WHAT IS MUKILTEO FC SELECT?
Mukilteo FC select is the elite soccer division of Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club. It is a program open to Snohomish County and other areas that allows kids to be coached at a higher level and to compete at the elite level. Teams will play in the Washington Premier League (WPL) against other select groups.
WHAT AGE GROUPS?
For this year (2023/2024), we will try to have teams in the following age groups 2015 U09 – 2005 U19.
DO PLAYERS HAVE TO ATTEND ALL TRYOUT DAYS?
No, they do not. However, if your player feels that they did not have a good tryout on the first day, they should attend the second day to see if they can improve their play. Tryouts are when coaches evaluate the players and decide who they will ask to join their team. A second look could raise their chance of getting selected.
HOW MUCH DOES MUKILTEO FC SELECT COST?
We are doing our best to keep the costs low. Right now, it will be between $800-900. This will include EVERYTHING your player will need. Some programs cost over $1000 to join, and then you add all the other costs. Those costs can be over $1500 quickly. Monthly payments are available with MYSC.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY FEES?
Your player will receive a home and away jersey, one pair of shorts, and two pairs of socks. A 10-12 game season through WPL and practice fields on Mukilteo School District fields starting in June or July through the entire season, including fields with lights in the winter months. It also includes three tournament fees.
CAN A PLAYER TRY OUT EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT SURE THEY WANT TO PLAY SELECT SOCCER?
Yes! We DO NOT charge a fee to try out, so players can come and see if this is for them. They may decide that they are not ready for this commitment to play at this level, and that is OK. We ask that you let the coaches know if you intend to join the team or not so they don’t offer a spot to your player.
CAN A PLAYER “PLAY UP” AND TRY OUT FOR AN OLDER TEAM?
Yes, they can. We prefer that they try out for their proper age group, though. You will be asked during registration if you are planning to play up. It would be best if you let coaches know you plan to try out for multiple age teams.
DO YOU PLAY ALL YEAR LONG, AND CAN MY PLAYER PLAY OTHER SPORTS?
The normal season will be from Mid-June/Early July to Mid-December. Teams that want to enter the state cup will continue to practice and play from February through April. Teams that choose to play year-round will play the spring season in the league. Teams will typically play two tournaments in the summer in either July or August and one in November. We want players to become well-rounded athletes, not just soccer players. MYSC fully believes that kids need to play other sports and cross-train. Kids are getting major injuries earlier from being focused on just one sport. Our coaches will work with players and their families to make this happen. If a team does plan to play year-round, we would like the players to attend at least one practice a week to keep their skills up.
HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DOES A TEAM PRACTICE?
Teams will practice a minimum of two times a week. However, some teams may also have optional additional training, which means practicing three times a week.
HOW FAR DO WE HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR GAMES?
You should not have to travel any further north than Bellingham or as far south as Tacoma, east as Issaquah/Monroe, or west to Bremerton. You would rarely have to travel east of the mountains for a regular-season game. It is possible in the high school age groups. Teams in the state cup tournament can play anywhere in the state.
DO HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE DIFFERENT SEASONS?
Yes. Select Clubs in the State of Washington follow the school system so players can play Mukilteo FC Select and High School Soccer. High School Boys will train and play in the summer and fall for their Mukilteo FC Select team and then play for their High School team in the spring. High School Girls will train in the summer and play in summer tournaments. They will play for their High School team in the fall and then resume play in the spring with their Mukilteo FC Select team.