Sunday, November 24, 2013

ECFC M'95 Green clinch WSPL fall league Championship!

ECFC M95 Green, coached by David Smith, clinched their 2nd WSPL title in a row this weekend in Vancouver, WA. With some crucial (and accomplished!) help from 2 M97 Green players, the team extended their run to 12 games 12 wins with a hard fought victory over last years runners up! M'95 Green have been sitting at the top of the league table since the beginning of the season, with 2 games left they are assured another trip to the NPL Championships in North Carolina next summer!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Great results for our boys and girls dev teams!

Dear Emerald City FC 'Dev' Parents,

The coaching staff would like to thank all our Year-Around players, families, and volunteers for their participation and hard work in the 2013 Fall 'Dev' season. We hope the players have had a wonderful time over their two consecutive seasons - May/June and Fall. We are really proud of them, especially how they handled being stretched to new levels. In observing practices and games, we have seen improvement in the following key areas:
  • Strengthened field skills
  • Increased work ethic
  • Healthy social maturity
  • Confidence building
  • A stronger passion for the game *most important *
A big congrats to all of our players, teams and coaches, as we had our highest number of girl's and boy's teams finish at (or near) the top of their respective divisions! At this young age, while our 'Dev' coaches are very competitive, our philosophy is to focus on the development of the player over the outcome of the game. These results reinforce that our program strategy and curriculum will yield desired results. Again, congratulations to all players. We are very proud of their commitment and ownership to their home practice, their team and their Club!

Upcoming ECFC Calendar of Events:
1. Spring 'Dev' Information. Program meeting January 28th with practices starting the first week of February and games played through mid-May.
Please pass the word onto other players who may be interested with registration closing when full. Drop Matthew a line with any questions or with names of players/parents/coaches who may be interested. A Staff coach can even come out to do trainings for local teams to generate program interest.
Sign up for Spring registration here:

2. Post Spring Play Information for U8/9 and U10
  • U8 and U9 players have a chance to play in our popular May/June Tournament program that lasts up to 5 weeks culminating with a tournament in mid-June. Sign ups available shortly.
  • For U10 players, after Spring, these players will transition to the U11 age with ECFC tryouts at the end of April. This is the beginning of joining the 'upper club' where they play up to 8-9 months of the year.
  • We recently travelled our U13 team to Spain and had a wonderful experience. We put this out now so our younger aged teams can begin to prepare for this opportunity. See the travel log and pictures on our Facebook site at:
3. Turkey Shoot. Our yearly jamboree for ECFC players and their friends. We will place players on teams or bring in groups at a team. Registration closes shortly:

4. Holiday Jamboree for all ECFC Players. (Fall and Spring players included). A morning/afternoon of indoor soccer at Arena Sports. December 23, 2013.

5. Futsal. Stay tuned for information from the coordinator, coach Jesse Winship-Freyer.
For more information on ECFC and 'Player Development' philosophy, see our FAQ page at:

Your children have a bright future in the club. Being part of the Year-Around program provides them with continuity of training and team play. Again, thank you for participating in the 2013 Fall ECFC 'Dev' Season. Drop a line with questions, your testimonials and feedback. We look forward to seeing your children at the upcoming events and in the Spring season.

Matthew Olson and the entire ECFC Coaching Staff
Emerald City FC

-BU/GU 8-10 Program Director