We want to invite out men and women players looking for highly competitive soccer opportunities to our first tryout as a PacNW/OSA partnership. This is a great opportunity for players looking to play at the next level and/or increase their current skill and ability. Tryouts are March 4. If you or somebody you know is interested, please click on the link to register.
PacNW-OSA Tryouts scheduled for March 4th, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Starfire fields 3 and 4.
PacNW Alum Abi Kim Called In to U20 WNT for Nike International Friendlies
PacNW Alum Abi Kim Called In to U20 WNT for Nike International Friendlies
PacNW Soccer Club was honored to learn that club alumnus Abigail Kim has been called in by U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jitka Klimkova for the 2017 Women's Nike International Friendlies taking place at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The four-team tournament featuring the USA, Brazil, England and Finland will run from Dec. 7-11.
Abi was a stand-out player for the club on the G97 Maroon team, helping her PacNW team win back-to-back state cup championships.
Since graduating from Seattle Christian School, Abi has excelled as a member of the Cal Golden Bears Women's Soccer Team, including being named as Pac-12 Offensive Player for August 2017 after scoring 3 goals over the team's first two games. This is not Abi's first stint with the national team; she has also played with the U-18 Youth National Team.
Abi initially joined our predecessor club (Greater Renton FC) and stayed with PacNW Soccer Club after our merger in 2012, and we are proud to have played a role in the development of this elite-level player.
Well done, Abi! And good luck in Florida - we will be watching!
PacNW and OSA FC Announce Partnership
SEATTLE, WA –Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (“PacNW”) and Olympic Soccer Academy Football Club (“OSA FC”) today announced a first-of-its-kind collaborative partnership to provide additional player development opportunities and grow the game of soccer in the Puget Sound region.
Under the arrangement, PacNW’s Directors of Coaching Roy Lassiter and Malia Arrant will coach the OSA FC men’s and women’s teams, respectively. The men’s team will compete in the National Premier Soccer League and the women’s team will play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Both teams will train and play their home games at the world-class Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, and will take the field wearing kits that prominently feature PacNW’s distinctive club badge and maroon and light blue colors. The teams will also be known as the “PacNW-OSA FC” men’s and women’s teams.
In announcing the partnership, OSA FC Owner and General Manager Giuseppe Pezzano said, “I am very pleased to enter this partnership with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club. They are one of the top youth soccer clubs in the region and this opportunity will have a great impact on growing the culture of soccer in the Puget Sound region.” Pezzano added, “I am also hopeful that some of the club’s top youth players can train and possibly play in games with our men’s and women’s sides.”
“At PacNW we are always looking for opportunities to increase our player development efforts,” said PacNW Technical Director Leighton O’Brien. “Collaborating with OSA FC is really the next step in the evolution of our club. It will allow us to add another step in our player development pathway so that players can join PacNW at 7 years old and see a clear pathway all the way up to the highest levels of competition.”
About Pacific Northwest Soccer Club: Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (“PacNW”) is a premier youth soccer club formed in 2012 and based out of the world-class Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. The club features more than 70 teams who proudly complete in Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Club League, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, and U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League and Far West Regional League. The club has been identified as an official Seattle Sounders FC youth club partner, joining a select group of youth clubs who collaborate with the reigning MLS Cup champions on player development efforts and organizational best practices. PacNW prides itself on emphasizing player development, offering the best coaching available, and helping its players reach their full potential on and off the field.
About OSA FC: Olympic Soccer Academy Football Club (“OSA FC”) is based in Seattle, Washington. The club was formed by prominent Italian businessman Giuseppe Pezzano with the aim of bridging the two different soccer realities and creating a cultural exchange between Italy and the United States.
OSA FC’s goal is to increase opportunities and advance the game of soccer by connecting players, coaches, clubs and the community. Top caliber soccer training is offered to players using an Italian methodology created and tested by professional youth development academies like ACF Fiorentina.
3 Pac Teams To Compete in US Soccer Development Academy 2016-2017 Season
Since 2007, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has offered a comprehensive program that provides education, resources and support to impact club environments with the goal of developing elite players. The USSDA is the highest level of youth soccer competition in the United States, and there are currently only two other USSDA programs in the state of Washington. The Development Academy philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. It connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for involvement in the youth national team system.
PacNW Soccer Club joins an exclusive group of USSDA clubs that will train individual players at a critical age for skill development. "U.S. Soccer Development Academy Clubs have made a tremendous commitment to player development in the past 9 years and will serve as the example for clubs and leagues throughout the country to provide the best possible environment for young players," said U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director Jared Micklos.
“We are always looking to take our club to the ‘next level,’ and joining the Development Academy is a big step forward,” said John Wilson, president of PacNW Soccer Club. “Our selection to the USSDA validates the philosophy and direction our club is heading in, and we are excited to have our players compete at the highest level.”
For the 2017-18 season, the PacNW Development Academy teams will be comprised of boys players from the U12 - U14
For questions about the program or to recommend a player for an Academy trial, please contact Leighton O'Brien TD@PacNWSC.org, or Roy Lassiter email@example.com. For more information about U.S. Soccer Development Academy visit the site.
PacNW Partners with Pro Performance for Elite Mentorship
On a high level, Pro Performance serves the psychosocial pillar of player development. They are made up of a team of 40+ pro soccer players who understand the importance of the mental side of the game. Our sports psychologist, Dr. Lee Hancock, curated the best mental training content and combined it with stories and advice from pros! They use soccer as a tool to teach these principles of success.
At PACNW, we are having the 04, 05, and 06 age groups go through the Pro Performance lessons. On top of that, Lauren Barnes and Steve Zakuani (two Seattle soccer legends) are mentoring the teams! As they take the lessons, Steve and Lauren come to training to discuss the content, share their story, and build into the players! Our hope is that we can transform their lives on and off the field by giving them all the tools to be successful!