Frequently Asked Questions

Is your son or daughter interested in trying out for select soccer?  

Here is what you need to know.

  1. What is the commitment of playing for Storm King?

    In general, teams are together from June/July through November/December.  The Select soccer season is longer than Rec soccer.  Teams typically participate in 2-3 tournaments during the summer to prepare for the Fall season.  The Storm King Board suggests no more than two 2-hour practices per week during the league season. The U10 season has 10 games, and all other age groups have 12 games. The ultimate goal is to make soccer a sustainable part of the players’ and families’ lives so that they want to keep playing all year.

  2. What does a typical traveling schedule look like? 

    Storm King teams play in the NPSL league.  Teams travel to Bainbridge Island, Marysville, Everett and other areas in Seattle or north of Seattle.  Half of the games are played at home at the Agnew Fields the other half at the away teams’ fields.  The Fall season league games start in early September.  The U10 age group have their last game about mid-November.  All other age groups have games through the first part of December.  Some teams participate in the State Cup held December - early March. This is dependent on each team.

  3. What is the cost of Storm King? 

    The yearly registration cost of Storm King SC is $285 per year (Girls U15 will be $230). This cost covers league fees, two tournaments, coaching certifications, referee fees, player insurance, field time and the cost of field up-keep. The Storm King SC’s competition colors are navy blue and white. Uniform cost stands as additional to the registration fees and usually run about $100 per player; sweats (optional) are approximately $130. Scholarships are available to any player who requests financial help.

  4. How many teams does Storm King field?

    The number of teams in any given year is directly related to the level of interest. The club can help identify coaches if an age group cannot find one but teams must provide a manager or team parents.

    Occasionally there is demand for more than one team for an age group in which case the club will select an A Team and B Team. For the last five years Storm King has worked toward fielding teams with true age players but play-ups (a U12 player playing on a U13 team for example) are allowed when no other team exists.

  5. What are my volunteer responsibilities?
  • Hospitality
    Storm King teams provides hospitality at each home game to the visiting team.  This includes coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a small snack such a granola bar and a piece of fruit.  Each team is responsible for their own home games, but efforts can be made to coordinate with other teams during the same time. Storm King provides the supplies for the beverages, but each team is responsible for purchasing snacks and all set up and clean up.
  • Field Maintenance
    Each team is required to dedicate one day a year to maintaining Agnew fields and buildings.  
     
  • Dungeness Cup
    Players and parents are required to help up with our club sponsored tournament the first weekend in August.  This event takes the efforts of many in all areas of expertise.  Many opportunities will be available to help leading up to the tournament, during the tournament and then following.

  • Board and Commitee Volunteers
    Storm King is an all volunteer club comprised of volunteer board members, coaches, managers and maintenance people.  Those interested in helping the club can contact any board member.