ACADEMY PROGRAMS & DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS


Fall 2020 Programs

FALL 2020 PROGRAMS


In light of the ongoing COVID pandemic, we have re-designed our Fall 2020 programs in order to 1) eliminate travel, 2) reduce team sizes and overall exposure, and 3) prioritize safety for our players and families. If you are considering soccer this fall, please read on for program details.

5-A-SIDE LEAGUE & ACADEMY TRAINING


In lieu of our usual programs this fall, we are offering training and small-sided competition amongst our own teams. Games will be played in a 5-a-side format using futsal goals and amended rules to minimize handling of the ball and contact between players. Use of goalkeepers will be permitted. Teams will consist of ten or fewer players each and will train twice and play one game per week. Age groups will probably need to be combined into 2-3 year spreads to get the requisite number of teams.

Fall season will be split into two segments of four weeks each to minimize the impact of possible cancelations or other disruptions.

PROGRAM DETAILS


September Session: 9/8 - 10/3 (four weeks)
October Session: 10/5 - 10/31 (four weeks)
Trainings per week: 2 (either M/W or Tu/Th)
Training Location: Monroe Middle School (Ascot Park)
Competition: In-House Pelada 5-a-Side League
Match Formats: 5 v 5
Uniform: TBD
Cost: $180/4-Week Session

ACADEMY TRAINING ONLY


For any families who are not comfortable with the game format described above, but would still like their player(s) to be active and keep building their skills this fall, we offer a training-only version of the above 5-a-Side program at a reduced cost. If this is your preference, please indicate "Training Only" during registration to remove your player from the game rosters and receive the lower registration price.

As with the 5-a-Side program, fall season will be split into two segments of four weeks for the Training Only players.

PROGRAM DETAILS


September Session: 9/8 - 10/3 (four weeks)
October Session: 10/5 - 10/31 (four weeks)
Trainings per week: 2 (either M/W or Tu/Th)
Training Location: Monroe Middle School (Ascot Park)
Competition: None
Cost: $120/4-Week Session

FOUNDATIONS U8 ACADEMY


Exclusively for U6-U8 players (2013-2015 birth years, the new Foundations U8 Academy will offer skills building and small-sided games once a week for players age 4-7. All sessions will be held on Fridays and consist of a skill building lesson followed by games in a 2v2 or 3v3 format. Emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals of movement, coordination, understanding, and enjoyment of the game through fun and engaging exercises.

PROGRAM DETAILS


September Session: 9/11 - 10/2 (four weeks)
October Session: 10/9 - 10/30 (four weeks)
Trainings/Games per week: 1 (Fridays)
Training Location: Monroe Middle School (Ascot Park)
Competition: 2v2 / 3v3
Cost: $40/4-Week Session

DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS


U5-U8: Help players acquire balance, coordination, physical awareness, and socialization skills along with a basic set of techniques and a love of soccer.

U9-U10: Build the foundations of soccer technique and team play while establishing good habits in the areas of learning, work ethic, deliberate practice, and group cooperation.

U11-U12: Intense focus on achieving technical proficiency across skill sets while introducing fundamental tactical themes and terminology.

U13-U14: Build game reading skills and tactical understanding while seeking an increased range of technical ability.

U15-U16: Cement tactical understanding and create team leaders while improving decision making and seeking consistency in execution of technique.

U17-U19: Cement a style of play that takes full advantage of individual skill sets while pursuing advanced tactical understanding, game reading ability, and competitive player impact.

FALL 2020 RECREATIONAL PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS


Our normal recreational programs have been modified for the Fall 2020 season due to the COVID pandemic. Please see our Fall 2020 tab above for more information.

PRIMARY ACADEMY


For players age 5-10, typically entering or enrolled in grades K-4. This is arguably the most important stage of a young player’s development: it will determine the skill sets, basic knowledge, and enjoyment of the game that they take into their competitive years. The Primary Academy uses age and skill appropriate games to build confidence, coordination, and technique side by side. Players learn the fundamentals of the game through fun and engaging field exercises and small-sided competition.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Core Seasons: Fall ($200) / Spring ($200)
Training Sessions per week: 2 (usually Tu/Th)
Training Location: St. Paul Parish School
Competition: Inter-Squad Scrimmages (U5-U10)
Match Formats: 2 v 2 (U5-U6) / 4 v 4 (U7-U8) / 7 v 7 (U9-U10)
Uniforms: Training jerseys

PREPARATORY ACADEMY


For U11-U14 players, typically entering or enrolled in grades 5-8. Its emphasis is on producing proficient, intelligent, well-rounded players with an advanced understanding of the game. Training is weighted toward technical development at the lower age groups, and shifts toward an increased tactical emphasis as players approach and enter high school.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Core Seasons: Fall ($375) / Spring ($375)
Training Sessions per week: 2-3 (usually M/W or M/W/F)
Training Location: Willamalane Recreation Center
General Preparatory Competition: Mid Valley Soccer League
Match Formats: 9 v 9 (U11-U12) / 11 v 11 (U13-U14)
Uniform: UA Threadborne Full Kit

FALL 2020 COMPETITIVE PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS


Our normal competitive programs have been modified for the Fall 2020 season due to the COVID pandemic. Please see our Fall 2020 tab above for more information.

