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About Crossfire Select

Crossfire Select is a nonprofit player development club that provide soccer training and competitive play options for players and families in the Lake Washington communities. Crossfire Select serves the multi-sport athlete who is looking to play at a more competitive level than recreational soccer. Select teams play primarily in the WYS North Puget Sound League (NPSL) and have a few teams participating in the Regional Club League.

Our Mission

Crossfire Select provides a competitive youth soccer program that inspires players to enjoy and experience the game of soccer; build lifelong relationships, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

We aim to:

  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, and sportsmanship
  • Instill a lifelong love of the game
  • Build a strong sense of community
  • Create a player development pathway

Every year the club forms two, sometimes three, boys and girls teams for each age group between U10 and U19. Teams are formed every spring through tryouts. Once teams are formed, training begins in early June. Practices are held twice a week and schedules are determined by the coach.

Most teams will participate in two to three tournaments throughout the summer season. During the summer, teams are evaluated by coaches and coaching directors and placed in competitive divisions that are appropriate for each individual team. A team that is well placed will win as many matches as they lose, and draw any number of matches. In this way players are receiving a proper challenge to help them develop their skills.

Most Crossfire Select teams play in the North Puget Sound League (NPSL). NPSL teams play a 12-match schedule in either the Fall or Spring (depending on age). Travel is generally within a 1-hour radius of Redmond, occasionally more, and within King and Snohomish Counties. One or two matches per season may require further travel that is within a 3-hour radius of Redmond.

Every year one or two of the most competitive Crossfire Select teams compete in the Regional Club League (RCL). Qualifying teams play a 12-game schedule from September to mid December - 6 home, 6 away. Girls high-school age teams (GU15-GU19) who participate in this league play in the Winter League starting in December and concluding in March. Travel is generally within a 1.5-hour radius of Redmond and within King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. One or two matches may require state-wide travel.

Most Crossfire Select teams end their season participating in a state tournament, either Founders Cup (NPSL) or Presidents Cup (RCL).

 
Basic Uniform Kit

Crossfire Select is on a two-year uniform cycle, which means that your player's uniform will change every two years. Boys Kit (roughly $200 on even years), Girls Kits (odd years). Kits include 2 jerseys, 2 shorts, 2 pairs of socks, and 2 training tops. There are numerous optional items your player may want. See our Uniform page for more details.

 
How Much Does Crossfire Select Cost?

All players registering to a Crossfire Select team should expect the following:

Seasonal Fees (Subject to change)

U10 $650
U11 - U19 $800


Fees allow the club to operate in a fiscally responsible manner as to cover registration, administrative costs, referees, facility rentals, field maintenance, and coaching education. Crossfire Select does offer payment options to help spread the cost over time. Scholarships are also available. Contact president@crossfireselect.com for more information.

Team Fund

All teams collect a team fund from every family that ranges from $150 - $200 for the season. This fund generally covers tournament entry fees, costs to coach and season party and is in addition to the registration fee. This fee varies from team to team, and will generally be discussed at the first team meeting of the year. Your team treasurer will collect the team funds from each parent once the amount has been finalized.

 
Tryout Registration

Register for tryouts online for a more efficient tryout check-in experience.

  • Look for age-specific tryout dates
  • Online registration costs $15, or it's $20 on the day, at the field
  • Players planning to try out for multiple age groups must register for both age groups, but only have to pay for the first birth year registered for. The Club recommends that players only tryout in one age group based on recommendations from their coaches.
  • Players may tryout for an older birth year, but not a younger birth year.
  • The Birth Year Chart below will help you to identify the age group for your player based on their birth year.
2018-19 Birth Year Chart
Birth Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Age Designation U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19
 
Which birth year age group should your player try out for?

The Club encourages players to tryout in their own birth year age group unless playing in an older birth year age group is in the best interests of the player and their development, and this is a decision supported by both parents and coaches. In making this decision, some considerations are:

  • If your player is playing on a Division 2 or lower team, the Club strongly encourages them to try out at the age appropriate birth year.
  • If your player is not a starter on their current team and is eligible to play at a younger birth year than the oldest player, we encourage you to try out at the age appropriate birth year.
  • If your player's improvement is an important goal, we encourage you to consider which birth year age group gives your player the best opportunity to maximize their playing time.
 
Select Player Calendar Year

May

Tryouts: The majority of the players tryout in the late spring. (U10-U15 Boys, U10-U19 Girls)

June - August

Teams may enter two or three summer tournaments. Most tournaments will be in the Puget Sound Area, although some older teams may opt to travel farther. Younger age groups are encouraged to participate in Jamborees and Scrimmages.

September - December

Boys U10-U19 and Girls U10-U15 play in their primary league season (Girls U16-U19 will play in the spring). Teams compete in roughly 12 games in the Pugest Sound Region.

Girls in middle school - high school age groups may participate in a special fall season intended to help fill the gap between those that are not yet high school but who's primary season is in the Spring.

High-school level girls teams begin their primary season. After this season, they will enter their State Cup competition which finishes just before tryouts.

January

Teams that enter the State Cup tournament will begin playing the first weekend in January. The teams that qualify onto the finals will wrap up their tournament in February.

February

Spring league is a developmental league for Select players up to U15 only, and lasts about 6 weeks. Teams typically combine to form one or two viable spring teams. When possible, they train together not only within one age group, but potentially across other ages and genders focusing on skills rather than strategy (Academy style training). This is a great chance for the players on the team to get time with another coach within the age group (both for practices and games). Spring league is a great time for players to try new positions. Cost per player is usually around $150.

March

Futsal (March/April) is not a league or practice time, it is a training session for Select players up to U14 only, that focuses on ball skills and quick ball movement. It is played on a gymnasium floor (Redmond High) - so players need non-marking shoes to participate. At the end of each training session, the players get to play a 30-minute game. It is mixed age and gender, but typically they split it into older and younger groups so players are not muscled out of the competitions. This is in addition to the regular season.

April

POPS is purely optional playground soccer. It is intended to be kids hanging out with a soccer ball at the park. We open this up to anybody that has an interest in soccer. We send coaches to the park to oversee, but not instruct. They may set up goals or throw down backpacks to use as goals. Coaches provide equipment and first aid. We expect every coach U14 and under to participate in at least one POPS session. But any RMA cleared person may also contribute time to help out.