Woodland Soccer Club

Mission Statement

At Woodland Soccer Club our mission it to provide the best possible soccer experience for our kids, one that:

  • teaches them lessons about life, including lessons of responsibility regarding being a member of a team
  • challenges them to do things they didn't think they could
  • teaches them about good sportsmanship, including how to loose with dignity, and how to win with class
Club Overview

The Woodland Soccer Club (WSC) is proud to provide recreational soccer opportunities to more than 1,100 children who live within our club boundaries in Seattle.

Recreational soccer is soccer that is open to any member of the public who qualifies to participate (under the guidelines of the WSC). There are no tryouts - if you can register, you can play. Players are assigned to teams by our club registrars. Coaches are not allowed to select their players, and parents are not allowed to influence the placement of their children onto teams.

The club's goal is to distribute players among teams in such a way that there are no dominant teams, and no deficient teams. Parity among teams and enjoyable, competitive games are our overriding priority.

Woodland Soccer Club is the officially sanctioned organization charged with providing recreational youth soccer to the children who live within our boundaries. WSC is a member of the Seattle Youth Soccer Association, which is in turn a part of the Washington State Youth Soccer Association.

WSC is an all-volunteer organization. It takes a tremendous amount of work throughout the year to prepare and stage quality soccer games for over 1,000 children every fall. Your family will enjoy many years of fun and excitement with WSC. Please volunteer some time to help the club function and flourish. Visit our VOLUNTEER section to learn how you can contribute.

"There is no greater joy than spending sunny Saturdays at Wallingford Park with the community and with the children as they chase a ball across a field."

- Excerpted from a letter written by a Woodland Soccer Club parent in the fall of 2009.

Club History

Lower Woodland, Woodland Soccer's home field, has been home to soccer in Seattle for over 100 years. News reports mention soccer being played on the field as early as 1905.

Photo courtesy of Frank MacDonald

Photo courtesy of Walter Schmetzer Sr.
The game featured in the photo dates from 1927 and shows the Todd Dry Docks vs. the Electro Dentists. Barney Kempton, Washington's first inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, played in the game pictured above. Jack Charlton (right) played with the '66 WC England team. He's seen here with Walter (left) and Brian Schmetzer (middle), part of the Lake City Hawks team in the early '70s which included Peter Hattrup & Fred Hamel.
Related Soccer Organizations & Resources

Here are links to our parent organizations and other key soccer websites:

Parent Organizations

Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) WSC is one of 15 clubs that comprise SYSA in Seattle and Shoreline.
Washington Youth Soccer Organization that runs youth soccer in the state.
US Youth Soccer (USYS) Washington Youth Soccer is part of the US organization.
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) The national organization for all soccer in the US, youth and adult.
FIFA The world soccer organization.

Professional Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) Seattle Reign FC (NWSL)
Seattle Sounders FC(USL-PRO)
Coming Soon
Seattle Sounders Women (W-League) USL PDL Western Conference/Northwest Division
Seattle Sounders Academy

College/University Soccer

Seattle Pacific University: Men | Women
University of Washington: Men | Women