PRIMAVERA U9-U10


For U9-U10 players, typically entering or enrolled in grades 2-4. Emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals of the game through fun and engaging field exercises and small-sided competition.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Core Seasons: Fall ($275) / Spring ($275)
Training Sessions per week: 2 (usually Tu/Th)
Training Location: St. Paul Parish School
Competition: Valley Academy League
Match Formats: 7 v 7
Uniforms:UA Threadborne Half Kit

PRIMAVERA U11-U14


For U11-U14 players, typically entering or enrolled in grades 5-8. Its emphasis is on producing proficient, intelligent, well-rounded players with an advanced understanding of the game. Training is weighted toward technical development at the lower age groups, and shifts toward an increased tactical emphasis as players approach and enter high school.

NOTE: U15 teams may be formed for the Fall Primavera season to accomodate older 8th graders if registration numbers allow.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Core Seasons: Fall ($425) / Spring ($400)
Training Sessions per week: 2-3 (usually M/W or M/W/F)
Training Location: Willamalane Recreation Center
Primavera Competition: Timbers & Thorns League
Match Formats: 9 v 9 (U11-U12) / 11 v 11 (U13-U14)
Uniform: UA Threadborne Full Kit

PRIMAVERA U15+


For U15-U19 players, typically entering or enrolled in grades 8-12. Its emphasis is on preparing players for the rigors of their high school programs as well as soccer beyond high school.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Core Seasons: Winter ($600) / Spring ($125)
Training Sessions per week: 2 (usually Tu/Th)
Training Location: Willamalane Recreation Center
Competition: Timbers & Thorns League
Match Formats: 11 v 11
Uniform: UA Threadborne Full Kit

WINTER FUTSAL ACADEMY


For K-8th grade players (U5-U15). Runs from approximately the first week of December through early February. Players train twice a week with players of a similar age. Sessions are indoor at either Kick City or Willamalane’s Bob Keefer Center (adjacent to Les Schwab Sports Park). This is a training only program (no game schedule – players wanting competition should look into indoor team options). Cost: $150.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Season: Winter ($150)
Dates: December 4 - February 7 (No sessions from Dec 14 thru Jan 7 - Winter Break)
Location: Willamalane's Bob Keefer Center
Sessions: Two sessions per week, 60 minutes each
Times: Wed/Fri evenings between 5:30pm and 8:30pm
Format: Indoor training and scrimmages on court surfaces.

WINTER INDOOR TEAMS


For 2nd-8th grade players(U8-U15): Self-organized teams can be signed up to play at Kick City Sports Park during the Winter 1 (Nov-Jan) and Winter 2 (Feb-Mar) Sessions. Please see our Indoor Team Formation Guide for details. Indoor teams play games only (players wanting a training option should consider the Winter Futsal Academy). Cost: $75 per Session.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Season: Winter ($75 per Session)
Session 1: November 11 - January 26 (approximate)
Session 2: January 27 - March 20 (approximate)
Location: Kick City Sports Park
Format: Eight games per session.

SUMMER CAMPS & CLINICS


Tailored to specific ages and elements of youth soccer development. Clinics are open to any player, PFA member or otherwise. They are one week long (Mon-Thu or Mon-Fri) with daily sessions ranging from 3-5 hours. Cost: $120-$175 per camp.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Season: Summer
Dates: See our Schedules page
Locations: Monroe Middle School (Ascot Park), Marist High School, Les Schwab Sports Park, and St. Paul School

SUMMER SKILLS ACADEMY


Runs from late June through the early August. Players train twice a week with players of a similar age. This is a training only program (no game schedule – players wanting competition should look into tournament options). Cost: $200.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Season: Summer ($200)
Dates: June 18 - August 15
Location: Marist High School
Sessions: Two sessions per week (Tu/Th), 90 minutes each
Times: Evenings between 5pm and 8pm

COACH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY


The CDA provides PFA members age 10 and older with the chance to be trained as coaches and work alongside senior Academy staff as mentors to younger players. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following qualities:

• Leadership, maturity, and accountability within team environments.
• Desire for and dedication to learning.
• Commitment to and love for the game.
• Caring and respect for coaches and peers.


The goal of the Coach Development Academy is to offer ongoing education and support for youth players who show interest in coaching, leadership, and mentoring. It delivers specific, age appropriate curriculum to help young coaches learn and progress. CDA training sessions are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Youth coaches will also have the opportunity to assist senior coaching staff with academy training sessions and/or summer clinics. There is no fee for participation.

Log in to your Sports Connect account to enroll your player.

