FPSC 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 FPSC Fury director of coaching: "FPSC 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-developmenthistory and a solid footprint within our community that provides a cost effective approach for both our parents and players.”
FPSC 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 Sparta, which all announced its full commitment to US Club and the PSPL in May.
“We are very pleased that FPSC 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.