OFF THE PITCH: The Critical Flaw in Our Boards of Directors

Is the non-profit model for youth soccer clubs fatally flawed? This week’s goalWA.net “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson looks at a key source of dysfunction in the volunteer boards of directors that govern our youth soccer clubs. Ruth is an internationally-certified facilitator, organizational alchemist, and the founder of GO!, the expert resource for... Continue Reading →

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OFF THE PITCH: Shorter Meetings, Better Results

What can you do to make your next board or committee meeting be more focused, take less time, and produce better results? The secret to an effective meeting lives in the word WHY. This week’s goalWA.net “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson looks at the three critical elements that make for a good board... Continue Reading →

Free upcoming GO! Webinars: Topics soccer / sports clubs care about

Join our GO! On Demand experts for FREE weekly webinars in February, March, and April 2018 at 11:00 am Pacific time every Wednesday For more information, contact Ruth Nicholson at Ruth@NicholsonFacilitation.com February 21: Coaching Conversations – Minimizing Discomfort when Navigating the Inevitable We often dread conversations about choosing a team or discussing playing time. Why... Continue Reading →

NPSA youth club rebrands as Titans FC

BELLEVUE, WA--- (club release) The fastest growing youth soccer club in Washington, Nowland Premier Soccer Academy (NPSA), is rebranding to Titans FC. Starting June 1, 2018, the NPSA Titans will be known as Titans FC. They will be updating their website, social media properties, and communications with their new logo and name. “We have achieved rapid... Continue Reading →

Job Opening: Surf Executive Director Search

Greater Seattle Surf Announces Search for New Executive Director SEATTLE, WA---Greater Seattle Surf Announces Search for New Executive Director Greater Seattle Surf (GSS) is searching for a dynamic and experienced leader to join our organization in the role of Executive Director (ED). Our club desires to be a high performing organization that is nimble and... Continue Reading →

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Coach Kyle Kelly holds goalkeeper training in Everett area

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: goalWA.net likes to shine a spotlight on soccer-related businesses in the State of Washington with our series “Business Spotlight.” This time we take a look at Coach Kyle Kelly, who is starting a goalkeeper training service in Snohomish County. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA--- Kyle Kelly contacted goalWA.net to let us know about his soccer business providing additional training for... Continue Reading →

Business Spotlight – Growing with GO!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: goalWA.net likes to shine a spotlight on soccer-related businesses in the State of Washington with our series “Business Spotlight.”  GO! On Demand, launched just last summer, has gone multi-sport and international. Since its unveiling in mid-2017, the youth sports resource and training service has fielded inquiries and worked with clubs, state associations, and leagues in 19... Continue Reading →

NPSL Partners with TopDrawerSoccer

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce a media partnership with TopDrawerSoccer. “TopDrawerSoccer’s best in class coverage will help to amplify the thousands of significant player developmental opportunities the National Premier Soccer League provides throughout the country,” NPSL Managing Director Jef Thiffault commented. “TopDrawerSoccer has become the go-to provider of college, club,... Continue Reading →

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Soccer Pathways – Education on the Attack

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: goalWA.net likes to shine a spotlight on soccer-related businesses in the State of Washington with our series “Business Spotlight.” This time we take a look at Soccer Pathways, a business concept that began in Washington and is expanding to serve clubs and players across the country. The Soccer Pathways concept was initially developed in Puyallup, Washington and... Continue Reading →

Seattle-based Liverpool FC ‘Anfield Shop’ renews license with English club

SEATTLE, WA--- Proudly serving the diehard US fan base of Liverpool Football Club (LFC) supporters, Seattle based Anfield Shop has announced a new licensing agreement with the club alongside an exciting website update and recent shipment of their latest subscription box for August. The online shop has one of North America's largest selections of officially licensed merch and continues to... Continue Reading →

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