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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YDA West

Winter YDA 

5 training sessions during the winter down period to help players stay connected to soccer and remain active. This program is open to all boys and girls born 2014, 2013 and 2012, you do not have to be a current YDA player to register. The program will be capped at 60 players total.

Dates | 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12 & 1/19 (Wednesdays Only)
Location | Westside Christian HS School (Turf and Lights)
Time | TBD
Fee $75

Spring YDA

Training starts February 14th and runs through April 29th
Registration opens December 1st.
8 game season (February 20th – May 8th)
No training or games over spring break
Training times and locations TBD

YDA East

Summer/Fall Season

Registration is still open!

Summer/Fall season: June 7th to October 29th
– Birth Year 2012 (U10), 2013 (U9), and 2014 (U8)
– Practice Time/Location: Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-7:00 PM at Portland Christian School
– Summer: Practices twice a week with 3 summer jamborees. One in June, July, and August.
– Fall: Practices twice a week with an 8 game league season at Delta Park- September-October
– Fee $650


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.


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.  $350

“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.
  • Own our work and our results. We work to the best of our ability.
  • 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.