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Seattle United will offer two Citywide/Premier teams in each age group in the upcoming 2012-2013 season. These teams will be formed from talented players from all over the city and will play at the highest leagues available in the state.
The club will also form Regional/Select teams in each age group in each of the four regional sections of the city:
These teams will be formed based upon a combination of demand for teams and ability of players attending tryouts and will play in the league most appropriate for them.
Seattle United will be creating U10 player pools on both the boy’s side and the girl’s side for the 2012/13 seasonal year. These player pools will have a formal training/intensity calendar that will be 9-10 months in length and will be supplemented with friendly games, jamborees, tournaments and both a Fall and Spring Regional Club League (RCL).
The U10 program will have a strong focus on technical training and will work to build a solid foundation of ability in each player and will teach players important training habits that are so crucial to players at this age. All of this will take place in a competitive and challenging environment, while never forgetting that the main emphasis should be on having FUN!
Coming out of the player placement process, there will be 24-26 boys and girls selected to represent Seattle United in this program. These players will train together and will be divided up into squads for summer tournament play, friendlies and for the Fall and Spring RCL seasons.
Yes. The players that are selected for this program will not be able to continue with their current rec teams. This will be different than the Seattle United Juniors program, whereby players will remain in their current rec environments. (see below)
The following is a general outline of what the 2012/13 seasonal year will look like. Specific information will be given out by the age group coordinators.
Tryouts: The player placement process for this program will take place on April 27 and April 30. Please check our website, www.seattleunited.com, for more details.
May-August: This time period will be heavily focused on fundamental, technical training. The players will be introduced to the way all Seattle United players train. During this period, players will train two times a week and will play in 3 summer tournaments, with some friendly games/jamborees thrown in as well. Also, there will be pre-scheduled time off during the summer.
September-November: The pools will be split into teams and will compete in the Regional Club League (RCL), the most competitive league in Washington. At this time, neither the league nor the club has decided on which of the two developmental formats will be used (9-a-side or 6-a-side).
Regardless of what size each roster is, there will be continued opportunity for player movement between teams throughout the season. These will be the only U10 teams in Seattle to compete in this league (RCL).
During Fall League play, teams will continue to train two times per week, with a league game on the weekend.
January-February: This time period will be heavily focused on Futsal training. Futsal is a type of indoor soccer that is played on hard court surfaces defined by lines and not walls. The rules of Futsal create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique, as well as ball control and passing in tight spaces. Many of the best players in the world grew up playing Futsal…it will be a very valuable tool in the development of our young Seattle United players.
All Futsal sessions will be held at the John Marshall School, home to the Seattle United offices.
March-April: The Spring RCL League and the Washington State Cup will take place at this time. There will once again be two training sessions a week, with one or two games on the weekend.
Please feel free to contact the following age group coordinators with any questions you may have.
Kyle, a Seattle United staff director and West Regional Director, holds a USSF ‘D’ License as well as an NSCAA National Diploma. He has both playing and coaching experience at the collegiate level, has played semi-professionally and has an extensive background coaching youth soccer in the Seattle area.
SU Technical Director: Jason Farrell (email@example.com)
The Seattle United staff will select players based upon their current level of play, with strong consideration given to players with the attitude, effort and obvious desire to play at a high level.
Each player will receive a phone call upon the completion of tryouts placing him or her in the program. Players/families will be asked to commit at this time for the year-long program.
We are aware that this year’s tryouts occur at the same time as Spring Break for many of you and that this will result in some of you being unavailable for both sessions.
If this is the case, please make sure to contact the appropriate age group coordinator and they will try to work with you the best they can.
Please visit www.seattleunited.com and pre-register for tryouts.
Premier level soccer has a longer season and is more costly than recreational soccer.
The Program Fee for the U10 Program is $1600.00, which includes paid professional coaching, fields, league fees, Futsal gym fees, referees and the full Seattle United game and training kit.
There will also be a small “team fee” on top of this, which will include all tournaments and any other miscellaneous fees that may come up throughout the year.
*A core ethic of the Seattle United club is to provide kids with an equal opportunity to access advanced development soccer without regard to a particular player or family’s ability to pay. As such, scholarships are available to those that qualify. Please check our website, www.seattleunited.com, to obtain more information.
For those players that are not selected for the U10 Development Program but are still wanting more access to developmental programs, our Seattle United Juniors program will be offered beginning this Fall, but will look different than the U10 Development Program. Our Juniors will be open to all U8, U9 and U10 players that desire supplemental programs to their current rec teams.
Through a program that will incorporate academy-style training, Futsal training, friendly games and play-dates, this program will be perfect for those players that are currently playing with rec teams but desire more soccer throughout the year.
The Juniors program will have multiple offerings throughout the year and will serve to strengthen and organize the technical development of young soccer players in the Seattle area.
For more information about our Juniors program click here
Seattle United is the vibrant new youth soccer club that brings together all of the premier and select teams in Seattle and Shoreline under a single club structure. This club represents an exciting new approach for Seattle soccer. By placing all of the teams in one organization, Seattle players and families benefit from a full service club
that provides seamless, high quality playing opportunities from entry-level select all the way to top-level premier.
Our core philosophy is one of collaboration and inclusion. With efficiency and professionalism at every level, Seattle United is committed to developing youth soccer players to their fullest potential and to support this process through their development. It is designed to provide the highest quality soccer experience for all its players, families, teams and coaches through top competitive and training opportunities, regional options, seamless vertical integration, and good governance principles.
Seattle United is the only Seattle club that plays in the Regional Club League. The RCL seeks to play "like vs. like" teams in competitive leagues amongst other RCL clubs that consistently demonstrate the ability to develop Championship Cup caliber teams, ODP players, Regional Training Center players and a commitment to appropriate developmental philosophies for youth soccer players. The focus is on the club-based development of players. This league and the Regional Club Program have been developed as the next evolution of the Player Development League.
Regional Clubs accepted into the league must demonstrate a commitment to WYS’s Youth Development Standards, including training programs, nationally licensed coaches and strong performances in all levels of Washington Youth Soccer’s state cup competitions.
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