SOCCER: Highline Premier FC open training session Wednesday for ’07/’08 boys; Highline Select tryouts for three groups next Monday

Soccer player(s) in the family? Two notes tonight – first, about an open training session tomorrow for one group of potential Premier players, and second, tryouts next week for two groups of potential Select players. First:

The Highline Soccer Association (HSA) currently represents more than 4,000 youth soccer players from the communities of Des Moines/Midway, Sea-Tac, West Highline, and West Seattle. The Association is made up of two Recreational Soccer Clubs (the West Seattle Soccer Club and the Highline Soccer Club), a Premier Soccer Club (the Highline Premier Football Club), and a Select Soccer Program (HSA Select).

Highline Premier FC, the highest level of training in the HSA, is hosting an open training session tomorrow, May 4, from 6-7:30 pm, at Walt Hundley Field in West Seattle, for boys born in 2007/08. Families with boys in this age group are encouraged to come out for a kick around, meet the coaches, ask the managers questions about the club, and let the boys have some fun and test their skills. For more information, contact Jessica Pierce at 206-200-8333.

Meantime, the HSA Select program continues its tryouts next week. On Monday (May 9th), girls born in 2004 try out 5-6:30 pm at Walt Hundley, where boys born in 2003 and 2004 try out 6:30-8 pm that same night. Full details on the tryouts can be found here, including how to register for tryouts.

Walt Hundley field is at 34th SW/SW Myrtle in High Point.

11 Replies to "SOCCER: Highline Premier FC open training session Wednesday for '07/'08 boys; Highline Select tryouts for three groups next Monday"

  • Soccerfan May 4, 2016 (2:41 am)

    Speaking from experience. Make sure you do your due diligence and look at all your options. 

    • low bridge May 4, 2016 (9:14 am)

      SOCCERFAN, can you clarify? 

  • A-Red May 4, 2016 (9:45 am)

    I would like to first clarify the article:

    • There is an open training session for the Highline Premier Football Club (HPFC) for boys born in 2007 and 2008, on Monday, May 9. These age groups have already had tryouts, and this is an effort to build out the roster
    • There are additional HPFC tryouts for other age groups. Boys and girls born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, and girls born in 1998, 1999 and 2000 still have opportunity to tryout for Premier soccer. The calendar is here and time to register is now:
    • Highline Soccer Association has a Select program as well. Tryouts for HSA Select begin next week and the age bands, schedule and location are found at the link provided in the article.

    And SOCCERFAN’s comment is their own but I may be able to clarify that too: if a team hosts tryouts for a spot on the roster, it means there is a high likelihood that not everyone who trys out will earn a spot on the roster. This can even apply to kids who played on the team last year. If better players show up for tryouts, they might lose their spot on the team. Premier and Select programs are competitive, and if you only have one option, it can be disappointing if that option doesn’t work out. SOCCERFAN is absolutely right that you should research and know your options.

    • WSB May 4, 2016 (1:31 pm)

      A-Red, sorry, I had no way of knowing it was incorrect for next week as “tryout schedule” is the phrase used in the e-mail sent to me and on the website it points to (which even now says “SAVE THE DATES – the tryout schedule is listed below:” including the events I mentioned for next week, and then after those and a couple others, it uses the term “tryouts” again).

      • A-Red May 4, 2016 (1:53 pm)

        Everything in your article is correct, however there is missing information regarding Premier tryouts for other age bands. Select and Premier are both part of the HSA umbrella, but they are separate organizations, with information on separate websites, and run by different volunteers.

        Info about HSA Select can be found here:

        And info about Highline Premier can be found here:

        I appreciate your efforts to help our community connect and get the word out about things like this.

    • A-Red May 4, 2016 (2:08 pm)

      FINAL EDIT: 07 AND 08 OPEN TRAINING SESSION IS TONIGHT, MAY 4TH (not next week as I stated in my reply). 

  • WSEA May 4, 2016 (11:03 am)

    I would like to see a competitive soccer league built to allow other sports to be played.  Meaning, taking the spring off for baseball.   I mention this specifically for the 07 and 08 birth years.   Since there is no option but to be in WSSC rec league, I’ve noticed a lot of coaches creating “select” teams which kills the rec soccer program for kids that want to play soccer at a less competitive level.  

  • Sodo May 4, 2016 (11:34 am)

     Highline Soccer, WS Rec, and HPFC have all been amazing soccer families to be a part of. We’ve been in this organization for over 9 years with all 3 of our kids at different levels. The dedication the parent volunteers that help organize these clubs put into it blows me away and the training our kids have received is bar none. I did my research and our entire family couldn’t be more happy! We also choose to be active participants and volunteer as much as possible. Being part of the process improves the experience that much more for our kids!

  • ACG May 4, 2016 (12:34 pm)

    Is there anything for Girls Select for the 2007/2008 birth year?  It seems like the girls select teams start at an older age from the info I have found. Am I correct in that or have I missed something?  Thanks. 

    • A-Red May 4, 2016 (1:59 pm)

      Hello ACG… I am a volunteer within HPFC, so I mostly know about goings-on within our own organization. While there is a Premier program for 07/08 girls, I do not see an HSA Select option for that age band. 

      HSA Select is fairly new and growing. Last year, I believe, there were only two Select teams within HSA. This year there will be more, and I imagine next year it will grow again.

      I’m sorry I don’t know of a Select option for you, but I will circle back here if I learn of one.

  • ACG May 4, 2016 (3:25 pm)

    Thanks, A-Red!!

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