The word Pelada [ pronounced Pay-lah-dah ] comes from Brazil and describes an informal game of soccer between friends. Peladas are played everywhere, everyday, motivated by nothing more than love for the game and the sense of community at its core.

Pelada Football Academy’s mission is to support community and the development of youth through soccer by fostering values of positive leadership, team ethics, and fair play.  Our organization strives to provide exemplary teaching techniques and competitive player development for all those who wish to achieve a high level of ability and enjoyment of the game.

For information on Pelada’s developmental goals and pathways, please link to our Academy Programs page.

Pelada Football Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Status Award Letter).

Pelada Football Academy’s Employer Identification Number is 46-1979540

Pelada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, December 10th at the Eugene Academic Achievement Center.  Minutes and presentation slides from the meeting are available below:


Next Board of Directors meeting: 4:30pm on Sunday, June 24th @ 12 N Jefferson St, Eugene, OR 97402