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.  Teams can also expect to participate in 1 or 2 summer jamborees.  The summer period is also where players will be evaluated for team placement in August.

Fall Training YDA West
(Girls) Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian
(Boys) Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian
Fall Training YDA East

 

Team Formation
The beginning of May the club will assign all returning players to a roster based on their previous season. New Players will be evaluated throughout the spring/summer and assigned to a roster based on his/her ability. Depending on a players developmental needs he/she could be moved up or down at anytime during the year.
Age Groups
2009 (U10) Boys: 2-3 Teams
2010 (U9) Boys: 2-3 Teams
2011 (U8) Boys: 2-3 Teams
2009 (U10) Girls: 2-3 Teams
2010 (U9) Girls: 2-3 Teams
2011 (U8) Girls: 2-3 Teams

Registration

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PERIOD

Summer Preparation

Fall Competitive

Off Season

Futsal Period

Spring
Competitive

Transition

DATES

June - August

September - October

November - December

January - February

March - April

May

LENGTH

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

TRAINING FREQUENCY

2x a week

Training 2x per week


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None (Futsal)

Training 2x per week


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COMPETITIVE SEASON

Potential Summer Jamborees

Fall Development League


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Optional Futsal at Rose City Futsal West & East

Spring Development League

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EXPECTED COMMITMENT

Attendance as schedule allows

Attendance expected

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Attendance as schedule allows

Attendance expected

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Summer

June – August, 12 weeks, 2x per week, friendlies and jamborees. $300

 

Fall Competitive Season

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

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

  • 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.
  • Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.
  • Pursue excellence in all endeavors.
  • Do things the right way and on time. Be conscientious in your actions; respect every aspect of the game.
  • 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.