Northshore Youth Soccer Finds New Home in Sound FC Clubhouse
Northshore Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will relocate headquarters to the brand new Sound Football Club (SFC) clubhouse in Woodinville, Washington this fall.
NYSA’s relationship with premier soccer affiliate club Sound FC grew and expanded significantly in the last year resulting in a new opportunity to relocate all NYSA administrative operations and staff into SFC’s new clubhouse by November 1, 2019.
The Sound FC Clubhouse will be on the same site as the previous Woodinville Indoor Soccer Center, which served as home to indoor and bubble soccer for kids and adults for almost 40 years. Sound FC took over the lease on the location in February 2019 and immediately began renovations on the 15,000 square foot building, located just a few yards away from the current NYSA offices. The new climate-controlled space will also be home to the Sound FC administrative offices, including a state-of-the-art international regulation-size futsal court, cross-training gym, conference/ meeting rooms, commercial store front, observation deck and a lounge with refreshments.
The clubhouse is the only dedicated futsal facility in the Puget Sound Area. Futsal is different from indoor soccer for many reasons but most obvious are the smaller sided teams and the lack of walls for players to bounce the ball off of, forcing players to maintain more tight control of the ball and keep moving. Learn more about SFC Futsal.
“The clubhouse will also be a gathering space for our coaches and staff. Our soccer community will benefit as NYSA Director of Coaching, Michael Duncan, gets to work directly with Sound FC’s Director of Soccer Jason Farrell to expand outreach to players no matter their level they play,” says NYSA Board of Directors President Bryan O’DOnnell. “This collaboration will result in expanded coach trainings, new programs that help develop players skills and love of the game, and an opportunity for players to not only play, but to succeed at the level of play that best fits the players and families goals.”
Sound FC Executive Director Joe Hampson made the relationship between club and it’s associations a top priority when he joined in April 2018. “We are thrilled that our partners at NYSA committed to joining us in our new clubhouse and training center,” explains Sound FC Board of Directors President Tim Hargrave. “This move further strengthens the close ties between our clubs. Being under one roof will give our leadership, staff, and coaches the opportunity to work closely together to develop top-class integrated soccer programming for our players. The future is bright for our clubs.”
NYSA’s full-time administrative staff will continue to service all of it’s clubs from it’s previous location at 12810 NE 78th Street, Suite 202 through the beginning of the fall 2019 rec season, making the move around the corner in late October. NYSA rec teams will benefit from using the new futsal courts every Wednesday evening to sharpen their technical skills in fast-paced, small-sided play.
ABOUT NORTHSHORE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1974, NYSA is the only association chartered by Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer to service the cities of Woodinville, Bothell, and Kenmore. NYSA manages 4 recreational soccer clubs for younger ages (Bothell, Inglemoor, North Creek, & Woodinville), recreational club for older players (United Club), plus Northshore Select Club and the premier teams at Sound FC.
ABOUT SOUND FOOTBALL CLUB
Sound FC, formerly known as FC Alliance, Northwest Nationals, and Greater Seattle Surf, offers soccer and futsal programming, including recreational and premier soccer chartered by Washington Youth Soccer, plus soccer and futsal camps, tournaments and leagues for kids and adults.