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ISC Gunners to join Northwest NPL for its top senior boys' teams

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SEATTLE - August 23, 2018 - The Puget Sound Premier League want to congratulate ISC Gunners for being one of four Washington clubs that will be part of a senior boys league with four Oregon clubs.
 
The Northwest NPL will feature Boys 15U, 16U, 17U and 19U teams in an event-based competition between Oregon and Washington teams.  
 
The Northwest NPL has been granted Elite National Premier League status by US Club Soccer. The ENPL is considered the top echelon of club soccer for boys outside of the USSF Development Academy for senior boys. 
 
As part of the agreement with US Club, Washington NPL's equivalent boys divisions will have the opportunity to compete against the top teams from the Northwest NPL.  Winners of our Washington NPL divisions will compete in a playoff match against Northwest NPL's second place finisher. 
 
The winner of that playoff match advances to the ENPL national playoff tournament.  The loser will play in the NPL Finals, which is considered the second division of NPL's national club playoff system. The Washington NPL will receive a second automatic slot to the NPL Finals. 
 
The inclusion of the Gunners is validation of the competitive strength of the entire PSPL league and its clubs, which have pushed the Gunners hard in weekly league and cup competitions over the past 10 years.  It also speaks well of the Gunners' program. 
 
The Gunners will join Crossfire, Washington Premier and Snohomish United as the four Washington clubs that will form the ENPL division of the Northwest NPL. They will join four Oregon clubs - FC Portland Academy, Crossfire Oregon, Eastside Timbers and United PDX. 
 
The ENPL Division is a closed, supplemental qualifying league for boys only that advance its winners to the ENPL national tournament. All clubs will continue to play in their respective local leagues and then compete separately in the Northwest NPL.
 
The Washington NPL will remain an open NPL league that welcomes clubs and teams to participate in the NPL divisions if they meet the league's policies and standards.  The NPL is US Club Soccer's top national league for club soccer. The Elite National Premier League is the top division for boys within the NPL structure. For information on the NPL program, click NPL
 
Again, congrats to the Gunners for being recognized as one of Washington's top clubs!
 
--The PSPL

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· www.psplsoccer.com

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM EVENT

PDP Event

PUGET SOUND PREMIER LEAGUE TO HOST PDP FOR REGION'S TOP PLAYERS IN AUGUST

TOP PERFORMERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ID2 IN DECEMBER!


SEATTLE - July 12, 2018 - The Puget Sound Premier League is preparing to host a Player Development Program (PDP), Aug. 25 at Eastlake Community Field #1 in Sammamish, Wash.

In alignment with the current id2 scouting priorities, this PDP will feature about 30 boys born in 2005 and 30 girls born in 2004-05 with the top performers being considered for potential invitations to US Club Soccer’s id2 Training Camp in December in Arizona.

“We are excited to host a PDP event for our promising young players across the Northwest,” said Puget Sound Premier League President Stanley Holmes. “Organizing the PDP is part of our commitment to raising our NPL standards and to focusing on player’s first. This is a wonderful opportunity for some of our best young talent to see if they can make it to the next level.”

PDPs are identification and development programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. Consistent with US Club Soccer’s philosophy that identification and development should be free to players, there is no cost to players. PDPs are approved as an Olympic Development Program by the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Soccer Federation.

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· www.psplsoccer.com

Demosphere and PSPL

Demosphere

PSPL IS PLEASED TO PARTNER WITH DEMOSPHERE TO OFFER A BETTER AND FASTER CLUB REGISTRATION PORTAL!

DEMOSPHERE AND THE PUGET SOUND PREMIER LEAGUE GO ALL-IN!


FALLS CHURCH, VA - July 10, 2018 - Demosphere, the most experienced provider of leading-edge technology solutions for team sports organizations, announced today an enhanced strategic partnership with Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL). Demosphere has been providing league-based solutions to PSPL since 2010 and most recently the two have doubled down on their partnership.

PSPL is propelling their league forward by utilizing Demosphere's latest, fully integrated league management platform. This new system is designed using pioneering technology to integrate robust online registration tools for member Clubs directly into the PSPL league management solution.

"Seamless data integration between Clubs and Leagues is a crucial component of the latest Demosphere platform," said Demosphere's President Kris Baker. "Clubs have been spending far too much time exporting, importing and manipulating data. Not only is this inefficient, it's extremely error prone. Our solution allows each organization to maintain ownership and authority over their own data, while also syncing it automatically to their League(s) and/or Governing Body. We think this is a game changer and we're thrilled to be moving PSPL to this new platform."
Stanley Holmes, PSPL's Executive Director said, "We're all about trying to make the club admin experience faster, better and more affordable. That's why we are very excited to offer the Demosphere solution to our Clubs. We believe it can help make their experience more efficient!" 

