Tryout Schedule

SLAMMERS DIFFERENCE
Welcome to Rainier Valley Slammers! We are very proud of our outstanding local coaches and volunteers, but one thing that makes our club different than the rest is our association with Walid and Ziad Khoury, Founders and Directors of Coaching for Slammers FC of Newport Beach, California. Slammers FC is one of the most successful and prestigious youth soccer clubs in the United States, www.slammers.org. Walid and Ziad help train our players and our coaches on a continual basis, and we are incorporating their highly successful curriculum and style of play into all our teams. Walid and Ziad are there for us at the national level, helping our teams and players get the attention they deserve from tournament directors and college coaches. This partnership is helping us build a truly premier soccer program. Rainier Valley Slammers is a member of the Regional Club League (RCL) and plays against the other top Premier clubs in our state. We are a club on the rise! Most importantly, we put player development, and communication with parents first. All of our players are guaranteed significant playing time throughout the year. We put special emphasis on developing our own young players, and showcasing older players to college coaches. Winning is important, but training young people to be great soccer players and great students and citizens is our main mission!

Mike Hargett, Director
Rainier Valley Slammers


TRYOUT INFORMATION
Tryouts are comprised of 2-3 sessions grouped by age/gender and are based on the player’s birth year. Tryout registration fee* is $10 per player, which helps defray the cost of field rentals.  The fee is non-refundable.  *No tryout fee for Jr. Academy age groups.  Pre-registration for all age groups is strongly recommended; please CLICK HERE to register now.

A numbered pinnie will be issued to allow the player on the field. If a player is unable to attend all sessions, please inform the coach. Please check the schedule below for any last-minute changes in venue, date, or time. A few reminders:

  • Plan to arrive 45 minutes early to allow for traffic and parking; registration booth will be open 30 minutes before each session.
  • Bring your registration form and signed waiver printed from the confirmation email.​  Players will not be permitted on the field without a form signed by a parent.
  • The registration booth is at the back of Game Farm Park adjacent to the soccer fields; it is located in the shack attached to the restrooms.
  • You must check in at the registration booth each day before taking the field.
  • Bring a ball, water, and dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Shin guards MUST be worn to participate.
  • Players should not wear apparel with logos from their Select, Club, or EPD team.
  • Parents and spectators are not allowed on the fields or inside the gates.  You are more than welcome to watch around the perimeter of the fence.
  • Dates and times are subject to change. Please check this schedule prior to leaving for a session.


2017 TRYOUT SCHEDULE
Tryout sessions for the 2017-2018 season will take place at Game Farm Park | 3030 R Street | Auburn, WA unless otherwise noted.

BOYS
AGE GROUP DATE/TIME DATE/TIME DATE/TIME
1999s (completed)    
2000s (completed)    
2001s (completed)    
2002s (completed)    
2003s Wed, May 3; 7:00-8:30pm ​Tues, May 9; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2004s Wed, May 3; 7:00-8:30pm Tues, May 9; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2005s Wed, May 3; 5:00-6:30pm ​Tues, May 9; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2006s Wed, April 26; 7:00-8:30pm Thurs, April 27; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2007s Wed, April 26; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 27; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2008s Wed, April 26; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 27; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2009/2010 Jr. Academy Wed, April 19; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 20; 5:00-6:30pm TBD

 

GIRLS
AGE GROUP DATE/TIME DATE/TIME DATE/TIME
1999s Wed, May 10; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, May 11; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2000s Wed, May 10; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, May 11; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2001s Wed, May 10; 7:00-8:30pm Thurs, May 11; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2002s Wed, May 10; 7:00-8:30pm Thurs, May 11; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2003s Wed, May 3; 7:00-8:30pm Tues, May 9; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2004s Wed, May 3; 7:00-8:30pm Tues, May 9; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2005s Wed, May 3; 5:00-6:30pm Tues, May 9; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2006s Wed, April 26; 7:00-8:30pm Thurs, April 27; 7:00-8:30pm TBD
2007s Wed, April 26; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 27; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2008s Wed, April 26; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 27; 5:00-6:30pm TBD
2009/2010 Jr. Academy Wed, April 19; 5:00-6:30pm Thurs, April 20; 5:00-6:30pm TBD

 

COACHING ASSIGNMENTS
For a list of coaching assignments for the 2017-2018 year, CLICK HERE.


REGISTRATION
To register a player for the 2017 tryouts, CLICK HERE (the link will take you to our Bonzi registration website). If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact our registrar. If you have any questions regarding tryouts or club costs, please contact our director.

Note: Financial assistance is available for low income families who meet the criteria, click here for more information about our Financial Assistance Program.
 

SKILLS TRAINING

  • Friday Night Lights is a weekly technical session open to all RVS players. The sessions will be planned in accordance with the weekly team training development plan.
  • RVS will hold specialized skills trainings at various times throughout the year, conducted by Walid and Ziad Khoury of Slammers FC.
  • Weekly training sessions for all goalkeepers will be held throughout the year with our GK Coach Kelly Bendixen. Kelly is a highly experienced USSF National 'A' and a NSCAA National Level 1 GK License holder.


COLLEGE SHOWCASE
College Coordinator Megan DeHan (former player and coach with Seattle University), is on board to assist U15+ players and families. Megan works closely with Walid Khoury and his college staff at Slammers FC to help our players get regional and national attention, and to make sure our teams are placed into the most prestigious college showcase tournaments.

 

PLAYER FEES

BIRTH YEAR/AGE GROUP 2017-2018 ANNUAL PLAYER FEE*
2010-2009 Jr Academy (U8-U9) $900
2008 (U10) $1,250
2007-2004 (U11-U14) $2,100
2003-1999 (U15-U19) $2,300

*Player fees include field usage fees for practices and games, coach training fee, Regional Club League (RCL) fees, referee fees, WYS player insurance, goal keeper training, Friday Night Lights technical training sessions, training equipment, entry fee for designated tournament(s), plus State Cup entry fee for qualifying age groups.  Uniform kits must be purchased at an additional cost. 


2016 RVS Apparel