Seattle Soccer Landscape

Open Discussion with Seattle-area Soccer Experts, John Hamel and David Smith.

Greetings Seattle Youth Soccer Families!

If you are considering making the jump from rec to select/premier soccer and are interested in finding out more about it, there is an upcoming opportunity for you do so! We know that there are lots of questions about the various soccer programs out there for kids in Seattle. To help provide a little more information to help you make informed decisions for your youth player, John Hamel, Director of Coaching at Emerald City Football Club (ECFC), and David Smith, Technical Director, will be hosting an informational evening to discuss the select and premier soccer landscape in Seattle and the role of Emerald City FC in it.

Both coaches, who each have extended history with the Seattle soccer community, will give a presentation focused on what youth players can expect in select and premier clubs in the area, as well as the landscape of soccer in Washington State and the Seattle area. The coaches will also discuss what differentiates Emerald City FC.
If you would like to learn more about select soccer, the various soccer pathways to play soccer in Seattle, and perspectives on youth player development, please come hear ECFC's point of view and ask questions to help be informed! Feel free to invite anyone you know who might be interested! Please RSVP so we have an idea of the space needed.


  • Where:  Arena Sports Magnuson (in the room near the inflatable zone)
  • When:   Date/Time TBD
  • Please RSVP



John Hamel bio

David Smith bio