SOUNDERS FC REACHES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOCCER CLUB
For Immediate Release: March 11, 2016
Seattle, WA - Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (PacNW) is excited to announce that it is entered into an exclusive partnership with Sounders FC as an official youth partner. The deal is wide-ranging and will include increased visibility for PacNW players with Sounders FC coaches, coaching education initiatives for PacNW coaches, and access to Sounders FC’s technical curriculum. In addition, PacNW will receive organizational benefits such as access to Sounders FC’s clubhouse and event space in downtown Seattle (The Ninety) and guidance on business and operational issues.
“As a club, we are always looking to go to the ‘next level', and partnering with the Sounders definitely accomplishes that,’” said PacNW Technical Director Leighton O’Brien. “This new relationship with the Sounders will reap real benefits for all PacNW players, and I’m excited for what the future holds.”
“PacNW has a long history of working closely with the Sounders Academy, and we are very excited to formalize our relationship with the best club in MLS,” said PacNW President John Wilson. “This relationship with Sounders FC will elevate our established programs and help each of our players achieve their maximum potential, as well as raise our standards as an entire club organization both on and off the field.”
By developing a streamlined relationship with Sounders FC, PacNW players will have closer contact to Sounders Academy coaches, in addition to increased coaching education opportunities for PacNW’s technical staff. Sounders FC will also work with PacNW Directors to align its established and proven curriculum with the operations of the First Team.
“Our informal relationship with PacNW has been very strong,” said Sounders Academy Technical Director Marc Nicholls. “Elevating our relationship provides Sounders Academy an even better opportunity to support PacNW and its development of players.”
PacNW has established itself as one of the leading feeder clubs to the Sounders Academy. Currently, PacNW has nine players in the Sounders Academy, including three at the U-18 level, and two with each of the U-16, U-15 and U-14 sides.
About Pacific Northwest Soccer Club:
Pacific Northwest Soccer Club ("PacNW") is a premier soccer club formed in 2012 and based out of the world-class Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. The club features more than 60 teams who complete in Washington Youth Soccer's Regional Club League, the Far West Regional League, and U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League. 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.
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