2024 Tryouts: U8 – U9 Girls & Boys

Birth Years 2016-2018

U8/U9 Jr. Academy & U9 RCL tryout dates are 4/23/2024 & 4/24/2024

**U9 RCL Tryouts have concluded**

U9 (2016) RCL Registration

Jr. Academy Try "US" Out Registration

PacNW places a high level of importance on the technical development of young players. Skills development at these ages is critical to future success, and consequently our priority in the junior program is specific skills development of each player that attends.

Questions about the Jr. RCL and Jr. Academy programs? Contact Axel Flaten.




What is the difference between U8 & U9 Jr Academy and U9 RCL?


What is “Try (Us) Out” for U8 & U9 Junior Academy?

Registration information for the 2024-25 season. 

2024 programs available in each age group are outlined below.  Any player registered for the PacNW U8/U9 tryout will receive a link to register for the program of your choice.  If you missed tryouts and would like to register, or you have questions about the Jr. RCL and Jr. Academy programs, Contact Axel Flaten.

2024 Tryout & 'Try Us Out' Fields, Times & TCB Information

Registration is online only. If you have difficulty logging into your player’s account, please contact Sports Connect customer service for assistance at (888) 213-3999.
For any other questions, (unrelated to logging into your account), please contact r.

  • Registration will close at 12:00pm on Mon, April 22nd.
  • Families are strongly encouraged to register online.  A very limited number of computers will be available for walk-up registration and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. On-site registration may delay your player’s ability to be on time for the start of their tryout session.
  • All players must have a parent or guardian present to register.
  • Check-in, for tryouts will take place at the field.
  • Tryout check-in begins 20 minutes prior to the start of each session. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your session if you were unable to register online and need to complete registration.
  • Current PacNW players must be current on all club fees ($0 balance) in order to participate in tryouts.
Age GroupTryout DatesTryout Time/Location
Try "Us" Out 2016- 2018 (U8/U9)Tues & Wed 4/23- 4/245:00pm-6:30pm @Starfire Sports Complex #3 & #4
U9 RCL 2016 (U9)Tues & Wed 4/23- 4/245:00pm-6:30pm @Starfire Sports Complex #3 & #4


What to Wear/Bring to Tryouts

  • Bring a water bottle and an age-appropriate size soccer ball marked with your name and phone number.
  • Shin guards MUST be worn to participate.
  • Players should not wear apparel with logos from their Select, Club, or ODP team.

2024 U9 RCL Tryout Results

Tryout Results

PacNW will publish tryout results of players who make a team, using their numbered pinnie. The final decision will be made by the respective Coach with input from technical evaluators. A mandatory parent/player/coach team meeting called Taking Care of Business (TCB) happens shortly after tryouts.

YearTeamPinnie Numbers
Boys 2016 (U9)Boys U9 RCL Player Pool503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 510, 513, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 522, 523, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 533, 536, 539, 540, 933, 984
Girls 2016 (U9)Girls U9 RCL Player Pool545, 560, 561, 562, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 570, 571, 572, 574, 575, 954, 957

2024 U8 Programs (Birth Year 2017-1018)

Registration is OPEN!
START/END Start Date: Jan 17th, 2024
End Date: Mid April
STRUCTURETraining 2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
REGISTERTo Register or for more information contact Axel Flaten
COSTCost $540
(Includes $120 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
SEASONSouth Sound League
Winter/Spring Season: Jan 22nd - April (approx. 7 games)
NOTESPlease note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.

2024 U9 Programs (Birth Year 2016)

Registration is OPEN!
Start Date: Jan 17th, 2024
End Date: Mid April 2024
Training 2x per week.
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
To Register or for more information contact Axel Flaten
Cost $640
(Includes $160 registration)
Additional Cost - Uniform
(one-time purchase)
South Sound League
Spring Season Mid Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.

Junior Program Informational Video


  • Increase technical competency and preparation in the following areas:
    • Dribbling and ball control.
    • Skill development – Fakes and Moves.
    • Development of positive game behaviors – Creative, attacking players.
  • Address and meet the needs and demands for professional training at U8 – U9.
    • Create a high performance culture for liked minded players.
    • Meet the changing demands of the soccer landscape in WA.
    • Provide players and parents with opportunities for professional coaching.
  • Provide player development opportunities that are not currently on offer by the association or surrounding organizations.
  • Provide a road map for the overall development of the player on and off the field.

Coaching Staff

2023 Junior Academy Staff

Youth Development Director: Eugene Poublon
Youth Co-Director: Axel Flaten
Junior Academy Registrar: Serwaah Fordjour

Coaching Staff

BU8 Jr. Academy (2016): Anthony O’Neil, Robert Aubrey, Sammy Corrales

BU9 RCL (2015): Liz Spencer

BU9 Jr. Academy (2015): Hector Bentacourt

GU8 Jr. Academy (2016): Michelle Carmel,  Abby Carmel

GU9 RCL (2015): Jenna Martinez


Skills Videos

Skills Videos

PacNW offers many tutorial videos for players to practice essential skills. One series offers sequential videos that increase in difficulty, where players should challenge themselves to master each level before moving to the next. Other videos on PacNW’s Junior Academy Youtube page, offer tutorials on specific moves.

Regularly practicing these skills will help players improve fundamental skills. All players need is a ball and determination!