UNMATCHED in our area for all levels of play!
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
The Spokane Sounders are pleased to announce our 2023-2024 Girls coaching lineup, event calendar and new All-Inclusive Club Dues. The girls U13-U19 will be under the guidance of Spokane’s most innovative and leading developer of the full soccer player Kevin Moon.
Our tight-knit family staff is composed of high character individuals that have unmatched soccer qualifications and a proven history in Spokane. Our staff from top to bottom believes in proper age-appropriate ways to teach the world’s most beautiful game. Across all age groups and genders we have pillars in our community from Spokane Valley Sheriff to City of Spokane Prosecutors, to elementary school teachers, to the only club with current NCAA Division I & III coaches.
The U13+ Girls staff qualifications are incomparable, consisting of two USSF A Licenses coaches, the only female head youth coach with an USSF B license, another five USSF National C licenses, and three D licenses. Goalkeeper coach Bryan Hernandez brings an unmatched wealth of knowledge and teaching ability making him the top goalkeeper coach in the inland northwest. He is dedicated to providing the perfect template, on and off the field, for young and aspiring goalkeepers alike to match our club’s forward-thinking focus with the position.
Spokane Sounders is the club that truly merges character and soccer development. The club and staff are unified behind an emphasis and belief in utilizing the same style of play and philosophies that foster the utmost in character and soccer development. It is a staff that collaboratively together as one strong Spokane family focuses on continuing to challenge our players from across the inland northwest on and off the field to meet and succeed beyond their perceived potential on an unequaled scale.
Our Girls Academy teams for the second consecutive season are the top club in our conference – an unmatched feat in our region. Our Girls DPL teams are also rated as one of the top clubs in the conference, and the top club in our area. Three former players are currently playing professional soccer – two in NWSL with the San Diego Wave and Houston Dash and one abroad. Each year Spokane Sounders players are moving onto collegiate programs at an unmatched rate for the region. Though, more importantly, players graduate out and move on to impacting positively our community such as alum Megan Oliver. A recent example, she is now coaching with the club while also serving the community as a surgical trauma ICU nurse.
A leader in sending the areas top talent to schools such as Washington, Gonzaga, UNLV as well as the professional ranks, the Spokane Sounders continues to strive to provide the most challenging platforms of competition and top college identification for the boys in our region with a belief that the greatest growth and potential comes from facing stiff competition more so than accumulating victories. Each year our graduating players move onto collegiate programs and find success, often returning to also play with our First Team.
From the Girls U13+ Director, Kevin Moon:
“I am very excited to announce our staff for the 2023-2024 season.
Development is not a buzz word for our club, and our staff has committed to educating themselves in order to continue to learn and grow so that they can be the best coach for our players.
We have a recognizable system and style of play that we implement with adjustments in the way we attack and defend in relation to what the game and our opponent is asking of us. With our system and style come specific technical areas that we also implement in our training.
Our staff’s priorities go beyond winning games and teaching the game of soccer. We also want to help them recognize and learn from the many life lessons that come hand in hand when participating in sports.
Our intent is to impact the entire person, not just the athlete. Soccer should be ENJOYABLE so that is one of our most important focal points for our training sessions at all ages.
If you have questions about any of the things I have mentioned here I would love to schedule a time to chat about some of it briefly. If you have a group of families wanting to know more I am also available to meet in person.”
Girls U13+ Coaching Lineup
2005/06 GA: Cameron Bushey
2005/06 DPL: Noah White
2007 GA: Kevin Moon
2007 DPL: Noah White
2008 GA: Kevin Moon
2008 DPL: Dave Ellis
2009 GA: Abbas Faridnia
2009 DPL: Jason Sandobal
2010 GA: Allison McCready
2010 DPL: Brett Wanner
2010 Copa: Dan Raczykowski
2011 GA: Allison McCready
2011 DPL: Megan Oliver
2011 Copa: Carlos Plascencia
– All teams except Copa Crossfire Challenge
– All Copa teams River City Challenge
– All teams Northwest Cup
– All GA teams will attend TWO GA National Events (potential for playoffs as well.) TBA by the league.
– All DPL teams will attend ONE DPL National Event (potential for playoffs as well.) TBA by the league.
– All Copa teams will attend either River City Challenge or Pend Oreille Cup
Our GA and DPL teams will play in the club versus club league. Helping with travel across age groups. Club versus club allows for all teams to play against the same club. Our Copa teams will play in either the WISL or WPL.
All Inclusive Club Dues – The club is working towards eliminating assorted team fees at all levels of play for more simplified All Inclusive Club Dues*. We understand families want to plan expenses for the year – receiving invoices at varying times of the year for assorted team expenses can be difficult and tough to budget out. We want to eliminate as many assorted team fees as we possibly can. Plus, this allows families the flexibility of breaking out the All Inclusive Club Dues into a payment plan throughout the year versus all at once, which we hope can help alleviate a large one-time expense and allows families to budget for the whole year. *While we work towards completing All Inclusive Club Dues, one area we are unable to include due to the varying nature of the expenses involved is attendance of an event outside of the Northwest. This is due to multiple reasons such as: The leagues we play in have not announced national event locations or dates before our tryouts as well as flights, vans and hotel costs can vary based upon dates and location. Our GA/ECNLRL teams have club travel while DPL teams and Copa will be family travel. For these reasons events outside of the northwest will still be invoiced separately.
With our club dues you have the option to pay all at once or to have installments. We also consistently offer the best Financial Assistance – nobody should be unable to play because of cost.
Finally, all of us have experienced inflation the last couple of years. The club has felt the rise in expenses in all areas – refs, fields, fees from leagues and player cards.
Overall the club will be covering all of the below with our All Inclusive Club Dues Pricing:
Player Secondary Insurance, Player card through either GA | ECNRL | DPL | WYS | WPL, League fee for any league participation GA | ECNRL | DPL | RCL | WISL | WPL, Coaches travel for all overnight league games, Crossfire Challenge Registration fee, Crossfire Challenge Coaches travel, Certified Athletic Trainers at GA | ECNLRL | DPL league games, GA | ECNLRL | DPL Bond fee, Referee Expenses, Game fields Expenses, Training field rental for 2 or 3 or 4x a week, DMC Field rental, Soccer Center field rental, Polo fields upkeep, Trace (only U13 and older), Coaches Pay as employees and payroll tax (based upon L&I coaches should not be independent contractors,) Northwest Cup entry fee, Day to Day operation, Risk Management and background check of all coaches and staff, Coaches Soccer Training Equipment, Playmetrics, independent Certified Public Accountant, all requirement by leagues to have minimum standard met at our home field, processing fee on club dues, insurance, advertising, coaching education/training.
*** If a team decides to attend an event outside of the schedule we have put forth at tryouts, that would be an added expense and invoiced even if in the northwest. Reminder, any event outside of the Northwest is an added expense, like a national event or tournament like Mayor’s Cup.
All Inclusive Club Fees 2023-2024 season: