1st Annual NPSA Foundation Golf Tournament

Gather up a four of your friends, family members or colleagues and spend the day on the golf course. We have room for 36 teams. Enter as an individual, or a team of 2, 3 or 4, ages 21 and up. Enjoy a day of golf while supporting the NPSA Foundation program whose mission is to make Soccer available for All!

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 9am Shotgun Start
Location: Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Minimum Donation: $150

Your Donation includes:

  • A buffet meal
  • 2 drink tickets
  • Range balls & green fees
  • A high quality synch bag for your swag, and
  • Last but not least, a golf cart!

Wait, there’s more! We’ve got contest holes for you to enjoy so make sure you bring some extra cash.

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Long Drive
  • Par 5
  • Mulligans

Prize Giving will take place at the end of the day. There will be a team prize for Closest to the Pin & the Long Drive; as well as 1st , 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Register by August 15, 2016. This is going to fill up fast so don’t delay.
Contact Matt Judd at 253-347-8960 or via email to register today.

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Or would you like to donate a prize? Contact Alicia Blansfield to find out more information.

Former West Ham soccer player makes good on promise to give back!

BELLEVUE, WA – Former West Ham United soccer player, Adam Nowland, is making good on his promise to  give back.

Professional players who play at the highest levels in England are told they have a responsibility to give back to the game that was so generous to them.  Nowland, who is the founder and coaching director for NPSA Premier Soccer Club in Bellevue and a PSPL Surf Academy coach, took this to heart. 

Nowland, 35, launched The NPSA Foundation last summer with a simple mission: Offer the underserved youth in the region access to quality soccer training and competitive games for free. In today’s American youth system of pay-to-play for competitive youth sports, this effort could be viewed as nearly revolutionary, or at the very least, a questionable financial move.

“We want to enable Soccer For All,” Nowland said. “Every child should have the opportunity to good coaching and a quality soccer experience.”

Nowland believes that all young people should have equal access to competitive soccer just like his peers and  teammates in Europe. Through his foundation, Nowland remains passionate about how to help the game move forward in this country. His contribution: Offering a quality recreational based program run by professional coaches that will help any player, male or female, develop the soccer skills so they can enjoy the beautiful game or reach their potential and play for a competitive youth club.

He said he has roughly 500 players now signed up with his foundation, who are meeting once a week for academy-style training and will then form teams to play in the fall recreational league.

Unlike Europe and Latin America, soccer has become an expensive sport in the United States. It requires families to pay in order to play for an established club. While paying for coaching services is a reality in today’s market, this pay-to-play model has greatly limited the number of children who can participate in the game.  The NPSA Foundation offers youth soccer programs to everyone and specifically those families who have been held back by the rising costs of youth sports. 

Nowland is a former professional soccer player in England, who moved to the U.S. shortly after retiring in 2010. He  played for EPL teams, including West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, as part of a 12-year career that included more than 200 appearances and 20 goals in the top leagues in England.


“Creating this Foundation has always been a dream of mine since I started coaching,” said Nowland. “Soccer is the biggest sport in the world and the fastest growing sport in the United States. My goal is to provide all youth with equal opportunity to an academy-style training program that will help develop them not only as players but as people.

“The NPSA Foundation has so far provided a free, professionally coached training program to over 500 players since our inception in fall 2015,” Nowland continued. “We have also provided full scholarships to 20+ players that now compete at the premier youth soccer level.  However, we believe there is so much more we can do to make youth soccer accessible to all.

The NPSA Foundation is a recreational soccer program available to all interested players in the Bellevue, Mercer Island and Renton areas. The rec program is funded completely by donations, personal and corporate. The NPSA Foundation teams will play in the Puget Sound Premier League’s East Puget Sound Rec League for Fall Season 2016. 

For more information, contact npsagivesback@gmail.com.

NPSA Spring Festival 2016 - DATES ANNOUNCED

Come out & have fun with NPSA!

Sat May 21st & Sun May 22nd, 2016

Come to one or all locations for a day of fun playing pickup soccer; Dads ‘n Lads (and Moms & Daughters); Pie in the Face, giveaways and prizes all weekend long.

Snacks, water and other items for sale with all proceeds from the events going towards the NPSA Foundation.

Bring your family, bring your friends, and have some fun with us!

Cost:  $10 per player

For more details including times & locations CLICK HERE

Introducing the NPSA Spartans

Introducing the NPSA Spartans

NPSA Foundation Launches Free Recreational Soccer Program for the Greater Eastside

The NPSA Foundation is set to launch the NPSA Spartans, an innovative youth recreational soccer program in Bellevue, Mercer Island, and Renton.  The first season will kick off in late summer for the 2016 Fall Season.  Soccer For All!

Winter/Spring 2016 Training Program Announced!

After a hugely successful Fall training program, we are looking forward to continuing where we left off with a bigger & better 12 week session in Winter/Spring!

