Kitsap Pumas announce tryout schedule for 2018 season

Open tryout to take place Jan. 27; invitational tryouts in February and March

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas will hold an open tryout on Jan. 27, 2018, as well as invitation-only tryouts Feb. 17-18 and March 31 and April 1 ahead of its 2018 National Premier Soccer League season. 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.
 
“Tryouts are a vital step in an exciting process that we go through to put together a team each year,” head coach Liviu Bird said. “We always look forward to getting back on the field after a long offseason. I invite all players, both local and from far away, to come out and take their chance with us if they think they have what it takes.”
 
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 $50 registration fee for the open tryout; the invitational tryouts are free of charge. Tryouts will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The January tryout is open to all interested players. The February and March events are open only to those invited by members of the Pumas 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 head coach Liviu Bird at lbird@kitsapsoccerclub.com.
 
The tryouts, as well as Pumas training and home matches during the 2018 season, will be held at Gordon Field on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

2018 KITSAP PUMAS TRYOUT DETAILS

Open Tryout: Jan. 27, 2018

Open Tryout Registration

 Invitational Tryouts: February 17-18, 2018  (by invitation only)

Invitational Tryout Registration

Supplemental Invitational Tryout:  March 31-April 1, 2018 (by invitation only)

Invitational Tryout Registration

HOTEL INFORMATION

Contact the Baymont Inns and Suites in Bremerton (360-377-7666) for the discounted rate of $65 per night and reference “Kitsap Pumas.”

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.

The Kitsap Pumas will begin their second season in the National Premier Soccer League in 2018 after eight seasons in the Premier Development League. In the club’s nine-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. The Kitsap Pumas play their 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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