The MRFC-Slammers premier program caters to dedicated, soccer-focused players who want to train and compete with other players of the same caliber. Players are selected through a tryout process conducted by professional coaches and evaluators. The premier program is open to girls and boys ages 8-18 (9U-19U).
Player First Philosophy is to accelerate and maximize individual player development while striving to continually form teams capable of competing at the highest levels possible. The MRFC - SLAMMERS priority is to place players on the team most appropriate for the player and his/her current skill set.
Players train in an enjoyable environment but are held to high standards and expectations. They will continually be challenged to reach goals set forth by coaches and trainers to attain optimal player development & competitiveness. Each player’s time on the field during games will be determined by the player’s desire, attitude, effort and performance.
Teams will train three times per week in the Enumclaw/Buckley, Bonney Lake/Sumner and/or Auburn area. Two training sessions will be led by coaching staff and the third session will be led by Academy of Excellence trainers. Strategic breaks will be scheduled throughout the year at the discretion of the MRFC - SLAMMERS DOC and head coaches.
Teams will compete in the US Club Soccer's Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL), which involves year-round play. Games take place on weekends, with occasional double-headers (one game on Saturday and one game on Sunday). Depending on the division a team is placed in, Away Games could be anywhere within the state, with the possibility of travel to Oregon and/or Idaho.
- 9U-14U age teams will play in both a fall league (September – December) and a spring league (February – April).
- Girls High School (15U-19U) age teams will play during the Summer (June-August) and Winter/Spring (November-April). They are off in the fall to avoid conflicts with their respective high school fall season.
- Boys High School (15U-19U) age teams will play during the Summer and Fall/Winter (June-February). They finish league play in February to avoid conflicts with their respective high school spring season.
Teams will participate typically in 3+ US Club sanctioned tournaments (local & out of area), including one all-club attended tournament. Most teams will also participate in the end of season WA Cup.