PORTLAND CITY UNITED
U8-U10, YDP PROGRAM
In our Youth Development Program (YDP), player's will be challenged through fun games and team interaction. The engaging, age appropriate program focuses on the early development of individual players with an emphasis on:
Teamwork and Competition, introduced at a developmentally appropriate level
Technical Skills and Body Mechanics
Tactical Knowledge and Decision Making
Individual Growth & Communication
This program prepares players for competitive soccer and
improves recreational players' skills.
We do not run "formal tryouts" for our 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.
In general all 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 players their age.
Tryouts for the 2020/21 season have concluded but if you are interested in joining mid-season, please reach out at
WINTER DEVELOPMENT CAMP
We are excited to announce our new outdoor YDP Winter Camp which will provide training and playing opportunities for our current players (and those interested in joining our club!) while continuing our focus on the safety of our players, their families and our coaching staff.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm, beginning Monday, Nov. 30th. This program will include two, one hour sessions each week.
On Mondays, players will focus on technical skills and teamwork, and during the Wednesday session, our coaches will lead players through free play and games.
12 sessions total from 11/30 - 1/25. There will be no trainings held Dec. 21, 23, 28, 30 and Jan. 18.
All training sessions are held at the newly re-turfed Buckman Field and will follow all OHA and club safety protocols.
$120 per player
2020/21 PLAYER FEES
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.
SUMMER & FALL
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
Rain Jacket - $75
Hoodie - $48
Sweatpants - $40
Backpack - $45
What is the Youth Development Program (YDP) philosophy?
Within the YDP we focus on the Mastery Approach to Development where we focus on the growth of the individual player. We avoid comparing players with each other and focus on making sure the players see only how their efforts have and can make them better. To do this, we build an environment where players gain confidence and turn their mistakes into learning opportunities. Some players have the confidence to do this on their own, but for others this mindset must be developed and we believe it starts from the coaches and parents continually building the players up and pushing them to challenge themselves.
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How does team placement work?
Tryouts have currently concluded for the 2020/21 season. If you are interested in joining mid-season, please reach out at email@example.com.