2014 HARBOR TYEE CUP - August 15th thru 17th!
2014 Tyee Cup will be Bigger & Better than ever!
Come join us in Beautiful Gig Harbor for Soccer and Fun!
The Tyee Cup is designed for Jr Academy thru U14 teams. RCL, PSPL Super League and Classic teams, OPL Premier and Division one teams and high level Select Teams are all invited to attend.
The Tyee Cup starts August 15th, 2014 and ends Sunday August 17th.
Registration Deadline is August 5th, 2014.
It will be played at picturesque locations like Sehmel Homestead Park and Harbor Ridge Middle School overlooking the Harbor. Events such as Shootout & GK Wars will be back again this year with great prizes on the line.
The cost is the lowest you will find for the competition level. The goal is for you to experience Gig Harbor and to highlight Harbor Soccer Club. Event will be hosted by DOC Neil Megson, Asst DOC Jason Jarrett & Youth Director Shawn Alire.
U8 - U9 Jr Academy - $250 - 6v6
U10 - U11 - $350 - 9v9
U12 - U13 - U14 - $450 - 11v11
***Any club registering more than 6 teams will receive a 20% discount on registration***
Join us in Gig Harbor for a great tournament. 3 games are guaranteed. Questions should be directed to Assistant Director of Coaching Jason Jarrett at email@example.com, Harbor Soccer’s VP of Admin, Mike Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbor GU12 Champions of Kick in the Grass
Harbor GU12 went into their 1st tournament Friday not sure what to expect.....
- 1st tournament of the year
- multiple new players
- first time playing 11v11 & on a full-size field!
Wow, did they impress! 4 competitive, exciting games later (1-0, 2-0, 1-0, 1-0) the the girls had gone 4-0! And, on top of that, had allowed 0 goals!!
Great job girls! Can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds!
Harbor Premier GU15 Crossfire Challenge Champions!
Harbor Premier GU15 Crossfire Challenge Champions!
What an unbelieveable weekend for our U15 Girls team! To take the championship of the Crossfire Challenge, the girls had to battle through 7.... yes 7.... games in 3 days - 4 group games, quarterfinal, semi and final. Then, as if that wasn't enough, the girls topped it off by taking the final to 2 OT sessions and then finally 7 PK's to win it!
Awesome job ladies! We are proud of you!
Now the team has a few days to recover and they are off to California for another tournament! Wow....
Harbor GU10 Green Champions of Kick in the Grass
Harbor BU10 Green continued their tournament success over the weekend by taking home the championship at the 2014 Kick in the Grass!
The boys played well all weekend going 4-0 against teams from Blackhills, WPFC & Eastside.
Great job boys! Next up is Bend Premier Cup in 2 weeks!
Harbor BU10 Green takes Westsound Summer Classic
Harbor Soccer’s BU10 Green team took first place at the 2014 Westsound Summer Classic. The boys faced tough competition throughout . They faced Westsound BU10 Red twice, losing to them in group play but coming back strong and defeating them 3-2 in the championship.
Congratulations boys on a great start to the summer!
Harbor GU14 Champions of RV Slammers Summer Tournament!
GU14 defeated PacNW 2-1 in the championship to take 1st place in the RV Slammers Summer Tournament!
The ladies played great all weekend scoring 8 goals and only allowing 2 over the 4 games!
Great job ladies! Fantastic start to the summer!
Harbor Recreational Soccer Registration Deadline Extended
Harbor Recreational Soccer Program Registration Deadline Extended!
Harbor Soccer offers 3 recreational soccer programs for all age groups. Please see below for details.
The HSC Micro soccer program is where it all starts. This program is for boys and girls ages 4-5. The intent is to provide the opportunity and training for the youth of Gig Harbor and the surrounding community to learn the game of soccer through the development of individual skill, fitness, teamwork, and fair play.
