Thank you for your interest in the Seattle Sounders FC Academy!

NOTE: We are NOT on Instagram. Please do not engage with the account claiming to host Academy tryouts. We do not host tryouts!

We are proud to have a first class reputation for developing elite soccer players. Furthermore, our priority is to provide each individual with the opportunity to grow and contribute to our community. Each season, we have developed our players to a level where they are signing a professional contract with our MLS First Team, USL Second Team, or in obtaining a scholarship to a top accredited NCAA University.
There are three mechanisms by which we search for talent:

  • Scout Identification
  • Personal Player Application
  • Youth Programs Identification

Scout Identification
Our Academy scouts observe matches on a weekly basis and are directed accordingly by the Head of Recruitment for the Seattle Sounders FC Academy.  Our Academy uses a detailed, long-term talent identification model in order to discover our future players.

Our scouts conduct themselves in the most ethical and professional manner with the highest standards of integrity. Our scouts possess business cards, as well as official Sounders FC identification at all times.

The scouting team respects the rules of the US Soccer Development Academy, and act in an honest and transparent manner. Scouting reports are communicated to the Head of Recruitment, who will make all contacts when permitted, per league rules.

Players can initiate contact with the club at any time by filling out the application below or by contacting the Academy directly.

Personal Player Application
To apply for a trial or for further information, please submit your application below:

Personal Player Application

Once we receive your application, the information will be submitted to our Head of Recruitment for consideration. Please note that due to high volume of interest, the club will only contact players if they receive an invite to join the club on trial.

Youth Programs Identification
Players are identified by our staff at one of our many Youth Programs that are held at different times and locations throughout the year.  There is an official scouting protocol present at all Youth Programs, and scouting reports obtained at camps are communicated directly to the Head of Recruitment.

Youth Programs