If your player was born 2014-2017
Players on these teams participate in our Youth Development Program (YDP) Summer/Fall program which runs May-November '23. Learn more
If your player was born 2013-2010
Players on these teams participate in our annual program which runs May-November '22 & February-April '23. Learn more
If your player was born 2009-2004
Players on these teams participate in our annual program which runs May-August '22 & November-April '23. Players play with their high school teams during their fall season. Learn more
If your player is interested in just playing for the Summer, please see the High School Summer-Only Program option below.
High School Summer-Only Program
PCU Summer-Only Program is for High School players (2009-2005) who would like to play with PCU from May 22nd - August 3rd, 2023 only. This is a great option for players who would like additional training opportunities in preparation for their high school soccer season, but are unable to commit to our Annual Program (Summer, Winter & Spring). No tryout is required for our Summer-Only Program. Learn More
Each Summer day-camp runs Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm at Buckman Field and is open to all Kindergarten - 8th Grade players. Our camps are the perfect mix of sportsmanship, skill-building and of course, lots of fun! Learn More
Tryouts for our Annual Program Teams are held each May. If you are interested in joining mid-season, please reach out to email@example.com with your player's first and last name and birth year.
We will connect you with your player's age-group's Head Coach who can confirm if they have any spots currently open. If they do, we'll help get them registered for a tryout and have them attend one of the the team's regular training sessions as an evaluation.
Please note, each age-group's tryout registration must be opened manually by a member of our staff. Victoria will confirm your registration window once the tryout is coordinated.
See below for Day-Of Tryout Instructions, Uniforms and How You'll Know if Your Player Made a Team.
How much do tryouts cost?
There is a $35 non-refundable fee to tryout at our club.
How will my player know they've made a team?
Players will receive the official club invitation from SportsConnect (the same platform you used to register for tryouts) within 24 hours of their tryout date, letting them know if they've made a team. Families have 48 hours to accept their spot on their SportsConnect account and make their first payment (from the time the invitation is sent).
What if my player wants to play with an older age-group?
Players may tryout to play-up an age-group, but must also tryout in their actual age-group (they will attend four tryout sessions). The player must rank in the top 11 players of the older age-group in order to be considered to be rostered that age-group. If your player intends to tryout for an age-group higher than their birth year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I'm having trouble registering?
Troubleshooting: If you're having trouble registering, we recommend completing the registration in a different browser or incognito window. If problems persist, please reach out at email@example.com.
Who should I contact with questions?
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your players first and last name and birthdate.
Please see below for what to bring, how to check-in and other helpful tips to keep in mind during tryouts.
Tip #1: View Parking & Directions
Directions: All tryouts are held at Buckman Field (300 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97232). Families are welcome to accompany their player to the field, and are permitted to watch tryouts from the track only (not on the turf). Parking:
There is only street parking available at this facility. Please give yourself enough time to find a spot, walk to the field and check-in before your player's session.
Option 1: Park along 12th Ave (street parking) near the Portland Tennis Center and Franz Bakery. Please DO NOT park in the Tennis Center parking lot. Walk towards the front doors of the Tennis Center and take a left up the stairs, towards the "bubble." Follow the walkway to the field and turn left on the track to go to check-in.
Option 2: Park by Voodoo Donuts on NE Davis (street parking) and enter via the alley way on the west-side of the building.
Option 3: Park along 16th Ave (street parking) and enter the field using the walkway on the north-side of the Buckman Terrace Apartments.
Tip #2: Come Prepared
We ask that players do not wear PCU or other club's uniforms to tryouts. Please bring a ball (with players name + phone number, legibly in sharpie), cleats, shinguards and water bottle.
Tip #3: Arrive 10 Minutes Early to Check-In with Coaching Staff
Please head directly to your player's field when you arrive.
Tip #4: During Warm-Ups, Put Yourself Out There
Introduce yourself to someone, or ask someone to pass or juggle during warm-ups.
Tip #5: Be Vocal, Be Positive
Communicate during the game play, tell a teammate "nice pass, good tackle," etc.
Tip #6: Relax, it's Okay to Make Mistakes!
You will make mistakes, everyone does, it's okay to make mistakes! Showing how you respond to those mistakes is what matters more.
Tip #7: Listen, But Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions
Tip #8: Most Importantly, Remember to Have Fun!
Thank you again for joining us for tryouts!
How will my player know if they've made a team?