Northwest United FC

Mission Statement

The mission of Northwest United FC is to develop quality individuals of high character through athletic achievement, personal growth, sportsmanship, and community outreach. We strive to create pathways and opportunities that will allow every player and coach to achieve their full potential. Northwest United FC and its coaches are committed to providing the high level training and administrative support that will facilitate the tactical, technical, and mental development of all youth soccer players.

Northwest United FC, previously known as Skagit Storm, has been at the core of the Pacific Northwest's soccer community for decades. Over the past decade, there has been tremendous growth as more and more players are seeking to expand their soccer careers under the structured, encouraging guidance of our club and our professional coaches.

Players from Skagit County, the surrounding Islands, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties make up our 30+ teams, which are coached by our professionally licensed coaching staff, and overseen by Director of Coaching, Kristian Powell. 

Northwest United Philosophy

To deliver and express a quick, entertaining, and intelligent style of play replicated throughout Northwest United teams and ages. In possession we aim to build up play through the thirds swiftly and intelligently, identifying when to penetrate the opposition. Out of possession we look to identify when to win possession back early and efficiently as possible.

Our philosophy is to bring a simple structure and model in finding players with potential and nurturing that talent while giving them a clear pathway to where they could go as a part of our club. The environment we create will place players where they are interspersed with similar levels of talent and the ability to push one another. In this environment they will be challenged and tested both at practices but also on game days where they are playing against the best competition at US Youth Soccer and the Regional Club League. Playing with and amongst equal or better ability is key to improving each week and together try and attain personal and team goals.

Core Values


Northwest United FC believe in having these values. Our core values are our beliefs that all coaches, players, parents and members abide with to help make them successful both on and off the field by:

· Commitment – committing to NWU when on and off the field. Players working your hardest to be the best soccer player you can be to effect games and your team. Coaches to commit to their practices, education and representation of the club. Parents to commit to the club and trusting in our development of players

· Success – looking to always achieve all formats of success. Players looking to be successful with results and player development. Coaches to successfully progress and develop every one of their players. Parents to successfully support their child and their club.

· Integrity – being honest and true to yourself. Players to show integrity to themselves and their team. Coaches to have high morals towards their team and club and be honest in the face of diversity. Parents to hold themselves and players accountable.

· Work rate – Contributing their highest effort in everything we do. Players having the focus and determination in all aspects of NWU. Coaches working their hardest to deliver the NWU way. Parents identifying and mirroring efforts from players.

· Respect – Being mindful and respectful of everyone in and around youth soccer. Players, coaches and parents are respectful of teammates, opposition, organizations and everyone related to the game.