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About Select at NKSC

Posted APR 2021

Who plays North Kitsap Select?
The NKSC Competitive program is for players with more advanced soccer skills, or players wishing to develop their skills.  They  represent the NKSC as one of more than 10,000 competitive players registered on over 600 teams throughout Washington State. Our program services over 250 boys and girls at the U11-U19 age groups.

The commitment
Select teams generally practice 2-3 times per week. Most select teams operate from 9 months to year round beginning in April, with the older teams generally playing more. A summer tournament season runs from May-Aug where teams play in weekend tournaments.  The Select Fall League begins in September and runs for 12 weekend games for most teams. HS aged girls play their season in Winter Leagues November-April. There are also optional Winter/Spring Leagues and State Championship play for all age groups during the same time.

Where do they play?
Summer Tournament and Select League choice normally dictates where a team will play.  Some teams choose to enter more competitive tournaments or qualify for State Leagues which may require games to be played anywhere in the state. While other teams limit themselves to playing less and more local (generally around the greater Seattle area).

Tournaments and league play are normally discussed and decided by Head coaches considering some parent input before season startup.

The cost
Club registration (including fields, referees, league fees) plus additional uniform and tournament fees are required with actual amounts varying by team depending on tournaments attended, uniforms purchased etc. 

North Kitsap Select fees in 2021 are $375 per player. Many teams also reduce their fees even more through fundraisers and sponsorships. Scholarships are also available.

         - No monthly coaches/admin fees
         - No contracts   Player selection

Competitive team tryouts are held in the spring. Evaluators rate and rank players according to skill, attitude, physical stamina, leadership, work ethic and other criteria. The head coach selects the team and players are notified.

Typical team season schedule
Normally the coach along with team staff and parent input set a team's commitment with respect to the number of practices, summer tournaments and overall "season" length.

Our Select players DO play other sports - The misconception is that once a player starts down the "Select" road everything else stops.  That is not the case at NKSC. Many of our players also play JH and HS sports and other leagues outside of soccer. Granted soccer may conflict with some activities at times but with good communication and some scheduling changes these conflicts can be normally worked out. Please talk with the soccer coach about his/her philosophy of playing concurrent sports.

Our Priority
Family, schoolwork and soccer commitments must be met realistically. Coaches and managers help our players balance family and school needs with player and team growth and development requirements. Through this our goal is to have our players be successful at this which helps them play for "the love of the game". Soccer should be challenging yet fun not a "job".  It is our hope that players choose soccer to be their "lifetime sport".


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Poulsbo, Washington 98370
Phone : 360-994-0627
Email : [email protected]
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