Our Director
Totally Committed to the Development of Youth Soccer
FC SEATTLE ~ 25 yrs of soccer history  FC Seattle started running camps in 1984.  Many of you will have been through our Camp or Academy Programs.  The children we coached over the last 25 years have now produced their own soccer families.

Welcome to the new soccer generation, here in the USA. With the new MLS Sounders FC Franchise in town, Seattle is no exception.  More and more children are playing soccer; all you need is a ball...that's it! Regardless of size, age, gender, nationality, or income. No matter how fast or slow, coordinated or not, you can enjoy this wonderful game.

The FC Seattle Academy & Camps is directed by Stuart Lee, who played 10 years of English Professional soccer, followed by 8 years in the NASL (North American Soccer League) and the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) in the United States. He signed professional papers at the age of 17ys, for Bolton Wanderers, Bolton, England and played for several teams including Manchester City, before coming to Portland, Oregon in 1980. His first team in the USA was the Portland Timbers who played in the NASL.

Career in Soccer ~

Bolton Wanderers FC, Stockport County FC, Manchester City FC

Portland Timbers 1980-82, Los Angeles Lazers ~ You Tube Clip Kansas City Comets, St Louis Steamers, Tampa Bay Rowdies 1984

WSYSA Coaching History ~

Seattle Storm DP ~ State Champs, Federal Way Rovers, Maple Valley Flames ~ State Champs, Reign 89, Eastside FC 81 Red ~ State Champs, Reign 92, Eastside FC 91 Boys ~ State Champs, Eastside 95 Red.

Stuart is currently the President of Seattle Storm Inc., and Director of FC Seattle Storm, and is a USSF. "A" Licensed coach that has been training and coaching players since 1987. He acquired the program from Bud Greer in 1991.

"My goal has been to create a premium soccer experience at FC Seattle Storm. The rapid growth of soccer in the US has created a demand for quality coaching. FC Seattle Storm has successfully filled these needs, and has been recognized as one of the best on the West Coast. As a parent and coach, I stress the importance of learning the right skills and techniques of soccer from quality coaches. Whether you are 6 years or 16 years, we have a program to suit you."

Stuart Lee, Director