Why be a Gunner?

  • Fully integrated program with a player pathway for all levels

  • A Dedicated, Diverse Coaching Staff

    • Every member of our coaching staff is a salaried employee. They have dedicated their careers to teaching the great game of soccer. Their full-time focus is the players and the club, allowing the coaches to focus on true development of players to meet their top potential. The professional coaches also spend time supporting and mentoring both Select and Recreation coaches throughout the year.

    • We are proud to employ coaches who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from South Africa, to the UK, Canada and the Mid-West as well as some home grown heroes. We believe our coaching staff is second to none. As such, we are proud to be one of the only clubs in the country that offers a comprehensive benefits package to our staff and hires all employees on a W-2 status.

    • We believe that growing the women's game means hiring strong female coaches. We are proud that nearly 40% of our staff is made up of women. Three of which have represented their respective countries on the world's stage, one of which has won a Collegiate National Championship, and a local hero who helped lead the Issaquah HS Girls Varsity team to a State Title and was an NCAA DII All-American.

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  • Girls teams U13+ participating in the Northwest Conference of the Girls Academy League (GA)

    • We are proud to be one of two clubs selected from the state of Washington as inaugural members of the Girls Academy League. The GA is a national league for the players, by the players. It is the only National Youth Soccer Platform that represents the collective vision of member clubs and actively engages the voice of the players to take real ownership in the GA.

  • Boys teams U13+ participating in the Northwest Pacific Conference of the Elite Academy League (EA)

    • The Elite Academy League provides an opportunity to further player development by providing top competition across the nation. The EA provides our boys side with an elite player development platform guided by the clubs and for the clubs.

  • Top level College Placement Program

    • With 50+ players already committed to college and many more close to committing, we have one of the best college placement programs in the Northwest.

  • Beautiful grass fields down at Lake Sammamish State Park

    • 9 fully dedicated grass soccer fields down at Lake Sammamish that are used in the Summer and Fall. There is not a better place to play soccer during the most beautiful time of the year in the Northwest.

  • Family Atmosphere

    • To play for the Gunners is to truly be part of a larger soccer family. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!

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What program is right for me?

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