Spokane SC Shadow News Release - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Spokane SC Shadow is proud to announce that a club-best six Spokane Sounders teams have been accepted as members of the 2017-18 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League, the highest level competition managed by Region IV.
Joining the league this fall will be Boys 2005, Boys 2004, Girls 2002, Girls 2001, Girls 1999 and the Girls 2000, which previously participated in the competition for a three-year span from 2013 to 2016.
"We are thrilled that so many of our teams were accepted by Region IV into the Far West Regional League," said Spokane Shadow/Sounders Technical Director Abbas Faridnia. "This is a great statement on how our club continues to progress in developing players and the across-the-board quality and competitiveness of our top teams.
"The growth in success and quality of our program will only continue to improve exponentially now with our dynamic development cycle of competition, such as the FWRL for our teams, accentuated with training and playing opportunities we continue to provide all of our teams in the club. This is the most amount of teams we have ever had accepted and is also the largest ever from a club in Eastern Washington. Another measure that continues to show the success of our developmental plan we continue to implement in our club."
The Far West Regional League Northwest Division - one of three regional divisions within Region IV - is comprised of the top teams (U13-U19) from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Champions from each gender age group of the FWRL Northwest will earn an automatic spot in the US Youth Soccer Region IV (Far West) Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The FWRL Northwest champions will join the top two finishers from the FWRL California Division, the champion of the FWRL Desert Premier Division and 12 State Cup champions from Region IV at the Far West Regional Championships.
FWRL Northwest teams have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious US Youth Soccer National League, joining the champions of the U16 through U18 boys and girls age groups which receive an automatic spot in the National League the following season.
The match schedule runs from September to March for boys and December to April for girls. View the full list of teams selected for each age/gender group: Region IV Announcement [+]
Returning to the FWRL, the G00A side finished mid-table during the 2015-16 season with a 5-3-1 record in the U15 bracket. The team was fourth in the U14 bracket the year prior with a 9-2-2 mark and were 2-3-1 for the 2013-14 season.
Other previous entrants in 2013-14 were G96A (fourth in 2013-14 in the U17 bracket with a 3-2-2 record) and G97A (4-4-0 in the U16 group).