Blackhills FC is the only Thurston County club that competes in the Washington Youth Soccer Regional Club League (RCL). The RCL is comprised of the highest level soccer clubs from across the state. We can also place teams in the NPSL and SSUL which gives us access to a spectrum of competition levels so each team can be placed in a league that suits their development. Our head coaches are US Soccer Licensed, dedicated to learning, improving, community and children.
Blackhills Football Club is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
§ A community delivering a competitive player-centered youth soccer experience by:
§ Creating a holistic, collaborative, progressive and positive environment.
§ Teaching players how to compete while developing within a team environment.
§ Providing excellent coaching, training, and facilities allowing players to reach their full potential.
CLUB CORE VALUES
§ FUN: We celebrate our friendships and we embrace the joy in competition and our productivity increases by having fun.
§ RESPECTFUL: We are polite, we listen, we are good stewards with our environment and we are aware of other’s rights and feelings.
§ SAFE: We are secure because our learning environment is safe.
§ STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE: We set high expectations in order to achieve our best on and off the field.
§ TEAMWORK: We work collaboratively toward our common goals.
CLUB PLAYER-CENTERED PHILOSOPHY
Blackhills FC is a child-centered soccer club that focuses on developing skillful and competitive soccer players within a team environment.
We want our athletes to strive for excellence in the classroom, train at their highest level of play, and be respectful citizens and outstanding role models that exemplify sportsmanship.
PHILOSOPHY ON PLAYERS
We want to develop individually skillful and competitive soccer players who can:
- Read and understand the game and make autonomous decisions.
- Take initiative, be pro-active.
- Focus on their task for the entire match.
- Execute their task for the entire match with optimal technical abilities.
- Execute their task for the entire match with optimal physical abilities.
- Take Responsibility and accountability for their own development and performance.
We create a player-centered environment and understand each child is at a different stage in their development. We want players to strive for excellence on and off the field.
The coaches use their expertise to promote a respectful, safe and fun environment. The coach empowers each individual to take responsibility for their development and growth.
The coach is inspiring, positive, organized and has an open mindset and tailors teaching methods to guide the individual and team.