Frequently Asked Questions

When do sign-ups begin?   Spring season registration will be open January 10th. Returning players from 2018 Fall season have until February 10th to register to be placed back on the same team.  All other requests will be based on registration date.

How much does it cost to play? For the 2019 season, the player registration fee is $75 for all players.  These fees do not include uniforms.  Our goal is to make soccer accessible for all so if anyone is having difficulties paying they should contact Michelle Beard at michelle.beard@washingtontimbers.com.

Can I apply for financial assistance? Our scholarship program is awarded on a as-needed basis.  To apply for a scholarship, please click HERE.  Contact Michelle Beard at michelle.beard@washingtontimbers.com with any questions.

I changed my mind, can I get a refund?  Yes, as long as you request a refund on or before February 28, 2019. Exception: doctor’s note stating player cannot play for the season or if you have moved out of the area. There is a $20 service fee for all refunds.

How do I register? For accuracy of player information, we offer on-line registration. Registration is not considered complete until payment has been received and posted to your account, and we have verified that we have received a state issued birth certificate or passport to prove date of birth. Registration is initiated online. Please click on the Registration link in the left menu to get started once registration is open.

When will I know what team my child is on?  We start forming teams in March, and will have rosters to coaches around March 20th. If you do not hear from a coach by March 31st, contact Mike Hohnholz at grassroots@washingtontimbers.com.  

Where do I buy the uniform and which one do I need?  All recreational uniforms are purchased through NW Soccer Locker. They are located inside the Salmon Creek Indoor Soccer Arena in Vancouver.  You can order online at http://nwsoccerlocker.com/ or in person at their store.  U5 to U8 teams need the Blue/White reversible jersey.  U9 and older teams are required to have the blue/white uniform kit.

What age group is my child? All players register in the year of birth they were born in.

Is my child old enough to play soccer? For the spring season, the player must turn five years old on or before December 31, 2019.

If I played for Camas Washougal Soccer Academy prior to this year must I turn in my birth certificate? As long as you submitted a birth certificate, you may not need to issue one. If you are not sure, please contact Michelle Beard at michelle.beard@washingtontimbers.com to verify if a birth certificate is needed.

Will you accept a hospital issued birth certificate? No, Washington State Youth Soccer (WYS) requires all players to submit a state issued certificate of live birth or current passport in order to be assigned to a team. Hospital certificates are NOT accepted.

When do practices start? Practice times and start dates vary depending on your team.  Most teams will begin practicing late March. Most teams practice twice per week.

When are games? Spring season games will be on Friday evenings, or during the day on Saturdays.  Games start April 13th, and end on June 8th.

Does my child have to try-out? Tryouts are not part of the recreational soccer program.  Try-outs are held for players age 7 and older wishing to play at an advanced level of competition. These teams are Advanced Competition teams and only play other Advanced Competition teams. All other teams are recreational teams, players are assigned based on last season's team, team request, and sign-up date.

Can my child keep the same coach he/she had last year? We encourage all players to register as soon as possible so we can try and honor team and coach requests. There are no guarantees – but returning players who register by February 10th typically are granted their request.  

My neighbor does not have access to a computer, or their computer is not working, can I register their child from my account?  Please do not, it causes errors in the data base and makes it difficult for coaches to contact players!  Please create their own account so that their information is accurate for parents to be notified.   If someone is having trouble registering please have them contact Mike Hohnholz at grassroots@washingtontimbers.com. The public library also has computers for use for free.

Who do I contact if I need additional answers?  Contact Mike Hohnholtz at grassroots@washingtontimbers.com if you have more questions.