What is PCU's focus and philosophy?
PCU and its coaches are commited as a club to provide a positive soccer experience for our members. The club goal is provide an opportunity for the youth of Portland to play
competitive soccer. Our coaches work to develop our players technically and tactically and to be good members of their teams. Team sports provide great life lessons and our coaches
reinforce those lessons.
PCU goal is to continue player development through out there time with each team. Our coaches have a set of focuses for each age group that help provide an age appropriate focus.
Each team is different in level, but each coach pushes the players to progress through out the season.
Can you tell me more about your coaching staff?
Our current coaching staff includes college, high school, and youth professional coaches. We have some very experienced coaches that have been at PCU for a long time, and we also
have some young coaches that played for PCU that are now giving back to the club.
PCU hires and continues to search for the best possible coaches in Oregon. Our coaches have taken professional soccer licencing courses. Head Coach Jeff Enquist also evaluates each
of our coaches on a regular basis to help with the continuing education of our staff. Each coach brings thier own style of coaching, but each one is committed to providing a
professional atmoshere to all club soccer events.
To read more about our coaches, click here.
What are the costs involved if I play for
Fees associated with PCU:
Includes administrative costs, fall or winter league fees, insurance, field, coaching, GK, ADAPT,
Fall Classic Program (U11-14) - $1250
Winter Classic Program (U15-18) - $1200
Summer Program(U14 to U18) - $200 before April 1st $225 after
Spring Season(U11 to U14 - new players only if space is available, contact the office first)
YDP Summer/Fall (U8 to U10) - $525
YDP Spring (U8 to U10) - $250
$242 plus the cost of a Nike ball
Uniform is mandatory at all PCU practices and games
PCU uniform can be purchased directly through Tursi's Soccer Store in
Our coaching staff is committed to establishing a professional atmosphere and how teams look
is very important to accomplishing this goal.
Additional costs include tournaments, travel, 7v7, futsal, and spring league
Summer tournaments (U11-18) - $100-200/
Spring League (U11-14) - $30-40
tournament/spring league fees will be divided equally by all members of the age group
7v7 is $50 per player
Travel tournament fees are divided amoung attending players only
Is playing club soccer a year round
Fall Classic teams(U11-14)
Tryouts are in early May. Teams will then practice twice a week and play in at least 3 tournaments over the summer. The fall league is played in September and October, teams usually
train twice a week during this period. In November, teams participate in an end of the season tournament. Teams will also play at least one session of indoor/futsal which is one
game/practice a week during late November and goes into early January, with holidays off. Most teams will then participate in a local spring league, with training twice a week
during February, March, and April.
Winter Classic teams(U15-18)
Tryouts are in early August. Players then go off to their high school teams until November. Practice starts in December and runs
through April. In that time teams will play in the Winter League from late January through Spring Break in State Cup or Presidents' Cup in April. Most teams take time off in late
April and May and then begin training again in late May for summer tournaments.
Our Summer Program runs from June 1 to August 1 for U15-18.
Cost is $225 per player, $200 if you register early by April 1st
How often do PCU teams practice?
Fall teams will train twice a week during the summer, fall, and spring. Winter teams will train twice a week from January to August. Some of our teams will train 3 times a week
during the summer and closer to big tournaments like State Cup.
Where does PCU have practice?
PCU's home field is Buckman Field located at Benson High School.
Buckman Field - Located next to Benson HS
Parking Lot located at NE 15th & NE Glisan Avenue, Portland, OR 97232 Google Maps
What kind of travel is involved?
Our younger teams play in leagues that travel around the Portland metro area, and as they get older they will play in state wide leagues. This may
involve a trip to southern or central Oregon. Approximately 90% of our games are within the surrounding Portland area.
It is usually up to the team and the coach whether or not a team does a lot of out of town tournaments. Some of our teams travel out of state at
various times of the year to either attend College Showcases, get prepared for State Cup or the Qualifying Tournament, and gain experiences that can't be gained in
How do tryouts work?
Fall Classic Teams have tryouts in early May and Winter Classic Teams have tryouts in early August. Players register online for tryouts and will
recieve a number upon arrival at the tryout site. Players will be divided up into teams and play in multiple short-sided games and full scrimmages where they will be evaluated by
If you are strongly interested in being a member of PCU, it is recommended that you attend both of your age groups tryouts. By attending both sessions,
you will show that PCU is the club you want to play for and gives players the best possible chance of being selected for a team in the that age group.
PCU forms two teams in each age group. This allows for more kids to participate in club soccer and more opportunities for kids to play soccer over the
course of the year.
What if my son/daughter plays another sport?
There are certain times of year that coaches and teams need more commitment than other times of the year. Each coach has their own policy and way of
dealing with those other commitments. As a club, PCU asks that players and families do thier best to be at as many team events as possible.
Are there different levels of classic soccer?
Teams are placed into level appropriate leagues by the Oregon Premier League. PCU does its best to put teams into leagues where players and teams
development can be maximized.
Why does PCU have a training uniform?
The club's coaches decided to go with a training uniform for all of the teams. It brings a certain level of professionalism to the training environment and helps players understand
that there is something different about training.