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Press Release

HUDL Partnership

March 2018-
Franklin Pierce Soccer Club, one of the oldest and most established clubs in Washington, is partnering with Hudl this season to give their coaches and players top-of-the-line tools to drive development and accelerate recruiting.

Established in 1969, Franklin Pierce Soccer Club strives to help its athletes grow, improve and get recruited. Blair Grant, the club’s college director, believes Hudl is the perfect tool to accomplish Franklin Pierce’s goals.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity of this partnership because it brings us into the highest competitive arena with the latest and greatest tools and technology to help our players, teams and coaches be the best they can be,” Grant said.

FPSC Fury is especially excited about how Hudl will help get the club’s players on the radars of college coaches and scouts. The club didn’t have a reliable way for its athletes to send usable video to coaches previously. With Hudl on board, that’s no longer an issue.

“It’s great for recruiting and highlight videos,” Grant said. “The players are really good about contacting college teams, but they’re sending all these emails to coaches and they have no quality clips to send them. I think it’ll be a big step in helping our kids get recruited.”

Christopher Slattery, Executive Director of Franklin Pierce Soccer Club said "we are excited about the partnership with Hudl. We are looking forward to using it as a tool for our coaches and directors to evaluate game films and further our vision of club style of play, tactics and team development against the best competition".

To learn about Franklin Pierce SC and their mission, visit their website.

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College Fit Finder and FPSC Fury Partnership

March 2018-
Franklin Pierce Soccer Club is excited to announce our partnership with College Fit Finder for our High School age groups in an effort to further assist our players in connecting them to the collegiate level.

As we strive to engage players, parents, and our own staff in the recruiting process, the club is providing this robust tool to EVERY High School age player/family.

The College Fit Finder provides our players with a competitive advantage over a typical student-athlete navigating the recruiting process. This comprehensive system allows for individuals to take ownership of their future by equipping them with tools necessary to find a home at the college level. As a club, we are committed to not only player development, but truly being a catalyst in helping our players fulfill their dreams of playing collegiate athletics and accessing higher education. The College Fit Finder will provide uniformity to the club's recruiting efforts and will allow for our coaching staff to take a much more personal approach in helping our athletes throughout the process.

We look forward to facilitating the recruiting efforts of every family looking to play at the next level.

FPSC press release regarding PCSA, boundaries, and other clubs in the area.

2016 -
Established in 1969
, FPSC is one of the oldest and most well-established clubs in our region. The historic boundaries of the Club coincide with the boundaries of Franklin Pierce School District. The FPSC Select Fury Program celebrates its 10th year and is stronger than ever. We remain one of the best values for players of all ages and abilities in our area.

The creative marketing currently being published by WPFC, “Washington United” and PCSA (formerly TPCJSA) about a “lack of Rec soccer in the Puyallup and Franklin Pierce areas” are fictional and misleading at best and appear to be designed to promote their new, business expansion of WPFC. They appear ready to infringe on the established historic boundaries of existing neighboring Pierce County Soccer Clubs due to differing affiliation choices. The existing clubs in these areas: FPSC, PSU, RSA & SGEO, have and continue to offer Recreational, Select and Premier programming as they have for many years. References to “after a year without a youth club providing recreational soccer for this area”, as well as and “reintroduce soccer to Franklin Pierce and Spanaway-Graham next” are all completely and categorically false and misleading statements designed to confuse and mislead the soccer public. It is disheartening to see the marketing and recruiting machine keep rolling down to the recreational level. This latest move is a creative attempt to discredit existing successful clubs and organizations. If their business model dictates this as a necessary growth step one would hope they could operate with more class, honesty and transparency. We are very confident our member base will ultimately see through the deceptive campaigns and practices being used.

FPSC is affiliated with the PSPL (Puget Sound Premier League) PSRL (Puget Sound Recreational League), and US Club Soccer which provides programming and placement of our existing and future teams at the following progressive levels of player development: Recreational, Copa, Classic, Premier, Super-league, WSPL, NPL, and the PSPL Academy and PDPs. FPSC, along with other neighboring clubs Chose to play in PSPL Leagues and affiliated with US Club soccer due to the lack of competitive programming and leagues with like vs like play, limited travel, as well as a more functional development pyramid for our players while they remain in our Club. We respect that TPCJSA is working on rebranding (PCSA) and improvement attempts after struggling with organizational issues for several years and we applaud their efforts. We feel that the depth of teams, and overall synergy and quality of play is better for development in the PSPL and PSRL Leagues we have chosen for our teams than what PCSA and SSUL are currently able to offer and had offered in the past. We saw those levels being degraded and were able to change our path to one that is more viable for all of our players and their abilities and passions.

PSPL is affiliated with US Club Soccer, US Club programs include PDP, ID2, ECNL and US Club Soccer is affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. The USSF is the USA’s member organization of FIFA, the sponsor of the World Cup soccer games.

US Club Soccer: http://usclubsoccer.org/

US Soccer: http://www.ussoccer.com/

US Soccer Federation: http://www.ussoccer.com/

FIFA: http://www.fifa.com/

FPSC Fury commits entire select program to the PSPL

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.