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HSA Select Tryouts 2024-2025 Season

Page updated February 9, 2024

ALERT! Change in field and tryout times due to cut wires (no lights) at Delridge field.

HS Boys U16-U17 Tryouts

  • There is a $10 fee for tryouts.
  • Register for tryouts HERE.
  • Scroll down page to review tryout process. 

Tryout schedule (Feb. 13 & 15) at Delridge South Hiawatha Playfield

  • Boys 2009 (U16): 7:45-9pm
  • Boys 2008 (U17): 7:45-9pm
  • Boys 2006/07 (U19): no team being offered for next season

Following tryouts, HS Boys teams will hold team formation meetings (by team) but will take a break for the High School season. A Team Formation meeting (for all teams) will be held in May (keep scrolling for details). HSA Select teams start training in June.


Tryouts for remaining age groups will be held in May

  • Tryout schedule to be posted in April. 
  • Teams are formed by Birth Year (view Soccer Age Chart).
  • Boys and Girls U-11 to U-15, and High School Girls U-16 to U-19
  • We will be forming two new U-11 teams (Birth Year 2014).
  • There is a $10 fee for tryouts.
  • Register for Tryouts HERE.
  • View Head Coaching Assignments (HS Boys head coaching assignment to be posted early February, the rest by end of March).
  • Scroll down page to view Tryout Process.

Tryout Process 2024-2025 Season

Tryout Process

HSA Select is a competitive soccer program that serves young soccer players who are interested in receiving high-quality training, competitive league play within a structure that encourages multi-sport athletes and other activities outside of year-round soccer.

Registration

Register online to ensure a quick check-in process at tryouts. You'll need to create an account online if you do not already have one. There is a $10 registration fee.

  • You can register online when you walk up (you'll need to register on your phone) but we prefer online registration in advance to help with planning.
  • All registrations will be completed on birth year (example: player born on 5/21/2009 will register for “2009/U-16” tryout).
  • If your player desires to try out at an older age group (play up), please review our Play Up Policy and contact us at [email protected]

Check in

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in each day. Each player will receive a numbered pinnie on the first day, to wear during tryouts. Players must return the pinnie after each tryout session, and will be issued the same-numbered pinnie for the second day of tryouts. Tryout numbers are used by coaches when making player selections.

Attendance

Players are strongly encouraged to attend both days of tryouts. If you can attend only one session or arriving late, please let check-in staff know. No make-up tryouts will be held.

What to Wear

  • Players must wear appropriate soccer footwear, shin guards and bring their own water bottle and ball.
  • Players may not wear jewelry of any kind. This includes necklaces, rings, earrings, or bracelets of any kind (including rubber bracelets).
  • Players may NOT wear current club clothing. Players doing so may be asked to remove such items during tryouts.
  • Tryouts are held rain or shine.

Tryout Schedule

The HS Boys tryouts are held in February and tryouts for remaining teams are held in May. Scroll to top of page for schedule.

Team Coaches

The HS Boys Head Coaches will be announced in February and Head Coaches for all other teams announced in March/April. View current Head Coaching assignments.

Player Assessments

Your player will be assessed in the overall select player pool at tryouts. The coaches have organized a full slate of engaging, challenging activities for all the players that should provide sufficient information for our coaches. The activities will assess various factors the coaches look for in players that are a good fit for an advanced development program, not simply current aptitude. Assessments are performed on a variety of factors, including:

  • Skill/Aptitude
  • Speed of Play
  • Decision-Making
  • Athleticism
  • Coach-ability
  • Composure
  • Focus
  • Responsibility
  • Attitude
  • Creativity
  • Work Rate

On the field, there will be HSA Select staff/volunteers comprised of head coaches and evaluators.

These sessions do allow these experienced coaches/evaluators to see what they need in a very efficient albeit short period of time. That said, tryouts are not exact by any stretch. Players help us and themselves to position themselves most favorably when they attend both sessions.

The Notification/Offer Process

Select team tryouts consist of two try-out sessions. Most of the activity is completed during the two-day tryouts although some players may also be identified after.

Player offers (by email) will be sent no later than 24-48 hours following the conclusion of the last tryout. Additional offers may be given depending on the response of first offers given. 

Team Formation Meeting (online)

The team formation meeting (for players accepting offers) will be held in May on:

Date: TBD (held in May)
Time: 6:30PM
Location: Online Meeting (link to be shared with player families)

2023 Team Formation Slides (to be updated for 2024)

Players and parent/guardian are required to attend this meeting. This meeting will cover information about the HSA Select program, introduce coaches, discuss expectations, and go over the uniform ordering process and player registration.

Head coaches will also schedule a team meeting (in person) to review team schedule, fees, and volunteer needs, to select player numbers (new players), and to share when the uniform fitting will take place.

Uniforms (new for 2024) and Uniform Fitting

  • We will be in the 1st year of a 2-year club uniform for the 2024-2025 season.
  • Uniform Fittings will be scheduled during May and early June.
  • Uniforms can be ordered online and will be available through our E-store
  • Questions about Uniforms and Apparel or the ordering process can be directed to our Uniform Coordinators, listed on the E-store page.

For Parents

Hi Parents - we know having your kids try out for a select program is a big and sometimes scary jump from recreational soccer. Please read the documents and article below to answer some of your questions. The Select Committee will also be available during tryouts for other questions you may have.

HSA Select Overview (updated for 2022-2023 season)

HSA Select Tryout Play Up Policy

HSA Select Fees (updated for 2022-2023 season)
NOTE: no fee change for 2023-2024 season

Program Fee Refund Policy and fee for Late Player Addition to roster (updated for 2022-2023 season)

Contact

HSA Select
126 SW 148th Street Suite C100, PO Box #187
Burien, Washington 98166

Email: [email protected]

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