JOIN EAGLECLAW FOR THE 2022/23 SEASON
TRY US OUT
Eagleclaw Football Club has a very different approach to tryouts. We put player development first and that starts with giving our youngest players (ages 6-13) the opportunity to try us out. Here we REJECT the traditional tryout model where players either make a team or are cut at these young ages. So we are inviting you to come try us out! When you register for our tryouts, your player will
have the opportunity to experience a real Eagleclaw training in our true environment. This way young players can decide whether Eagleclaw is their new club and home.
There is a real difference between talent developers and talent selectors, we are talent developers. Talent developers work with the player in front of them and
We are Talent Developers devoting
our time and attention to the development of
do the hard work of educating and training them. They craft competitive teams by devoting time and attention to the development of each player.
Talent selectors of the youngest players take short cuts, forming teams by selecting the biggest, fastest players and cutting the rest. They are not true educators. This is the approach you will see being taken by the large "big box" youth soccer clubs in our area. They simply do not have the patience, skill or motivation for long-term development of young players.
By the time players are 13-18, we feel it is appropriate for us to be more selective. At these ages, we look for players who are committed to the sport and demonstrate game intelligence, awareness of space on the field and a good level of technique for passing, receiving and moving without the ball.
Selection to our Valencia Discovery Program (VDP) teams is reserved for the most ambitious and skilled players. VDP teams can be formed for teams at 2009-2004 birth years. Coaches and scouts from Valencia CF travel from Spain to Seattle to attend tryouts and select the players for our VDP teams. Please read below for more information about the VDP program.
SELECTION AND REGISTRATIOn
We will begin selecting players on the first day of tryouts. It is important that players attend the earliest tryout date possible as we will be filling roster spots starting on day one.
*If there is more than one tryout date for your age group, you should plan to attend each day.
You only need to register once and come each day. You do not need to register for each day.
Player selections will continue on each day of an age group's tryouts until team formation is complete.
Selected players will receive an invitation via email. To accept the invitation, players must immediately register with the club following the instructions in the email.
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.