1. Who should try out for Wenatchee FC Youth teams?
We offer select soccer at various levels for players who want to benefit from more advanced coaching and training and who want to be part of a progressive, well-structured club. Regardless of a player's level of select play, we will provide a suitable team and excellent coaching. See our select team programs below:
2. Do I have to pay anything to try out?
Our tryouts are FREE!
3. How do I register for tryouts?
Online registration for tryouts is highly encouraged. Onsite registration will be available, but we strongly recommend online registration to save time. Plan on coming 20-30 minutes early to help facilitate the check-in process. A parent or guardian of a player must attend tryouts to complete the forms if registering on-site. Forms must be completed and signed before a player will be allowed to participate in tryouts.
4. What should I bring?
- Bring water.
- Arrive early to sign in and prepare for tryout session.
- Wear weather and soccer competition appropriate clothing.
- Soccer cleats/shin guards are ideal – but not required.
- Be prepared to have some fun!
5. What age group should I try out for?
We encourage players to try out for teams at their age group, however, playing "up" may be considered on a case by case basis. If you are interested in playing up, please discuss this with the Director of Coaching Neil Oyston or WFC staff at check-in before tryouts. Please check the US Club Soccer Age Group Chart. It outlines the range of birth year age groupings.
6. What should parents do during tryouts?
Parents are encouraged to stay throughout the tryout process but you are free to drop off as well. Coaches and board members will be available to talk to parent groups, answer questions and provide insight. We ask that parents do not engage in any coaching or yelling at players during the tryout process.
7. What do you look for in a player during tryouts?
Players will be evaluated on their technical and tactical skills as well as their physical abilities and attitude. It is important for players to relax and have fun.
8. What if I am sick or injured during tryouts?
We try to offer a supplemental tryout for those that can't attend. If you are interested - you can email Neil Oyston and we'll make note to let the coach know.
9. What if I miss tryouts?
Please contact Neil Oyston and we will advise you on how to proceed.
10. What if it is raining the day of tryouts?
Tryouts will be held rain or shine unless there is lightning, high winds, and unusually stormy conditions. Tryouts may be rescheduled if there has been continuous rainfall in the days prior. Please check the website, our Facebook Page, and Instagram for field updates and cancellation/reschedule notices.
11. When will I find out if I have made a team?
We typically extend a first round of team invitations by phone shortly after tryouts. Some teams may have additional rounds of invitations and with the team building process taking 7-10 days.
12. When will I have to commit to the team and what happens after I commit?
Players will be asked to accept or decline a team invitation within 5 days of receiving an invitation. Players that accept an invitation will receive instructions for player registration. Player registration has an initial deadline of June 15th (see 2023-2024 Membership Pricing). The first practices are currently scheduled for the week of June 6th.
**Selected players are expected to be able to make a full year commitment to their team. Each level of play has varied commitment levels throughout the year (see Programs for general information).**
13. Where are tryout results posted?
Tryout results/team rosters will be posted HERE as players accept spots on teams. Players who are not selected won't appear on the list.
14. What if I do not make a team? Will I get feedback on how to improve my chances for the following season?
We have multiple teams of all ages and our hope is that most players will make a team. Individual feedback is difficult with the numbers that attend tryouts. The best advice is to continue to play and work on your game with any opportunity that comes up. Keep an eye out for any supplemental team tryouts that may come up over the year.
15. Does WFC Youth offer financial assistance?
YES! Please read over the criteria guidelines before applying. We also have our WFC Youth Coupon Card Program, and other club/team fundraising opportunities. The club creates high-value, peel-off coupon cards supported by local business and enables players/teams to sell them in the community to raise funds. The first $60 of cards sold (3 cards at $20 a piece) goes back to the club but additional card sales can help with team and personal expenses. Teams often organize to sell cards to pay for tournament fees or other projects. Teams also participate in other club and team fundraisers.