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.

Registration

WEST Registration

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Registration

EAST Registration

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YDA West

Summer / Fall YDA

YDA West- 2013, 2014 & 2015 birth years (2016 players are allowed to play up in the 2015 age group)
Summer starts June 6th, running through October. Each side of the program trains 2x a week
– Girls train Monday & Wednesday
– Boys train Tuesday and Thursday
– Summer and fall sessions will be held at Westhills Christian
– Games start in September, running through October
– each team plays 8 games
– games played at Delta Park, only Sundays.

No training dates- Week of July 4th (7/4 – 7/8) & week of Labor Day (9/5- 9/9)

3 Summer Jamborees with the East YDA

June 18th, Saturday (West)
July 23rd, Saturday (East)
August 20th, Saturday (West)

YDA East

Summer / Fall YDA

United PDX YDA East: 2013, 2014, and 2015 birth years boys and girls (2016 age players contact East Director)
Summer starts June 6th. Practice location and days TBD- Practices will be twice a week
Fall Games are Sunday’s at Delta Park from September-October
– Each team plays 8 games
– 2013 and 2014 play 7v7 (with a goalie), 2015 play 4v4

No training dates- Week of July 4th and the final week of August

3 Summer Jamborees with the United PDX YDA West

June 18th, Saturday (West)
July 23rd, Saturday (East)
August 20th, Saturday (West)

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. Cost is combined with Fall.

 

Summer/Fall Competitive Season

June – November, 20 weeks, 2 times a week, Sunday games in OYSA Developmental League during September and October.  $650 covers Summer and Fall

Spring Competitive Season

February – April, 12 weeks, 2 times a week, Sunday games in OYSA Developmental League.  $375

“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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.