Bellevue United FC, Junior RCL Premier Spring League - Registration is Open!
Does your 7 or 8 year old son or daughter love soccer and want to play more than just a Fall season at a higher competitive level? Is your family interested in playing Premier soccer environment with professional coaches is like? If you answered yes, please look at the Juniors RCL Spring Program.
The Jr's RCL Spring League season includes eight weekend games played against other Premier Clubs in the SYSA (South Sound Youth Association) with other premier clubs like Seattle United and Washington Premier. There are no tryouts but players will be placed on teams for training and games based on a skills assessment by the coaches.
There are several options in the area to choose from in addition to Bellevue United FC; within our association includes Mercer Island FC and Eastside FC. Each Club offers a unique value proposition and enables families access to a higher level of soccer based on the neighborhood, the style of play, or desired Club. Bellevue United and Mercer Island FC play under the sponsorship of our sister club Eastside FC.
The cost of the Spring program is $500. Bellevue United FC's practices begin January 7th on a Tuesday/Thursday cadence at Wilburton Park from 5:30-7PM. All home games will be played at Eastside FC's home field in Preston and away games throughout the South Puget Sound area.
Young players will be introduced to the Dutch/FC Barcelona player development philosophy led by our Director of Coaching Aaron Byers, Technical Director Danny Rogers, and our Jr's RCL Program Director Kevin Van Gaver. The Dutch/FC Barcelona player development philosophy, teaches players to play the game by using tactical references which enable players to increase their soccer IQ by compiling more references. This philosophy is already being applied throughout Bellevue United FC's and Mercer Island FC's program, enabling further collaboration among the Clubs.
The number #1 goal of the program is to allow players to have fun and to give them tools that will help them play the game at any level they aspire to. At the youngest ages, this means players will learn basics like:
Depth and Width principles in the Attacking phase of the game
Triangulation and Diamond principles in the Attacking - Build Up phase of the game
Away from Pressure decision making that allows them to keep the ball
Experience lots of actions in training that have context, teammates and opponents (not actions in isolation)
This is done by playing games that allow players to experience situations so they can more efficiently learn. This then becomes a reference that is easily stored and retrieved for future use.
If you're interested, registration is now open on our website!