Youth Development Academy U7 to U9 Boys

Our U7 – U9 program is designed to introduce younger players to the game of soccer. These years are crucial for players to build a strong foundation, upon which they can build for years to come. Our program will challenge players through fun games while helping to build a technical foundation that will best prepare them for competitive soccer. Players will build confidence and learn to love the game through their skills.

Philosophy: We believe all players at this age need to be creative on the pitch. Players are individualistic, so allowing them to express themselves on the field will better prepare them for premier level soccer. At these age groups we focus on 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 technical training with a strong focus on dribbling, learning new moves and most importantly having fun. Expectations at this age are minimal as this is the time most players are initially introduced to the game. It is important to note that winning is not our top priority, but rather making sure players are learning proper technical skills appropriate for their age and learning to play and love the game the way it is meant to be played. Our training program is based on the methodologies that have been developed and refined for years through our Futeboltraining skills Academy. These methodologies draw heavily on our coaching staff’s extensive playing and coaching experience, as well as on close relationships with top professional soccer clubs around the world.

The program consists of training 2 times a week, optional summer tournaments, fall league, optional winter program and spring league.

Leagues and tournaments will be determined based on the teams skill level once formed.

Tryout Schedule & Registration


Tuesday April 11,18,25

2015 Boys: 5-6:00 pm
2016 Boys: 5-6:00pm
2017 Boys: 5-6:00pm
Locations: Salvation Army Field

Thursday April 6,13,20,27

2015 Boys: 5-6:00 pm
2016 Boys: 5-6:00pm
2017 Boys: 5-6:00pm
Location: Salvation Army

Friday April 14,21

2015 Boys: 5-6:15pm
2016 Boys: 5-6:15pm
2017 Boys: 5-6:15pm
Location: MJCC Indoor

Salvation Army 5325 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217
MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

Bring: Mask are not required, water, cleats, shin guards, white and black shirt. No club jerseys. Please arrive 20 minutes early for check-in.


Note: Tryouts are required for current and new participants to the club and attendance is strongly recommended for all days. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to start time to register.

Tryout Fee:

$25.00 online $30 on sight per player

Please check our coaches’ bios to see the qualifications of our coaches! Our coaching assignments for the 2023/24 season will be announced soon!

Additional Information:

Concussion Information Sheet
Parent/Guardian Consent and Player Medical Release