Youth Development Academy

About the program

The Youth Development Academy is the first step in the competitive pathway.  It is an 8 month season with built in breaks and periods of flexible attendance.  Training is twice a week and lead by professional, USSF licensed coaches.

Teams of 12-14 are built and compete in the OYSA fall and spring Development League, with games being played on Sundays at Delta Park.  Teams can also expect to participate in 1 or 2 summer jamborees with the summer period also serving as an opportunity for coaches to observe players for team placement in August.


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Summer / Fall YDA West

June 3rd – October 31st (break over the 4th of July)

Girls | Monday & Wednesday June 3rd – August 21st
5:30pm-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian

Boys | Tuesday & Thursday June 4th – August 22nd
5:30-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian

Final week of August: NO Practices / Rosters Released

Players will have the opportunity to play in a few free summer jamborees within the Portland Metro area. Rosters will then be formed in the middle of August for the OYSA Fall Development League games which take place on Sundays during September and August.  Schedules for that league are generally released toward the end of August.

Summer / Fall YDA East

Season begins for players born in 2010-2012 June 4th and ends October 31st (break over the 4th of July and the last week of August).


Boys and Girls practice Tuesday/Thursday’s June 4th – July 11th
6:00-7:30 PM @ Madison HS

Boys and Girls practice Tuesday/Thursday’s July 16th – August 22nd
6:00-7:30 PM @ Fernhill Park

Week of 4th of July: NO Practices
Final week of August: NO Practices

Summer Jamboree/Tournament Schedule:
August 17th Jamboree @ Buckman (NE Portland)

Fall Schedule: Games September-October Sunday’s @ Delta Park

The fall schedule is not released until the middle of August.


Summer Preparation

Fall Competitive

Off Season

Futsal Period




June - August

September - October

November - December

January - February

March - April



10 weeks (No training week of 7/4)

8-9 weeks

8-9 weeks

7 weeks (Starts after 1/1)

8-9 weeks (No training/games over Spring break)

2-3 Weeks


2x a week

Training 2x per week


None (Futsal)

Training 2x per week



Potential Summer Jamborees

Fall Development League


Optional Futsal at Rose City Futsal West & East

Spring Development League



Attendance as schedule allows

Attendance expected


Attendance as schedule allows

Attendance expected



June – August, 12 weeks, 2x per week, friendlies and jamborees. Cost is combined with Fall.


Fall Competitive Season

September – November, 12 weeks, 2 times a week, Sunday games in OYSA Developmental League.  $600 covers Summer and Fall

Spring Competitive Season

February – April, 12 weeks, 2 times a week, Sunday games in OYSA Developmental League.  $300

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know -but if you listen you may learn something new.”​​​​​​​  – JP McEvoy​​​​​​​

Youth Development Academy Directors

Traits of a United PDX Player

  • Stand as one. We win together, lose together and grow together. Our group is strong and supportive.
  • Pursue excellence in all endeavors.
  • 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.
  • Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.