Club Select Tryouts

2020 Club Select tryout schedules and information

Club Select practices resumed Monday 7/20 under Phase 2 guidelines/Safety Plan.  

Please visit the Select Program page for more information regarding tryouts and the Return to Play Safety Plan.

Attendance at BOTH sessions is strongly encouraged

Schedule is subject to change. Updates will be highlighted and emailed to registrants.

 

Boys 2020 BU10-BU15 TRYOUTS

 

TeamsSession 1Session 2
BU10 Lake Hills Born 2011

Coach Jim Shannon
jpshannon77@gmail.com
TBD
TBD
BU11 Lake Hills Legends Born 2010

Coach Todd Karam
todd@tktjdesign.com
TBDTBD
BU12 Lake Hills Select Born 2009

Coach Bill Capodanno
billcap@outlook.com
TBDTBD
BU13 Thunder Born 2008

Coach Shawn Bird
sdb98008@gmail.com
TBDTBD
BU14 Lake Hills Select Born 2007

Coach Patrick O'Rourke
Orourkepl@msn.com
TBDTBD
BU15 Hurricanes Born 2006

Coach Currin Cyr
Currin_Cyr@hotmail.com
TBDTBD

 

 

Attendance at BOTH sessions is strongly encouraged

Schedule is subject to change. Updates will be highlighted and emailed to registrants.

 

Girls 2020 TRYOUTS

TeamsSession 1Session 2
GU10 Born 2011

No team forming 2020
TBDTBD
GU11 Lake Hills Born 2010

No team forming 2020. Players encouraged to consider GU12 team, contact coach for more details
TBDTBD
GU12 Firehawks Born 2009

Alan Schon
alandschon@gmail.com
TBDTBD
GU13 Lynx Born 2008

Coach Eric Braddy
Eric@LakeHillsSoccer.org
TBDTBD
GU14 Rising Born 2007

Coach Stephan Gray
sgray9@gmail.com
TBDTBD
NO TEAMS: GU15/2006, GU16/2005
GU18 Supreme Born 2004 & 2003

Coach Patrick O'Rourke
orourkepl@msn.com
TBDTBD

 

2020 BU16 - BU19 TRYOUTS

 

TeamsSession 1Session 2
BU16 Blue Devils Born 2005

Coach TBD
ClubSelect@lakehillssoccer.org
Thursday Feb. 13
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Robinswood East
Friday Feb. 14
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Robinswood East
BU17 Tigers Born 2004

Coach Bill Capodanno
billcap@outlook.com
Thursday Feb. 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Robinswood East
Friday Feb. 14
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Robinswood East
BU18/19 Inferno Born 2003 & 2002

Coach Tiernan O'Rourke
torourke425@gmail.com
Thursday Feb. 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Robinswood East
Friday Feb. 14
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Robinswood West
Supplementary Session
contact coach or
prez@lakehillssoccer.org
with questions
Sunday Feb. 23
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Robinswood East

Field Locations

Robinswood Park  14919 SE 22nd St Bellevue WA 98007

Parking for turf fields is best accessed from SE 22nd Overflow parking is available across SE 22nd in the Big Picture School lot, onstreet on 150th, or in the park’s west lot near the playground.

  • Robinswood East #1 (RWE) is the field closest to the baseball field
  • Robinswood West #2 (RWW) is the field closest to 148th NE

 

Sammamish High School  100 140th Ave SE Bellevue WA 98005

 

Sherwood Forest Elementary  16411 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Tips for Tryouts:

  • Pre-REGISTER! All players must have parent permission, including returning players. Online registration is free. If a player cannot register online, they must bring a signed paper registration form to tryouts or their parent must come to tryouts and complete a paper registration form in person. Unregistered players are not allowed to participate in tryouts. Paper TRYOUT Registration Form
  • Players are encouraged to attend one or more of our optional, informal kickarounds. Kickarounds aren’t required but they give players a chance to prepare physically and meet coaches and potential teammates. KICKAROUND SCHEDULE PAGE.
  • Players should attend both tryout sessions. Different activities are planned for each session. Evaluators want to get a good look at all players during both sessions. If it’s not possible for your player to attend both sessions let the coach know emailing them or talking to them at the first session.
  • Check the schedule. Players who are registered online will be notified of schedule changes, but parents should always consult the website schedule to confirm.
  • Players should arrive 20-30 minutes before the start of tryouts to allow time to check in, receive a numbered vest, and warm up.
  • Relax and have fun! Coaches and evaluators want to see every player do their best.
  • Parents are welcome to quietly observe tryouts but are asked to stay off the field.
  • Coaches will be available to speak to parents before and after tryouts. Emails are also welcome. See the tryout schedule to contact a specific coach.

Players should bring to tryouts:

  • Shin guards and soccer shoes
  • Goalkeepers should bring their gloves
  • Water
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather; dress in layers!
  • Sunscreen if necessary
  • Appropriately-sized ball is optional. Make sure yours has your name on it if you bring one!

Players should NOT bring:

  • Club or team clothing—tryouts are not the place to wear your club uniform. Professional and college team gear is OK. Club soccer bag is OK.
  • Pets. Service animals are the only animals allowed at LHSC tryouts, practices, and games.
  • Gum, food, or beverages other than water. Keep our turf fields clean!

Select FAQs


Frequently asked questions regarding the Lake Hills Soccer Club Select program.

