Premier Academy Overview | U13 - U19
Team Selection Process
The Premier Academy tryouts take place prior to our Junior and Senior Academy tryouts. When registering you still register for Junior or Senior Academy, then if you’re selected to a team following tryouts you will be invited to join the Premier Academy team. Players who are not selected to the team would then attend their location based Junior or Senior Academy tryout. You only have to register once and that fee will cover you for the Premier and Jr./Sr. Academy tryouts if you are not selected to a Premier Academy team. Players who are not interested in the Premier Academy or cannot make the commitment to the team do not have to try out for the Premier Academy, they can just attend their Junior or Senior Academy tryout.
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
Who is it for
Players born 2007 – 2001
- 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
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.
Local Leagues, National League NW Conference, National League, College Showcases, Out of State Tournaments
$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
- 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.
- Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.
- Do things the right way and on time. Be conscientious in your actions; respect every aspect of the game.
- We are loyal to our mission, values, goals, the game and our membership.
- Own our work and our results. We work to the best of our ability.
- Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.