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League Affiliations

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.

Western College Development Association (WCDA) 
The Western College Development Association is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and college readiness services for its members. Thirty youth soccer clubs across the western United States have formed the Western College Development Association, with teams representing clubs in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

The WCDA is a supplemental program, and member teams will continue to play in other leagues, tournaments and State Cup competitions. Players are also be able to participate on their high school teams.

WCDA Member Clubs:
Albion SC
Arsenal Colorado
Carlsbad Elite
Central Cal Aztecs
Colorado Storm
Crossfire Oregon
Crossfire Premier
DeAnza Force
Diablo FC
Downtown LVSC
Eastside FC
FC Boulder
FC Dallas El Paso
FC Nova
FC Portland
Fullerton Rangers SC
Juventus SC
LA Premier FC
La Roca Futbol Club
Mustang SC
New Mexico Rush
Players Soccer Club
Pride SC
Rio Rapids SC
Rio SC Strikers FC
San Diego Soccer Club
San Juan Soccer Club
Santa Barbara SC
SC del Sol
Spokane Shadow
Tucson Soccer Academy
Washington Premier FC
West Coast FC
West Coast Soccer Club