LAYING THE FOUNDATION!
Friday, May 12, 2023
The Spokane Sounders are pleased to introduce the only Pre ECNLRL Pool in our area at the 2012 Boys age group, while also announcing our 2012, 2013 and 2014 coaches, event calendar and our new All-Inclusive Club Dues. The U10-U12 Boys will be under the guidance of Spokane’s renowned youth soccer director John Palladino.
(SJP will also include the age groups of U8-U10 and if interested in SJP please email or call the club. firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.850.7787)
The 2012 age group would be U12 soccer and our introduction of the first ever Pre-ECNLRL Pool in our area, creating the opportunity for early advanced players at the 2012 age group to join the top-rated club in the northwest in a training and competitive environment designed to prepare them for the next level. The ability to train with the top boys directors in Spokane is unmatched, and is an opportunity top players will not want to miss.
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.
Laying the Foundation in the correct way and learning the game to be played in an advanced, possession-focused environment akin to the professional and international game is a must at these youngest age groups. Our 2012, 2013, and 2014 boys staff provides the greatest opportunity for players at these ages to not only excel, while growing their love of the game, but also enjoy playing the world’s most beautiful game.
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.
For players at this age group joining the club provides the greatest opportunity to move into our Boys ECNLRL teams while working to develop as a soccer player and person that is unmatched in our region. 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 Boys U10-U12 Coaching Director, John Palladino:
“We are very excited to announce our coaches and our new structure for the Spokane Sounders U10-U12 Program. Our program is set up to create a culture of Community, Fun and Excellence on the soccer field through weekly age group Director Sessions, as well as a clearly defined and implemented curriculum that will not only ensure that our players develop and excel, but that they have the foundations necessary to allow them to achieve their dreams, as big as they may be.
Coaching at these ages is an essential part of giving players a head start on their soccer journey, and we have put in place a coaching staff that is second to none. We have ex-collegiate soccer players, college level coaches, and high-school level coaches. We are particularly excited to announce Cruz Galm, member of the Spokane Shadow Men’s First team and Coach of Cheney High as well as Carson Pingrey, who has joined the Spokane Sounders from nationally acclaimed Seattle United, where he led multiple teams in these age groups to success. All of our coaching staff is dedicated to working with these ages as we all know that with a solid foundation, comes a successful future.
2012 Pre-ECNLRL: John Palladino & Jason Sandobal
2012 City Rave: Cruz Galm
2013 North Rave: Jason Sandobal
2013 Valley Rave: Carson Pingrey
2013 South Rave: Cruz Galm
2014 North Rave: Carson Welch
2014 Valley Rave: Carson Pingrey
2014 South Rave: Carlos Plascencia
– 2012 Pre ECNLRL (one team) and 2013 Valley Rave will attend Crossfire Challenge
– 2012 Pre ECNLRL (one team) and 2012 City Rave, 2013 North and South Rave will attend Snohomish Bigfoot
– All teams will attend either the River City Cup or River City Challenge
– All teams will attend the Northwest Cup
Our 2012, 2013 and 2014 teams will play in the WISL.
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.
***Typically in a year our U10-U12 teams do not travel outside of the Northwest. We have had a team or two take on an event outside of the Northwest.
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 clubs will be covering all of the below with our All Inclusive 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, River City Cup entry fee, River City Challenge 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, specific to their team’s calendar listed above, that would be an added expense and invoiced even if the event is in the Northwest. Reminder, any event outside of the Northwest is an added expense, like a national event or tournament like Mayors Cup.
U12 Pre GA/DPL: $1695
U11-U12 Rave: $1395
U11-U12 Shale: $1145
(There is also SJP at U10)