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PORTLAND CITY UNITED

U15-U19 PROGRAM

Our goal is to provide competitive playing opportunities for children who are enthusiastic about the game, who desire to develop skills to a higher level, and want to have fun while doing so with paid - certified/licensed coaches.

 

The program is aimed at the achievement of excellence, toward everyone playing their best, and further developing an appreciation for competition and sportsmanship. The U15 - U19 program focuses on the development of individual players and teams, with an emphasis on:

  • Technical Skills and Body Mechanics

  • Tactical Knowledge and Decision Making

  • Preparation for High School and College Soccer

TRYOUTS & REGISTRATION:

Tryouts for the U15-19 2020/21 season have concluded. If you're interested in joining a team mid-season, please e-mail pcusc@pcusc.org for more information. 

Portland City United Soccer Club
 

2020 FALL UPDATES:

  • After careful consideration, our staff has made the decision to no longer have our U15-U19 teams participate in OYSA’s fall league. It has been our commitment, since the beginning of the 2020/21 season, to prioritize the health and safety of our club members during all club activities and operations.
     

  • At this time, we do not feel it is in the best interest of our club members to participate. We will continue to work with OYSA and other partner clubs to find safe formats for games, leagues and competition moving forward.
     

  • We will continue to prioritize outdoor activities for our players by providing three training sessions and/or games each week through the fall season, in order to maintain the same amount of playing time that we would have in a typical season. 
     

  • There are no changes to the fall practice schedule at this time. More information on the club’s winter programs, winter training schedule, and the spring league will be provided soon.

 
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PRACTICE SCHEDULE & PROTOCOL

All practices are held at the newly re-turfed Buckman Field, completed Summer 2020. 

  • All players are required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth before, during and after training sessions.
     

  • Any individual entering the facility should do so from the 12th Avenue entrances. When exciting the facility, individuals should do so at the 15th Avenue exits or the Davis Street exit.
     

  • Parents are required to stay outside of the field complex (e.g. in vehicles or outside the field complex perimeter) for drop-off and pick-up. 
     

  • For practices, do not arrive more than 5-10 minutes before your scheduled start time. For games, do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your scheduled start time. If you do, please remain in your car or outside of the field complex. Players and coaches must leave the field immediately after training sessions and games. Practice social distancing (6 feet) and wear a mask when entering and exiting the facility.

  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer before and after all training sessions. Bring personal hand sanitizer with you to every training.
     

  • Players should wear their red PCU jersey to practice and games, and they should bring their white and black jerseys as alternate tops.
     

  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, bag, or any other items.

  • Use the restroom and fill up water bottles before arriving at training and games, as restrooms and water fountains may not be available at field complexes.
     

  • Place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
     

  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after training sessions and games.
     

  • No group celebrations, high fives, hugs, handshakes, or non-essential contact of any kind. No spitting,

PLAYER FEES

ANNUAL PCU MEMBERSHIPS

Payment plans and scholarships are available. Applications MUST be submitted within 3 days of being offered a spot on a team. Listed fees do not include uniforms and tournament fees.  

$1395, per player

 

PCU's outstanding team of coaches are dedicated to giving our members the best possible club soccer experience.

We strive to surround our members with coaches that are successful on and off the field. Each coach brings their own style of coaching, but each one is committed to providing a professional atmosphere to all club soccer events. Our paid coaching staff complete Background Checks, SafeSport Training, Concussion training and are evaluated regularly.

 

UNIFORMS
AVAILABLE THROUGH TURSSI SOCCER

 

Uniforms are available at Tursi Soccer and are not included in the annual player's program fees. All players are required to wear the PCU Uniform and Training Gear to all practices and games. Before placing your order through Tursi's online store, contact your coach to confirm your player's jersey number. 

When ordering you can either enter in your confirmed jersey number if you know your size and you do NOT want to try on your uniform in the store before finalizing the purchase, or do not enter a jersey number during your online order if you're unsure of the desired size. 

ALL PCU players also receive a 15% discount on all additional purchases made in the Tursi store including futsal shoes, cleats, balls and shinguards. 

REQUIRED UNIFORM ITEMS:

 

Red Training Jersey - $20

White Game Jersey - $28

Black Game Jersey - $45

Shorts - $18 

Socks - $10

Total: $121.00

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: 

Rain Jacket - $75

Hoodie - $48

Sweatpants - $40

Backpack - $45

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COLLEGE

PREPERATION

Portland City United Soccer Club is committed to providing our student athletes with the resources, information, and support needed to find the right school to continue their soccer experience beyond the club and high school levels.

 

Our College Information packet is designed to help players and families navigate the college search and recruitment process, answering questions such as: When should I start looking at schools? What factors should I consider in the college search process? How and when should I connect with coaches and schools? What are the rules for NCAA and college athletics? 

