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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Spring YDA West

Training- 
March 10th to May 2nd 
Monday & Wednesday (Girls)
5:30pm-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian
Tuesday & Thursday (Boys)
5:30pm-6:30pm @ West Hills Christian
Spring Development League games start on February 24th and conclude May 5th. All games are played on Sundays at Delta Park. There will be no training during spring break (March 25 – 29).

Spring YDA East

Practices for the spring YDA season will begin Feb. 12th. Spring Development League games start on February 24th and conclude May 5th. All games will be at Delta Park.

 

Summer / Fall YDA West

June 3rd – October 31st (break over the 4th of July)
Training-
Monday & Wednesday (Girls)
5:30pm-6:30pm @ OES or West Hills Christian
Tuesday & Thursday(Boys)
5:30-6:30pm @ OES or West Hills Christian
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).
Training: Boys and Girls practice Tuesday/Thursday’s 6:00-7:30 PM @ TBD (Practices will be in NE Portland)
Summer Jamboree/Tournament Schedule:
June 23rd Jamboree @ Vancouver, WA
PCU Tournament July 12-14 @ Delta Park
July 20th or 21st Jamboree @ West Linn
August 18th Jamboree @ Buckman (NE Portland)
Fall Schedule: Games September-October Sunday’s @ Delta Park
The fall schedule is not released until the middle of August.

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

  • Do things the right way and on time. Be conscientious in your actions; respect every aspect of the game.
  • Stand as one. We win together, lose together and grow together. Our group is strong and supportive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.