Vandals Soccer Adds Seven

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho soccer coach Derek Pittman and his staff have been hard at work, filling out an already solid roster with some of the top up-and-coming talent in the region and in the country.  The Vandals added seven new athletes on National Signing Day, to go along with two midyear additions.

“Our program continues to improve with each recruiting class our staff brings in and our 2018 class is no different,” said Pittman. “We are very excited to finally have these talented players officially joining our Vandal Soccer team and feel that each of them will prove to be quality additions to our roster for the coming fall season.”

Source: @VandalsSoccer Adds Seven


Bronco Soccer Inks Eight

Head coach Jim Thomas and the Boise State soccer team signed eight newcomers Wednesday

Source: Bronco Soccer Inks Eight

BOISE, Idaho – Head coach Jim Thomas announced the signing of seven incoming freshmen and one transfer for the 2018 season, joining the two early signees: Macie Nelson and Kennedi Paul. The class includes athletes from five different states (Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington), which also contains four local Treasure Valley signees.

Boise State welcomes: McKenzie Cooper (Lake Elsinore, Calif.; Temescal Canyon HS), Piper Flannery (Bend, Ore.; Summit HS), Kendyl Hedberg (Everett, Wash.; Mariner HS), Julia Lewis (Boise, Idaho; Boise HS), Sarah Nehring (Lake Stevens, Wash.; Kamiak HS), Kiara Simpson (Fairbanks, Alaska; West Valley HS), Sydney Smith (Caldwell, Idaho; Caldwell HS) and Raven Sweeney (Corona, Calif.; Washington State).

The Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair Oct. 15-16 (Ticket link)


The Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair will launch Oct. 15-16, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This will bring forward some of the top leaders in the sports industry, provide educational opportunities for university students, and career opportunities for those looking to break into the sports world.

Our mission statement is to democratize sports business.

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The Seattle Sports Marketing Convention will have several educational tracks with some of the top speakers in the sports industry. Those tracks include:

– Breaking/Working In Sports

– Sports Media/PR/Journalism

– eSports

– Sports Law

– Sports Sustainability/Social Responsibility

– Sports Technology/Analytics

– Sports Marketing/Promotions

– Sports Sponsorship

– Sports Sales Training

– Sports Apparel

– Sports Venues

& more tracks to come.

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OFF THE PITCH: Secrets to an effective volunteer program is pleased to continue with its “Off the Pitch”column by Ruth Nicholson. Ruth is the founder of GO!, a go-to expert resource for youth sports governance and operations. Since many local clubs are approaching tryouts and recruiting volunteers for the coming playing year, this column addresses the keys to creating and sustaining a successful volunteer program.

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Good volunteer program design decreases administrative costs, engages members, increases program support, shares the workload, and improves support for coaches so they can devote more time to our players.

But volunteers are not free.

The average value of a volunteer hour in the Washington state in 2015 was $28.99, a 5.3 percent increase from 2014. For comparison, the nationwide value of a volunteer hour in the United States in 2015 was $23.56 (see This figure can be used in annual reports, grant proposals, and financial statements to…

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Portland Timbers, Alaska Airlines announce renewal of jersey sponsorship

Timbers Founding Partner to continue its popular fan-friendly incentives for club supporters

Source: Portland Timbers, Alaska Airlines announce renewal of jersey sponsorship

PORTLAND, Ore.Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has entered into a multiyear partnership extension with Alaska Airlines. As part of the continued partnership, the iconic Northwest airline’s wordmark will continue to be featured prominently on Timbers game kits and club apparel.

Will it change the way you coach? 2-Day WFA course hosted by Seattle Pacific University March 10-11

wfa-usa-clinic-with-raymond-verheijenwfa-logo-new-2017_234x234-1_100xSeattle Pacific University is hosting this World Football Academy 2-day course with special guest speaker Raymond Verheijen on March 10–11, 2018. The course is being sponsored by Mercer Island FC, Pacific Northwest Soccer Club, North Puget Sound League and the Pilchuck Soccer Alliance.

Questions about this amazing opportunity to add to your coaching techniques? Tweet them here!

With an immaculate track record and extensive background in football, RAYMOND
VERHEIJEN is the leader in football conditioning and widely recognised as the top coacheducator in world football. He has helped the development of thousands of coaches throughout the world by sharing his unique football-specific approach.

The World Football Academy has developed this internationally renowned education
program for football coaching professionals looking to develop themselves as coaches and to give their teams a competitive advantage. By attending this course you will have all the information you need to develop a plan to maximize…

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Open Tryout Listings – Elite Adult Soccer Spring 2018

February schedule of free GO! On Demand Webinars

Ruth Nicholson, author of the column “Off the Pitch” which appears on, has sent us a schedule of free webinars happening in the month of February, 2018.

They would be an excellent opportunity to learn about each topic but also to experience what “GO!” can offer your organization. Why not be the best soccer organization you can be?

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in February and early March 2018 at 11:00 am Pacific time every Wednesday

football-icon-65993February 7: Managing Meetings – Fantastic Frameworks

Discover how to integrate your agenda with simple-to-use meeting management tools and practical logistics to make your next meeting straightforward and easy. Join GO! founder and internationally-certified professional facilitator Ruth Nicholson to learn the secrets behind developing a good agenda and running a meeting that stays focused and gets the work done in a reasonable amount of time. This webinar is…

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Highland’s Cassidee Whitehead begins new journey at TVCC

POCATELLO – The room seemed to close in on Cassidee Whitehead as she prepared to sign.

Source: Local recruiting: Highland’s Cassidee Whitehead begins new journey at TVCC

Dozens of teammates, family members and friends gathered around Whitehead, cramming when they had to, to watch her sign her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Treasure Valley Community College during a ceremony Wednesday at Highland High School.

‘Salem Reads’ kicks off Feb. 2 with ‘Outcasts United’

The annual event aimed at getting the community to read kicks off on Feb. 2 with the book about a small town transformed into a refugee resettlement site.

Source: ‘Salem Reads’ kicks off Feb. 2 with ‘Outcasts United’

“Salem Reads: One Book, One Community” begins on Friday, Feb. 2. All of Salem is invited to read “Outcasts United” by Warren St. John and participate in events throughout the month.

“Outcasts United” is the true story of a small, southern town in the United States that is transformed into a refugee resettlement site. Centered on a youth soccer team called the Fugees, St. John explores the impact on the town citizens and refugees.

adidas Soccer reveals new Cold Blooded Collection

Portland, Ore., January 25, 2017 – adidas Soccer has today completed the launch of the new Cold Blooded collection after the brand unveiled its updated COPA 18.1 silhouette on Jan. 15. In addition to the new COPA, the Cold Blooded collection features the first new colorway of the re-released Predator 18+, as well as updated colorways of the NEMEZIZ 17+ 360 AGILITY and the X17+ 360 SPEED franchises.

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Lewis Leads Street Soccer Portland to Help Homeless, Refugees, At-Risk Youth

Lewis Leads Street Soccer Portland to Help Homeless, Refugees, At-Risk Youth

Source: Lewis Leads Street Soccer Portland to Help Homeless, Refugees, At-Risk Youth

PORTLAND, OR— Former Willamette University men’s soccer midfielder Adam Lewis (’15) gained a lot of confidence, support and togetherness from his teammates as a youth soccer player and while competing for the Willamette University Bearcats from 2012 through 2014.

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