Category Archives: Announcements


2017 EYSA Spring Academy

Registration is now open for the 2017 EYSA Spring Academy!

Below are most of the academy details, the below links have the full description and schedule.

This information is also available on the EYSA website:

Please note- due to the shortage of fields in Bellevue, they have a unique schedule. A schedule specific for Bellevue registrants is at the link below (this schedule will be available on later this week).

Academy Details:
AGE GROUPS – U8 (2009) thru U14 (2003) (Free T-Shirt included)
NEW for 2017: U6 (2011) and U7 (2010) will practice one SET day per week.
TIMING – Clinics will begin Monday March 13th. There will be 6 weeks at each location (off during spring break, so duration is 7 weeks).
WHERE – Mercer Island, Bellevue and Issaquah locations:

  • Issaquah: Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm, and Saturdays with U6/U7 2:00 – 3:30 pm. All sessions at Central Park, Issaquah -1907 NE Park Dr., Issaquah, WA
  • Bellevue: Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm, and Saturdays with U6/U7 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at various locations – SEE SCHEDULE on
  • Mercer Island: Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Wednesdays with U6/U7 3:00 – 4:30 pm, and Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm. All sessions at Islander Middle School – 7747 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA

All camps will be on Spring break (no Academy) the week of 4/10-4/16
COST -$175/player for U8-U14 and  $100 /player for U6/U7


BU16 through BU19 Select Tryouts

We have made a change to Newport Youth Soccer Club BU16-BU19 tryout schedule!

We know it will be Mid-Winter break for many kids in our club and also a three weekend for some families the first weekend so we have decided to move the tryouts to the next weekend, February 25th and 26th at Newport High School in hopes to get a few more attendees.

The new schedule is below:

February 25th Newport High School
BU18/19 1:00pm – 2:30pm
BU17 2:30pm – 4:00pm
BU16 4:00pm – 5:30pm

February 26th Newport High School
BU18/19 4:00 – 5:00pm
BU17 5:00 – 6:00pm
BU16 6:00 – 7:00pm

If you are planning on being out of town both weekends and can’t participate but are interested in our club and playing, please register for the tryout and put in the comment box your interest in what team so we can keep in touch if players are still needed after tryouts conclude!

Our select tryout registration is now open for BU16, BU17 and BU18/19

To register, go to and click on the “Register Now!” button, then click on the 2017 select tryout tab.

Any questions please contact

Brinda Virden


NYSC Summer Academy registration now open!

U8-U10 (2009-2007) Boys & Girls Summer Academy

July 11-14  (Monday-Thursday)
@ Newport Hills Park

For Boys and Girls U8-U10 who would like to be challenged both technically and tactically and introduced to aspects of the game that are a higher level for ages U8-U10. Players will focus on technical aspects of the game and how to use them to have a greater impact on the game as well as being introduced to combining, speed of thought and play and how to individually defend, among other aspects.  Camp will be fun while challenging.

Coaching Director Chuck Sekyra has created the curriculum for this camp and will run the clinic  with assistance from members of the Newport FC Coaching staff.

Field Players only

Cost $120.00

Limited to the first 40 players

U11-U14 (2006-2003) Boys & Girls Summer Academy

August 8-11 (Monday-Thursday)
@ Newport Hills Park

For Boys and Girls Agues U11 to U14 who would like to be challenged both technically and tactically and introduced to aspects of the game that are challenging for players U11-U14. Players will focus on speed of play, ability to combine with teammates, be creative in the offensive final third and individual and team defending among other aspects. Camp will be fun while challenging.

Coaching Director Chuck Sekyra has created the curriculum for this camp and will run the clinic  with assistance from members of the Newport FC Coaching staff.

Field Players only

Cost $120.00

Limited to the first 40 players

To sign up for either of these sessions, go to and click on the “Register now” button!

Tryout and Registration Reminders!

NYSC SELECT TRYOUTS are almost here…first tryout starts May 3rd, see attached schedule! (or view online here)
Please remember to register for the tryouts, it’s much easier than at the field!

Come dressed and ready for soccer, with cleats and shinguards, please bring a ball and remember water!

Show up a few minutes early to check in and get your tryout number.

Please also remember if your child DID NOT play for a Washington State team last fall then you will need to bring a check or cash for $15 (CYO and other school teams do not count and they will need to pay) to cover insurance.

If you are interested in a fall recreational team or our U6/U7 clinic program, registration is now open, registration will close on May 31st, so register today!
If you are a returning player you must register by May 31st to secure your spot back to your previous team!

