SEATTLE, WA— (club release) Seattle Reign FC and Seattle United are proud to announce the addition of Tim Reynolds to the Seattle Reign Academy coaching staff for the 2016/17 season. Reynolds has an extensive coaching resume and has experienced success at all levels of youth coaching, both in the U.S. and in Great Britain, including recently leading a team to the ECNL National Championship game.
Reynolds is widely regarded as one of the region’s top coaches on the girls’ side and has a lengthy and proven track record of developing players. He will have an immediate impact as a manager on the girl’s side of the club at Seattle United and will be utilized as a head coach within the newly created Seattle Reign Academy.
“We are thrilled to add Tim to our staff” said Seattle United’s Girls Director of Coaching, Jason Farrell. “The fact that Tim has decided to join Seattle United and the Reign Academy says a lot about where we are currently positioned in the market, as well as saying a lot about the confidence that top soccer minds like Tim are showing in our future.”
Reynolds says of the move, “Seattle United and Seattle Reign FC have, in recent years, become synonymous with success on the soccer field and I am very excited and honored to be offered an opportunity to join their new joint venture the Seattle Reign Academy. The vision the staff have laid out for this program creates a pathway for young female players to experience the highest levels in the game and I am very much looking forward to the challenge of helping players to reach for that goal.”
Seattle Reign FC Head Coach/GM and Reign Academy Executive Director Laura Harvey is equally thrilled about the addition. “We are really happy that Tim has agreed to come and be part of the Reign FC Academy. He has a proven record of developing players at the youth level and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game is of the highest standard. Tim’s addition to the program is another sign of our intent to provide the highest quality environment for the players involved in the academy program.”
Seattle Reign Academy was formed earlier this year through a partnership with Seattle Reign FC and Seattle United with the goal of providing a comprehensive competitive platform for elite-level female youth soccer players in the Seattle region.
Beginning with tryouts this Spring for competition during the 2016/17 season, Seattle Reign Academy will field teams for 13-18 year-old females, and will seek to compete at the highest levels of competition available for those age groups.
About Seattle Reign FC:
Seattle Reign FC is one of ten teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL is the premier women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and around the world. Seattle Reign FC train and host home matches at Memorial Stadium, located in the shadow of the Space Needle on the Seattle Center campus. For more information on the club visit ReignFC.com or call 855-REIGNFC.