Tim Bartro

Washington Premier Staff

WPFC Coaching Staff Member

Coaching Experience/History:
30+ yrs coaching youth teams. camps, and clinics.

2014 Head Coach Tacoma Galaxy PSPL 

Youth/Collegiate/Professional Playing History:

13 years Washington state youth soccer player
3 years Washington state select team
3 years Western regional team

2 years US Youth National Camp
2nd Alternate 82' US U-17 National Team
2 games 1984 US Olympic team(pre-Olympics)

1982 - 1996 14 yr career
Seattle Sounders -NASL 
Golden Bay earthquakes-NASL
Tacoma Stars-MISL
San Diego Sockers-MISL
Seattle Storm
Memphis Storm-AISA
Portland Timbers
Milwaukee Wave-NPSL
Cleveland Crunch-NPSL
Seattle Sea Dogs-CISL 

Team Successes:
82'-83' Seattle Sounders runner up Soccer Bowl 82' vs New York Cosmos.
85'-86' MISL champions San Diego Sockers
92'-93' Division champions Cleveland Crunch. Runner up in championship.

Favorite Soccer Team/Club/Player:
Arsenal FC/ Iniesta.

Best Coaching Memory:
Winning ECNL U-15 National Championship with Seth Spidahl
Winning US Club U-13 National Championship with Bryan Yorke
Winning U-15 Washington State Cup with Bryan Yorke

Player Expectations/Advice:
Everybody wants/expects to become the best but who is really willing to do what it takes?  More technical work at home, more days a week. Ball mastery moves the focus from having to think about your feet, to creating and out witting opponents playing at game speed. Growing up my neighborhood knew me ...and my soccer ball! (I seem to remember some American Express ribbing from some parents)

We offer as much or more training hrs per week as anywhere and it's not enough touches ! 
To be the best you must emulate the best, and I assure you they didn't get there by doing the minimum.

Favorite Motivational Quotes:
"Look to do more! Not less!"