POST-SESSION REPORT


New in 2020-21 - Candidates will complete a CDA Session Report after each training or practice coaching activity. The purpose of the report is to reflect on the experience and enhance the lessons learned on the field. CDA intructors will also be using the reports to track Candidates' progress through the curriculum and maintain ongoing conversations with each participant.

Candidates should complete reports within one day of the activity itself. Click the button to access the report.

FALL 2020 AVAILABILITY FORM


Use the form below to report your coaching availability for the Fall 2020 September session. Complete by the end of the day on Monday, 9/14. Session info:

Dates: September 14-October 10*
Foundations U8 Academy Commitment: 1 day per week
Team Training Commitment: 2 days per week
Team Training + Games Commitment: 3 days per week
*Training times and locations TBD for week of 10/5-10/10

CDA 2020-21 CALENDAR

 
INCLUDES MINIMUM ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
ThemeDateTimeLocationAttendance RequirementsSession Type
CDA 20-21 and Fall Season OrientationWednesday, September 24:00-7:00pmAscot Park (Monroe MS)Miss only if necessaryCDA General Training
Practice Coaching #1Attend one or more youth academy sessions in SeptemberOpportunities on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and FridaysAscot Park (Monroe MS)Participate in minimum of one Practice Coaching opportunity per month when offeredCoaching Experience
Practice Coaching #2Attend one or more youth academy sessions in OctoberOpportunities on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and FridaysAscot Park (Monroe MS)Participate in minimum of one Practice Coaching opportunity per month when offeredCoaching Experience
GR 4v4 Prep
GR 9v9 Prep
TBD, OctoberTBDTBDAttend minimum 1 of 2 GR Prep Sessions per yearUSSF Course Prep
Video Curriculum #1TBD, NovemberTBDTBDAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearPFA Training Curriculum
GR 7v7 Prep
GR 11v11 Prep
TBD, DecemberTBDTBDAttend minimum 1 of 2 GR Prep Sessions per yearUSSF Course Prep
Video Curriculum #2TBD, JanuaryTBDTBDAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearPFA Training Curriculum
Video Curriculum #3TBD, FebruaryTBDTBDAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearPFA Training Curriculum
Practice Coaching #3Attend one or more youth academy sessions in MarchVarious (spring schedule TBD)TBDParticipate in minimum of one Practice Coaching opportunity per month when offeredCoaching Experience
Practice Coaching #4Attend one or more youth academy sessions in AprilVarious (spring schedule TBD)TBDParticipate in minimum of one Practice Coaching opportunity per month when offeredCoaching Experience
Practice Coaching #5Attend one or more youth academy sessions in MayVarious (spring schedule TBD)TBDParticipate in minimum of one Practice Coaching opportunity per month when offeredCoaching Experience
CDA 20-21 Year End RecapTBD, MayTBDTBDMiss only if necessaryCDA General Training


CANDIDATE BENCHMARKS CHECKLIST

WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR MY PLAYER?



PRIMARY | PRIMAVERA U9-U10

 
2nd-4th GRADE PLAYERS BORN IN 2010 & 2011
GENERAL PRIMARYPRIMAVERA U9-10
scrimmagesleague games
no traveltravel to Albany, Bend, Corvallis
lower cost ($200/season)higher cost ($275/season)


PRIMARY | PREPARATORY | PRIMAVERA U11-U14

 
4th GRADE PLAYERS BORN IN 2009
PRIMARY ACADEMYPREPARATORY ACADEMYPRIMAVERA U11-14
scrimmagesrecreational league games (8 fall / 8 spring)competitive league games (10 fall / 8 spring)
no traveltravel within Willamette Valleytravel within western / central Oregon and southern Washington
train 2x per weektrain 3x per weektrain 3x per week
play w/ 2nd-4th gradersplay w/ 4th-6th gradersplay w/ 4th-6th graders
lower cost ($200/season)higher cost ($375/season)higher cost ($425/fall, $400/spring)


PREPARATORY | PRIMAVERA U11-U14

 
PLAYERS BORN 2006-2009
PREPARATORY ACADEMYPRIMAVERA U11-14
recreational leaguecompetitive league
league games (8 fall / 8 spring)league games (10 fall / 8 spring)
travel within Willamette Valleytravel within western / central Oregon and southern Washington
later spring start (training begins in March, games begin in April)early spring start (training begins in February, games begin in March)
lower cost ($375/season)higher cost ($425/fall, $400/spring)


PREPARATORY | PRIMAVERA U15+

 
8th GRADE PLAYERS BORN IN 2005
PREPARATORY ACADEMYPRIMAVERA U15+
fall & spring seasons (8 games each)winter season (10 games)
travel within Willamette Valleytravel within western / central Oregon and southern Washington
train 3x per weektrain 2x per week
play w/ 7th-8th gradersplay w/ 8th-10th graders
lower cost ($375/season)higher cost ($600/season)

PLAY EVERYWHERE. PLAY EVERY DAY.