Club Select soccer is a level of competition between that of Recreational and Premier play. Select soccer typically appeals to the player seeking a level of competition higher than Recreational play provides, but who is not able or willing to commit to the year-round program that is part of Premier soccer.
Each of the 5 clubs that comprise the Eastside Youth Soccer Association (EYSA), have the opportunity to field a Select team at each age level. Eastside Football Club (Eastside FC) is the Association's Premier club and fields the Premier teams. In general, the travel, cost and time commitment of Select soccer is considerably less than that of Premier programs, but quite a bit higher than Recreational.
Lake Hills strives to field 20 Club Select teams, 10 boys and 10 girls from U10-U19. Historically, our teams have been very successful. In addition, our coaches are very loyal to the club. It is not uncommon for coaches to stay with their team from inception at the young ages all the way through high school. The Lake Hills Club Select program is truly a community program with the majority of the players and coaches coming up through the younger age groups of our Recreational program.
LHSC Club Select coaches are required to have certification by US Soccer and we encourage and require coaches to pursue advanced coaching education and licensing.
Frequently asked questions regarding the Lake Hills Soccer Club Select program.
- Club Select plays 8-10 months per year while Premier is year-round.
- Club Select expects soccer to be top priority September through early February (December-May for Girls U15+) but understands that other sports may take priority during spring and even part of summer. Most Premier clubs expect soccer to be priority all year
- The majority of Club Select teams have skilled and experienced volunteer coaches but a few teams will have paid coaches. Premier teams have full-time paid coaches.
- Lake Hills Club Select total costs are approximately $1000 per year for teams with volunteer coaches. Teams with paid coaches will have a higher cost of approximately $1600. Premier is approximately $3000 or more per year not including the extra travel involved.
May – tryouts
June – practice twice per week, may enter a tournament.
July – practice once or twice per week, may enter a tournament.
August – practice twice per week, may enter a tournament or two. Make final preparation for the Fall league season.
September – Mid-December – practice twice per week / play 12-14 league games (Saturdays for younger players – U-15 and above play on Sundays).
January and February – Practice twice per week. Enter State Cup (Founder’s or President’s Cup).
GU15-19 ONLY: 12 league games played December-March; State Cup April-May, tryouts for next year in late May. No practice or games Sept-Nov to allow players to participate in High School fall soccer.
Teams are formed each year through a selection process that involves two tryout sessions. These sessions are designed and run by the head coach who employs the assistance of at least 3 other evaluators. Players should plan to attend both sessions. Every player must try out for the team every year.
A minimum of 11 players (U11/U12 9 players min.) must be selected during tryouts and players must be present for at least one formal tryout session to be selected for the team. The exception is injured or sick players who may have the opportunity to tryout at informal sessions at the discretion of the head coach.
It’s a good idea to register for Recreational in April if you’re not sure if your child will receive or accept an offer to play Select.
Returning players from the previous year’s U8-U18 recreational teams are given priority for placement on the same team if registered before June 1, however, the lineup of teams and coaches available can change significantly in U10-U13 Rec.
We work hard to place all Rec registrants on a team, but signing up in late May can be risky for both new and returning players. Unfortunately, sometimes there are not enough spots for all the kids who want to play.
Securing a spot in Recreational keeps your player’s options open. Fees paid toward Rec can be applied toward LHSC Club Select registration. Players moving to a different club can request a refund, less $25 admin fee.
LHSC Club Select Coaches Profiles
LHSC prides itself on the quality, experience and integrity of our Select Coaches. Click on a coach below for their resume and coaching philosophy.
2019-20 Girls Teams
2019-20 Boys Teams
U10 Lake Hills Legends B10, Coach Todd Karam
U11 Lake Hills Select B09, Coach Bill Capodanno
U12 Lake Hills Thunder B08, Coach Shawn Bird
U13 Lake Hills Select B07, Coach Patrick O’Rourke
U14 Lake Hills Hurricanes B06, Coach Currin Cyr
U15 Lake Hills Blue Devils B05, Coach Alistair Sloan
U16 Lake Hills Tigers B04, Coach Bill Capodanno
U18 Lake Hills Inferno B02, Coach Tiernan O’Rourke