Mission: Develop young people for the challenges and opportunities of life through the game of soccer.
Purpose: At United PDX we are committed to providing every player with an opportunity to succeed in their soccer pursuits. We strive to create an environment that fits every player’s long-term development needs. Our goal is to develop players with a lifelong love, understanding, passion and appreciation for the game of soccer. We do this by fielding Recreational, Development and Competitive Programs with the intention to be a full service soccer club. We recognize that every family will have different ambitions when it comes to soccer. Some players may see soccer as their college destination and others, as a means to stay active. Whether, these directions are goaled towards being an elite athlete or a part-time soccer player, United PDX is committed to support the aspirations of the Portland soccer community.
United PDX staff / coaches come from a variety of playing and coaching backgrounds, whether collegiately, professionally or internationally. Our coaches are able to identify the specific needs of each individual player, to create training environments that are challenging, rewarding, and most importantly, inspiring.
Our staff of professional coaches and directors is committed to having a positive impact on our youth by guiding players through the adversities they face learning the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of the game. To harbor a life-long love for the game and help prepare our players for their careers, be it in soccer or not, we empower them to learn valuable life skills in leadership and time management, the ability to overcome adversity, and the value of having a strong work ethic that will help them throughout their lives.
Our staff is a team of educated coaches who strive to be leaders in soccer education. We focus on fostering a player-centric environment for players to develop and grow in the sport. The club provides opportunities for all players at various levels: Recreational, Competitive, and High Performance.
What we provide
- Use the game of soccer to teach valuable life lessons: dealing with adversity, teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and a dedication to development.
- Create an atmosphere of development while not jumping into the “Youth Sports Race to Nowhere.”
- Allow players to participate in other activities without fear of repercussion.
- Help players grow in a healthy manner: mentally, physically and socially.
- Provide an environment where players and teams are allowed to be creative without fear of mistakes.
- Develop excellent coaching through mentorship, formal education, and ongoing professional development.
United PDX Core Beliefs
- We are loyal to our mission, values, goals, the game and our membership.
- Strive daily to continue our education and learning. We share our knowledge and support every endeavor to further our education in all aspects. Knowledge is a prerequisite for wisdom.
- Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.
- Pursue excellence in all endeavors.
- Stand as one. We win together, lose together and grow together. Our group is strong and supportive.
- Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.
Ryan holds his USSF National “A” license, USSF National Youth license, and is a former professional player.View profile
Brandon holds his USSF National “A” license, USSF National Youth license, and is a former US Youth National Team player.View profile
Director of Operations
If ever there was a person working tirelessly behind the scenes, it would be Kristi. Her customer service levels and communication with our membership are second to none.View profile
Director of Communications
Scott Stanton | Scott holds his USSF National “B” license, is part of the State ODP boys coaching pool, is the Assistant Director for the Timbers Portland West Boys RTC program, and is the head coach of the Scappoose High School boys soccer team. In 2012 Scott took over the high school program he had played in and went on to...View profile
Senior Academy Director
Licenses: USSF B License Coaching Experience: USYS Region IV ODP Assistant Director Technical Director AFC Apex (2015 – 2018) Gothia Cup U16 Champion (2016) Technical Director Inter FC Utah (2004 – 20014) Region IV ODP Boys Team Head Coach (2009 – 2017) Playing Experience: MLS Reserve Division Columbus Crew (2005) MLS Reserve Division FC Dallas (2005) United Soccer League...View profile
Senior Academy Assistant Director
Licenses: USSF D License Coaching Experience: Lincoln High School Girls Varsity Head Coach 2015 OYSA State Champions U11 Girls 2016 OYSA State Semi-Finalists (2000 Girls) Regional Training Center ODP Staff Coach Playing Experience: Portland State University (Division 1) College Experience: Portland State University (Division 1) Bachelor of Arts & Science (Communications)View profile
Justan Wolvert | holds his USSF “B” license and is the Head Coach for the Oregon Episcopal School girls soccer program where he lead them to a Conference and State Championship title in 2016. Justan was also named the 2016 Conference Coach of the Year at OES. In addition to BSC Oregon and OES, Justan was also the RTC East...View profile
Youth Development Academy Director (West)
Jonathan Wilkins | returns to Oregon after serving as a graduate assistant for Ottawa University while earning his MBA. Jon spent seven years (2008-2015) as the Development Director and Director of Goalkeeping for BSC Oregon. While at BSC Oregon, Wilkins was the head coach for three teams on the girls’ side of the club, with responsibility for planning and running...View profile
Youth Development Academy Director (East)
Licenses: USSF B License Coaching Experience: OYSA Recreational Coach of the Year (2018) Director of NEU*PDX Youth Development Academy (2012-Present) Warner Pacific Assistant Men’s Team Coach (2011 – 2013) Oregon Soccer Academy u10 Director (2004. – 20011) Playing Experience: NAIA Honorable Mention All American 2004 College Experience: Warner Pacific Bachelor of Arts (Elementary Education) Masters Degree (Elementary Education)View profile