The Spokane Scotties Soccer Club strives to provide an opportunity for our youth to participate in competitive soccer, by teaching and demonstrating soccer skills, sportsmanship, honesty, respect, and fair play. To provide a safe environment where our youth can learn the importance of teamwork, responsibility, persistence and hard work. Our club is committed to creating a positive atmosphere in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and our athletes work together to achieve our mission.
President: Mona Dershem
Vice President: Bria Lake
Secretary: Diane Davey
Treasurer: Brian Dershem
Additional Board Members: Jim Pratt, Vanessa Klein, Michelle Wicks, Jen Mudge, Aaron Clark, Colin Turnbull
The Scotties Soccer club was started in the late 70’s, as a select division of competitive soccer ran by Spokane Youth Sports Association, under Washington State Youth Soccer. In the late 90’s Ron Evans, a Scotties coach at the time, worked to help organize the club efforts. Ron was a fan of the San Jose Earthquakes, whose colors happen to be Royal Blue, White and Black, thus the Scotties colors were chosen.
In early 2005, Fred Bowman, another Scotties coach, started the process to form the first Spokane Scotties club election for the board and officers. The Board consisted of Fred Bowman (President), Jim Pratt (Vice President), Allen Berry (Treasurer), Tami Booey (Secretary). Later, we completed the Board and elected the three additional members. The club continued to grow and develop under SYSA playing in District 6 Washington State Youth Soccer. In early 2014, the Spokane Scotties Soccer club members voted to work with IEYSA under US Club Soccer. As a club we felt IEYSA and the Scotties both have always focused on the best interests of the young athletes in the region, developing sportsmanship and team work in Spokane.
Under the new structure our athletes have the opportunity to play soccer at the second highest level in Washington State in the Puget Sound Premier League “Copa Division”. We have benefited with this new partnership as our teams have the opportunity to advance to the premier “Championship Division” and then to the highest level of the Super Division. Today we offer competitive soccer ages U-10 through U-19.
As a club we are open to change and doing what is in the best interest of Spokane soccer and young athletes in the region. We are very excited about our partnership with IEYSA and US Club Soccer as we feel this will make us even stronger and more competitive. We look forward to the future of Spokane soccer and know the Scotties will be a huge part of it.