Micro teams are co-ed and play on small fields with a small ball. Teams are made up of up to 6 players, with 3 from each team on the field at once. There is no goal keeper. All the games are played in Gig Harbor against other Micro teams that belong to HSC.
At this level, the goal is for kids to get a feel for the game while having fun, encouraging them to continue on in soccer. After completion of this program, your children are ready to move to the HSC Academy Program to continue building on their soccer skills.
Academy Soccer Program builds on the enthusiasm and training from the HSC Micro program. In the Academy program, the number of players on a team increases, the size of the field increases, and the number of players on the field increases each year. The intent of this program is to continue working with smaller field and team sizes so that players consistently get touches on the ball, build on the soccer basics learned in Micro Program, and carry on with enthusiasm for the game.
The kids in the HSC Academy Program consist of U7 to U11 age brackets.
The HARBOR Club program (full field recreational) is for the soccer player, age 11 (U12) through 18 (U18), that wants to build on their soccer skills, and continue their soccer experience. This program is one of two for Full Field soccer that players from the HARBOR Academy program can move into.. This is the Recreational program, where competition is strong, but players and families have chosen not to move into the HARBOR Premier program, our most competitive level of play.
At this stage of soccer development, the players are now on a full sized regulation field, with 11 players on the field for each team, and a maximum of 18 players on a team.
HSC Club teams can choose to play at one of many levels within our association league (TPCJSA) or within District II and Washington State Youth Soccer Association. Typically, after teams are created, the coach will request the specific bracket that he wishes the team to play in. This selection determines what level of competition that the teams will have, and may impact how far the team will travel to compete.
Harbor Premier State Cup Success!
Wow! - what a run Harbor Premier teams have had in this years Washington State Youth Soccer State Cups! And it's not over yet....
Harbor Premier captured 2 Washington State Challenge Cup Championships over the weekend!
GU13 Green - Challenge 2 - CHAMPION!
BU13 Green - Challenge 2 - CHAMPION!
Great job to both teams! Congratulations!
Semi-Finalist's and Quarter-Finalist's
GU10 Green - Challenge Cup 1 Semi-Finalist
BU10 Green - Challenge Cup 1 - Quarter-Finalist
BU10 White Challenge Cup 3 - Semi-Finalist
GU11 Green - Challenge Cup 3 - Quarter-Finalist
BU11 Green - Challenge 2 - Quarter-Finalist
GU12 White - Challenge 2 - Semi-Finalist
BU14 Green - Challenge 2 - Semi-Finalist
GU16 Green - Challenge 1 - Quarter-Finalist
GU17 - Championship Cup - Semi-Finalist
Great Job to All!
Harbor Premier 2014/15 Jr Academy Information
Harbor Premier Jr Academy Program
Boys & Girls U7-U9
About the Program:
Welcome to our Jr Academy Program. This program serves as the first step into Harbor Premier and allows U7-U9 players the opportunity to play against like competition from other Regional Club League (RCL) teams around the Puget Sound area. The program will run in three stages (Summer, Fall, Spring) and each are explained below.
Teams will train 2x per week for 3 weeks per month. The 3 weeks on 1 week off approach allows these younger players to have regular breaks, families to plan vacations/events, and keeps interest in training high. Teams will also compete in 3 tournaments:
- Westsound Summer Classic - June 27-29
- King of the Hill Classic - July 11-13
- Tyee Cup - August 15-17
Friendlies may also be set up with surrounding clubs during this time to get a few more game experiences for the players.
Teams will train 2x per week. This will be continuous and not follow the 3on/1off training split any longer. Teams will compete on the weekend in either Jamboree format or team may be entered into RCL U10 6v6 if deemed appropriate by Youth Director and Coach.
Spring (End of January-April)
Teams will break in December and January. Training will resume towards the end of January with 2x per week training. Teams will again compete on weekend in either Jamboree format or team may be entered into RCL U10 6v6 if deemed appropriate by Youth Director and Coach.
