Tukwila, Wash. (June 5, 2018) – In an ongoing effort to provide families access to the highest quality soccer programs, Washington Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in Washington State, is proud to announce that Rainier Soccer Alliance will return all programming to WA Youth Soccer in the Fall of 2018.
“Over the past year, WA Youth Soccer has been working to reengage with associations and clubs around the state to reintroduce the value proposition of being part of the WA Youth Soccer family,” commented Dan Popp, Washington Youth Soccer President. “We are thrilled to welcome Rainier Soccer Alliance back to WA Youth Soccer and we look forward to serving their players and families with the best youth soccer programming in the state.”
Rainier Soccer Alliance Director of Soccer Gwynne Williams stated, "I am delighted our aspiring young soccer players will join Washington Youth Soccer Association programming. WA Youth Soccer provides an established pathway of player and coach development that will enable our entire club to achieve our mission of developing the game at all levels, and assisting our players to become better in all facets of their lives.”
“I am excited to lead the Rainier Soccer Alliance as we join WA Youth Soccer,” said RSA President Gillian Johnston. “Our members and staff look forward to the professional support and structure that WA Youth Soccer provides. We all look forward to seeing our children enjoy the game of soccer.”
A meeting is scheduled with the Pierce County Soccer Association B.O.D. to formally review and approve this action.
With 100,000 players registered annually, WA Youth Soccer is a nonprofit organization bringing soccer opportunities at all levels of the game to kids ages 5-19 across the state. WA Youth Soccer is comprised of 29 Member Associations and over 200 clubs that facilitate recreational, select and regional programs, as well as TOPSoccer (soccer programming for players with disabilities), four annual State Cup Tournaments, state level leagues, an Elite Player Development program, and several soccer outreach programs.
For more information on WA Youth Soccer programming, contact Terry Fisher at 253-944-1601 or Terry@washingtonyouthsoccer.org.