Leanne Ehnat Cup Semifinals
2/7 Sehmel Homestead Park
GU11 - 10:00 AM PSU Wildcats v FPSC Soccer Stars
BU11 - 12:00 PM FPSC Sounders v HSC Sharpshooters
Mike Schmitt Cup Semifinals
12/14 Harry Lange Stadium
BU13 - 9:00 AM FPSC Cougars v FSC Warriors
Congratulations to Ed G.
from Fury G00 Black
SEATTLE, June 6, 2013-- WPFC Fury— a Tacoma WA-area select soccer club — is pleased to announce the initial placement of its 26 boys and girls select teams into the Puget Sound Premier League for the 2013-14 Fall season. The teams will compete in various divisions from WSPL, Classic, Copa or Dev, depending on appropriate level of play.
The Fury have consistently supported the PSPL over the years but also placed teams in other leagues. Now the board decided to carve its own path under the banner of US Club Soccer and the PSPL.
Said Bryan Yorke WPFC Fury director of coaching: "WPFC Fury believes the PSPL and US Club Soccer offer several key benefits: High-level divisions based on promotion/relegation along with communication, collaboration and competition. The reasonable cost structures and similar player development models also make it a good fit for us.
“Fury has been working hard to continually improve both player and coaching development through common age appropriate training curriculums and we look forward to an exciting year of quality competition," Yorke said. “We have a proven player-development history and a solid footprint within our community that provides a cost effective approach for both our parents and players.”
WPFC Fury represents the most recent Washington state select club to commit its competitive side fully to the PSPL and US Club Soccer. Today’s announcement follows the recent merger of Spokane Foxes and Spokane Valley United and its commitment to place all teams in the PSPL, as well as Nortac Sparta, which all announced its full commitment to US Club and the PSPL in May.
“We are very pleased that WPFC Fury continues to endorse our league by offering its full support,” said PSPL President Stanley Holmes. “Fury have always fielded strong teams and now we hope our platform of competitive opportunities will help them grow and become even stronger.”
The PSPL’s platform of competitive opportunities is numerous. League advancement is based on promotion/relegation. Teams are matched by ability level and then must earn their league placement through competition.
Top teams can qualify for Northwest Champions League, Pacific Coast Super Cup, the Washington State Premier League, the National Premier League Champion’s Cup and US Club Regionals.
What’s more, the PSPL offers coaching education that includes the popular annual Coaching Summit, new PSPL Academy teams for the league’s best players, and the Washington Cup tournament – the US Club-sanctioned state cup.
The PSPL is about collaboration and competition. It is this combination of clubs working together during the week to compete on the weekends that helps to explain the continued movement of clubs to the PSPL, Holmes said.
The league grew 80% over last year, continuing a trend of steady high double-digit growth for the past consecutive years. The PSPL was founded in 2007 with 12 teams and reported more than 1,000 teams in 2013. It is the fastest growing competitive youth soccer league in Washington State.
WPFC Fury is pleased to announce the hiring of Jared Harman to direct its goalkeeping program. Jared is a great addition to the staff and has deep roots in the South Sound area. Jared played his youth career at F.C. United and followed by a very successful 4 year career at Pacific Lutheran University. After graduating, Jared began his coaching career under the guidance of renowned local goalkeeper coaches Kelly Bendixen, Rob Walker and Tom Dutra while coaching at FC United, Auburn High School, Norpoint FC and Pacific Lutheran University. The WPFC Fury goalkeeper can look forward to exciting and challenging sessions that will hold them to a high standard and improve all areas of their goalkeeping ability.
Franklin Pierce Soccer Club and WPFC Fury are excited to announce Bryan Yorke as our new Director of Coaching. Bryan brings a USSF “A” License, a wealth of high level experience and has been a fixture in our regional soccer community for 15+ years at both Club Premier and College levels. Bryan’s past duties include Coaching, Youth Development Director, Technical Director, WSYSA ODP Staff Coach, Region IV Staff Coach and WSYSA Instructional Staff Coach. We look forward to his involvement and are very excited about the direction and growth of our club for 2013. Please look for Bryan on the Pitch soon and give him a very warm welcome.
We are very excited to welcome our new Board Members. Please welcome them next time you see them out on the pitch!
President- Curt Bowdish
Vice President of Administration- Blair Grant
Secretary- Melinda Meyer
US Club Registrar- Kim LoGerfo
Director of Business Development- Stuart Dye
Director of Tournaments & Special Events- Janelle Safko
Five Tornado players were selected by other coaches to the Golazo Best XI. Eleven players will be recognized for their play during the semi-finals and final. The FPSC Tornado's had the most players chosen of any of the other teams.
Congratulations Kendall L., McKenna R., Haley G., Leanna T., and Kasey C.
We are really proud of your hard work and dedication.
WPFC Fury is looking for sponsors!! Sponsoring a Soccer Program is a great way to get your business name recognized! If you own a business or know someone who does that might be interested in sponsoring our program please talk with Stuart Dye.
Director of Business Development