Get to Know Spokane Sounders – Playing RCL

As a growing community with an expansive player pool, the Spokane Sounders are thrilled to be members of Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Club League, which features the top 18 clubs in the state.

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The RCL provides the highest level league play and player development in the state. It outlines rigorous standards including criteria and levels of coaching licensure, player development curriculum and training guidelines to ensure a high level of competition. Spokane Sounders are the only club in Spokane accepted to meet those standards.

“If you are a player and want a challenging environment that competes on a statewide level, this is your choice,” said coach Jesse Retan. “The RCL is diverse and full of soccer culture. The member clubs/teams are organized and well coached with the level of games that are very competitive and geared for player and team development. We are very proud to call ourselves long-time members of the RCL.”

The greater Spokane community features a lot of talented players. And when it comes to developing young athletes, the rate of growth and improvement comes on differing timelines. That is why it is key that Spokane Sounders are members of RCL, providing players on the cusp of playing at the next level the opportunity to play against elite competition on a regular basis to maximize their developmental success.

The Competition:
Crossfire Premier, Seattle United, Washington Premier FC, PAC Northwest, Eastside FC, Washington Timbers, Snohomish United, Washington Rush, Northwest United, Three Rivers SC, Federal Way FC, Blackhills FC, Kitsap Alliance FC, Sound FC, Whatcom FC Rangers, Souzo FC and Valor

Spokane Sounders have placed more players onto collegiate and pro programs than all other youth clubs combined in our area. Our RCL players attend showcase events (Mayor’s Cup, PAC Winter Showcase, etc.) and the Washington State Cup. Many of our RCL players have the opportunity to play collegiate soccer and have/are playing collegiate soccer. This pathway continues and does provide the opportunity for players that only Spokane Sounders players can be a part of.

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