Each program consists of weekly training sessions every Sunday, 90 minutes in duration for two age brackets; U8-U10 & U11-U14.

Each 12 week program will follow the NPSA curriculum with each session being topic-based and led by the professional coaching staff of the Nowland Premier Soccer Academy.

All of the above will be provided completely FREE of charge.

Dates: January 24th -  March 27th, 2016

Schedule: Sundays, 4:30-6pm - U7-U10

                                    6-7:30pm - U11-U15

Location: Robinswood Community Park, 

               2430 148th Ave SE Bellevue

*Registration will open on December 1st and there will be limited spots available*

Soccer For All!

NPSA Foundation Grand Opening Announced

The NPSA Foundation will officially open it's doors on Sunday September 27th, 2015 with the first training session of a 12 week program.

The Foundation will provide 3 separate 12 week training programs each year in the Fall, Spring & Summer. The very first program this Fall will consist of weekly training sessions each Sunday, 90 minutes in duration for two age brackets; U8-U10 & U11-U14.

Each 12 week program will follow the NPSA curriculum with each session being topic-based and led by the professional coaching staff of the Nowland Premier Soccer Academy.

All of the above will be provided completely FREE of charge.

The full schedule is below;

Dates : Sep 27 - Dec 13

Days/Times : Sundays, 4:30-6pm U8-U10

                                      6-7:30pm U11-U14

Location : Robinswood Community Park,

                 2430 148th Ave SE, Bellevue

For each age group session there are 60 spots available for boys or girls that want to develop their skills and understanding of the game in a fun, safe environment.

These spots will fill up fast so register today by clicking HERE.

SOCCER FOR ALL

NPSA Club Day Review

The NPSA Club Day was our first official fundraiser and was a resounding success! There were well over 300 people in attendance with 150 players competing in the soccer tournament that was the main feature of the event.

Other attractions included the Penalty Shoot-Out Competition with our resident Seattle Sounders PDL Goalkeeper, Rodney Greiling, facing over 100 players ranging from 6-16 years old. 

The 'Cream Pie Your Coach' opportunity was extremely popular with Coaches Eli, Rodney & John taking one for the team all in our efforts to raise money for the NPSA Foundation. 

As a result of hitting the financial target set by the Foundation President, Adam Nowland, he also stepped up to the plate (literally) to the delight of the many players that lined up with cream pies in hand.

By the end of this great event, the players & families in attendance had raised over $2,000 for the Foundation!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to a wonderful day and a wonderful cause!!

SOCCER FOR ALL!

PRESS RELEASE

Nowland Premier Soccer Academy Launches NPSA Foundation

 BELLEVUE, June 2, 2015 – This Fall, Nowland Premier Soccer Academy will launch NPSA Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering underserved youth in the Bellevue and surrounding areas to develop the soccer skills needed to excel at the top local level.

 NPSA Foundation was created to enable kids to participate in a structured, professional soccer development program and give players of exceptional ability the platform to fulfill their potential without the financial demands of premier youth soccer being an obstacle.

 NPSA Foundation will essentially be a training program that will follow the same philosophy, ideals and curriculum as Nowland Premier Soccer Academy. This program will be completely free of charge and offer the same level of coaching and quality of product associated with NPSA.

 “Creating this Foundation has always been a dream of mine since I started coaching,” said Adam Nowland, the founder and Director of Coaching for NPSA, “soccer is the biggest sport in the world and the fastest growing sport in the United States. My goal is to provide all youth with equal opportunity to an academy-style training program that will help develop them not only as players but as people”.

 “Growing up in Latin America every waking hour was spent playing, watching or talking about soccer. However, in the United States getting access to quality, professional level coaching can be quite expensive. We believe that the creation of NPSA Foundation is the logical next phase in our plan to help democratize access to youth soccer in Washington and make it open to anyone and everyone” said Alejandro Bethlen, NPSA Foundation Board Member.

 In preparation for the anticipated Fall launch, NPSA Foundation, in conjunction with NPSA, will be holding a series of fundraisers beginning with the NPSA Club Day event on Saturday, June 27th at Islander Middle School in Mercer Island.

 “The NPSA Club Day is an annual event that has always been our way of giving back to the families that have supported this club from the very beginning. Now we ask for your support again to help the NPSA Foundation provide an environment for all dedicated youth soccer players to develop their skills and passion for the game. Together Each Achieves More” said Nowland.

For more information on NPSA Foundation please e-mail us at npsagivesback@gmail.com or visit our website at www.npsafoundation.com

About NPSA

Founded in 2013, NPSA has grown to serve over 500 players program-wide and currently stands at 25 teams providing Mercer Island, Medina and Bellevue with a genuine premier youth soccer program. The sole purpose of NPSA is player development and making the learning process fun and enjoyable for players and families.

The coaching staff develops players in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological components of the game and teaches other important attributes such as commitment, good sportsmanship, teamwork, accountability, respect for self and others and an ability to learn from both winning and losing.