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Regional Training Center
Coaching Staffs Announced

Washington Youth Soccer announced this month the coaches who will direct training programs at each of the five Sounders FC Youth/ODP Regional Training Centers throughout the state.

As announced earlier this year, the Sounders FC Youth/ODP Regional Training Centers have been created to provide greater opportunity for high-level training for elite boys’ and girls’ players in the 1997, 1996 and 1995 age groups from across the state. With locations in every part of Washington state, the Regional Training Centers will provide the state’s top players with the opportunity to train consistently with and against elite talent — and under the tutelage of outstanding coaches.

Included among the RTC coaching staff are many of the state’s most respected minds, including former National team and professional players, and coaches with both professional and international coaching experience.

Each Regional Training Center will be headed up by at least one Coaching Director, who will be supported by a varying number of assistant coaches. Since training in the North RTC will be split between Everett (for girls) and Snohomish (for boys), that RTC will feature two separate coaching staffs.

Recently-appointed Technical Director of Washington Youth Soccer, Gary White will head up the North RTC boys’ training, assisted by Scott Uderitz, Pat Henderson and Kevin Blokker. The former head coach of the Bahamas National Team, White worked two years as the Coaching Director at Snohomish United before taking over the state’s top coaching position earlier this month.

Darren Sawatzky, the Director of Youth Development for Sounders FC and Washington Youth Soccer, will serve as the Director of the Central RTC, where he will be aided by a large and talented coaching staff including Seth Spidahl, Mark Boyes, Malia Arrant, Todd Veenhuizen, Dennis Sanchez, Matt Olsen, Danny Jackson and Anthony Sardon.

Other Directors include Scott Newman (North girls), Henry Robicheau (South), Troy Maxcy (Southwest), Jason Timm (Yakima) and Sean Bushey (Spokane).

For a full list of coaching staffs at each RTC location, see below. For more information on the Sounders FC/ODP Regional Training Center program, visit wsysa.com.

2009-10 Sounders FC Youth/ODP Regional Training Center Coaching Staffs

North Boys: Gary White (Director), Scott Uderitz, Pat Henderson, Kevin Blokker

North Girls: Scott Newman (Director), Todd Schilperort, Erik Oman

Central: Darren Sawatzky (Director), Seth Spidahl, Tim Reynolds, Mark Boyes, Malia Arrant, Todd Veenhuizen, Dennis Sanchez, Matt Olsen, Danny Jackson, Anthony Sardon

South: Henry Robicheau (Director), Wade Webber, Ralph Black, Willy Leiste, Lee Christie, Rob Walker

Southwest: Troy Maxcy (Director), Scott Benedetti, Gary Osterhage, Mike Macchione, Sunny Dulai, Richard Costello

Yakima: Jason Timm (Director), Mike Morton, Jake Sagare, Sharok Khabir

Spokane: Sean Bushey (Director), Matt Stueckle, Rich Cullen

*At large RTC coaches: Chance Fry, Tom Bialek, Alex Weaver, Peter Fewing, Peter Lechak, Adam Fenster, David Griffiths, Steve Elliott

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