Focus at these younger ages will be nearly 100% technical. Individual ball mastery, coordination and control is essential before the more complex tactical side of the game can be taught. Games are an opportunity for these players to use these technical skills in a competitive environment. The emphasis will be placed on this development and not on the win or loss. It is our desire as a club to use this Jr Program to foster a love of the game while preparing these young players for the more competitive environment they will face ahead. It is not designed to force the game to the point that the player losses desire to play or burns out early. Fun must still be at the heart of all training sessions and games at this age and we will ensure this is exactly what we strive to deliver.
Registration fee for Jr Academy program 2014/15 program will be $750. This will include:
- Fall & Spring league fees for players and team
- Referee fees for all league games
- Administration fees
- Coaching fees
- Goalkeeper Training
- Field rental for games and training
- 2 Training T-Shirts and 1 Game Jersey
Tournament Registration - $60
The will be an additional tournament entry fee required as well and will be approximately $60 per player but will depend on final number of players on each team. This $60 will cover entry into all 3 tournaments.
Uniform - $50-$150 potentially
Players will be provided with one game jersey and training t-shirts. Team/player will decide if they wish to purchase additional items such as second jersey, shorts, socks, warm-up jacket, warm-up pants, backpack. The full uniform package will not be required for Jr Academy participants.
Team Building/“Love of Soccer” Building Events
We are strong believers that the game is not only contained on the field. In order for these young players to develop their love of the game, they must experience both the game and the team environment in different ways. Because of this we will build in optional events such as attending higher level games (Sounders, Pumas, Sounders U23), attending older age Harbor Premier games, organizing team community service/volunteer opportunities, watching big games (World Cup, ect) together. These will be optional but some may have an additional cost associated with them.
Program Director: Shawn Alire
The Jr Academy program will be run by Youth Director Shawn Alire (USSF A). Shawn will oversee all teams and be in constant communication with each Head Coach. Shawn will develop the curriculum for the entire group and work with each coach on delivery. In addition, Shawn will be out running training sessions and attending games as his schedule permits.
- Pat Madden
- Bruce Arrington
- Bizhan Nasseh
- Kerry Woolley
- Andy Schell
Harbor Premier is very excited for the growth and development of these younger players. We are confident we have put together a great program that will greatly benefit these younger players as they embark on their competitive soccer career. We are also confident that we have designed it in such a way that the young player will foster a deep love of the game that will hopefully stick with them for the rest of their lives. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program further, please feel free contact us.
Thank you and we look forward to a great 2014/15 season!
Jason Jarrett Shawn Alire
Assistant Director of Coaching Youth Director
Harbor Premier 2014/15 Coaching Staff
Harbor is excited to announce our 2014/15 Premier coaching staff! We are confident that this years team of coaches is one of the strongest in the state of Washington. Led by Director of Coaching Neil Megson, the staff will feature 3 USSF A licensed coaches and, for the first time, will have both an Assistant Director of Coaching and a Youth Director to help oversee the development of the club. Continuing on the success of the 2013/14 season, Harbor will have 4 RCL Division 1 teams and another 7 RCL Division 2 teams knocking on the door for promotion. We are confident that Harbor Soccer will continue on its current upward trend through the knowledge, dedication and expertise of the 2014/15 Premier staff.
MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Joins Harbor Soccer
Harbor Soccer is pleased to announce an agreement with MultiCare Orthopedis & Sports Medicine to become the Title Sponsor for Harbor Soccer’s Premier Program. MultiCare and Harbor Soccer reached a two year agreement and both hope that this is the beginning of a long standing relationship.
MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine knows that even while living a healthy lifestyle, sometimes an injury, ongoing condition, or simply the wear and tear that comes with age, makes it hard to engage in the activities we love. MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is here to help as the South Sound’s only comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine program.
Find links for MultiCare and all our Harbor Soccer sponsors on the About Us tab on our home page and click on "Sponsors".