Junior Academy – Birth Years 2013 & 2014

PacNW places a high level of importance on the technical development of young players. Skills development at these ages is critical to future success, and consequently our priority in the Junior Academy is specific skills development of each player that attends.

PacNW offers two programs for our youngest players, the U8 & U9 Junior Academy Program and the U9 RCL program.

The U8 & U9 Junior Academy Program serves as an experiential bridge between recreational and premier soccer skills, while providing players, parents, and guardians a proper introduction to a professional coaching culture. Several season specific options are available within the Junior Academy program.

The U9 RCL Program provides a premier level experience for girls and boys birth year 2013. Placement on these teams is via traditional tryouts that were held May 21st, 2021.  If you are interested in having your child join U9 RCL please contact Ryan Dortch.

What is the difference between U8/U9 Junior Academy and U9 RCL?

Both programs follow the PacNW curriculum with an emphasis on individual skill, small number scenarios (2v1, 2v2, etc), and decision making.

U8/U9 Junior Academy

  • This program is open to all and very flexible, with families having 4 choices:
    • All Year (May 2021-April 2022)
    • Fall/Summer (May 21, 2021 – November 21,2021)
    • Summer Camp (June 23, 2021 – July 25, 2021)
    • Winter/Spring (January 19,2022 – April 2022)
  • This program includes all U8’s and non-RCL U9’s.
  • Teams practice Mon & Wed, 5:15-6:30, at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila
  • This will be run similar to how the Junior Academy currently operates
    • Players all train together in a pool.
    • Players may join throughout the year on a rolling basis.
    • Rosters formed just prior to the Fall season and revisited in the Winter based on development needs of players and changes in player counts.
  • For league play, teams compete on Sundays in our region’s Junior Academy league.

U9 RCL

  • This option is an all-year program, May 20, 2021 – April 2022.
  • There will be traditional tryouts for these teams over two days (May 20th & 21st)
  • This program will include our top two U9 teams – Maroon and Blue – for both boys and girls.
  • Teams practice Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30, at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila
  • Teams participate in the Regional Club league (RCL). The majority of PacNW teams participate in this league.
  • The players will be selected into a “pool” for the summer, with both coaches working with the pool.
    • In the summer, rosters will be formed for the 2 teams for the Fall RCL Season
    • In December or January, the coaches will revisit those rosters to see if any movement needs to take place for the best interest of the players

 

U8 Programs (Birth Year 2014)

U8 JUNIOR ACADEMY
YEAR ROUND PROGRAM
U8 JUNIOR ACADEMY
FALL ONLY PROGRAM
U8 JUNIOR ACADEMY WINTER/SPRING
2x per week
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
2x per week
Fall Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
2x per week
Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff

Register here

Register here

Registration Coming in December!

Cost $1300
(Includes $175 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Cost $475
(Includes $100 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Cost $475
(Includes $100 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break 11/22 - 1/18
Spring Season: Jan - April (approx. 7 games)
Fall Season: Sept 1st - Nov 21st (approx. 9 games)Winter/Spring Season: Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
May include 3 jamboree events and Fall Festival Jamboree if current phase guidelines permit.
No additional charge for jamborees.
May include 3 jamboree events and Fall Festival Jamboree if current phase guidelines permit.
No additional charge for jamborees.
Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate. Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate, required for registration.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.
Start Date: May 21st
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: Sept 1st
End Date: Nov 21st
Start Date: Jan 19th
End Date: April TBD

**The ability for PacNW to organize competitive games against other clubs is dependent on the COVID-19 of King County. Please check Washington State Risk Assessment Dashboard for updated information.

 

U9 Programs (Birth Year 2013)

U9 JUNIOR ACADEMY
YEAR ROUND PROGRAM
U9 JUNIOR ACADEMY FALL ONLY PROGRAMU9 JUNIOR ACADEMY WINTER/SPRING ONLY U9 RCL YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

Register here

Register here

Registration coming in December!

Contact Ryan Dortch for more information
Start Date: May 21st
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: Sept 1st
End Date: Nov 21st
Start Date: Jan 19th
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: May 21st
End Date: April TBD
2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
2x per week
Fall Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
2x per week
Fall Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
2 x per week
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
May include 3 jamboree events and Fall Festival Jamboree if current phase guidelines permit.
No additional charge for jamborees.
May include 3 jamboree events and Fall Festival Jamboree if current phase guidelines permit.
No additional charge for jamborees.
May include 3 jamboree events if if current phase guidelines permit.
No additional charge for jamborees.
May include one tournament event for additional fee (To cover the cost of tournament registration).
South Sound League
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break 11/22 - 1/18
Spring Season Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
South Sound League
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
South Sound League
Spring Season Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
RCL League
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break TBD - follows U10 RCL schedule.
Spring Season Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.
Cost $1500
(Includes $240 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Cost $545
(Includes $125 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Cost $545
(Includes $125 registration)
Additional Cost - $165 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)
Cost $1700
(Includes $350 registration)
Additional Cost - $185 uniform
(one-time purchase to be
used for any part of the season)

**The ability for PacNW to organize competitive games against other clubs is dependent on the COVID-19 of King County. Please check Washington State Risk Assessment Dashboard for updated information.

 

Staff and Contact Information

Junior Academy Staff

Director: Ryan Dortch
Junior Academy Coordinator: Kari Maltos
Junior Academy Registrar: Serwaah Fordjour

 

Skills Videos

Skills Videos

PacNW offers many tutorial videos for players to practice essential skills. One series offers sequential videos that increase in difficulty, where players should challenge themselves to master each level before moving to the next. Other videos on PacNW’s Junior Academy Youtube page, offer tutorials on specific moves.

Regularly practicing these skills will help players improve fundamental skills. All players need is a ball and determination!