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Our Programs

PCU's programs are aimed at the achievement of excellence, toward everyone playing their best, and further developing an appreciation for competition and sportsmanship.

PCU Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me more about your coaching staff?


PCU works hard to find coaches who are committed to the development of the player, through individual and team training and games. PCU encourages our coaches to continue to challenge themselves by attending coaching courses offered by US Soccer. Our coaches complete Background Checks, SafeSport Training, and Concussion training. You can find individual profiles on PCU coaches on our coaching staff page.




Is playing club soccer a year round commitment?


Due to COVID-19, please see most recent newsletter for questions concerning practice schedules, league updates and more. If you have additional questions, please reach out at pcusc@pcusc.org.




What kind of travel is involved?


As of Fall 2020: Due to COVID-19, please see most recent newsletter for questions concerning team travel, league updates and more. If you have additional questions, please reach out at pcusc@pcusc.org. Pre-COVID: The majority of the games are played in the Portland Metro area. There is an occasional trip to Bend or Rogue Valley, but these travel games are rare. Teams will often carpool or rent vans to help lessen the impact on families. PCU does like to offer several out of state travel tournament. Many of our teams travel to San Francisco and Seattle for tournaments. The trip to San Francisco is always in early March and we also tour several college campuses on the trip.




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?


Our club will always supports our players that participate in other activities. Please communicate with your player's coach and inform them when conflicts arise well in advance helps lessen the impact. We believes soccer is a part of a players and families life, but should never control it.




Where and when do PCU teams train?


PCU teams train at Buckman Field in NE Portland (416 NE 12th Ave). To view the most recent practice schedule, view our latest club newsletter. Buckman Field is a 245,000 square foot facility with brand new synthetic, FIFA approved turf and lights (finished Summer 2020). Our office and clubhouse are also located in the blue buidling at the NW corner of the field. Our clubhouse, (pre-COVID) offered a warm and safe place for players to gather before and after training and games. We have a conference room for player reviews and a classroom with white board for teams to use. It also has bathrooms for our player, families and staff to use. Our clubhouse is currently closed to prioritize the health of our staff and players. We have office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm (come to the gate outside of door, and our staff will come out to you). Masks are required.




What fees/costs are not covered by the Registration Fee?


PCU registration fees do not cover uniform costs, out of the area travel costs for coaching staff, out of state travel (when available), and Futsal training and league fees.




What is your refund policy?


We DO NOT OFFER CLUB REFUNDS after 30 days from tryout dates, as our players have begun training and our teams have already been formed and finalized. An administration fee of $295 is charged for anyone who drops before the 30 days. We do not offer club refunds on player's $25 tryout fee. In the event of an additional COVID-19 government imposed closure, adjustments will be made. Annual fees do NOT cover uniforms, tournament fees, travel (when available), or additional PCU programs including futsal. Please reach out at pcusc@pcusc.org with any questions.




How do tryouts work? What if my player is new to soccer?


U8-U10 Program

  • 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!
U11-U19 Program
  • 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?


U8-U10 Program: (Players born 2012-2014) Girls and Boys Teams

  • 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
U11-U14 Program: (Players Born 2008-2011) Girls & Boys Teams
  • 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
U15-U19 Program: (Players Born 2003-2007) Girls & Boys Teams
  • 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.