Sounders Women, Men to Hold Open Tryouts
Tryouts are taking place this month for both the Seattle Sounders Women and Seattle Sounders FC — and you can be a part of the team!
Sounders Women tryouts will take place Mar. 16-17 at Tukwila’s Starfire Sports, while the Seattle Sounders FC tryouts, hosted by the Sounders FC U-23, will occur the following weekend, Mar. 23-24 , at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner. Complete details on both tryouts are below, and more information can be found on the respective team websites, SoundersWomen.com and SoundersU23.com.
“An open tryout is an outstanding opportunity for players with the work ethic, passion for the game, and the talent to perform at a high level to be seen by staff and afforded the chance to make the Sounders Women roster,” said Lesle Gallimore, the Sounders Women Technical Director.
Sounders Women tryouts will be open to female soccer players ages 16 years and older. Tryouts will feature small-sided as well as 11v11 games. Players will be assessed by members of the Sounders Women technical and coaching staffs, including Gallimore. All pre-registered players will participate in tryouts on Saturday, Mar. 16. The top players from the Saturday session will be asked to return for the final day of tryouts on Sunday, Mar. 17. Tryouts will be held on Starfire’s Field #11 from noon until 2 p.m. each day.
The registration cost for each player is $50. All players must register online at SoundersWomen.com and will not be allowed to participate unless they have registered and pre-paid.
“There are a tremendous number of talented female players in Washington, and by having an open tryout it will afford the staff chance to make sure the final roster that is named for the season is the best roster possible,” Gallimore said.
Seattle Sounders FC
The following weekend, it will be Seattle Sounders FC’s chance to scout for new talent, when open tryouts take place Mar. 23-24 at the Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner. All pre-registered players will participate in tryouts on Saturday, Mar. 23. The top players from two sessions on Saturday will be asked to return for the final day of tryouts on Sunday, Mar. 24. All registered players will be split into two separate groups for a morning (7-10 a.m.) and afternoon (2-5 p.m.) session.
“In order to evaluate the players and give them the best opportunity to show, we need to separate the groups,” Sounders U-23 head coach, Darren Sawatzky said. “We are excited to see the local and regional talent in March.”
Open tryouts are open to male soccer players, ages 16 years and older. Tryouts will feature small-sided as well as 11v11 games. Players will be assessed by members of the Sounders FC technical and coaching staffs.
Sounders FC Technical Director, Chris Henderson, said, “We are always on the lookout for top-level talent and we want a deep roster where everyone contributes. The Northwest is known for producing excellent players, and these tryouts provide an opportunity to evaluate talented players from this region and beyond.”
The registration cost for each player is $50. All players must register online at SoundersU23.com and will not be allowed to participate unless they have registered and pre-paid.
SOUNDERS WOMEN TRYOUTS:
Date: March 16-17
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC TRYOUTS:
Date: March 23-24