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Competitive Path ‣ Program Overview

There are two program options within Valor Soccer's Competitive Path, Premier and Select. For the 2020/21 Playing Cycle, the Competitive Path is available to the U9-U19 age groups, which includes birth years 2002-2012. Players born after 2012 may request to be evaluated to play up.

TRYOUTS
Tryouts are required for Premier and Select team placement. Tryouts take place each Spring.

PLAYING CYCLE
The full season begins at the Team Formation Meeting (TFM) post tryouts for the player's age group and ends at the start of tryouts for the player's age group for the following year or the conclusion of State Cup tournaments, if applicable. There are significant breaks built into the schedule throughout the playing cycle for mandatory rest. 

PREMIER
The Premier program is designed to offer the highest level of competitive play sponsored by Washington Youth Soccer.

  • Coaches for Premier teams typically hold a national USSF-level coaching license
  • Commitment for the the full playing cycle, includes:
    • *Three (3) training sessions per week 
      • *7v7 teams will have two (2) training sessions per week plus a third training session that occurs once per month 
    • One to two (1-2) games per weekend for regular season play
    • Optional Supplemental Training opportunities
    • Preseason Team Camp
    • Participation in two (2) Valor Soccer-hosted tournaments
    • Participation in Washington Youth Soccer-sponsored State Cup tournaments

SELECT
The Select program is designed to offer a competitive level of play while still allowing the flexibility to make other sports and activities a high priority.

  • Coaches for Select teams typically hold a grassroots-level coaching license
  • Commitment for the the full playing cycle, includes:
    • Two (2) training sessions per week  
    • One to two (1-2) games per weekend for regular season play
    • Optional Supplemental Training opportunities
    • Optional Preseason Team Camp
    • Participation in two (2) Valor Soccer-hosted tournaments
    • Participation in Washington Youth Soccer-sponsored State Cup tournaments

CLUB DUES
Club dues cover the costs of state, regional association, and league fees, entry fees for two (2) Valor Soccer-hosted tournaments, entry fees for Washington Youth Soccer-sponsored state cup tournaments, field rental and maintenance, administrative costs, coaching fees (Premier only), referee fees, and other operational costs.

AGE GROUP - BIRTH YEAR FORMAT PREMIER SELECT
U9 - 2012 7v7 $1490 $1430 $990 $930
U10 - 2011 7v7 $1590 $1530 $990 $930
U11 - 2010  9v9 $1790 $1730 $990 $930
U12 - 2009 9v9 $1790 $1730 $990 $930
U13 - 2008 11v11 $2390 $2330 $1190 $1130
U14 - 2007  11v11 $2390 $2330 $1190 $1130
U15 - 2006 11v11 $2190 $2130 $1190 $1130
U16 - 2005 11v11 $2190 $2130 $1190 $1130
U17 - 2004  11v11 $2190 $2130 $1190 $1130

U18 - 2003 

11v11 $2190 $2130 $1190 $1130
U19 - 2002  11v11 $2190 $2130 $1190 $1130

 

COMPETITIVE PATH KIT
Every odd numbered year, Premier and Select players are required to purchase the complete Nike Competitive Path Kit ($330) from
SOCCER.COM. The kit includes home and away jerseys, two practice jerseys, one pair of shorts, two pairs of socks, warm-up jacket, warm-up pants, and backpack. New players will be required to purchase the complete kit regardless of the year.

TEAM FEES
Team fees vary per team. These fees are calculated by the Team Manager and include any extracurricular activities the team decides to participate in. These activities include entry fees for extra tournaments, team-building activities, team parties, and travel expenses. Team fees also cover travel expenses for coaches. 

FUNDRAISING  
Fundraisers significantly help the club offset operational costs. Currently,  Valor Soccer hosts one major fundraiser, Valor Day. Valor Day is Valor Soccer’s annual club appreciation celebration and fundraiser. Valor Day takes place in September and marks the regular season kickoff of all five of Valor’s programs.  All members of Valor Soccer are invited to attend Valor Day for day full of food, fun, and games. All Competitive Path teams will be required to provide one (1) gift basket for the silent auction and one to two (1-2) desserts for the raffle at Valor Day. Teams are also encouraged to hold team-specific fundraisers, such as car washes, restaurant nights, etc., to offset team fees.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
To help keep overall club costs down, each Competitive Path family (multiple players count as one family) is obligated to serve eight (8) hours of volunteer time over the course of the playing cycle. 

Schedules and programming subject to change. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the inclusion of two (2) Valor-hosted tournaments have been removed from club dues, and pricing has been reduced by $60 to reflect this. 


QUESTIONS? Email us at info@valorsoccer.com