On March 23, 2020 Washington state banned all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes for at least two weeks. However, City of Bellevue fields are closed through May 31 and Bellevue School District fields are closed until further notice. Without fields, it will not be possible to conduct tryouts. Lake Hills Soccer Club will keep members and prospective players informed through our website as well as emails sent to all who register for tryouts. Keep yourself in the loop and sign up for tryouts here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/221170  
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Club Select soccer offers a level of competition quite a bit higher than Recreational soccer but typically a tier lower than Premier soccer. That said, top level Select squads are often competitive with some Premier teams.

Our teams play in the North Puget Sound League (Bellevue to Bellingham, WSYSA Districts 1 and 2). Teams are placed in divisions within these leagues based on team strength with like opponents. Our desire is that every team have a season that is challenging and fun. That is, they are not overmatched nor consistently overmatch other teams.

Teams typically play in 1-3 summer tournaments, a 12-game fall league (except high school girls who play Dec-Mar), and then the WSYSA Founders Cup or President’s Cup in the winter and early spring months. WSYSA Cup participation is expected, not optional. There is also opportunity for a 6 match Spring league that some of our teams choose to play in.

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The time commitment for Club Select is quite a bit higher than Recreational soccer but soccer doesn’t take over their lives.

Our teams play 8-10 months of the year and play 25-35 matches during that time. Teams typically practice twice per week for 3 hours total.

The atmosphere at games and practices is more focused and there is a high emphasis on technical, tactical, physical, and mental development. While the soccer gets more serious, the main goals are still having fun, growing as individuals and as a team, getting healthy exercise, learning life-lessons, competing at the appropriate level and playing a game we love with our friends.

August through State Cup in January/February it is expected that soccer will be the priority sport.

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  • 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.
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Absolutely, and this is a great benefit of Club Select.

However, from August through State Cup in January/February it is expected that soccer will be the priority sport.

Exception: high school age girls season is December through March and State Cup thereafter.

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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.

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Costs include registration, uniform kit, and team fees.

2020 registration fee for Lake Hills Club Select is $450. Scholarships are available to reduce registration fees to $75.

Uniform kit is approximately $250. This includes home and away jerseys, shorts, socks, warm-ups, and kit bag.

Team fees vary from team to team as they cover tournament fees, equipment and other incidental expenses. The range is typically $200-$300.

Other costs related to travel may be present depending on team plans.

 

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Yes. Registration is reduced to $75 if a player qualifies. Contact the Registrar for more information: Registrar@LakeHillsSoccer.org

The cost of a scholarship player’s basic uniform will be paid for by Lake Hills Soccer Club. Players leaving a team may be asked to return the uniform so it can be used by another player.

Team fees are still applicable but most teams work together to help scholarship players.

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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.

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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.

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Tryouts are held every year for every LHSC Club Select team. All players must try our–including those who were on the team the previous year. New players are welcome.

Tryouts occur during the months of February or May depending on gender and age. Online pre-registration is recommended.

Each team has two tryout sessions lasting 90-120 minutes. Tryout sessions are designed by the head coach of each team and typically involve various exercises including small-sided games and scrimmages. Players should plan to attend both sessions.

Evaluators score and rank all the players and choose the first 11 players (first 9 players for U11/U12). The head coach decides on the remainder of the squad, 5-7 more players depending on roster size which ranges from 14-22 players depending on age group.

More details on the EYSA Tryout Policy can be found here: EYSA Tryout Guidelines

Lake Hills tryout results will be posted here: TRYOUT RESULTS PAGE

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Players are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions. Coaches usually plan different activities so they can see different things on each day, so participants aren’t just doing the same thing at both sessions.

That said, life happens, so if your player can only attend one session and wants a chance at a Lake Hills team, we definitely want them to come to at least one session.

It would be a good idea to reach out to the coach and notify them in advance so the evaluators know they need to pay close attention and get a good look during the one session they do attend. At the very least, if the player is only coming to the first one, let the coach know when you arrive.

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Yes. While most of our players live in the area, tryouts are open to all age-appropriate players.

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Yes. In order to “play up” a player must be ranked in the Top 11 by the tryout evaluators (Top 9 for U11/U12)

U11-U14 players are only allowed to play up one age level. Meaning, a U12 aged player could play U13, but not U14 or above.

Players aged U15-U19 are not restricted by age levels, so can play up on any team for which they earn a Top 11 spot.

 

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Playing time is not guaranteed. Some players will play more than others. However, all players will be given fair playing time.

For ages U10-U12 players should receive at least 50% playing time during league play unless there are discipline or attendance issues.

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Coaches are chosen through an interview process conducted by the LHSC Club Select Chair who provides recommendations to the LHSC Board of Directors. The LHSC Board approves the Club Select coaching staff.

Assistant coaches are chosen the by the head coach and must be approved by the LHSC Board. Most coaches are volunteer but some teams will have paid coaches.

We place a high emphasis on coaching education. To be considered for a head coaching position a coach must have a US Soccer E License (or show equivalent knowledge and plan to take the course in the first year). Coaches are encouraged to complete their D license the following year. To coach U15 and above a WSYSA D License is required.

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Select teams typically practice on turf at Robinswood East/West, Sammamish HS.  U10-U12 teams may practice on modified-sized fields as daylight permits.

During the summer our teams sometimes practice on grass at various fields within the Lake Hills boundaries.

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Our club hosts a Club Select information night each year.

Date, time, and location of this year’s meeting will be posted on the LHSC home page and the Club Select page.

If you miss this year’s meeting, you’ll find a lot of information in this list of FAQs.

You can also reach out to our Club Select Chair with specific questions: ClubSelect@lakehillssoccer.org

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