About Demosphere:

Demosphere International, Inc. is an Information Technology company based in Northern Virginia that has catered to the technology needs of team sports organizations for over 27 years. Demosphere strives to provide authentic industry-leading technology solutions for organized sports, accommodating the needs of all levels of organizations and all levels of users, with an ethical approach to how they impact the greater community.

Demosphere's integrated platform provides solutions for Teams, Clubs, Leagues and Governing Bodies with tools for players, parents, team staff, referees, and administrators.

For more information on Demosphere, please visit the company’s website at demosphere.com 

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· www.psplsoccer.com

THE FALY ACADEMY COMES TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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Faly Academy

SEARCHING FOR A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CHALLENGE, THE FALY ACADEMY TAKES THEIR “PLAY TO WIN” ATTITUDE TO THE STATES

THE PSPL 2004 BOYS TAKE ON THE FALY ACADEMY

SEATTLE - June 6, 2018 - The PSPL Surf Academy B2004, under the direction of head coach Matthew Olson, look to play against The Faly Academy of Canada. 

Hailing from the Vancouver area, The Faly Academy trains over 400 students on a weekly basis. Always striving to help every player set realistic goals, The Academy provides a professional learning environment to help their players reach their full potential. 

As an official partner of FC Metz and an affiliate of the SAAC(Soccer Academy Alliance Canada), The Academy has continued its tradition of selecting top players to travel internationally to provide an
opportunity for players to be exposed to a challenging, professional training atmosphere. 

"Faly Academy is excited to participate in a game with our neighbours down south." says Academy Director Faly Basse. "Our Academy always strives to challenge our players and playing teams in the PSPL league provides us that opportunity. We look forward to the challenge and establishing a great relationship with PSPL."

The 2004 PSPL Surf Academy boys look to continue their good form throughout the summer after finishing as a Finalist at the 2018 Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup.

"We are always searching for a highly competitive challenge,” says 2004 Surf coach Matthew Olson, “and we have decided to expand to our international neighbors from the North. We look forward to welcoming the Faly academy to play the pspl surf.”

The Puget Sound Premier League, sanctioned by US Club Soccer, is the fastest growing league for competitive teams in Washington State. The PSPL was founded in 2007 with 12 teams and now has nearly 2,000 teams and more than 35,000 players, as of 2018. In its 10th year, the PSPL produces national champions, college standouts and runs the NPL franchise for Washington state – a national club competition sanctioned by US Club Soccer.

Visit http://falyacademy.com/ for more info.

 

 

 

Club contacts:

· Faly@falyacademy.com

· info@falyacademy.com

· Ange@falyacademy.com

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· www.psplsoccer.com

FC SALMON CREEK JOINS THE PSPL FOR THE 2018 FALL SEASON

THE PSPL WELCOMES FC SALMON BACK

FOLLOWING THE TRAIL SET BY CLUBS ACROSS THE STATE, FC SALMON'S SEARCH FOR HIGHER COMPETITION HAS COME TO AN END

THE PSPL WELCOMES FC SALMON CREEK BACK FOR THE 2018 FALL SEASON

SEATTLE - June 1, 2018 - The Puget Sound Premier League is pleased to announce that FC Salmon Creek has chosen to play its boys high school teams in the PSPL, starting Fall Season 2018. 

 

The Vancouver, Wash. - based youth soccer club offers premier and select soccer to top competitive players throughout Clark County. Salmon Creek teams have played in the PSPL in the past. Now, however the stakes for high school-age players have never been higher. 

 

FC Salmon Creek's announcement follows the decisions by RV Slammers and MRFC , Eastern Washington Surf, FC Spokane, Twin-City FC and Everett FC to join or continue to compete in the PSPL. The PSPL continues to be a pathway for quality clubs that need a well-run, competitive league to showcase their best players and teams. 

 

"In looking at the options for high school boys teams in the Portland metro area and the level of competition here," said Salmon Creek President Jeff Thomas,  "we decided the best place for our older boys teams was in the PSPL. They would get the higher level of competition that we require."

 

Thomas added that over the years Salmon Creek coaching staff, led by DOC Joe Frimpong, has watched the PSPL grow larger and stronger competitively. "We have seen the league get stronger, which is what we want for our teams," Thomas said. 

 

"We're very happy to welcome Salmon Creek back to the PSPL," President Stanley Holmes said. "Salmon Creek has always been a quality club focused on developing top collegiate players and passionate soccer players. They recognize that the PSPL and the Washington NPL league can help their boys' teams reach their highest goals. We appreciate their support." 

 

The Puget Sound Premier League, sanctioned by US Club Soccer, is the fastest growing league for competitive soccer teams in Washington State and a member of the National Premier Leagues. The PSPL, founded in 2007 with 12 teams, now has nearly 2,000 teams in 2018. In its 11th year, the league supports clubs that produce passionate players, national champions and college standouts. 

