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Playing For ECFC

What a typical year looks like for an ECFC Team

Year in the life of an ECFC player
  • April-May

    Tryouts

    • Dev program has Team Formation Tryouts
      • no cuts; all accepted
      • attend one or both days of tryouts
    • Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts and should attend at least one:
      • U11-U14
      • U15 Girls
      • U15 Boys
      • U16-U19 Girls
  • May

    Team Formation Meetings

    Once accepted to a team, the player’s team will have a meeting to discuss how the coach works with players, how parents can volunteer to help the team, and any other items for the year ahead.

  • June-Aug

    Summer

    • Dev takes a break for the summer
    • U11-U15
      • Take July off
      • Teams play 1-2 tournaments
    • U16-U19:
      • Take 2 weeks off in July as determined by coach
      • Teams play 1-2 tournaments
  • Sept-Nov

    WPL Fall Season

    ECFC Teams play other teams from around western WA in the WPL.

    • Dev plays one game per weekend
    • U11-U14 typically play one game per weekend
    • U15 – U19 Boys play for ECFC in the WPL
    • U15 Girls play in the Trapped Player League
      • 8th/9th graders not playing high school soccer practice and have games
      • 9th graders playing high school do not do ECFC
    • U16-U19 Girls break from ECFC to play high school soccer; no ECFC
  • Nov-Dec

    Winter Break

    • Dev, U11-U14 take a break and reconvene in January
    • U15 – U19* Girls practice 2x per week thru mid Dec
    • U15 – U19* Boys practice 2x per week and participate in the WA Cup Tournament

    *Higher level teams may practice 3x per week during certain portions of the year.

  • Jan

    Supplemental Tryouts

    ECFC offers supplemental tryouts in January for players who are interested in joining a team for the spring. Current players on the team remain, but if there is room on the roster a spot could be offered to a new player to play on the team for the Spring Season.

  • Jan-Feb

    U15-U19 Boys Additional Season

    Teams play a six game season in the WPL before high school soccer.

  • Feb

    U16-U19 Boys Tryouts

    U16-U19 do tryouts for the ECFC fall season in Feb due to high school soccer season occurring in Spring. They begin ECFC practice after high school soccer ends in mid-May.

  • Feb-March

    WPL Spring Season

    ECFC Teams play other teams from around western WA in the WPL.

    • Dev plays one game per weekend
    • U11-U14 typically play one game per weekend
    • U15 – U19 Girls play for ECFC in the WPL
    • U15 Boys play in Trapped Player League
      • 8th/9th graders not playing high school soccer practice and have games
      • 9th graders playing high school do not do ECFC
    • U16-U19 Boys Break from ECFC to play high school soccer; no ECFC
  • April

    WA Cup

    The following groups participate in the WA Cup

    • U11-U14
    • U15 – U19 Girls
Practices:

Throughout the year, teams practice twice a week. Higher level teams may practice 3 times per week during certain portions of the year. Typically, Mon/Wed are for the girls teams and Tues/Thurs are for the boys teams. Practices can take place at many of the turf fields throughout Seattle, but ECFC typically practices at Ingraham HS, Nathan Hale HS, Jane Addams MS, Magnuson Park, Eagle Staff MS, and Whitman MS. On Friday nights, there is an optional Goalkeeper Training and Fitness Training practice.

Matches:

There are two seasons – Fall and Spring. During the two seasons games will be played on weekends. Typically there is one game in a weekend, but sometimes there could be two games in a weekend (one on Saturday, one on Sunday). Games are played throughout Western WA and depend on the division that your team is in. Some teams can travel as far north as Lynden, WA, as far south as Olympia, WA, as far west as Sequim, and as far east as Issaquah.

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