ACADEMY PROGRAMS & DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS


Developmental Pathway

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.

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

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

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-Fri) with daily sessions ranging from 3-5 hours. Cost: $135-$175 per camp. See below for details.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Season: Summer
Dates: Weeks of July 15, July 29, and August 19
Locations: Marist High School, Les Schwab Sports Park, and St. Paul School
Format: Week-long day camps. Monday thru Friday, ranging from three to five hours per day. See below for further details.

2019 SUMMER CAMPS & CLINIC INFO


2019 Summer ClinicsDates & TimesLocationDescriptionCostAdditional Info
Protect This HouseJuly 15-19, 9am-12pmMarist High SchoolDefensive techniques, marking & covering, high pressure, & team defensive tactics$135.00Lunch time activities provided for players participating in both morning and afternoon camp (midday pick-up not required). Please pack water and a lunch.
Goals For DaysJuly 15-19, 1pm-4pmMarist High SchoolAttacking & goal scoring techniques, creating chances through possession, counterattacking, & team offensive tactics$135.00Lunch time activities provided for players participating in both morning and afternoon camp (midday pick-up not required). Please pack water and a lunch.
Goalkeeping ClinicJuly 29-Aug 2, 9am-1pmLes Schwab Sports ParkGoalkeeping techniques and tactical instruction including positioning, shot-stopping, & distribution$160.00Goalkeepers should bring their own gloves. Players attending GK camp may participate in goal scoring exercises as well. Please pack water and snacks or a lunch. Food is not provided.
Finishing ClinicJuly 29-Aug 2, 10am-1pmLes Schwab Sports ParkGoal scoring techniques, creating scoring chances, & high repetition shooting games$135.00Please pack water and snacks or a lunch. Food is not provided.
Fall Team CampAugust 19-23, 9am-2pmSt. Paul SchoolPreseason training camp for Fall 2019 teams including attacking, defensive, technical, and tactical themes$175.00Please pack water and a lunch. Food is not provided.
Promotions:Sibling discounts and discounts for multiple camp registrations are available on all summer camps and clinics. Applied at checkout.

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

WINTER FUTSAL ACADEMY


For K-8th grade players (U5-U15). Runs from approximately the first week of December through mid-February. Players train once 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: November 25 - February 14
Location: Willamalane's Bob Keefer Center
Sessions: One session per week, 60 minutes each
Times: Weekday evenings between 5pm and 8pm
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). Average cost: about $75 per session.

PROGRAM DETAILS


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

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 Blue Sombrero account to enroll your player.

CDA 2019-20 CALENDAR

 
INCLUDES MINIMUM ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
ThemeDateTimeLocationAttendance RequirementsCategory
Re-Boot ClinicJuly 23-253:30-7:00pmMarist HSMiss only if necessaryA
GR 4v4 Prep
GR 9v9 Prep
Sunday, August 1812:00-3:00pmMarist HSAttend minimum 1 of 2 GR Prep Sessions per yearB
Practice Coaching #1Attend one or more Primary Academy session(s) in SeptemberVariousSt. Paul / MHSParticipate in minimum of three Practice Coaching opportunities per yearD
Practice Coaching #2Attend one or more Primary Academy session(s) in OctoberVariousSt. Paul / MHSParticipate in minimum of three Practice Coaching opportunities per yearD
Video Curriculum #1November 10TBDMarist HSAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearC
GR 7v7 Prep
GR 11v11 Prep
Sunday, December 83:00-6:00pmMarist HS Activity CenterAttend minimum 1 of 2 GR Prep Sessions per yearB
Video Curriculum #2Sunday, January 510:00am-1:00pmMarist HS Activity CenterAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearC
Video Curriculum #3Sunday, February 93:00-6:00pmMarist HS Activity CenterAttend minimum 2 of 3 Video Curriculum Sessions per yearC
Practice Coaching #3Attend one or more Primary Academy session(s) in MarchVariousSt. Paul / MHSParticipate in minimum of three Practice Coaching opportunities per yearD
Practice Coaching #4Attend one or more Primary Academy session(s) in AprilVariousSt. Paul / MHSParticipate in minimum of three Practice Coaching opportunities per yearD
Practice Coaching #5Attend one or more Primary Academy session(s) in MayVariousSt. Paul / MHSParticipate in minimum of three Practice Coaching opportunities per yearD


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.