Welcome to the 2023 fall high school girls soccer season!

All communications for the upcoming season are being sent by email from Final Forms, so please make sure students interested in trying out and playing are registered for Fall soccer in Final Forms (


2023 Bothell High School Girls Soccer Coaching Staff:
Jim Shulkin, Head Coach –
Jeff Varden, Varsity Assistant Coach –
Clint Beck, JV Coach –
David Holm, JVC Coach –
Luke Ibsen, Volunteer Coach –



You must be registered in Final Forms and eligible (i.e., not red) to participate in tryouts and the Fall season. Please take care of this early. There are no eligibility exceptions. If your status is yellow you can participate in tryouts and training but must be green before you can play in a match. If you are red, you will not be able to tryout or participate in training until you are at least yellow, so get those eligibility requirements taken care of early!


Pre-Season Meeting

There will be a brief preseason meeting on Thursday, August 17th at 8:30 p.m. The meeting is optional and is primarily intended for incoming 9th graders and their parents so you know what to expect for tryouts and the coming season if you’re selected for a team. Returning players and parents are welcome to attend as well, but it is optional for all. The meeting will be held over Zoom and the link will be sent via Final Forms to everyone registered (and parents) by the morning of the meeting.

Following tryouts and team selections, each team will hold its own meeting where coaches will provide more information about the season.



All players interested in playing soccer at BHS are required to participate in tryouts. Players will be selected to teams based on their performance at tryouts.

Tryouts Schedule:

· Monday, August 21 - 4:30 to 6:30 on the BHS baseball field

· Tuesday, August 22 - 4:30 to 6:30 on the BHS baseball field

· Wednesday, August 23 - 4:30 to 6:30 on the BHS baseball field

Tryout dates, times and locations are subject to change. We may finish on Tuesday, or go into Thursday, but any changes will be communicated on field to players and with a follow-up email including parents.

If a student athlete is interested in trying out, but will not be available during the regular tryout dates due to injury or being out of town, please contact me ( BEFORE Aug 21 to inquire about a supplemental tryout opportunity following regular tryouts.


Team Selections

Team selections will be made and communicated at the conclusion of tryouts. Any student athletes or parents that have questions about player selection decisions are always welcome to contact me directly at


Training & Match Schedules

Regular team training will begin the day after tryouts conclude. This will most likely be Thursday 8/25. Regular training times and locations are TBD and can change week to week, as field availability and schedules for other sports that utilize our fields will vary. The training schedule for at least the first week or two of training for all teams is likely to be within the 3:30 to 6:30 window on weekdays, but we’ll communicate exact times and locations following team selections.

We will also have combined FASST (fitness, agility, strength, speed, technique) mandatory training sessions on most Saturdays (8:00 to 10:00 a.m.). So once we start, we’ll go six days a week most weeks through the end of the season.

Matches will begin the first week of September. will be the most reliable source for match schedules as we get closer to the season. Regular season Varsity and JV matches are generally on Tuesday and Thursday nights, with an occasional Fri/Sat match. JVC matches are generally on Mon and Wed evenings. All match schedules are subject to change as we get into season.


Get Ready!

The entire coaching staff is excited to see you all and get to work on making it a great year for BHS soccer.

If you have any questions about any of the information or content on this page, please contact me at See you all soon.

Go Cougs!

Jim Shulkin

Head Coach – Girls Soccer

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