Tryouts for Spring 2024:
Monday, January 29th (6-7pm) & Wednesday, January 31 (6-7pm)
Players are highly encouraged to attend both dates, if available.
During tryouts, our coaches will get to know your player's focus, listening skills and ability to participate as part of a team through fun challenges and games. In general, players regardless of technical skills will be offered a spot on a team. This is a great opportunity to get your child active and engaged with other player's their age!
Registration Deadline: 1/24
Cost: $25 pre-registration fee, $35 late-registration fee for tryouts
Please note: Our teams are divided by birth-year, not grade. Please see below for more information about our playing-up policy.
If your player was born 2017-2014, registration is currently open for our Winter Camp which starts late-November. No tryout is required and it's a great opportunity to work with our coaches and develop your skills if you plan to tryout for one of our Spring teams.
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How much do tryouts cost?
There is a $25 pre-registration, $35 late-registration, 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 rank in the top 11 players of the older age-group in order to be considered to be rostered that age-group. Age-groups vary from 20-50 players. If your player intends to tryout for an age-group higher than their birth year, please register them for their correct birth year and email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Day-of Tryout Instructions
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:
Due to construction, there is only street parking currently available at this facility. Please give yourself enough time to find a spot, walk to the field and check-in.
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.
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 30 Minutes Early to Check-In
Please visit the check-in tent when you arrive to pick-up your player's name tag. Our staff will help direct them to the correct field.
Tip #4: During Warm-Ups, Put Yourself Out There
Remind your player to introduce themselves 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!
Your player 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?
Players will receive the official club invitation from SportsConnect (the same platform you used to register for tryouts) within 24 hours of their second 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). See payment options below.
Players are not committed on a roster until they accept their spot via the offer email and make their first payment. Players are not permitted to attend training the following week until they have officially accepted their spot.
Coach's will be in contact with accepted players via email within a few days of their tryout with more information, including the age-groups yearly calendar. Players will train with their age-group (based on their birth-year) on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Buckman Field from February 5 to May 1. Coaches will form teams based on skill level and YDP players will participate in OYSA’s 4v4 or 7v7 (based on age-group) Development League at Delta Park on Sundays in February, March and April.
50% non-refundable deposit required to accept player's spot.*
* Payment plans available for remaining balance and financial aid is available for qualifying families. If joining mid-season, annual fees will be prorated based on first practice date. For more information, FA applications and our refund policy, please visit: www.pcusc.org/payment-options.
If you have any questions, please reach out at email@example.com. Please include your players first and last name and birthdate.
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Annual Training Schedule
YDP Teams will train 6-7pm from February 5 to May 1 at Buckman Field, with teams playing league games on Sundays in February, March and April at Delta Park. Game schedule released early-February.