Gunners Select is the one of the Club's competitive programs which generally plays 6 months out of the year. The teams are selected through a tryout process in the winter/spring and are typically led by a parent volunteer coach or a paid coach provided by the club.
The objective of the Select program is to provide an opportunity to develop and play at a higher level of soccer than in recreational, but without the longer time and financial commitments of premier soccer.
Interested players must tryout for the Select program and should be willing to meet a higher level of commitment than the recreation program. Most Select teams play in the Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL). Depending upon the division the team is placed into, travel for away games can occasionally be anywhere in the State.
Select Director |
Giovanni Monroe stepped into the role of Select Director at the beginning of the 2020-21 Season. Gio brings a diverse coaching background to the Gunners program. A graduate of Warner Pacific University, Gio played for their men's team for three years before heading to England to get his Masters in Sports Coaching and Performance. There he earned his UEFA B License while coaching the University of South Wales Women's team and the University of Worcester's men's team. Gio was also selected as part of the 2020-21 United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 Class. Gio's experience provides a valuable resource for all of our select coaches. For questions regarding our select program please contact Gio at the email provided above.
Select Frequently Asked Questions
When are tryouts?
Tryouts are generally scheduled during May and coincide with our premier tryouts. Registration for tryouts are now open.
Click here to see our full tryouts page with all the updated dates and times.
What ages are teams formed at?
We form select teams starting U8-U14. The number of teams formed is determined by the pool of players that tryout.
The Club relies on volunteer coaches to make the Gunners Select program successful. If you are interested in applying to be a Gunners Select Coach please contact us at: .
CPR/First Aid Training
Coach Development - Licensing & Training Clinics
Player Fee Waiver for season (Parent Volunteer) OR stipend for coach in training
Coach Apparel & training equipment
Premier Coach Job/Training Shadow
Each team has a parent volunteer to act as the team manager. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact our club registrar at or visit the Manager page in the menu.
A typical Gunners Select team can play up to two tournaments during the summer and will participate in a Fall league season.
During the season, practices are twice per week with a game on the weekend.
Home games for the teams are played at our soccer complex inside Lake Sammamish State Park during the late Spring, Summer and Fall time periods. Late Fall and Winter games are held on turf fields in and around the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish.
Club Program Fees for the 2021-22 season will be: $900-$1100 (pricing depends on whether the coach is a parent volunteer or a paid coach provided by the club). Players are also required to purchase a team uniform (2020-2022 cycle) and a ball. Players who purchased a uniform for the 2020-21 season do not need to purchase a new uniform.
Click here to read more about the registration fees.