COVID-19 Update: Washington State Youth Soccer is actively working on the plan for tryouts and we expect to hear more details soon. Please use the link below to sign up for alerts!
Please read the tryout faq for more information, including age groups available.
NEW!: Tryout Registration Link: https://northshoresoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/796024224
Signup for email notifications when tryout schedule is finalized here.
For further questions not covered in our FAQ e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear NSC Families,
NSC Tryout Registration is now open. Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and other changes things will be much different this year. Your registration is now vital in helping us determine and communicate team assignments when/if our window opens.
P.S. The following is a much longer version of the same information that NYSA sent to Sound FC recently:
Sound FC Families; We hope this finds you all in good health and good spirits during this interesting and challenging time in our lives. The onset and pandemic level outbreak of Covid-19, has created a level of angst and uncertainty in homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Sports, both youth and professional leagues, have been operating in a level of unknown that has become our new normal. Beginning with the Northshore School District closures in February and March, NYSA has tried our best to stay on top of the news and work in the best interests of our players. This includes cancelling all activities in early March when the school district closed for training to allow our Board of Directors an opportunity to work out a plan on how to handle future school and/or district closings. At this time, Governor Jay Inslee has issued a stay at home order for the state of Washington and NYSA will follow all directives on closings and social distancing. To ensure our compliance with the order, all NYSA activities will be suspended through May 4th, 2020. As this is an ever changing target, the date for a hopeful return to the field is open to change. NYSA asks that all coaches, parents, and players help us flatten the curve by practicing appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures, and hopefully we are all going to be healthy and able to see our friends back on the fields soon. While there are many uncertainties we are living with, through guidance from Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer we do know the following: All league play is on hold; The Presidents and Championship Cups have cancelled all Regional and National events; WYS is considering options for the state Presidents and Championship Cups, including carefully looking at potential dates and locations; Dates, locations, and how tryouts will be run for select and premier players looking for teams to play with for the 2020-2021 seasons is currently being examined by WYS. As more information about this becomes available to us we will pass this on to our families. With players wondering when they will be able to get back on the field and having a chance to play, visit, and interact with their soccer family, we want t0 assure everyone that we are preparing for a better day ahead. In preparation for the 2020-2021 season, we have some exciting news and updates to announce about our premier program. WYS APPROVAL OF SOUND FC After representatives from NYSA and Sound FC met with the RCL Commission and went through a deep review of the club and association, he found that the club meets all current RCL standards of a premier program for both NYSA and SSCYSA. We are very excited about this and are making our plans to move forward with a great program. TECHNICAL STAFF FOR 2020-2021 SEASON: Interviews for the technical staff leadership will be held on Thursday the 16th and an announcement will be coming in the following days of who will be leading the club into the coming season. We have some strong candidates who are interested in helping grow the program and meet or exceed all RCL requirements. The first task after the hiring of the director will be bringing on and announcing the coaching slate for the upcoming season. TRYOUT REGISTRATION: Washington Youth Soccer is currently in the process of determining new tryout dates and possibly a new tryout format for the 2020-2021 season. This is all contingent on the stay-at-home order that is currently in place for our State as well as social distancing guidelines. With things changing on a daily basis, the return to "normal" tryouts is still uncertain, but we are hopeful that we will be able to host live tryouts later in May. However, our staff are working on a back-up plan for a virtual tryout and team placement if holding in person tryouts is not possible. Our Sound FC family is our highest priority and we would like to assure every player that is currently on a Sound FC team that they will have a spot on our teams for the 2020-2021 season. With this in mind, we have opened tryout registration for our current members and ask that players register no later than 04/30/2020. If WYS decides to forego live tryouts, the tryout registration fee of $20 will be credited towards player registration for the 2020-2021 season. At this time, we encourage all players to register for tryouts as soon as possible by following this link: https://northshoresoccer.sportngin.com/register /form/439490791#_ga=2.94409628.1219085902.1586914792-1292253578.1585876779 As our association transitions to a new website we also have a new registration platform and all families will need to create a new account. This can be done by going to our website and clicking Sign-In, located in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. Until such a time that we play again, we want to remind everyone that youth soccer is a non-essential business. This means that any trainings or practices being held are not sanctioned, not covered by Washington Youth Soccer insurance, and coaches who organize official or unofficial trainings will be subject to NYSA discipline with a minimum of a year’s suspension. Online meetings and discussion groups may take place, as long as, they abide by our approved policy. Some requirements include no one-on-one discussions without a parent present, no plans for off-field contact, and all interactions must be observable and interruptible by either a parent or another adult. Please be aware of these and other policies, as directed by the federal SafeSport Act, on player and coach interaction. With the acknowledgement that we’re facing the unknown we ask for patience as we all try to comprehend the impact of this unprecedented pandemic. Please continue to take all advisements and instructions from local/national health agencies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and hopefully we will be with our friends and family again cheering on one another! Bryan O'Donnell Northshore Youth Soccer Association President