Spokane Breakers FC Developmental Program
Spokane Breakers FC Developmental teams provide players with an opportunity to learn technical skills in a fun and supportive environment. All developmental players have access to the Breakers FC Soccer Academy. Players who participate in developmental teams will often continue into our select and premier teams.
The Youth Development Program is facilitated in partnership with IEYSA.
Spokane Breakers FC Youth Development Director
Coach Nick Chapman
FREE IEYSA/Breakers FC Youth Development Clinics
10/6, 10/13 and 10/20
Upper 7 Soccer Academy will be sponsoring two FREE Training Sessions for boys and girls:
November 3rd and 17th
6:00pm-7:00pm U7 and U8
7:00pm-8:00pm U9 and U10
No pre-registration is required. Sessions will be held at Sacajawea Middle School gym. Parents will sign a release form upon arrival to the session.
Upper 7 Soccer Academy - Winter Session
Upper 7 has designed a program especially for our young club recreational developmental players (born 2011-2008). It will focus on increasing their technical skills and their love for the game! It is an 11-Week Program* that starts Friday, December 1st and ends on Friday, March 1st.
*Please note that there is no training during the Winter Break and on Friday, January 26th.
Session Times: Boys/Girls Ages 2011/2010 -- 6:00-7:00 p.m. Boys/Girls Ages 2009/2008 -- 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sacajawea Middle School 401 E. 33rd Ave. Spokane, WA 99203
Spots are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.
Reserve your spot as soon as you can! To Register visit: www.upper7socceracademy.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can play?
The developmental league is for U8, U9, and U10 players. Girls and boys born in 2008, 2009, or 2010 can play in Breakers FC developmental league. Younger players should join IEYSA’s recreational league.
How many practices will there be?
During the spring and fall, the coach will typically hold one team practice each week. From April to October, there is one (1) additional Academy training session each week.
What is the Breakers FC Academy?
From April to October, each developmental player can participate in one Academy training session each week. In these sessions, licensed coaches provide high-quality soccer coaching in a fun and friendly environment. Developmental players learn principles of attack and defense, such as tackling, turning, shooting, passing, and creating space.
Do I have to pay extra for Breakers FC Academy training?
The cost of the Academy training is built into the fees.
Where will we play soccer?
Most developmental teams practice at elementary and middle schools across Spokane’s South Hill. Most games are played at Franklin Park, Glover Middle School, or Plantes Ferry.
How long is the soccer season?
During the fall, there will be seven (7) games played at Franklin Park, Glover Middle School or Plantes Ferry on Saturdays in September- October. After Labor Day, most teams will have one team training per week, along with the Academy training per week. During the spring, there will five (5) games during April and May. At the end of the spring, there is also a free tournament with three (3) additional games.
How are the developmental teams formed?
Many players come with previously established recreational teams. If you do not have a team, you will be assigned to a team. Generally speaking, developmental teams will stay together. Players who have the commitment and skill for tournament play may be brought together for tournament teams.
Do I have to pay extra for my uniform?
Uniforms are provided by IEYSA for U8 and U9 players. U10 players will purchase an official Breakers uniform, which will cost $85. You will be provided with a link to order the uniform.
What about soccer tournaments?
Some U10 developmental players may participate in regional tournaments (e.g., Tri-Cities and Seattle). There are additional costs and fees to attend these tournaments.
How much does it cost?
The total cost per player is $195. Of this, $65 will be paid to Spokane Breakers FC, and $130 is paid to IEYSA (US Club player registration, field fees).
How do I sign up?
Click the "Developmental Registration" on the left menu.