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BOYS RCL AGE GROUPS

BIRTH YEAR AGE GROUP DATE & TIME LOCATION
2006/07 U19/U18 February 13-14, 2024 - 7:30-9:00P Roy Anderson / Sehmel Turf
2008 U17 February 13-14, 2024 - 7:30-9:00P Roy Anderson / Sehmel Turf
2009 U16 February 13-14, 2024 - 5:30-7:00P Roy Anderson / Sehmel Turf
2010 U15 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2011 U14 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2012 U13 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2013 U12 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2014 U11 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2015 U10 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2016 U9 April 23-24, 2024 TBA
2017 U8 April 23-24, 2024 TBA
Jr Academy U8 & U7 April 23-24, 2024 TBA

GIRLS RCL AGE GROUPS

BIRTH YEAR AGE GROUP DATE & TIME LOCATION
2006/07 U19/U18 May 15-16, 2024 TBA
2008 U17 May 15-16, 2024 TBA
2009 U16 May 15-16, 2024 TBA
2010 U15 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2011 U14 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2012 U13 May 8-9, 2024 TBA
2013 U12 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2014 U11 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2015 U10 April 30 - May 1, 2024 TBA
2016 U9 April 23-24, 2024 TBA
2017 U8 April 23-24, 2024 TBA
Jr Academy U8 & U7 April 23-24, 2024 TBA

Why Choose Harbor Premier?

Player development has always been at the forefront of our curriculum and programming.  Winning has never been the entire focus of Harbor Soccer Club. Over time, with the right development, success will happen.

The primary goal of Harbor Soccer Club is to provide development and competitive opportunities for youth soccer players in all ages and all ability levels. 

HSC currently offers playing opportunities at all levels of ability from recreational soccer to Regional Club League levels. The starting point for U7 through U9 players is our Foundation Phase & Jr. Academy Program designed to focus on basic abilities in soccer and individual ball mastery. The next progression is to the full Harbor Premier program and the Development Academy (U9-U11).  Transitional Phase (U12-U14) and Advanced Phase (U15-U18) follow and round-out our program. Individual information regarding each phase can be found on program tabs.  Based on individual progress and readiness level, Harbor Rec players may move to our Harbor Premier Program at any age. 

Foremost in our minds is the desire to share with every HSC player a genuine love for the world’s beautiful game. Our coaching staff is unparalleled in Washington and one of the most experienced in the region. Among our staff, we have several coaches with highest levels of United States Soccer Federation National Coaching Licenses; many former college players; former college All-Americans; former National team players; former professional players, former high school and college coaches.

What is the tryout procedure?
All players, both new and existing, regardless of age or status, are required to tryout each year. 

How many sessions does a player need to attend during the tryout process?
Players should attend every session to ensure adequate time for proper evaluation.

Can players play up an age group?
Players can request to be evaluated for an age bracket above their proper group. This request must be made to the Director of Coaching prior to the tryout. Any player wishing to play up will be evaluated by the Director of Coaching. Decisions will be made according to our play-up guidelines. See Below for Document.

What is your philosophy on when tryouts should be competitive?
HSC endorses a strong system of development in the younger age groups. As such, players at the U9 and younger age groups do not participate in a tryout that involves cutting or dropping players. Tryouts at the U10 and above are competitive and will cut or drop players to form the best teams possible.

How are teams formed?
HSC’s first priority is to form the teams for that are of equal skill levels and will from top (Green) teams first.  Additional teams in each age group will be formed if the players and coaching is available. This will allow a solid system to trade and promote players based on the team’s needs and the player’s abilities.

What factors are the coaches considering when evaluating my child?
There are many factors when forming teams. Common factors include, technical skill, tactical awareness, coach-ability/attitude, commitment to soccer, interest in the HSC’s complete program and offering, and personality.

Who will coach my child?
Coaches for established teams are announced in advance of tryouts. The Technical Director reserves the right to shift coaches after being announced to accommodate the best interest of the players and club. Some of our coaches also coach High School and/or College teams. Due to the time and travel commitments of these programs, a guest coach may be needed during their seasons.

Do existing teams stay the same during the next season?
HSC does not endorse a system of cutting and/or dropping players at U9 and lower. However, team transition in the U7 – U9 age groups may be necessary to keep players of like abilities and commitments together. U10 and older teams are subject to change at each tryout. The DOC’s will aid in formation of any hybrid teams necessary to compete in winter and/or spring leagues.

Can I bring an existing team into the HSC?
HSC sponsors an open tryout for all age groups. You are welcome to bring a group of players to the tryouts but teams will be selected as described herein.