Get on a shirt, Washington: goalWA.net logo on sleeve of WWPL Champ Steelheads

SMOKEY POINT, WA— There is a saying about ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve.’ It means putting yourself out there, taking a risk, letting the world know that you love someone or something enough to declare that love publicly. In … Continue reading Get on a shirt, Washington: goalWA.net logo on sleeve of WWPL Champ Steelheads

adidas Soccer expands Tango League Tournaments; Seattle added in February

adidas Soccer today announced the expansion of their Tango League Qualifying tournaments to five new cities across the United States in the first half of 2019, providing a wider platform for creators Source: adidas Soccer Expands Tango League Tournaments to Five New U.S. Cities in 2019 Previously only held in New York City and Los Angeles in the U.S., adidas has confirmed five new Qualifying tournament locations set for this winter and early Spring, providing more athletes in more markets with the chance to win ultimate Tango League bragging rights. The new cities include: January 19th – Dallas, TX @ FORO Sports Club January 26th – Houston, … Continue reading adidas Soccer expands Tango League Tournaments; Seattle added in February

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

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

Snohomish County Real Estate: Steelheads offer ‘great location’ on new kits

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— Snohomish County Football Club, an elite adult men’s soccer club, have revealed a kit template they hope will see them through the 2018 and 2019 seasons while also enticing a front sponsor to help them with the purchase … Continue reading Snohomish County Real Estate: Steelheads offer ‘great location’ on new kits

The Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair Oct. 15-16 (Ticket link)

The Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair will launch Oct. 15-16, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This will bring forward some of the top leaders in the sports industry, provide educational opportunities for university students, and career opportunities for those looking to break into the sports world. Our mission statement is to democratize sports business. GET TICKETS through THIS LINK and goalWA.net gets a %. Thanks! The Seattle Sports Marketing Convention will have several educational tracks with some of the top speakers in the sports industry. Those tracks include: – Breaking/Working In Sports – Sports Media/PR/Journalism … Continue reading The Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair Oct. 15-16 (Ticket link)

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

Xampion Creates Soccer Boot Sensors To Measure Player Performance

The Finnish startup Xampion has wearable sports technology that helps track soccer metrics with sensors through the feet of the players. Source: Xampion Creates Soccer Boot Sensors To Measure Player Performance Xampion has created removable soles for soccer players that can be placed in their boots and can measure their performance and metrics during a game. The product, which is not on sale as of yet, is fitted with one sensor for each foot and can be recharged by USB connections. For both coaches and players, there will be an analyzing platform to review performance, which will be available across smartphones … Continue reading Xampion Creates Soccer Boot Sensors To Measure Player Performance

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, and high school soccer content, and the NPSL is thrilled to join with them in our mission to grow the game in the U.S.” The strategic partnership includes the addition of two major awards: the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week and the TopDrawerSoccer Player of … Continue reading NPSL Partners with TopDrawerSoccer

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 … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Soccer Pathways – Education on the Attack

Schmetzer’s Sporthaus closes for good after a 43-year run in soccer retail

It’s the end of an era in Northwest soccer as Schmetzer’s Sporthaus has closed its doors. The store was the go-to place for more than one generation of soccer players, parents and fans. The days before the retail shift to … Continue reading Schmetzer’s Sporthaus closes for good after a 43-year run in soccer retail

Fans can be stars of Sounders show — jersey quest is an example | Seattle Times

Unlike other North American sports franchises, the Sounders are unique in giving season-ticket holders a voice in how the team actually runs its business. They even allow them to vote to keep or fire the general manager every four years. … Continue reading Fans can be stars of Sounders show — jersey quest is an example | Seattle Times

Soccer Is A Business, Yes. Why Does That Excuse Deception? – FiftyFive.One

  Source: Soccer Is A Business, Yes. Why Does That Excuse Deception? – FiftyFive.One The news of the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew to Austin, TX, has set off shockwaves throughout the U.S. soccer world. Coming close on the … Continue reading Soccer Is A Business, Yes. Why Does That Excuse Deception? – FiftyFive.One

Debate Over Boise Soccer Stadium Continues – Soccer Stadium Digest

A new Boise soccer stadium continues to be debated by local officials, who are considering a facility that could accommodate a professional club. Source: Debate Over Boise Soccer Stadium Continues – Soccer Stadium Digest Under what is being proposed, baseball’s Boise Hawks (Short Season A; Northwest League) would move into a new downtown facility that can be used for several types of events. USL has been prominently mentioned in the past, and reports have indicated that the venue could also host college baseball and soccer. The project is also expected to anchor a larger development plan, as Greenstone Properties–owned by Hawks … Continue reading Debate Over Boise Soccer Stadium Continues – Soccer Stadium Digest

Sounders FC Unveils Xbox One X Jersey Embellishment in Collaboration with Xbox

SEATTLE, WA—Sounders FC and Xbox today announced the details surrounding a second jersey embellishment for Seattle this season. As the Rave Green take on FC Dallas this Sunday in a nationally televised match on FS1, the team plans to wear … Continue reading Sounders FC Unveils Xbox One X Jersey Embellishment in Collaboration with Xbox