Seattle United became the first Official Youth Club Partner in Western Washington for Seattle Sounders FC on November 17, 2015. The partnership provides new programming, coaching education and unique interactions through Sounders FC events. The partnership will also see Sounders FC and Seattle United partner in a new jointly operated program to provide boys and girls under the age of 13 the chance to train and be developed under the Sounders FC technical staff and scouts, as well as participating in Sounders FC Academy trainings. The partnership also allows Seattle United players an opportunity to be placed in Sounders FC Academy teams.
You can find more information about Seattle United via the following link: SeattleUnited.com
Twin City Youth Soccer Association
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Twin City Youth Soccer Association became Sounders FC's first out-of-state youth partner on December 1, 2015. The partnership with Twin City includes North Carolina-based Sounders FC events, summer camps and Sounders FC ID Camps – where young players can be recognized and brought into the club at an early age – as well as coaching education and club business support, among other unique programming. Additionally, the collaboration also allows Twin City players an opportunity to be placed on Sounders FC Academy teams.
You can find more information about Twin City Youth Soccer Association via the following link: http://www.twincitysoccer.com/
Spokane Soccer Club Shadow
Spokane Soccer Club Shadow, the largest youth soccer organization in Eastern Washington, joins Seattle United and North Carolina’s Twin City Youth Soccer Association as youth partners of the Sounders FC Academy in an organizational effort to expand and improve its youth development infrastructure through strategic partnerships with youth soccer organizations. Sounders FC and SSC Shadow agreed to an initial partnership in May, which enabled the club to extend its youth developmental infrastructure into a strategic pipeline. Now as an official youth partner, the ties are being strengthened between the greater Spokane area and the state’s lone MLS club.
You can find more information about Spokane Soccer Club Shadow via the following link: http://www.spokanesoccerclubshadow.org/
Eastside FC, the premier soccer club of the Eastside Youth Soccer Association (EYSA) - the first association organized within the Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA) – became an official youth partner with Sounders FC on March 11, 2016. Eastside FC comprises of more than 70 teams competing at the highest level locally, regionally and nationally. The club has a history of players, coaches and directors connected to Sounders FC, including Homegrown Player Jordan Morris, who played with the '94 squad from U-11 to U-17 and won six Washington State titles. The partnership provides a clear pathway for players to compete at the next level, exclusive access with Sounders FC coaching education and curriculum and the addition of rave green into the new Eastside FC kit. Eastside FC looks to incorporate the ideas and practices of the Sounders FC Academy into its developmental model. The club attributes its long-running success to dedicated and professional coaches, a highly structured curriculum for player development and best-in-class facilities
You can find more information about Eastside FC via the following link: http://www.eastsidefc.org/.
Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (PacNW)
SFC Youth Affiliate
PacNW Soccer Club, the premier soccer club of the Greater Renton Tukwila Junior Soccer Association and Kent Covington Youth Soccer Association, became an official youth partner with Sounders FC on March 1, 2016. PacNW comprises more than 60 teams competing at the highest level locally, regionally and nationally. The partnership provides a clear pathway for players to compete at the next level, and exclusive access to Sounders FC coaching education and curriculum. PacNW is proud to be one of the leading feeder clubs for placing players on Sounders FC Academy teams.
You can find more information about PacNW via the following link: http://www.pacificnorthwestsoccerclub.org/
Central Washington Sounders
You can find more information about Central Washington Sounders via the following link: http://centralwashingtonsocceracademy.com/
Central California Aztecs
SFC Youth Affiliate
You can find more information about Central California Aztecsvia the following link: http://www.ccaztecs.org/home
Northwest United FC
Previously known as the Skagit Storm, Northwest United has been at the core of the Pacific Northwest soccer community for years and, in the past decade, has grown into one of the largest clubs within the Pacific Northwest. The club serves players from Skagit, Island, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties, with over 30 participating teams. The official partnership with Sounders FC allows Northwest United players and coaches unique opportunities such as education, an exclusive, integrated curriculum and technical support, ID camps and more, while Northwest United serves as a scouting base for Sounders FC Academy programs, identifying young, high-level talent north of Everett, Washington through to the Canadian border.
You can find more information about Northwest United FC via the following link: http://www.nwunited.org/