For all registrations go to and click on the register now button. Thank you and good luck!

2016 tryout schedule

Volunteer Opportunities

As discussed at the recent club (AGM) meeting, our club is managed and run by community members like you, and volunteers are needed! If there is an area where you can contribute, please contact myself or another board member. Below are some of the volunteer positions currently available.


In this role you report to the President.  Attend the monthly board meeting and the annual meeting.  Take the club minutes during the meetings.  Distribute the meeting minutes for review to the board.  Participates in the discussions of the club.

Field Liaison:

This role begins in the last week of August and runs through the middle of November.  We have roughly 8 fields in our system.  They consist of  Elementary schools like Somerset, Eastgate, Newport Heights, Ringdall, Tyee and Puesta.  Most of these fields are dirt.  In this role you will make sure that the city or school district puts the goals out for us to use, maintains the fields weekly by either mowing them or grading them, and communicate to the coaches to see that the fields are in the best condition possible for practices and games.  Occasionally you will drive around to check on the fields to make sure the goal nets are up and everything looks good.

– It would be possible to divide up some of the above responsibilities and therefore make is easier for more members to get involved. For instance, consider volunteering to regularly check on the condition of one field near where you live.

Recreational Equipment Coordinator:

This role begins the planning stages in June each year.  In this role you will provide equipment like soccer balls, soccer bags, pennies, and cones to the coaches each year from our inventory of equipment.  The Administrator will provide you a list of the volunteer coaches each year via email.  You will contact the coaches via email to see which coaches need either replacement gear or new gear for the season.  You will take inventory from our storage locker, located in Newcastle, and see what we have available to distribute to the coaches.  Whatever equipment is not available will be purchased at Soccer West with approval from the Executive Director.  Once you have the replacement equipment and new equipment organized, you will arrange the coaches to pick up the equipment either at your house, the storage locker or our pre-season coach meeting in August.

According to the current Equipment Coordinator, the time commitment is as follows:

“There are about 40 to 50 teams, and not all need equipment, but most will need something and some will need  to swap items and others will need everything.

I would say the time commitment is about  30 hours in the summer and early Fall buying, prepping and distributing equipment.  Then at the end of the season about 10 hours collecting, cleaning and sorting it back in inventory.  This includes multiple trips to the Soccer locker as returns trickle in over months.

I am probably underestimating the time it took me, but I bet someone else could be more efficient.”


NYSC welcomes new coach Hannah Kimsey

Newport Youth Soccer club is pleased to announce the addition of coach Hannah Kimsey to our coaching staff.

Our DOC Chuck Sekyra introduces Hannah:

“We are very excited to have a coach with Hannah’s background and experiences join our club. Hannah is going to be a wonderful role model and coach for our girls.  Just getting back from playing professionally in Europe I am thrilled that she wants to focus full time on coaching. She has a great upside.”

Hannah played at Portland State and Concordia University and was selected All American in 2012 and 2013 as well as achieving NAIA National Player of the year status in 2013. She has since played at the  semi-professional and professional level with the Sounders Women and Qbik Futbol club in the Swedish first division.

Most recently Hannah has coached with the Tualatin Hills Soccer Club in Portland.

Hannah will be coaching the girls U11 and U12 Select team for the 2016/17 season. Please join us in welcoming Hannah to our club.

Hannah Kimsey Soccer CV


AGM and informational meeting March 30th 6pm

Hello Newport Soccer Families-

We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting for the Newport Soccer Club. Each year the club hosts a meeting to give you, our membership, the chance to hear about the past year, plan for next, and give us feedback and direction.

The AGM will be held at the Newport Swim and Tennis club (5464 119th Ave SE, Bellevue WA 98006) on Wednesday, March 30, at 6 pm. I would encourage you to attend, as there are several important items on the agenda:

  • Full discussion and explanation of the new age groupings (the move from school based to calendar based)
  • The Club bylaws have been modified and updated
  • Coaching assignments for next year
  • New camps, clinics, and opportunities for additional training
  • Discover ways you can volunteer and help our club grow and improve

I hope to see you there.

Brent Sytsma
NYSC President


NYSC BU17, BU18 and BU19 Tryout Info (updated 2/24/16)

Reminder with tryouts coming soon, the registration is now open on our website for these age groups, BU17, BU18 and BU19. Please go to and click the register now button today if you are interested in trying out!

Parents please remember that your child will need a signed waiver from the parent if you do not sign your child up online, please do not just send your child to the field without registering or coming with them.

The following is a correction of the original notice on tryouts. Please note the one small change (highlighted in yellow).

