Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Emerald City FC coaches and members saddened at the passing of WA soccer legend Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan was not only a coach at Emerald City FC, he was also a teacher of soccer, leaving his mark on the club and creating great memories for the club's coaches and players alike.

A large measure of the respect and admiration that follows Mike Ryan can be seen by reading the local and national articles written in his honour.

Here are some of those articles

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Congratulations to Emerald City FC’s Amanda Potts-Huppert for being voted KingCo 4A Coach of the Year

Amanda has been coaching the girls varsity team at Ingelmoor High School for the past 2 years. She has been coaching at ECFC since 1999 and is herself a former outstanding high school and Emerald City FC player.   
Coach Amanda currently coaches the ECFC girls U16 and U12 teams.
For more on Coach Amanda please click here

Congratulations to former Sounders Academy and ECFC player Aaron Kovar

Aaron Kovar named PAC-12 Freshman Player of the Year

To read more please click here

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bobby Howe reflects on his time coaching the St Kitts and Nevis National team

Bobby Howe, a former U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach and U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching, recently spent time assisting the coaching staff of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Team in developing strategies and training practices in the hope of advancing in the 2012 Caribbean Cup. Howe took some time to answer a few questions from, while also laying out his strategies for helping the island nation improve its play and coaching.

To read the complete article click here
For Coach Bobby Howe's coaching bio click here

Saturday, November 3, 2012

PSPL Offers Referee Course

This is an opportunity for our players, and parents, to learn the game from another perspective. To be a well-rounded player, players must learn to see the game from all aspects and this will provide that.
When: Saturday December 8, 2012 Entry Level Referee Clinic

The PSPL to offer elite player training for top male and female players

US Club Soccer and PSPL to host first id2 event in Washington in March 2013
SEATTLE – The Puget Sound Premier League is pleased to offer elite player training and player identification with US Club Soccer’s id2. Top youth players will have the opportunity to try out for id2 camps, receive monthly training and earn a place on one of our league showcase teams that will compete in regional and national events.
This new PSPL elite-player training initiative will also connect with US Club Player Development Program, or PDP. Players selected from PSPL clubs will form player pools at various ages to form the showcase teams and participate in id2 events.

“US Club Soccer’s Player Development Programs are additional identification and developmental programs conducted under the id2 Program and centered around clubs and leagues in specific geographic areas where top players from multiple local clubs are identified and invited to periodic training sessions.” – US Club Soccer

Click here to read the full article and how to register for tryouts. Check the PSPL site often for details.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Friday Play Days for Emerald City FC players U8-U18


Friday Play Days for Emerald City FC players U8-U18,

September 9th to November 17th

This is a great opportunity for club players to brush up on their skills and get some extra scrimmage time.

Please wear your practice jerseys.

November Friday Play Days

11/2 – @ 5:30 to 7:00 at Ingraham High School

11/9 – @ 5:30 to 7:00 at Ingraham High School

11/16 – @ 5:30 to 7:00 at Ingraham High School