 

FC Salmon Creek is a full-service competitive club servicing southwest Washington. The club is known for its technical training and turning out tough state-cup champions.

 

 

 

Club contacts:

· RecRegistrar@salmoncreeksoccer.com

· ALCRegistrar@salmoncreeksoccer.com

· FieldCoordinator@salmoncreeksoccer.com

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

www.psplsoccer.com

 

Mt. Rainier FC and RV Slammers join forces and expand into Black Diamond

Mt Rainier Futbol Club and Rainier Valley Slammers join forces

MT RAINIER FUTBOL CLUB & RAINIER VALLEY SLAMMERS ARE MERGING AND PLAN TO EXPAND INTO BLACK DIAMOND

NEW REGIONAL CLUB INTENDS TO PLAY IN THE WASHINGTON NPL AND PSPL LEAGUES

SEATTLE – May 7, 2018 - Mt Rainier Futbol Club and Rainier Valley Slammers are excited to announce they are joining forces to create a bigger and stronger regional soccer club that includes expanding into Black Diamond – an area projected to grow rapidly in the next decade. 

The club’s top teams will be called MRFC-Slammers – and play in the Washington NPL and Puget Sound Premier League – the fastest growing competitive soccer league in the Northwest.

The merger pushes the total number of players of the combined club to more than 3,000 – up from 1,500 players today. MRFC’s territory now stretches from Sumner in the southwest through  Auburn  to Black Diamond in the northeast and Enumclaw in the east. The club will draw players from other areas such as Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, Lake Tapps, Sumner, Orting, Maple Valley, Auburn and Black Diamond. 

 

“The partnership will allow us to meet all-league team standards in every age group and will also serve to strengthen the quality of all our club teams,” said Scott Nall, president of MRFC.  “With our combined juniors, recreational, select and premier programs, our group should be a rather formidable soccer club for years to come.”

   

“We are very excited to join with Mt. Rainier FC and rejoin the PSPL and take this club to the next level,” said Mark Bickham, former Slammers Technical director who is now working as a technical director for the MRFC Slammers. “The atmosphere is electric, kids are running around everywhere with huge smiles on their faces. The two clubs coming together is having an incredible impact on the community.”

 

PSPL President Stanley Holmes welcomes the Rainier Valley Slammers back to the PSPL. “The Slammers were members of the PSPL and a driving force in the early days,” Holmes said. “We believe the merger between the Slammers and Mt Rainier will create an extremely competitive regional soccer power.”

MRFC Slammers’ decision to expand into Black Diamond is another positive move as the club positions itself to serve the expected population growth projected over the next 20 years, Holmes said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The combination of smart club management, quality training and extremely competitive pricing will offer the fast-growing Black Diamond community the best youth soccer experience in the region,” Holmes said. “This should let everyone know that MRFC Slammers intends to be a big player in the region.” 

One benefit of a bigger club: the ability to offer a quality soccer experience to all players regardless of athletic or financial ability. 

“Soccer should be inclusive not exclusive,” said Luke Howells, MRFC Slammers director of coaching. “We thrive on producing quality programs for all walks of life and believe in education before competition. We are excited to expand our geographical footprint and will continue to provide holistic coaching that develops more than just the soccer player.”                –

The culture of family-based values is a huge reason why Jesse Wheelock is the MRFC Slammers/Black Diamond technical director.

“I couldn’t be more excited about working with a group of people that share and model these holistic values for the benefit of the families and players in our community,” Wheelock said.  “The merger with the Slammers and our expansion into the Black Diamond-Ravensdale area strengthens our player base and allows for all players within our club to have a true player development pathway.”   

MRFC supports the community by developing youth soccer players while helping them achieve their potential, both on and off the field. The club focuses on players first, where each individual is encouraged to build strong fundamentals, confidence, and creativity that will carry them through the rest of their lives.

MRFC vision is to provide quality player development in an environment where youth, ages 5-18, have the opportunity to play soccer at all skill levels. MRFC-Slammers aims to provide these opportunities in a safe community and family-focused environment for both our players and coaches.

The Puget Sound Premier League, sanctioned by US Club Soccer, is the fastest growing league for competitive teams in Washington State. The PSPL was founded in 2007 with 12 teams and now has nearly 2,000 teams and more than 35,000 players, as of 2018. In its 10th year, the PSPL produces national champions, college standouts and runs the NPL franchise for Washington state – a national club competition sanctioned by US Club Soccer.

Club contacts:

· president@mtrainerfc.org

· luke@mtrainerfc.org

· Jesse@mtrainerfc.org

www.mtrainierfc.org

League contacts:

· president@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

· info@pugetsoundpremierleague.com

www.psplsoccer.com