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FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD


Reign Academy provides world-class coaching and training to elite female soccer players in the Pacific Northwest.

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FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD


Reign Academy provides world-class coaching and training to elite female soccer players in the Pacific Northwest.

 

ULTIMATE PLAYERS. ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENT.

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The U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy provides elite female players with a training and competitive environment that features exacting standards and an intense focus on player development.

 
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Academy Programs


Academy Programs


2018/2019 REIGN ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Reign Academy operates three programs that support elite, near-elite and emerging-elite female players ages 12-19.

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Development Academy

Reign Academy operates teams in the '05, '04,  '03/'02 and '01/'00 age brackets in the U.S. Girls' Development Academy. These teams offer comprehensive, focused and intense training environments that are designed to develop elite-level players to their fullest potential, preparing them for D1 colleges, professional playing careers or international football.

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Reign Academy2

Reign Academy2 teams offer a pathway for players capable of making the leap to the DA level of play. Reign Academy2 teams compete in the '05, '04,  '03/'02 and '01/'00 age brackets and train under the Reign Academy curriculum. Reign Academy2 players can be called up as Developmental Players to the full DA teams, and are permitted to play with their high school teams. 

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Reign Pre-Academy

The Reign Pre-Academy offers emerging-elite players in the '06 and '07 age brackets with a defined pathway to DA and Academy 2 teams. Reign Pre-Academy teams train using the Reign Academy curriculum, and players have opportunities to move up to DA or Academy2 teams should a player be performing beyond her current age level.

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Partnership


 

 

Partnership


 

 

Seattle Reign FC and Eastside FC have joined forces in a unique, long-term partnership to offer a comprehensive set of programs for female footballers ages 12-19.

Centered around teams playing in the United States Soccer Girls' Development Academy, the Reign Academy provides female players in the Pacific Northwest with an unrivaled platform to develop both as players and as individuals, in a female-centered environment that is built around the unique needs of the elite female soccer player.

Reign Academy programs – DA, Reign Academy2, and Reign Pre-Academy – are intended to broadly impact all female programs offered by Eastside FC, building on the significant investments they’ve made in their girls’ programs and enhancing the great successes they’ve seen on the pitch.

This partnership enables Reign Academy to be a unique force in the northwest soccer community, inspiring and improving players while striving to become a worldwide leader in the development of female soccer players.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO BUILDING THE BEST WOMEN’S SOCCER CLUB IN THE WORLD. DOING SO MEANS THAT WE MUST DEVELOP SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS RIGHT HERE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. REIGN ACADEMY PLAYERS REPRESENT OUR FUTURE, MAKING THEM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR CLUB. THEY WILL LEARN FROM OUR PLAYERS AND COACHES, ATTEND OUR MATCHES, AND HAVE A CHANCE TO GROW THEIR GAME BY BEING PART OF AN ENVIRONMENT THAT DEMANDS EXCELLENCE, REWARDS TALENT AND TENACITY, AND NURTURES BOTH THE PERSON AND THE PLAYER.

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Technical Staff


Extraordinary coaches passionate about developing elite-level players to their fullest potential.

Technical Staff


Extraordinary coaches passionate about developing elite-level players to their fullest potential.

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Vlatko Andonovski

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Vlatko is the Head Coach of Seattle Reign FC and serves as the Executive Director of Reign Academy. Andonovski played professionally for twelve years in Europe and the United States. Vlatko’s coaching career includes an ECNL Championship with FCKC/Futura Academy in 2011 and two NWSL Championships while at FC Kansas City in 2014 and 2015. He earned a Masters in Coaching Education from Ohio University and a NSCAA Premier Diploma, holds a UEFA "A" license, and will complete U.S. Soccer “Pro” license in 2019. Andonovski was named NWSL Coach of the Year in 2013.

KIM CALKINS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Kim is the Technical Director of Reign Academy. Kim previously worked as the head coach of the Sounders Women, and as the Girls Director of Coaching at Eastside FC. Kim also served as the Technical Director for Washington Youth Soccer, where she led the Washington EPD teams to four regional championships. Kim attended the University of Portland where she helped lead the Pilots to three NCAA College Cup Final Four appearances. After college, Kim played professionally for the Boston Breakers in the WUSA. Kim holds U.S. Soccer “A” license,

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SAM LAITY

HEAD COACH

Sam is the Head Coach of the U16/17 and U18/19 Reign Academy teams. Sam is also an Assistant Coach with Seattle Reign FC, a position he has held since the team’s inaugural season in 2013. Sam played a key role in Reign FC’s back-to-back NWSL Shield wins in 2014 and 2015. Sam moved to Seattle from Plymouth, England in 2001. Prior to arriving in the US, Sam earned his UEFA “B” coaching license while coaching youth soccer for the English FA. Sam also holds a NSCAA Master Coach Diploma. Sam worked with multiple youth soccer clubs in the Seattle area before joining Reign Academy in 2016, after which he led teams to the ECNL playoffs in 2017 and to the DA playoffs in 2018.

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MATT DORMAN

HEAD COACH

Matt is the Head Coach of the U14 and U15 Reign Academy teams. Matt holds a UEFA “B” License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and is currently completing his U.S. Soccer “A” License. Prior to joining Reign Academy in 2017, Matt was an Assistant Coach with the men’s and women’s programs at Saint Martin’s University (2016-17) and served as Head Coach of the Shoreline Community College women’s soccer team (2015-17). Matt has coached extensively at the youth level, including Washington ODP (2013-current, Region IV Champions 2016) and Eastside FC. Matt was selected by the NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) as a member of its 30-under-30 class of 2015.