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Do you know the signs and symptoms of concussion? Ignoring a concussion (a traumatic brain injury) can sit you out for the whole season, or even life, versus a few games. When in doubt, sit out.
Brush up on the signs and symptoms of concussion here.

Help Washington Youth Soccer celebrate Youth Soccer Month and kickoff the 2010-11 season with our annual Wild Waves Kick Off Bash on Sun., Aug. 29 at Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way! The fun will last all day, with games and activities for soccer enthusiasts of all ages, all at an EXCLUSIVE admission price just for fans of Washington Youth Soccer! To reserve your tickets and lock in the special price of $20.99 plus tax (a 30 percent savings!), click here and enter the username "soccerday" and the password "wildwaves". We'll see you there!


Washington Youth Soccer recently awarded college scholarships to 14 outstanding young student-athletes from across the state, who demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics and community service. Learn more about these scholarships and how you or your players can be considered next year! READ MORE

National Championships

Crossfire Premier 95, coached by Ralph Black, became the first U14 boys' team from Washington to advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships since 1999 with a win at June's Far West Regionals. At Nationals in Kansas, the boys went 2-1 in the group stage to advance to finals, where they were defeated by Eclipse Select of Illinois 2-1. Congratulations to the entire team on an exciting season! For photos and complete results, visit our website!

The 2010 Heroes Fundraising Gala at Qwest Field on July 17 was a star-studded night of awards, honors and soccer-related activities! Hosted by Seattle Sounders FC's Arlo White, and featuring a Silent Auction, plus the presentation of our Of The Year winners and of the Full Circle Award to our state's own Michelle French, it was a memorable night for the entire Washington Youth Soccer community. PHOTOS

If you want to nominate a Star of the Month, email

ODP Update

Congratulations to all of the players selected to the ODP Regional and National pools this summer! Washington Youth Soccer had 21 boys in the U13-U17 age groups selected to attend the Region IV ODP Pool Camp, while 11 girls aged U13-U16 were held over. In addition, five Washington Youth Soccer players — three U13 boys and two U14 girls — were named to the US Soccer National Pool! COMPLETE LIST

From The Technical Zone

In this edition of PlayOn, Washington Youth Soccer Technical Director Gary White looks at the planning and preparation stages of your season, with advice to assist you in creating your team's annual education / training plan. READ MORE

Community Programs

The start of the school year makes a great time to begin planning to bring Washington Youth Soccer's "Soccer In Schools" program to your local school! Whether In-Class Programs, After-School Programs, Teacher and Coaching Education or Sounders FC Player Appearances, Soccer in Schools has a program to help your students focus on a healthy lifestyle, the importance of education and the beauty of the world's game. Read the In The Spotlight Interview with David Griffiths to Learn More

As part of its ever-expanding Soccer Across Washington program, Washington Youth Soccer recently conducted a "D" License course in Tukwila for Spanish-speaking coaches. We sat down with State Diversity Development Officer Bill Umana to learn more about the course and the state's plans to expand multi-lingual offerings in the future. English | Español

In The Spotlight with David Falk

Washington Youth Soccer hosted the first-ever Elite Soccer Clinic in the state of Washington last month, featuring up to three days of world-class instruction from expert clinicians like Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid, goalkeeper Kasey Keller, the Technical Directors of Sounders FC, the Colorado Rapids and Washington Youth Soccer, and many more! Washington Youth Soccer's David Falk goes "In The Spotlight" with Technical Director Gary White to learn more about this exciting and educational event. READ MORE

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In the Spotlight with David Falk ... News and Untold Stories from throughout Washington Youth Soccer!