Select Program: 10U-19U
What is the Spokane Foxes Pumas FC Soccer Select program?
Our select program serves the multi-sport athlete who is looking to play at a more competitive level than recreational soccer, but does not wish to play soccer year round. Each year, our club forms two (or three) boys and girls teams for each age group between U9 and U18.
What is the difference between Select and Premier Soccer?
These terms are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differences. Premier soccer is the highest level of amateur soccer in the state. It involves playing soccer year around, paid licensed coaching, 2-3 practices per week, 2-5 tournaments per year, and multi-state travel in the older age groups. Select involves training half of the year, volunteer/semi-volunteer coaching, and travel limited to mostly Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho.
When are Select tryouts and how are teams formed?
Teams are formed each spring, through tryouts and identifications process for younger ages.
What are the time commitments of playing Select Soccer for Spokane Foxes Pumas FC?
Once teams are formed, they begin training in early June. Most teams will participate in two to three tournaments throughout the summer season. During the summer, teams are evaluated by coaching directors and placed in competitive divisions that are appropriate for each individual team. In this way players are receiving a proper challenge to help them develop their skills.
Most select teams play in the PSPL- Inland Northwest Copa league. Copa teams play a 8-10 match schedule in either the Fall and/or Spring (depending on age). Travel is generally within Eastern Washington/North Idaho counties.
Spokane Foxes Pumas FC Select teams may compete in the Washington State Cup that is in the Spring which will require two weekend stays for first and second legs.
Girls Select HS age teams (15U-18U) may participate in the Copa league (March-May) or play in the PSPL-Copa Spring League starting in early February and concluding in March. Two to four matches may require further state-wide travel. We will in all cases put the team in an appropriate league.
Why should I or my child be interested in select soccer for Spokane Foxes Pumas FC?
Spokane Foxes Pumas FC believes that you teach the game by showing how to love the game of soccer. The development of your soccer player is the biggest thing we stress for the Club. Our club curriculum along with our Player Development will help your son or daughter reach his or hers soccer potential.