The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and college readiness services for its members. Thirty youth soccer clubs across the western United States have formed the Western College Development Association, with teams representing clubs in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Colorado.
Consistent High-Level Competition & College Readiness
A primary objective of the WCDA is to provide consistent high-quality competition and enhanced college readiness opportunities for their elite soccer players. The WCDA will also provide an improved scouting environment for college coaches by bringing all of the teams together for a showcase event in Las Vegas, Nevada in November, 2011. In addition, the WCDA has created a College Advisory Board composed of coaches from Division I, II and III soccer programs who provide guidance and direction over the college readiness component of the Association.
Member clubs are chosen by the WCDA’s Soccer Advisory Board based on a number of criteria, including a club’s history of elite youth player development and past success in elite competitions.
The WCDA is a supplemental program, and member teams will continue to play in other leagues, tournaments and State Cup competitions. Players will also be able to participate on their high school teams.
The WCDA has been divided into 4 conferences comprised of 6 or 8 teams. Schedules are crafted to minimize travel costs for families. WCDA teams will play 4 regional games and attend showcase events in Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona or Portland, Oregon.
Northwest Conference: Eastside United F.C., F.C. Portland, Crossfire Premier, Washington Premier F.C., Sparta United and La Roca Futbol Club.
North Paciic Conference: San Juan Soccer Club, Placer United Soccer Club, Marin F.C., DeAnza Force Soccer Club, Santa Rosa United, Mustang Soccer, Diablo FC and Cal Odyssey
Mountain Conference: Rio Vista Football Club, New Mexico Rush Soccer Club, Real Colorado, Colorado Storm Soccer Club, Sereno Soccer Club, SC del Sol, Pride SC and Arsenal Colorado
Southwest Conference: West Coast Futbol Club, San Diego Soccer Club, Albion SC, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Fullerton Rangers Soccer Club, Las Vegas Heat and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club