VDP OR A PRIMARY ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT TEAM
INVITATIONS TO A PRIMARY ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT TEAM ARE SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE PRIMARY ACADEMY. ONLY 150 PLAYERS ARE ADMITTED INTO THE PRIMARY ACADEMY.
Tryout Fee Reimbursement Program
Youth soccer tryouts should be free. That's what we think. But too many "premier" soccer clubs in the Seattle area treat them as a revenue opportunity and charge anywhere from $20 to $40 for a one or two day tryout lasting 3-4 hours total. We've even seen some programs charging $75 for a tryout. That's crazy! Tryouts should be a two-way street. It's not only a chance for a club to see your player, it's also a chance for players and their parents to check out a club, its coaches and its culture and decide whether it's a good fit for them. So why don't players charge the club a tryout fee? You could. See how crazy it is?
There's a better way! At Eagleclaw, we don't charge a tryout fee and you don't need to charge us one either. Instead, we go out of our way to give you and your player an in-depth view of our club, our coaches, our players and our training environment. We treat tryouts as an investment by us in our club. For example, our rolling tryouts and multi-day tryouts are designed consistently with Eagleclaw's curriculum, so they are as close to Eagleclaw training sessions as possible. Each session is at least 2-hours long.
For our 2020/21 tryouts, we are going even further. If you paid a tryout fee to another club, we want you to get your money back! If your player attends Eagleclaw's free tryouts, is selected by our coaching staff to join the club and accepts the invitation and joins the club, we will discount your player's Annual Player Fee by the amount of money you paid that other club (See below for Eligibility, Terms and Conditions). Yes, we will put our money where our mouth is. Tryouts should be free! Skip the "big box" so called "premier" teams and choose a better option like Eagleclaw where the development of every player is the top priority rather than "nickel and diming" parents.
What are you waiting for? Register for Eagleclaw tryouts and see the difference for yourself. Best training. Best coaches. Best player development. Best training environment. No tryout fees.
The Tryout Fee Reimbursement Program is open to all new players who are not currently members of Eagleclaw Football Club provided they meet the Eligibility Requirements.
Register for and attend Eagleclaw's tryouts for the 2020/21 season.
Be selected by Eagleclaw's coaches to join one of Eagleclaw's Advanced Academy Teams, Valencia Discovery Teams or Primary Academy Teams.
Accept the invitation by registering and paying Eagleclaw's Annual Player Fee.
Terms and Conditions: Tryout fee reimbursement is limited to one (1) tryout fee per player up to a maximum of $40 and is subject to supplying satisfactory proof of payment such as an email receipt or bank/credit card statement. Tryout fee reimbursement will only be made in the form of a partial refund to the player's Annual Player Fee when it is paid in full. If the Annual Player Fee is paid in installments, the tryout fee reimbursement will be processed after the final installment is paid. Eagleclaw reserves the right to terminate the Tryout Fee Reimbursement Program at any time.