VIDEO BUZZ: West Seattle Soccer Club turns 50

The West Seattle Soccer Club celebrates its 50th year of operations in 2018. Founder Joe Smith narrates the club's origins and tells the stories of the club's many noted players. Jim McAlister, one of the club's original players, recalls the early days of youth soccer and its role in shaping his professional career. Current coaches... Continue Reading →

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OFF THE PITCH: Coaching Expectations & Evaluations

How does your club provide feedback and performance evaluation to its coaches? This week’s goalWA.net bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson interviews Bobby Howe, former Director of Coaching for US Soccer, regarding the major components of a performance evaluation for a coach. Ruth is an internationally-certified facilitator and the founder of GO!, the... Continue Reading →

Camas High featured in youth soccer story

The Camas-Washougal Post-Record recently checked in with the defending 4A WIAA soccer champion girls of Camas High School as they worked with local youth players. Read the story here. “It’s awesome because Camas is a family. Us girls; we’re sisters. It’s cool to share our passion, and let them know that they’re involved with us... Continue Reading →

NPSA Titans B03 take US Club Regionals title

(NPSA release) The NPSA B03 Navy Bellevue team continued their amazing run of success by securing the club’s first Regional title at the very first attempt this past weekend (June 24-27). This team, led by Director of Coaching Adam Nowland, now holds the PSPL Superleague 1 title, WA State Cup Gold Divison title and the... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: Secrets of Successful Clubs

You have worked hard to build your club – but what are the three simple secrets to making it even better? This week’s goalWA.net bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson reveals the three critical elements that make or break an organization’s success on and off the field. Ruth is the founder of GO!,... Continue Reading →

GO! Goes online to offer guidance to soccer organizations

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 "GO!" ---------- Ruth Nicholson is ready to GO! with a subscription-based service designed to improve youth sports organizations through proven processes and governance skills that prevent volunteers... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: Pitch Perfect Parents

This time of year, we begin the annual ritual of forming and reforming expectations for parents as our youth teams form in the spring and prepare for summer tournaments. This week’s goalWA.net bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson is the condensation of a piece on parent expectations written by Bobby Howe some years... Continue Reading →

NPSA announces partnership with SKLZ

BELLEVUE, WA---(club release) NPSA, the fastest growing youth Premier Soccer club in Western Washington, have announced a new partnership with SKLZ. SKLZ is the leader in skill and performance-based training equipment and this new partnership cements SKLZ as the official supplier of innovative soccer training equipment to NPSA. The soccer specific training equipment supplied to NPSA... Continue Reading →

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