League Affiliation

Our Premier-level players, coaches and teams have worked diligently over many years to earn our league affiliations:

Regional Club League (RCL)
SSC Shadow is proud to be the only greater Spokane club to achieve membership in the most competitive youth soccer league in the state of Washington:  the Regional Club League, administered by Washington Youth Soccer.  The RCL is comprised of the top 19 clubs in the state and provides the highest level league play and player development.

Clubs must adhere to the Regional Club League Charter, which outlines rigorous standards including criteria and levels of coaching licensure, player development curriculum and training guidelines to ensure standardizations across the League and that all Clubs are of equivalent caliber. 

The RCL is for players U10-U19 and also delivers programming for U9, U8 and U7 players in accordance with USSF development principles gathered from top clubs throughout the world.  These development ages are being given Academy formats to train and play into the game’s best practices.  SSC Shadow is proud to offer a U8/U9 Pre-RCL Academy and U10 Pre-RCL Program.

The RCL features flexibility in scheduling, the highest competitive level of play for teams in Washington Youth Soccer, and a commitment to development for each individual player.