 

As you begin your college search process, be sure to involve your coaches, counselors, academic advisors, teachers, parents, and the Portland City United staff. 

How Long Can I Stay?


You can come to the UK with a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa for a maximum of up to 3 years and 1 month, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter. You can apply to extend your stay. You must apply before your visa expires. You can start your stay up to 14 days before the start date on your certificate of sponsorship. Example:
Your start date is 15th July – the earliest you can start your stay is 1st July.




What Can or Can't I Do?


You can:

  • work for your sponsor in the job described in your certificate of sponsorship
  • do a second job – in certain circumstances
  • do voluntary work
  • study as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job you’re sponsored for
  • travel abroad and return to the UK
  • bring family members (‘dependants’) with you
You can’t:
  • own more than 10% of your sponsor’s shares (unless you earn more than £159,600 a year)
  • get public funds




Can I Extend This Visa?


You may be able to apply to extend your stay in the UK under a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa.

You should include any dependants who are on your current visa on your application to extend. This includes children who have turned 18 during your stay. You should apply before your current visa expires. Eligibility You’ll still need to meet the eligibility criteria and provide the right documents. You’ll also need a new certificate of sponsorship from your sponsor. How long you can stay You can extend a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa for up to three years, or the time given in your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days, or the time required to take your total stay in the UK to a maximum of six years, whichever time is shorter.




Am I Eligible?


You need to:

  • have a certificate of sponsorship for your job
  • prove your knowledge of English
  • have personal savings so you can support yourself when you arrive in the UK
  • show you can travel and your travel history over the last 5 years
  • have tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country
You need to have an eligible qualification if you’re switching from a Tier 4 visa. Certificate of Sponsorship A certificate of sponsorship holds your personal details and information about the job you’ve been offered. It’s an electronic record, not a paper document. Your sponsor will give you a certificate of sponsorship reference number to add to your application. You can only use your certificate of sponsorship reference number once. You must use it three months after getting it. Personal Savings You must have £945 in your bank account for 90 days before the date you apply. You won’t need this money if you have either a:
  • fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor who can give it to you to cover your costs in the UK
  • Tier 2 visa and you’re applying from within the UK




What Documents Do I Need To Provide?


When you apply you’ll need to provide:

  • your certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • proof of your knowledge of English
  • a bank or building society statement or letter that shows you have enough personal savings
  • a current passport or travel document to prove you can travel – you need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa
  • expired passports or travel documents if you need them to show your travel history
  • your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country
You must provide the original plus a photocopy of every document you provide. If your documents aren’t in English or Welsh you’ll also need to send a certified translation. You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.




How Long Will It Take?


You can apply for a visa up to three months before the day you’re due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship. You should get a decision on your visa within three weeks when you apply from outside the UK.




Can I Bring My Family?


Your family members (‘dependants’) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. A ‘dependant’ is any of the following:

  • your partner
  • your child under 18
  • your child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as a dependant
Personal Savings You must show that your dependants can be supported while they’re in the UK. Each dependant must have £630 available to them whether they apply with you or separately. This is in addition to the £945 you must have to support yourself. You must have proof you have the money, and that it’s been in your bank account or your dependant’s bank account for at least 90 days before you or they apply. Example: You must have £2,205 if you want to bring your partner and one child with you to the UK (£945 to support yourself plus £630 for your partner and £630 for your child). You won’t need savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor states on your certificate of sponsorship that they’ll give each of your dependants at least £630 to cover their costs for a month if they need it. Children born while you’re in the UK If you have children while you’re in the UK, you can apply for permission for them to stay. You must do this if you want to travel in and out of the UK with your child. When you apply you must send a full UK birth certificate showing the names of both of your child’s parents.




Do I Need A Good Knowledge Of English?


You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply. You can prove your knowledge of English by either:

  • passing an approved English language test with at least CEFR level B2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • having an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelors degree, master’s degree or PhD
You may be able to meet the English language requirement in other ways. Exceptions You won’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA
You also may not have to prove your knowledge of English in other circumstances.




Can I Take A Second Job?


You can take a second job on this visa if you’re working up to 20 hours a week in either:

  • the same profession as your main job
  • a profession on the shortage occupation list
You can also do unpaid voluntary work. Otherwise, you’ll need to apply for a new visa. You’ll need to be sponsored by your second employer and get a new certificate of sponsorship. When to apply for a new visa You can’t apply for a new visa until you’ve started work with your first sponsor. You can’t start work with your second sponsor until your visa application has been approved. Documents you must provide You’ll need to provide some documents with your application. You must also include a letter with your application explaining that you want to change your current permission to stay. Your letter must state:
  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • your current certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • the date when your current permission to stay runs out