Get to Know Spokane Sounders – Playing WISL

Focused on providing the younger age groups (U11 & U12) the best opportunity to play matches on a more local landscape, the Washington Inland Soccer League is a regional competition by Washington Youth Soccer.

Focused on maximizing development of the fundamentals in play, the league is structured to regular competition at a local level so that coaches can focus on player growth versus off-the-field management that comes with expanded travel demands. To that extent, the league welcomes clubs from across the border in North Idaho as members of the league, providing additional competition within a convenient travel radius.

Coinciding with the local travel, one of the primary features of WISL is that it is a locally-operated league within WYS. Being run local versus state or regionally-driven, the league is managed specifically with the needs and attributes specific to teams in the area that have unique demands and require flexibility in management and scheduling.

“The ability to have league management based locally to respond and facilitate our needs maximizes the potential for all of our teams and players on and off the field,” said U11/U12 Director Jason Bellefeuille. “Scheduling to begin league play after spring break as opposed to March as we have had to do in the past, creates a much more flexible ability to schedule and allows the players to play on fields that are ready to be utilized.”

Additionally, players in the U12 age group also have the opportunity to play in the Washington Youth Soccer Cup Competitions, providing a more challenging environment for players that will be graduating onto the next tier of play as they transition to U13 teams and leagues.

The Competition:
EW Surf (Spokane)
FC Spokane
Sandpoint Strikers
Timbers & Thorns (Coeur d’Alene)
Washington East
90+ Project

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