Tryout Schedule

THE 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 age as of August 1. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and is available via the registration tab on our website (there is no tryout fee). 

A numbered pinney will be issued to allow the player on the field. If a player is unable to attend all sessions, please inform the coach or the staff at registration. Check the schedule for any last-minute changes in venue, date, or time.

  • Arrive 30 minutes early for check-in.
  • 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 EDP team.
  • Bring a copy of your registration form printed from the confirmation email.
  • Dates and times are subject to change. Please check this schedule prior to leaving for a session.


TRYOUT RESULTS
The goal of the club is to notify all players of the tryout results within 48 hours of the completion of the final tryout session for each age/gender. The final decision will be made by the respective coach with input from technical evaluators. A parent/player/coach team meeting will occur shortly after team selection.


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.


2014 TRYOUT SCHEDULE
Tryout sessions for the 2014/2015 season will take place at Game Farm Park | 3030 R Street | Auburn, WA unless otherwise noted. If you are uncertain which age group your child should play in, please view the Age Chart. Please note that the date/time for the GU16-18 has been revised.

AGE GROUP DATE/TIME DATE/TIME DATE/TIME
BU16 Thursday, Feb 27, 6-8PM Friday, Feb 28, 6-8PM Saturday, Mar 1, 10AM-12PM
BU17 Thursday, Feb 27, 6-8PM Friday, Feb 28, 6-8PM Saturday, Mar 1, 10AM-12PM
BU18 Thursday, Feb 27, 6-8PM Friday, Feb 28, 6-8PM Saturday, Mar 1, 10AM-12PM
B/G U8-U9 Academy * Friday, April 25, 6-7PM Saturday, April 26, 3-4PM  
B/G U10 Friday, April 25, 5:30-7:30PM Saturday, April 26, 3-4:30PM  
B/G U11 Friday, May 2, 6-7:30PM Saturday, May 3, 10-11:30AM Sunday, May 4, 10-11:30AM
B/G U12 Friday, May 2, 6-8PM Saturday, May 3, 10-11:30AM Sunday, May 4, 10-11:30AM
B/G U13 Friday, May 9, 6-8PM Saturday, May 10, 12-2PM Sunday, May 11, 12-2PM
B/G U14 Friday, May 9, 6-8PM Saturday, May 10, 12-2PM Sunday, May 11, 12-2PM
B/G U15 Friday, May 9, 6-8PM Saturday, May 10, 2:30-4:30PM Sunday, May 11, 2:30-4:30PM
GU16 Wednesday, May 14, 5:30-7PM Thursday, May 15, 5:30-7PM Friday, May 16, 5:30-7PM
GU17 Wednesday, May 14, 5:30-7PM Thursday, May 15, 5:30-7PM Friday, May 16, 5:30-7PM
GU18 Wednesday, May 14, 5:30-7PM Thursday, May 15, 5:30-7PM Friday, May 16, 5:30-7PM

*All U8-U9 players who register are accepted into the Academy program.


REGISTRATION
To register a player for the 2014 tryouts, click here which 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: Scholarships are available for qualified families, click here for more information about our scholarship program.