Commonly asked Questions and Answers
What is SJS ELITE?
SJS ELITE is the Select Competitive Soccer component of Sequim Junior Soccer. Select Soccer is for those players who are ready to play soccer at the NEXT LEVEL. Select Soccer is for those players who have the desire and determination to grow their soccer skills and soccer I.Q
How long is the season and when is it played?
The SJS ELITE season will run from mid June to end of November . Each team will practice 2 days a week for 1 - 1.5 hour practice sessions. And these practices will be held on the beautiful Albert Haller Playfields in Sequim, Wa. While the Select Season starts in August, during the summer, teams will have their weekly practices and will participate in 2 or 3 weekend tournaments.
When and Where will Games take place?
SJS ELITE will play as a travel club as a part of WPL (Washington Premier League). This means that we will play 10-12 games (Depending on the age category), and half of them will be played on our Home fields in Sequim, and the other half will be played in the Bainbridge/Tacoma/Seattle area. Games will take place on Saturdays for U14 and below, and Sundays for U15 and above.
How much is the SJS ELITE Program, and what’s included?
SJS and SJS ELITE have a strong vision to be able to keep our Soccer Programs affordable to everyone in our community. We work heavily with Local Businesses in our Community to help keep those costs to families as low as possible. The SJS ELITE fee’s will be set at $350 per year.
Just as we strive for an all-inclusive Club, we also strive for an all-inclusive cost. So your fee’s will cover everything you need for your Select Season including:
WPL Fee’s, Tournament Fee’s, Insurance, Field Maintenance, Coaching Investment, Referee Fee’s, and your Full Jersey Kit. This Kit will include not only your Home and Away Jersey, but also a Practice Jersey, shorts, socks, warm ups and an SJS ELITE Backpack.
What if we can’t afford the Program?
Our goal is to allow every player chosen for a team to be able to play, no matter their financial situation. We will work with each individual family’s needs with Payment Plan options, and Scholarships available.
What about Summer Vacations and Multi-Sport players?
We understand that families travel over summer break, and that some players enjoy keeping busy with multiple sports on their agenda. While Coaches will be flexible during the summer months, they will expect full commitment during the actual game season starting in September. Families should make every effort to be available for Summer Tournaments also. Continued Communication between the Parents and Coach is Key to making things flow smoothly with the team. ***SJS Elite Season, and Sequim Football/Cheer seasons overlap far too much. So we ask that your player decides beforehand if they want to do soccer or football/Cheer, before committing to the team. **
What will happen at Tryouts?
Each player MUST be Pre-Registered on the Sequim Junior Soccer Website before Tryouts begin. All players will be asked to NOT wear any Select or Rec. jerseys, so that all players will come to tryouts with a clean slate, and no preferential treatment will be given to any players. Each player will be given a bib number that will help Coaches to track and evaluate each players skill and athletic ability demonstrated by each player during tryout. Players will participate in small sided games and skill exercises as well as larger sided games during the course of the Tryout day.
If your player would like to Tryout, but is not available during the set Tryout time, please contact us after your Register to set up an individual Tryout time for BEFORE tryouts take place. Once they take place, the teams will be decided shortly after, and their may not be room to add any additional players.
If you have Questions or if you want more information Email: SJSRegistrar@hotmail.com