Why should I choose Eastside FC for the development of my child's soccer skills?
Eastside FC is recognized as one of the top youth soccer clubs in the country. The Club was selected by US Soccer to join the Development Academy Program on both the girls' and boys' sides, formalizing a clear development pathway through to US national teams for players through age 19. Eastside FC consistently ranks as one of the top regional clubs in league and post season play. Dozens of players, young men and women, graduate from our program and find their way to college soccer programs nationwide each year; many find their way to the Sounders Academy or to US National Team programs. As an official youth partner with the Seattle Sounders FC, EFC uses its exclusive access to the Sounders' coaching education and curriculum as a basis for its own. The club's Preston fields are easily accessible off I-90, and include lighted mini-, mod- and full-sized turf fields, a beautiful facility year round.
What clubs participate in the RCL Junior League?
The RCL Junior program will consist of 4 geographically based divisions. The clubs in our league will be Eastside FC, Crossfire Premier and Seattle United.
Where can I find out more information about WA Youth Soccer RCL?
Go to http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/leagues/regional_club_league/ or Regional Club League under Leagues at WA Youth Soccer site.
When will this program be offered during the year?
Annually there will be spring and fall sessions that are operated as distinct programs. The programs will be structured similarly. In addition, there will be a training session for Jr RCL players offered over the summer. Registration for the summer program will be in late May and early June. Fall program registration will begin along with the summer program, but will continue through mid-August, and Spring program registration takes place in January. Please check the EFC website for exact dates and latest information.
Will there be any opportunities to continue player development during the summer?
EFC will offer a summer Jr RCL training program, open to U8/U9 players, players born in the 08 and 09 calendar year. Please check the EFC website for updated information.
Can my child play up to U8 or U9?
U7 play-ups to U8 will be allowed. Sorry, but we will not allow players younger than U7 in the Jr. RCL program. U8 play-ups to U9 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is for the players to have a positive experience, and offer age appropriate training. See the WSYSA player age chart for more information.
How many teams do you expect to form?
EFC is expecting to form 3-4 teams per gender for each age group but this will depend on the number of players. We are expecting a similar number of teams for the other RCL clubs in our league.
I hear a modified field will be used; what is a modified field?
A modified field for 4v4 is approximately 25 x 35 yards and a field for 7v7 is approximately 35 x 60 yards. When you visit our home fields in Preston, you will see professionally built and marked modified turf fields. Most games will be played here. We will be using modified goals appropriate for these age groups.
Specific information about the spring and fall programs will be posted here.
More information about the Washington Youth Soccer’s RCL league can be found at: http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/leagues/regional_club_league/ .