Player Development Program

Player Development Program (PDP) Team Details
Team Player (U09-U10 Only)

PDP Team play is open to the young soccer players (U09-U10) that are looking for a longer season, better competition and looking to improve their soccer skills playing at a more competitive level than the recreational program offers. PDP is a great opportunity for young soccer players to learn new skills and benefit from the experience of a more competitive play. Coaches generally have more coaching and/or playing experience and are encouraged to obtain coaching licenses representative of the age group they are coaching.

Philosophy: PDP is a summer, fall, and spring commitment for younger players with the passion for soccer as a precursor to competitive soccer (beginning at U11). As a parent you can expect: more time commitment (practices start in June and are typically 90 minutes), a longer season (tournaments during the summer and fall, then the spring season), more experienced coaches which results in more development for the player in both the tactical and technical sides of soccer, and a club like atmosphere with a commitment to the community unique to the PDP program.

Spring Academy: This is for players who are interested in trying out for PDP. It will be every Tuesday and Thursday beginning April 1st, with the last day being April 24th at Snyder Park. Early Bird Registration begins February 15th and ends March 15th, cost is $72. The cost will be $85 after March 15th.

Summer/Fall Season: Team registration will include participation in one major local tournament in the summer (exact tournament TBD). Any additional tournaments will be the team's responsibility. The cost for Summer/Fall (2014) is $295.00.

Games will be on Sundays at Grant HS/Grant Park in Portland, starting in September and ending in November. PDP games are structured as follows:

  • Games are 7 v 7
  • 25 minute halves; 5 minute half time

Spring: Players that participated in the Fall PDP season are encouraged to continue play in the spring season. The spring season is an additional cost. Team coaches will notify their players of practice time and locations. Practices start in early February. The games will be Sundays with a total of 7 games over 9 weeks, starting in February 2015. For the spring 2015 season, FC Portland is the host club and games will be played at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 OYSA Age Chart:

Age Group

Born After

Born Before







Code of Conduct
Parents and families are very critical to the success of SYSC and for the programs that your child(ren) participate in. SYSC is committed to the principles of positive coaching and expect parents and spectators to adhere to certain guidelines. We have provided a Code of Conduct form outlining the guidelines that will make soccer a safe, positive, and fun experience for all.

Download and print the Code of Conduct

PDP Team Timeline





Spring Academy

PDP tryouts


Coaches Meeting


PDP Team Practice Begins

June (Date TBA)

PDP Team Manager Meeting


PDP Team Player Registration Deadline




PDP Team Fall Season Begins - Games on Sunday at Grant HS/Grant Park


PDP Team Fall Season Ends



15365 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood, OR 97140

FALL LEAGUE- Grant HS/Grant Park
Corner of NE 33rd and NE US Grant Place, Portland, OR

SPRING LEAGUE- Liberty High School
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124