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Premier Academy Overview | U13 - U19

Team Selection Process

Players will be placed in age group pools and evaluated over a period of time for Premier Academy team placement. If selected for a Premier Academy team, players may choose to opt out and participate in the Competitive Academy.

Purpose

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 Premier 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 2008 – 2002

  • 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

Benefits

The United PDX Premier 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.

Competition

Local Leagues, National League NW Conference, National League, College Showcases, Out of State Tournaments

Costs

$1,800 | Financial Assistance Available

Families will be responsible for covering event costs (lodging, travel, per-diem).

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
– George Washington Carver

Traits of a United PDX Player

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

Premier Academy Directors