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Bainbrige Island FC select and recreational soccer club
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Bainbrige Island FC select and recreational soccer club

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 with our high-school age teams we will consider  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 

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.

Bainbridge Island FC  - Age Development Objectives

Play Ups

Children will be allowed to try out for older age groups, please notify Technical Director - Phil Avison if you intend to try out for an older age group. Players trying out for an older age group must try out for their 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 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 Varsity, JV, and JVC groups representing the club.

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 goalkeeper 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.

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 with our high-school age teams we will consider  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 

Peninsula League (NPSL)

For the Foundation Phase U10 age group, we try to minimize travel and in 2023 we created the Peninsula League which allows the majority of our U10 age group players
to play all their games on the Olympic Peninsula.

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 ensure 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 League (WPL)

At the competitive and elite phases, we evaluate if the Washington Premier League (WPL) might be a good fit - we consider the level of competition, travel, cost, and the calendar.  From our experience in 2022, we did not find the WPL to be a good fit.  However, we will continue to evaluate that each year as we aspire to find the most suitable

and developmentally appropriate fit for our players.

SELECT SOCCER

Open House practices are 1 hour and provide a chance to get some touches on the ball ahead of tryouts and meet coaches and other players who will be trying out. All open house practices are at Woodward Middle School Turf Field

Select Soccer 2024/2025 Season

Parent Information Meetings:

Our meetings were held on 10th April (in person) and 12th April (online)

Please find HERE the meeting presentation.

If you have any questions about anything related to Tryouts please connect with Phil Avison our Tryout Lead Staff.

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Tryout Schedule:

Due to new information regarding school events, we need to adjust the tryout dates to the following:
 

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR GIRLS TRYOUTS   (2014-2006 Age Groups)
 

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR BOYS TRYOUTS   (2014-2010 Age Groups)
 

* April 30 & May 1:
   Boys born in 2014: - 4pm-5.15pm on 30th April & 5.00pm-6.15pm on 1st May
   Boys born in 2013  - 6.30 pm - 7.45 pm on 30th April & 1st May
   Girls born in 2013 & 2014:  - 4pm -5.15pm on 30th April & 6.30pm-7.30pm on 1st May

* May 8 & May 9:

   Boys born in 2011: 4 pm - 5:15 pm
   Girls born in 2011 & 2012: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
   Boys born in 2010 & 2012: 7 pm - 8:15 pm
 

* May 15 & May 16:

   Girls born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Notes:

1. Tryout dates are set to following Washington Youth Soccer select tryout date rules.

2. Coaching assignments will be posted shortly.
 

2024-2025 season schedule:​
 

  • April-May 2024: Open House Practices & Pre Tryouts Meetings

  • May 2024: Bainbridge Island FC Tryouts: Boys (2010 - 2014) and Girls (2006 - 2014)

  • June 13-18: Far West Regional Presidents Cup, Salt Lake City (Boys 2005 Blue & 2008 Blue)

  • June 14-16: Starfire Spring Classic (2010 - 2014 Blue teams)

  • June 28-30: Skagit Firecracker (All teams, except those attending Starfire Spring Classic & Far West Regionals)

  • July 12-15: X-Fire Premier Challenge - Boys 2006 Blue, 2008 Blue, 2009 Blue & Girls 2007 Blue

  • July 26-28: Crossfire Select Cup - All DA & Select Teams, except teams attending X-Fire Challenge

  • Aug 9-11: Girls 2006 - 2010  Cascadia Coastal Cup, Warrenton & Seaside, Oregon

  • Aug 23-25: Island Cup - Boys & Girls (2011 - 2016)

  • Aug 31-Sept 2: Boys 2006 - 2009 Tournament, Richmond, BC, Canada

  • Sept 7 - Fall Season 2024 Begins, all teams except Girls 2006 - 2010.

Open House Dates 2024

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