BREMERTON, Wash. — Kitsap Soccer Club will hold an open tryout on Jan. 28, 2017, as well as an invitation-only tryout March 11 and 12 ahead of its inaugural National Premier Soccer League season in 2017. Players will have a chance to compete for contracts on a team with a proven track record of moving players onto higher-level teams in the United States and abroad.
“We’re committed to putting a quality team on the field and entertaining the soccer fans of Kitsap County once again in 2017,” head coach and general manager Cameron MacDonald said. “We’re looking forward to taking the first step toward getting underway again next summer.”
Tryouts are open to players 16 years of age and older. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the event. There is a $25 registration fee for the open tryout. Tryouts will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The January tryout is open to all interested players. The March event is open only to those invited by members of the Kitsap SC coaching staff—others will be turned away. Players with previous collegiate and professional experience are invited to email the club for consideration for an invitation.
Kitsap coaching staff will be on hand to oversee tryouts and evaluate trialists. For any additional information regarding the tryout, please contact associate head coach Liviu Bird at email@example.com.
The tryouts, as well as Kitsap SC training and home matches during the 2017 season, will be held at Gordon Field on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
Contact the Baymont Inns and Suites in Bremerton (360-377-7666) for the discounted rate
of $65 per night and reference “Kitsap Soccer Club.”
AIRPORT AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Players are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the recommended hotel. The club will provide transportation to the tryout site each day. The club recommends players contact the Kitsap Airporter shuttle service for transportation from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (66 miles to Gordon Field; 56 miles to Baymont Inn). Ample parking is available onsite at Gordon Field.
Kitsap Soccer Club begins its first season in the National Premier Soccer League in 2017 after eight seasons as the Kitsap Pumas in the Premier Development League. In the club’s eight-year history, it won the PDL national championship in 2011 and advanced to the national final again in 2014, establishing themselves as a club with a proven record of providing a high level of training and play for aspiring professionals as a stepping stone to the next levels of American soccer. Kitsap SC plays its home matches at Gordon Field, an intimate 1,500-capacity stadium on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, Washington, a one-hour ferry ride west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula.
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