U12 Program Overview!

 

2016 - 2017 Season Overview

  Spokane Sounders U12 Premier Soccer

SSC Shadow U12 Select Soccer

Coaching

Kevin Houston serves as the Spokane Sounders U12 age group Director. Kevin will conduct club-wide team training sessions with the assistance of our licensed, credentialed and experienced coaches.  

The Spokane Sounders boasts the most experienced coaching staff in the region and the U12 program will follow a seasonal curriculum that teaches possession-oriented soccer.  The club wide philosophy of building from the back, moving the ball through the midfield at speed with short combination and attacking in large numbers will be a major feature of the U12 curriculum.
 
Your player will be exposed to a variety of coaches throughout their Spokane Sounders career, all of whom follow club philosophy and teach their team to play the same way.  Children are exposed to a variety of teachers on their academic path and the same is true for our Spokane Sounders players.
 
For more information contact Kevin Houston.

Volunteer coaches with various levels of coaching experience.  Some have certifications and high school or college playing experience. 

We offer unique benefits that other Select soccer programs do not:  a licensed Director of Coaching guides our volunteer coaches.  They receive active information that flows from the Premier side of the club to them, following similar philosophies and emphases. 

For more information contact

Jason Bellefeuille

 

 

 

 

League Play

Spokane Sounders U12 teams compete in the local     Northwest League.  At this age, we still play 9v9 and keep our top players playing with their local teammates in the Valley and North. The following year, when we fully integrate teh Valley and North teams, we leave local league in search of a more competitive environment through the Regional Club League.

Our focus is on the developement of the complete player and the training environment and integration of club philosophy is our highest priority at this level.  These features separate our club from others inthe Greater Spokane area at this age.
 

Compete in the Northwest League, hosted by Idaho Youth Soccer Association.

Our focus is on development of the player; therefore, the training environment is our highest priority at this level.  This environment is what separates our club from others in the Greater Spokane area.

 

 

 

 

Training

Spokane Sounders U12 Premier teams practice 10 months of the year between Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Plantes Ferry Park. Twice a week trainings with one of those being with the U12 Program Director. 

We have an “open” practice policy.  For players who desire more training, they are welcome to attend other Premier/RCL team practices.

 

SSC Shadow U12 Select train in the area of town in which they live:

City of Spokane = SSC Shadow United Select
City of Spokane Valley = SSC Shadow Elite Select

Our Select teams train 6-8 months of the year.  Tournament participation by teams is optional.

Player Expectations Spokane Sounders Premier/RCL brings with it an expectation that the players really want to play soccer and be around others that share this desire.  Players who like competing and want to be challenged to be better by their teammates and their coaches will find a perfect fit in Spokane Sounders Premier/RCL.

Select soccer is for the player looking for a more competitive level of play than Recreational soccer.

This level of play provides continued opportunities for players to play the game with others that have similar levels of ability and desire.

Cost

The financial difference to play Premier/RCL soccer comes down to the services provided.  Premier/RCL coaches are licensed professionals and are paid a stipend.

Club Registration for the 2016-2017 season is $1395.00.  This includes club, association and league fees. Practice and State Cup field & referee fees are also included.

Additional expenses are incurred for uniforms (purchased every 2 years), tournament and travel (vary by team).

If you missed tryouts and are interested in learning more about our Premier/RCL teams and  possible roster openings, please contact Kevin Houston.

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

SSC Shadow United Select Club dues:

  • $545.00 includes club and association fees.

​Additional expenses are incurred for uniforms (purchased every 2 years), tournaments and travel.

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​SSC Shadow Elite Select Club dues:

  • $545.00 includes club and association fees.

Additional expenses are incurred for uniforms (purchased every 2 years), tournaments and travel.

If you missed tryouts and are interested in learning more about Select teams and  possible roster openings, please contact Jason Bellefeuille.