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.
Registration for YDP 2021 Spring season has closed for all age groups.
Please email Ashton (email@example.com) for more details.
REGISTERING YOUR PLAYER
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.
Registration for YDP 2021 Spring season has closed for all age groups. Please email Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
'21 SPRING SEASON
SCHEDULES, GAMES & PROTOCOL
Spring Practice Schedule: All practices held at Buckman Field
February 1st-17th: Mon. & Wed. from 5pm to 6pm
February 22nd to April 7: Mon. & Wed. from 6pm to 7pm
April 12 & Beyond: TBD
OYSA Spring Development League: All YDP games will be played on Sundays at Delta Park in N. Portland. Please note: No spectators will not be allowed around the fields at Delta Park, learn more.
Game Dates: Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, April 11, April 18, April 25 and May 2
Big News! We are excited to announce that we will be providing mid-season report cards/evaluations for the Spring and future seasons. Spring season evaluations will be sent out during Spring Break (March 22 - 26). Topics Report Card will address:
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
| May '21 - Nov. '21 |
| Dec. '21 - Jan. '22 |
| Feb. '21 - April '21 |
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.