PCU Programs: Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell me more about your coaching staff?
Is playing club soccer a year round commitment?
What kind of travel is involved?
How does team placement work?
The first two or three practices of the season are used by our coaching staff to create training groups that will be developmentally appropriate for each player. Our program is built on players of all levels finding their love for healthy competition, working as a team and soccer as a whole. We welcome players of all abilities in this program.
What if my son/daughter plays another sport or participates in other activities?
Where and when do PCU teams train?
What fees/costs are not covered by the Registration Fee?
What is your refund policy?
How do tryouts work? What if my player is new to soccer?
Players born 2012-2014
We do not run "formal tryouts" for our U8-U10 YDP teams. During our tryout dates, 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.
What if My Player is New to Soccer? In general all U8-U10, YDP 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!
Players born 2003-2011
Fall and Winter Classic teams will hold tryouts for the 2021/22 season in May. Each age-group's tryout schedule will include two days of observation (please plan on attending both sessions and notify our coaching staff ASAP if your player is unable to attend). Players will receive their number and be divided up into cohorts where they will be evaluated by our coaching staff to assess your player's skills, decision making, physiological/psychological aspects of their play. Players will be notified following tryouts by our coaching staff if we think they will be a good fit on one of our teams.
What programs does PCU offer? How do I know which one is best for my player?
Summer & Fall ($650): Two practices each week at Buckman Field Park. Summer tournaments and jamborees in June, July, & August in the Portland Metro Area. Fall league games on Sundays in September, October, & November in the Portland Metro Area
Spring ($350): Two practices each week at Buckman Field Park Spring league games on Sundays in February, March, & April in the Portland Metro Area
Annual Program Summer, Fall, & Spring ($1595): Two practices each week at Buckman Field Park. Summer tournaments and jamborees in June, July, & August. Fall league games in September, October, & November. *Includes travel games outside of the Portland Metro Area. *Games can be on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Spring league games and cup games in February, March, & April *Includes travel games outside of the Portland Metro Area.*Games can be on Saturdays and/or Sundays
Annual Program Summer, Winter, & Spring ($1595): Two practices each week at Buckman Field Park. Summer tournaments and jamborees in June & July. Winter league games in December, January, February, & March.*Includes travel games outside of the Portland Metro Area. Games can be on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Spring cup games in April. *Includes travel games outside of the Portland Metro Area Games can be on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
S ummer Program ($375): The PCU Summer Program is for high school players who would like to play with PCU in the Summer ONLY, not in the Winter and Spring. For players who want to play in the full-year program (Summer, Winter, and Spring), do NOT sign-up for the Summer Program. Please sign-up for tryouts instead. The Summer Program begins in late May and runs through July. In early August, participants are released to their high school program. In order to participate in the summer program, just sign-up online. No try-out is required. Players will train with their respective age group, and if space is available, then they can be added to summer tournament rosters. The cost for the program is $375. Summer tournament fees are an additional cost on top of the $375 fee. For those who want to come back after their high school seasons to participate in the Winter & Spring, they can attend the supplemental tryout in November. If they make a team at supplemental tryouts, then a $300 credit will be applied to the full year program cost. There is no guarantee that there will be open spots in November.