Girls Academy

Girls Academy Overview | U12 - U14


To provide the best daily environment for dedicated, high performance youth soccer players to achieve long term individual development goals with a team of like minded teammates, training staff, and families.

Standards | The Girls Academy promotes 7 Key Performance Standards:

  • Player Development Effectiveness
  • Staff, Leadership, Structure, and Qualifications
  • Style of Play & Philosophy
  • Training Environment & Personal Development
  • Facilities & Infrastructure
  • Respect
  • Resources

Who is it for

Players born in 2007, 2006, 2005

  • Technical, Tactical, Physical, and/or Psychological High Performance Traits
  • Players and families dedicated to a 12 month competition Calendar
  • Players who prioritize soccer over other activities, but still participate in other activitie

Player Selection Process

A select group of players will be invited to attend four open sessions through the month of June. Academy rosters will be determined once June training concludes. Players may be offered a roster spot anytime during the evaluation process. Over the course of the year, Girls Academy players will participate in three elite events.


The United PDX Girls Academy provides the best everyday club environment:

  • Focused, methodological training plan
  • Individual Development Plans (IDP) for each player
  • Long-Term Player Development
  • Emphasis on long-term development, less on winning
  • Comprehensive training and events calendar
  • Consistent exposure to top level teachers, teammates, and opponents

This program is the most progressive educational environment based on global standards.


Girls Academy players  will compete in three events over the course of the 12 month calendar.

2007 / 2006 / 2005 Far West Regional league
8 – 10 games | Portland and/or Seattle, WA
October, February & March
Cost: $75

2007 / 2006 / 2005 Crossfire Challenge
July 20 – 23 | Seattle, WA
Cost: $250

2006 Mayors Cup
February 22 – 24 | Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $800

Travel Abroad to play in an International Tournament (Donostia Cup, Spain)


$1,800 | Financial Assistance Available

Upon acceptance into the Girls Academy, there will be a $300 fee. Families will be responsible for covering event costs (lodging, travel, per-diem).

Financial information will be provided by the Girls Academy Director

Traits of a United PDX Player

  • Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.
  • Stand as one. We win together, lose together and grow together. Our group is strong and supportive.
  • We are loyal to our mission, values, goals, the game and our membership.
  • Do things the right way and on time. Be conscientious in your actions; respect every aspect of the game.
  • Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.
  • Own our work and our results. We work to the best of our ability.