BELLEVUE, WA— (press release) The youth soccer club Pateadores of Costa Mesa, California has established its first chapter in Washington and second outside of California. Pateadores Washington will train and play in Kirkland and Bellevue, Washington. Pateadores was founded in 1987 and is one of the largest youth soccer clubs in Southern California and is member of the US Soccer Development Academy with 6 Boys Teams and 4 Girls Teams. They hold the U17/18 Academy 2010/11 National Championship along with 3 USYS National Championships (2013,2013,2014) and 3 US Club National Championships (2005,2006,2012). They are a Nike Sponsored Premier Club and partnered with AS ROMA. Pateadores is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 organization.
Pateadores Washington will be the Pateadores hub for new affiliate expansion in the northwest. Pateadores Washington will be able to assist in club growth, coaches education and player development. Pateadores offers its players academic and college preparatory support as well as a three pronged professional pathway into the next level of soccer through its affiliations with USL, MLS and Serie A clubs. Pateadores Washington will expand these opportunities to players in the Northwest.
Pateadores Washington is also launching Pateadores WA Academy. This will be the elite teams for both boys and girls made up of players from all of the Pateadores Washington clubs. The focus with the academy is continued player development, Development Academy level training and college coach exposure. The goal is simple: give players who want to play in college the right training and right exposure to do so. The academy believes there is a place for every player and it’s up to the staff to help the player understand his or her place and assist in placing that player. The academy team will have access to Pateadores’ DA team coaching staff, seasonal DA trainings, unique academy level camps, access to tryouts for the residential program, intercontinental and international travel and meaningful game play with special emphasis on technical application in a tactical environment.
Pateadores WA Academy is open to any player in the Northwest but aims to partner with Pateadores Washington Clubs to create a path for players looking to advance in the sport. The academy will follow a professional training guideline and mirror the DA experience. Coaches for the academy will meet the DA required coaches credentials and will have college coaching experience.
Pateadores WA Academy will be led by Rudy Lawrence as the Director of Coaching. Rudy brings a USSF “A” coaching license and 19 years coaching experience including 5 seasons as assistant coach at Duke University and two seasons as US Soccer Development Academy U18 assistant coach. Rudy played at Cornell University and Hatha BSC Youth Academy of the Bundesliga in Berlin, Germany. Pateadores Washington is proud to have him lead the academy program.
Tryouts for boys high school age group will be May 6th and 12th. More details can be found on our website by clicking HERE.