2020/21 TRYOUTS

ROLLING TRYOUTS  

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS/GIRLS

BORN 2003, 2004, 2005

BOYS 03/4/5 SCHEDULE

Jan 20 - Feb 27, 2020

Mon/Wed 5pm - 7pm at Valley Ridge Park (SeaTac)

Tue/Thur 4:30pm at Starfire Sports (Field #2)

Girls 03/4/5 Schedule

Jan 20 - Feb 26, 2020

Mon/Wed 5pm - 7pm at Valley Ridge Park (SeaTac)

Rolling tryouts are simply an extended tryout.  Instead of the player and our club betting everything on a one or two day tryout that amounts to nothing more than a scrimmage in an artificial setting that will not resemble future training sessions, we provide an extended multi-day schedule so your player can settle into the Eagleclaw training environment, train with current Eagleclaw players and  really show us who they are.  Tryouts should be a two-way street:  the club evaluates the player and the player evaluates the club.  The best way to do that is by having the tryouts occur in actual Eagleclaw training sessions  Our rolling tryouts not only allow your player to experience actual Eagleclaw training sessions, they allow us an extended period of time to observe players.  And most importantly, rolling tryouts are more realistic and effective than traditional tryouts because they give us the opportunity to gauge a player's resilience, desire and commitment level.  If a player has a bad day at a session but keeps showing up for the next sessions with grit and determination, that tells us something important about the player. 

During the season, Eagleclaw forms two teams at each birth year, an Advanced Academy (AA) team and a Valencia Discovery Program (VDP) team.  For each birth year, the VDP team is the first team and the AA team is the second team.  During our rolling tryouts, the focus will be on forming one AA team and one VDP team for each of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 birth years.   If given an invitation, we strongly recommend accepting it quickly.  Players usually have 24 hours to accept an invitation. 

2020/21 TRYOUTS

GIRLS 2003/04/05/06/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14

BOYS 2006/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14

APR - MAY, 2020 (Dates to be announced)

Tuesdays/Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Starfire Sports Field #2

In Apr/May 2020, we will hold multi-day tryouts for the following teams:

 

  • Girls AA & VDP (2003/04/05/06);

  • Boys AA & VDP (2006)

  • Girls VDP 2007/08/09

  • Boys VDP 2007/08/09

  • Girls Primary Academy (PA) 2008/07/09/10/11/12/13/14

  • Boys Primary Academy (PA)  2007/08/09/10/11/12/13/14

 

Coaches and scouts from Valencia will travel to Seattle to conduct and oversee the selection of VDP players.  All other player selections will be made by the Eagleclaw coaching staff

 

  

Valencia Discovery Program

Tryout Information

Toni Navarro

VDP Technical Manager

Valencia CF

Manuel Ruz

Lead Scout

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. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Register for and attend Eagleclaw's tryouts for the 2020/21 season.

  2. Be selected by Eagleclaw's coaches to join one of Eagleclaw's Advanced Academy Teams, Valencia Discovery Teams or Primary Academy Teams.

  3. 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. 

 

  

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