Welcome to the Western College Development Association Team Page
The WCDA college readiness page is an excellent source for college recruiting assistance including
- sample letters to coaches
- sample soccer resumes and profiles
- links to the NCAA Eligibility Center and NCAA portal
- links to NAIA soccer
- links to the Federal Student Financial Aid Center
- listings of Division 1, 2, 3 and NAIA Colleges
Members of the WCDA College Advisory Board
Competitive Format (dates and locations subject to change)
• U13/U14 Development Program includes: Summer regional games hosted by one of the clubs in the region, fall (Thanksgiving) and winter (January) events both held in Las Vegas.
• U15-U18 Summer regional games hosted by one of the clubs in the southwest region and 2 College Showcase events. The Thanksgiving showcase will be held in Las Vegas and the March showcase in the Southwest region at a host club location.
Registration fees in addition to SDSC’s standard registration and coaching fees:
• U13/14 &18: $35 per player WCDA fee, $20 US Club Soccer fee, tournament entry fees
• U15-U17: $159 per player WCDA fee, $20 US Club Soccer fee (all event fees included)
• San Diego Soccer Club – will have one team from each age group U13 – U18 that participates in the WCDA events.
Players from other SDSC teams can be borrowed for the WCDA events – up to 5 players per season.
About the WCDA
Governance, Competitive Format and Founding Members
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 launches today. Twenty-four youth soccer clubs across the western United States have formed the Western College Development Association, which debuts this summer 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 Association will also provide an improved scouting environment for college coaches by bringing all of the teams together for a showcase events 2 -3 times per year. The first was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in November, 2010. In addition, the WCDA is creating a College Advisory Board composed of coaches from Division I, II and III soccer programs who will provide guidance and direction over the college readiness component of the Association.
Founding clubs were 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 3 conferences comprised of 8 teams. Conferences are further divided into 6 groups of 4 teams each based on geographic proximity. Schedules are crafted to minimize travel costs for families. WCDA teams will play 16 matches across a complete season and attend two showcase events.
Founding Member Clubs
Evergreen Conference: Eastside United F.C., F.C. Portland, Crossfire Premier, Washington Premier F.C., San Juan Soccer Club, Placer United Soccer Club, Marin F.C., DeAnza Force Soccer Club
Mountain Conference: Neusport F.C., Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, Sparta United, La Roca Futbol Club, Rio Vista Football Club, New Mexico Rush Soccer Club, Real Colorado, Colorado Storm Soccer Club
Pacific Conference: West Coast Futbol Club, San Diego Soccer Club, Albion SC, Sereno Soccer Club, SC del Sol, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Fullerton Rangers Soccer Club