Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.
Emerald City FC was formed in 1979 to bring select soccer to the youth of Seattle. Their mission was simple – to teach skills and develop players. What started out as a small venture has grown into a club with 30 teams, over 500 players, and many state championships under its belt. Our players come from all over Seattle, share a passion for the game, seek to improve their skills, and want to play at the highest possible level.
ECFC Director of Coaching Bobby Howe, "Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest players of my era and all time. It is very encouraging to know that his thoughts are very much in line with our current philosophy. "
We are a non-profit, “501c3” organization, with newly revised and updated by-laws, and a board of directors elected by the membership. We rely on our membership to run our club – a true volunteer based organization.
To help our players achieve their goals, knowledgeable and highly skilled coaching is required. Our coaches are paid, licensed professionals, supervised by a full time coaching director. Most of our budget pays for the coaching staff, and the balance goes to field rentals, association fees, referees, tournament fees, etc. Click here to view the profiles of our current coaches.
The vast majority of our staff positions are run by volunteers and only a very small percentage of our budget is used for administration. Click here to view our staff contact information.