TUKWILA, Wash. (September 16, 2015) – Washington Youth Soccer is proud to release PAC MEN, a documentary film on the experience of the Pacific Northwest SC 01 Maroon boys team at the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV (Far West) Championships last June in Boise.
Produced by Washington Youth Soccer and Levy Films, PAC MEN explores the characters that make up the team and their journey leading up to and during the Regional Championships. The film exposes some of the experiences that help grow and shape not only the team, but the individuals on and off the field.
“During the State Championships, Levy captured an awesome goal from PacNW in the final. With his unique style, we thought we might be able to really show the beauty of the play and the skill of the young players in our state,” said Mike Anderson, Washington Youth Soccer Director of Communications. “With that goal in hand, and knowing that this team was very good and had many talented players, we decided to follow them to Regionals. We had no idea how the story would play out, but it really couldn’t have been scripted any better and this film really captures the moments on and off the field that make youth sports so rewarding and valuable to their personal growth.”
As back-to-back Washington State Champions as well as Far West Regional League (FWRL) Northwest Division champions, PacNW 01 entered the tournament with hopes of advancing out of preliminary group play. The hurdles that came along, both on and off the field, play out in a way that demonstrates how sport plays an important role in youth development, and made for a very entertaining film.
“PAC MEN is a great example of what Washington Youth Soccer stands for,” exclaimed Terry Fisher, Washington Youth Soccer CEO. “The film shows the level of play and emotion that goes into the game, but the impact of that experience and the lessons these young players learn along the way is really what Washington Youth Soccer embodies.”