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Select Tryout Dates 2023/2024 Season




- Click to register for Boys & Girls 2012 - 2013 Tryouts

 - Click to register for Girls 2005 - 2008 Tryouts

 - Click to register for Boys & Girls 2009 - 2011 Tryouts

We shall host a pre-tryout Parent Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 11th April.

If you have any questions about anything relating to Select Soccer please contact Phil Avison (BIFC Technical Director)

Prior to Tryouts we will host OPEN HOUSE TRAINING SESSIONS at Bainbridge High School Grass - Dates Below

Select Soccer Calendar (2023/2024 Season)

Season Calendar

Here is an overview of what our competitive soccer calendar will look like for the up and coming season

Apr 11: Select Parent Information Conference Call
Apr 23: Wooden Spoon 4v4 Tournament
Apr 24: Development Academy Registration (2014-15 players)
May 4 - 5: Select Tryouts (2012-2013 players)
May 9 - 10: HS Aged Girls Select Tryouts (2005 - 2009 players)
May 11 - 12: Select Tryouts (2009 - 2013 players)
May 31: Select Training Starts
June 16 - 18: Select Soccer Tournament (2013 - 2010 teams)
June 23 - 25: Select Soccer Tournament (2009 - 2005 teams) 
June 27: Schools Out 4v4 Camp
July 3 - 9: No Select Soccer 
July 10: World Cup & Mini Kickers Camps
July 11: Development Academy Training Starts
July 18 - 20: Defenders Camp
July 21 - 23: Redmond Select Soccer Tournament (All DA/Select)
July 24: Everton FC: Development Day Camp
July 24: Everton FC: DA & Select Team Training
Aug 7 - 11: World Cup & Mini Kickers Camp
Aug 11 - 13: Girls HS Select Tournament (2009 - 2005 teams)
Aug 18 - 21: Island Cup Tournament (DA & 2013 - 2010 teams)
Aug 23: Summers End 4v4 Camp
Sept 1 - 4: Boys HS Select - Vancouver, BC Tournament (2009 - 2005 teams)
Sept 8: Fall Season Starts

Select Program

Select Soccer at BIFC

Bainbridge Island FC (BIFC) is extremely proud of its Select Soccer Program.  The success of BIFC's teams can be directly contributed to the long-term, progressive development of the individual players on our teams. From the beginning, BIFC players are trained with their long-term development in mind rather than immediate team success. BIFC coaches are committed to this philosophy and our club utilizes a professional coaching staff to ensure that players get the maximum amount of learning and development

Everything we do is about building people, building kids. We believe that good values lead to good people, and good people can do great things. The way we do that is through soccer, we provide opportunities for players to play the beautiful game, because the beautiful game is fun to play. Our players are trained with their long-term development in mind rather than immediate team success, but we find success following this path. Come play on our team.

Not only do BIFC select team players perform well in the realm of club soccer, BIFC training is proven preparation for high school soccer. The strength of a high school program usually reflects the number of club players on the team and the level at which those players compete during their club season.

Play Ups

Children will be allowed to tryout for older age groups, please notify Technical Director - Phil Avison if you intend to tryout for an older age group. Players trying out for an older age group must try out at their own age group. We do have a set criteria for players being allowed to play up, each player's position will be individually reviewed by the BIFC Director of Coaching, Technical Director and coaching staff.

HS Age Groups

BIFC teams within the older age groups, will be formed in a similar manner to how HS teams are formed across the state of Washington and the US. With a Varsity, JV and JVC groups representing the club.

Is Select soccer for you?

Select soccer is for serious soccer players who want professional instruction and who desire a more competitive environment with other players who share the same goals. Most select soccer players tend to be those that want to play for their high school and possibly in college. Players should not try out for a competitive team simply because some of their friends are. They should tryout because they enjoy playing soccer, want to learn to play at a more advanced level, and are willing to commit the time and effort required to become the best soccer player possible.

Select Level Commitment

At BIFC, select teams train 2 times each week for 1.5 hours each session. In addition goal keepers are required to attend goal keeper training weekly. Scrimmages, practice games, and tournaments are an integral part of the commitment. Scrimmages or practice games may be scheduled during the week in addition to regular training or on the weekends. Teams enter 3 tournaments each summer which will require weekend travel in the Puget Sound area, and possibly beyond.

Beyond the added training, match and tournament requirements, select level players are truly challenged to perform at a higher level both technically and tactically, individually and as a team. More is expected of each player and each team in commitment, effort, desire, and development results.

More questions, please contact Phil Avison, Technical Director

Where Do Our Select Teams Play?

Bainbridge Island FC continues to explore avenues for the best competitive soccer playing opportunities for our players.  We always evaluate league placement to challenge our players and to add variety to the experience.  At the same time, we remain cognizant of the time, travel and costs of the program as a whole.  

Our younger teams will play in North Puget Sound League (NPSL) while our high-school age teams will play in Washington Premier league (WPL), as described below.  
We feel strongly that there should be opportunities for our competitive players to play on a team, and for us to be able to provide the appropriate playing experience for our players all the way up to the elite level.

The Playing Pathway

The playing pathway for our teams is not easy, some avenues that should be open are not, and therefore we have to best navigate that to meet the needs of our Bainbridge Island FC competitive select teams.

Foundation Phase - Under 10-11 ages 
Discovery Phase - Under 12-13 ages  
Competitive Phase - Under 14-15 ages 
Elite Phase - Under 16+ ages 

Where do we play?

North Puget Sound League (NPSL) 

At the Foundation and Discovery Phases we believe that playing in the local North Puget Sound League provides excellent levels of competition that ensures our players are challenged and develop as individuals & teams.

Placement in these leagues provides opponents in the Greater Seattle area and ensures we minimize travel whilst ensuring we find appropriate levels of competition.
NPSL1 is the highest level in these leagues.

Washington Premier Leagues (WPL)

Due to the focus and dedication of our players and coaches we find that at the Competitive and Elite Phases, we may need to find a higher level of competition because of the level of play of our teams.  

The Washington Premier League (WPL) provides that platform to continue to test our teams.  Therefore from 2022 all our teams at the 2008-2004 age groups will be in the Washington Premier Leagues.  
In the highest tier of WPL divisions, it can be necessary for a greater degree of travel.  Washington Premier League Super Division is the highest level of play in WPL.

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

In Washington State there are half a dozen elite clubs that field teams at the ECNL level.  This is the highest level of play that a player can excel towards in the State.  Some of our BIFC players have and do elevate to these teams.  At an appropriate time, if we feel a player(s) from our teams should explore this potential we will discuss this with the family.  ECNL provides excellent opportunities but can be very expensive.  We send individual players to these teams, we do not have BIFC teams in the ECNL.

Regional Club League

The RCL is another competitive program in WA State that provides several levels of play.  It is a closed system that only allows chosen clubs to participate.  The levels of divisions 2, 3, and 4 in RCL are comparable to our league play in NPSL, but travel can be across the whole of Washington.  The top tier RCL1 division is equivalent to the WPL Super division.

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