Thursday, April 25, 2013

Emerald City FC welcomes Todd Schilperoort

Emerald City FC is pleased to announce that Todd Schilperoort will be joining the ECFC Coaching Staff for the 2013 - 2014 season. Todd brings a tremendous resume as a professional coach, educator, mentor and administrator and will be fantastic addition to the highly experienced Emerald City FC Coaching Staff. Todd holds a US Soccer 'A' License as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma. He has a Masters Degree in Sport Administration from the University of Washington and has served in a multitude of roles coaching at the collegiate level, with the Olympic Development Program and as a youth coach. Todd has also served as a collegiate athletic director, in the role of state youth soccer director for Alabama and as a club director for youth soccer clubs in Washington. Todd played collegiate soccer at Seattle Pacific University and was drafted by the NASL Seattle Sounders as a professional.

"Todd brings an amazing background and a highly professional approach to coaching to our staff, but more importantly, his education and experience in the game make him a perfect fit for our player development philosophy and the culture of excellence that we are building at Emerald City FC", said Director of Coaching, Erik Oman. "We are excited to add another top level coach to our ranks and are flattered that professional coaches like Todd and Brad Agoos (another recent addition to the ECFC Coaching Staff) are recognizing the quality of our staff, the integrity of our programs and are excited to join our efforts," Oman followed.

Todd will coach U10 Boys and U10 Girls as well as U14 Boys and U17 Girls for Emerald City FC in the coming year.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Seattle Times - High School Sports - U-Prep soccer team

University Prep boys soccer team consists of a number of Emerald City FC players, steam rolling their way through the high school boys 2013 soccer Spring season.

Among them include current senior, and player for ECFC M93 and M94 Green, Galen Brennans, Captain and centre back for U-Prep. Former ECFC player Tolossa Hassan, now playing for the Sounders Academy, and current ECFC M95 Green players Blaine Thompson and Gabe Rifkin.

Click here to read the write up on U-Preps season so far

Saturday, April 6, 2013

ECFC WPSL to play in Shoreline, article

SHORELINE, WA.— Emerald City Football Club of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) will play their league home matches at Woolsey Stadium (artificial surface) on the campus of Kings High School in Shoreline this spring and summer. Last year the club played at Interbay Stadium in Magnolia, just north of downtown Seattle.

This is just one of the updates sent to goalWA by head coach Niki Taylor, who is also the commissioner of the Northwest Division in the WPSL.

Emerald City debuted in the league last season and were instantly very difficult to beat. The club amassed a number of draws that eventually saw them just miss out on the playoffs. Now a core group of players is set to join a larger contingent in hopes of taking that next post-season step.
Taylor tells that 25 players are lined up thus far. Ten of those are returners who contributed significant minutes in 2012.

For the rest of the article by GoalWA please click here