The upcoming boys tryout schedule for Newport Youth Soccer Club has been updated. We need to coordinate with the other EYSA clubs and our tryouts also have to come after those for Eastside FC (our Association’s Premier Club).

The new updated schedule is below. The year designation indicates birth year of the oldest players on the team; you can tryout for a team if you were born AFTER the designated year, but not if you were born BEFORE the designated year.

Show up 15 min early bring a ball, water and be dressed and ready to go, please attend both sessions!

Saturday February 27th, Newport High School
Boys 1998 (U19) 9:00-10:30am CANCELLED (come to the U18 time if interested)
Boys 1999 (U18) 10:30am-12:00noon
Boys 2000 (U17) 12:00noon-1:30pm

Sunday February 28th, Newport High School
Boys 1999 (U18) 2:00pm-3:30pm
Boys 2000 (U17) 3:30pm-5:00pm
Boys 1998 (U19) 5:00pm-6:30pm CANCELLED (come to the U18 time if interested)


Information regarding the new age classifications and rules can be found on our website home page and the website.
Along with these links:

NPSL to adopt USSF/WYS Birth Year Realignment in Fall 2016

Brinda Virden
NYSC Administrator


US Soccer Federation mandated changes for 2016

Newport Soccer Families-

Looking ahead to next year, there are some changes coming that you have likely heard about. The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has mandated several changes to youth soccer that will be implemented across the country. NYSC and our sister clubs in EYSA have spent the past several months planning for these changes and how best to implement them.

The biggest impact will be to the age classification calendar. Teams will now be formed based on the calendar year rather than the school year. Historically, the birth date cutoff has been August 1. This will change to January 1. For example, last year’s BU12 Select team had 7 players born in 2003 and 7 players born in 2004. Under the new age groupings beginning in Fall 2016, BU14 will be for players born in 2003 and BU13 will be for players born in 2004. While players could simply register (or in the case of Select players) tryout for the team that corresponds with their age, it is possible that players will wish to stay together with their older teammates and “play up.” What this means is that (subject to making the team in case of Select players), there will be no club-wide or league prohibition against players born in 2004 playing on the BU13 team. Whether someone “makes” the team, however, is dependent on who tries out and who is ultimately selected (given that some of last year’s players born in January – August of 2013 will chose to play at their new age group).

Newport has adopted a simple “golden rule” for the first year: we will not require changes to existing Recreational or Select team rosters with returning players (although Select teams are still formed based on tryouts). We are essentially waiving all play-up restrictions so school class groups can remain intact, but teams would play to the age of their oldest player. Most clubs within EYSA are adopting this stance.

The other significant change will be to standardize the team and field sizes for age groups. The USSF has decided that small sided play should continue through U12, which will play 9v9 (currently 11v11).

For more information about the upcoming changes and helpful FAQs, please visit these links

We will be hosting an informational night on March 24 at the Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club at 7pm as part of our Annual General Meeting. Come out and hear the latest developments and learn more about your club!

On behalf of the board and staff of Newport Soccer, I hope this season has been a fun and rewarding experience. We have made significant changes to the club over the past year and are excited about our progress and what lies ahead. Soon you will be receiving a survey from the club. Please take a few minutes and tell us what we are doing well and areas we can improve upon.

Brent Sytsma
President NYSC

NYSC WolfPack D2

NYSC Wolfpack (BU12) District 2 Champions!

The Newport Youth Soccer Club Wolfpack won the District 2 Championship Sunday Nov 22 at Eastlake High School. The Championship game ended with a 2-2 tie after 2 overtimes against the Northshore Thrashers. The Wolfpack prevailed in a shootout 2-1 with Goal Keeper Aldon Lobo saving 4 out of 5 shots. The U12 Boys team qualified to move on in the Washington State Recreational Cup tournament and plays next at Oroville, WA Dec 6th at 2pm. The Wolfpack was the Top of the Table for the second consecutive year in Eastside Youth Soccer Association league play.

The Wolfpack is: Aldon Lobo, Andrew (Denny) Skaran, Carlos Golan, Chandler Tuupo, Charlie Bass, Duncan Bixby, Grant Gardner, Jalal Tarabeih, Logan Blank, Lucas Hsu, Mark Brasel, Matthew Pana, Max Hedland, Nathan Shilley, Rauri Christie, Remi Boeholt, Assistant Coaches Ed Shilley, Mark Gardner, and Head Coach Tom Lobo. The players attend Tyee, Tillicum and International Middle Schools in Bellevue.