Sounders Insider

Seattle Sounders FC and the Puget Sound soccer scene

Tag: blackhills


Sounders U-23 Give Back with Youth Clinic

        Darren Sawatzky instructs Blackhills U-13 players (Photo courtesy Blackhills FC)

Tacoma, WA. – On a frigid Wednesday night, the Sounders FC U-23 ran a team training session for the boys U-13’s of Blackhills Football Club. The youth team earned the opportunity to train with Sounders U-23 coaches by leading fundraiser sales for the Sounders U-23 match at Tumwater High School last season.

Head Coach and General Manager of the Sounders U-23, Darren Sawatzky, conducted the clinic, taking the Blackhills boys through technical and tactical session. Sawatzky incorporated some of the same methods

Read more »


Sounders U-23 – Community Partners – Home is where the heart is.  With this in mind, the Sounders FC U-23 has been blessed with three homes for the 2012 PDL season; Franklin Pierce HS, Cheney Stadium, and Tumwater HS.  The team has been fortunate to partner with the local soccer community, including Franklin Pierce Soccer Club and Black Hills Football Club for the Franklin Pierce and Tumwater HS games.  These organizations are working extremely hard behind the scenes to help promote the Sounders FC U-23. The youth clubs are selling tickets and pouring their hearts into providing an exciting game day environment for

Read more »