Player Development Academy FAQ


Who can participate in the PDA? Player Devlopment Academy is open to all U8 - U10 age soccer players looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the Game. The Academy Teams are for U9 & U10 players. Teams are open to those who have attended PDA sessions with above average skills or have the desire to take their skills to the next level. Those players in the U8 age group are welcome to participate at the invitation of the PDA Director.

When are the Player Development Academy training sessions? Generally, sessions are held on a week night at Felida Park or one of our Turf Fields in the spring, summer, and fall. Please watch the PDA webpage for schedule changes and announcements. These days will vary from session to session.

When do games occur? At this time, the PDA teams participate in a Fall and Spring Developmental Leagues in Oregon. All games are played on Sundays at Delta Park on the turf fields.

Where will games be played at? Games will be played on Sunday's in Portland at Delta Park.

Is there an official PDA uniform? Yes. We want the players to experience the pride of belonging to a team. When all players dress alike, they feel part of the team. Players joining a team are required to buy the Advanced kit.

Do I have to join an Academy team or can I just do the PDA training sessions? Participants can just attend the training sessions. You do not have to play on a PDA team to participate in the PDA Academy trainings. Players on an Academy team must attend the PDA training sessions.

Do I have to do the training sessions or can I just join an Academy team? Players who have attended PDA sessions or regularly attend PDA Academy training sessions to be considered for the various teams that are formed for tournament or league play.

Who do I contact if I have a question that was not answered here? Please contact our Academy Director Tina Ellertson.

Still have questions? Please contact our PDA Program, you can email our PDA registrar at

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