Academia de Futeboltraining (ADF) Boys
We are Portland’s Premier Technical Soccer Development Program. Academia de Futeboltraining (ADF) is designed for players 8-21 years of age, who are inspired to take their game to the highest level of play in Portland. ADF’s approach builds a player’s confidence by challenging them to learn not only moves and techniques, but to develop their own unique style and flair. Players will find the experience both fun and rewarding as they learn to play the game from an entirely new perspective.
Players are required to tryout at the beginning of each year and selected players are placed onto our highly competitive program which runs a full year starting in May.
Youth Development Academy – U8 to U10
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 priority, but rather making sure players are learning proper technical skills appropriate for their age. Our training program is based on the methodologies that have been fostered through our Futeboltraining Academy.
U11 to U13
ADF chooses to participate in only a few select local, regional and national tournaments that expose players to the highest level of competition. Playing in a large number of tournaments is counterproductive to player development. ADF believes that players should spend the majority of their time training and recovering.
Far too often players are exposed to endless matches, especially during the summer tournament season. This can be detrimental to a player’s body and development because they don’t get sufficient time to recover. By carefully selecting the tournaments in which to participate, ADF achieves the optimal balance of training, competing and recovering.
U15 to U19
Futsal is a valuable addition to a player’s training regime. Many of the world’s best soccer players started off playing futsal and credit futsal for aiding in their development. Futsal requires players to be creative and adept at maneuvering in tight spaces.
Players also get many more touches which is ideal for their development. ADF provides players with futsal specific skill development and competes in premier winter leagues around the Portland metro area.