Senior Academy

About the program

The Senior Academy is for players age U15 – U19 and is the final phase of our development pathway.  This program aims to maximize player performance in all aspects of the game. A player’s capacities are becoming fully established while training to peak for major competitions. Training is 2-3 times a week and is characterized by high intensity and relatively high volume with frequent periods of rest.

There is a $1,500 yearly membership fee for this program, which covers the cost of your Winter League registration fee along with your training costs.  If a team chooses to enter tournaments throughout the year the cost for those events will be split up between the team. These events are generally in the $55 per player range, plus any travel expenses.

Team Formation
Tryouts will be held the beginning of May (Tentative Dates: May 7th & 8th). Players will combine from both the east and west locations to form United PDX Teams. Initial team rosters will be set for the summer to play in tournaments and showcases. As players come back from their High School season in November there will be another round of player placement to form teams for the Winter Season. Depending on the developmental needs of a player he/she could be moved during the year.

Once a player has received his/her team placement they must accept their roster spot and make an initial $300 payment. That $300 secures their spot on the team and acceptance confirms their commitment to the team for the year and is their agreement to paying their remaining annual membership fee by the end of March.  Accounts still holding a balance after March are subject to late fees.  United PDX offers payment plans, an automatic bill pay option, and financial assistance.

After rosters are formed, Bonzi Team will be pushed live with your team roster, coaching staff, and team manager.

2004 Age Group | 8th Grade & 9th Grade Players
Teams will be formed based on the 03 age group in May for the Senior Academy. The age group will train through the summer with their assigned teams and when the OSAA High School season starts up those players who are in 9th grade will play for their High School team. The remaining 8th-grade players will continue to train as a group during the fall and will form a team to play in the fall season. Once the fall season & High School season ends the teams will go back to their originally formed teams in May to compete in the winter U15-U19 club season.

Your fee structure will be based on the Senior Academy price. There will be an additional player fee for 8th-grade players to cover the cost of the team registration for the fall season (estimated cost $100 a player).

Registration

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Who is it for
Committed U15-U19 players interested in competitive soccer and looking for a professionally managed year-long team training environment.

Purpose
Provide top level training on an age appropriate competitive calendar.

Time Commitment
10 month season with built-in breaks and flexible attendance periods.

Age Groups
2004:        U15
2003:        U16
2002:        U17
2001:        U18
2000:        U19

Roster Size
U15-U19:    16-22 players per team
*Roster size for Senior Academy teams are larger due to injuries that arise and players participating in multiple activities.

Team Manager
Parent Volunteer to assist with team & club communications, assistance with player cards & rosters, assistance with collecting player documentation.

Tournaments
All Tournaments including State Cup, President’s Cup, and College Showcases must be approved by the Senior Academy Director. This is to ensure all events outside of training & league play are developmentally appropriate for the players.

If a team is approved to play in a tournament there will be tournament fees split between the team (tournament registration, travel, food, etc.).

Senior Academy (U15-19)

  • 10 game season - all games played in Oregon, though may require travel to areas like Bend, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, etc.
  • 11v11, 40 minute halves for U15 and U16,
  • 11v11, 45 minute halves for U17 - U19
  • The "High School Soccer" period between the "Summer Period" and "Winter Preseason" is when players are released to play in their high school fall soccer season

PERIOD

Tryouts

Summer Period

High School Soccer

Winter Preseason

OYSA Winter Season

OYSA State / President's Cup

DATES

Early May

May - July

August - November

November - January

January - March

April

LENGTH

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15 weeks

6 weeks

13 weeks

4 weeks

TRAINING FREQUENCY

2x per week

2-3x per week

3x per week

2x per week

2x per week

COMPETITIVE SEASON

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Friendlies & Tournaments

Friendlies & Tournaments

OYSA Winter Season

OYSA State / President's Cup

“Words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises,  but only performance is reality.”​​​​​​​ – Harold S. Geneen​​​​​​​

Traits of a United PDX Player

  • 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.
  • Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.
  • 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.
  • 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.