SAINTS SOCCER ACADEMY is a unique Developmental & Competitive soccer club based in Portland, Oregon. Our teams and programs are all-inclusive for boys and girls from age four up through High School. We practice and play throughout the year through Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA). Our elite teams compete in the US Youth Soccer NW Conference and the US Youth Soccer National Pro League. Select elite teams also compete in top national and international travel tournaments. We see soccer as a year-round sport, but we also understand that our players have many interests and families have busy lives. With that in mind, we offer a unique three season format and different registration periods to allow the flexibility that’s so important to our community.
SAINTS SOCCER ACADEMY PROGRAMS
- SEASON I: SUMMER/FALL OUTDOOR SEASON > Tryouts and registration takes place in May of each year with supplemental tryouts scheduled periodically through the summer. Practices & summer tournaments start in June and run through August. Fall season games take place from September through November. Select teams participate in post season tournaments, Founders Cup and Presidents Cup in November. Premier teams compete for the State Cup and US Youth Soccer National Championships in April. The cost for summer and post-season tournaments are additional.
- SEASON II: WINTER FUTSAL > Registration takes place in September/October of each year. Games take place between November and January. We also offer up weekly supplemental indoor training sessions to coincide with this season.
- SEASON III: WINTER & SPRING OUTDOOR SEASON > Tryouts and registration take place in November/December of each year with supplemental tryouts through the first games of the season. High School teams practices & games take place from December to March with post-season tournaments in April. All other Developmental & Competitive teams start practice in February with games from late February to the first week in May. Premier teams start in January with games from early February through mid-March and the State Cup tournament taking place in April .
SAINTS SOCCER ACADEMY HAS A VIBRANT YEAR ROUND SET OF ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS AS FOLLOWS:
SAINTS PREMIER PROGRAM > Saints Premier Program is a year round program dedicated to providing elite training opportunities for those passionate and dedicated players who wish to further their game. We currently have senior coaches from University of Portland Men’s and Women’s soccer teams on our staff to provide that high level of individualized training needed. Inquire by emailing our Director of Coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAINTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM > SDP is an exciting program for passionate soccer players who are interested in extra training & coaching to supplement their own team training sessions. You do not need to be enrolled as a Saints player to sign up. We welcome all players. The program runs throughout the year for Boys & Girls with various sessions & classes focusing on Technical, Tactical, Speed/Agility, Keeper, Attacking Moves and Finishing, Center Mid Field Play, Outside Midfield Play and Defending. Each training session is designed for a smaller number of players for more focused attention on each individual. All sessions will be run by highly qualified Saints coaches and guest coaches.
LIL’ SAINTS > The Lil’ Saints Program is a fun, all-inclusive, introductory level program for Boys and Girls from the ages of 4-7 who have played or never played soccer and who want to learn, train and play games with highly knowledgeable and licensed coaches. The aim is to ignite the love of soccer in your player, while learning valuable skills alongside teammates and friends.
FREE CLINICS & FREE PLAY > Throughout the year Saints Soccer hosts various Free Clinics around Portland to help spread the love of the game. Every January/February Saints host a weekly Free Play & Train series for High School students at Roosevelt High School soccer field. Saints also host a weekly Friday Free Play event at Bless Field in the New Columbia area of Portland. Watch our website for announcements of additional events.
SPRING BREAK & SUMMER CAMPS > Saints Soccer Camps are designed specifically for Boys & Girls of all ages and skill levels between 7 and 15 years old. Our camps feature experienced and licensed Coaches who are there to teach solid fundamental and technical skills, while instilling a solid sense of teamwork and personal development through the beautiful game of soccer. In partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance our Coaches & Instructors emphasize skill development, teamwork and personal development. Our summer camps also feature daily yoga sessions and our now infamous Foosball tournament!
RTC-ODP > Saints Soccer encourages and offers specific training to their players to prepare them to participate in the Timbers/Thorns Regional Training Center program. The RTC program is a nationally-recognized identification program organized by the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns to train, develop and identify the top players in the state of Oregon and southwest Washington for eventual ODP and Academy play.
SUN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM > Saints is honored to partner with Portland Public School’s SUN After-School Program where our coaches volunteer their time with local grade schools for free weekly after school Soccer Skills clinics.
TOPSOCCER > The Outreach Program for Soccer for kids with special needs. TOPSoccer is an Outreach Program for soccer sponsored by US Youth Soccer. Saints Soccer Academy and Holy Redeemer work together to offer this community-based soccer program for children with physical, social, mental or emotional challenges. By teaming up children with Coaches and Buddies, the TOPSoccer program aims to provide an enriching and fun program for all related children and families. We teach valuable soccer & life skills and build community and inclusiveness through soccer!!
SUPPLEMENTAL TRYOUTS > Saints Soccer offers various supplemental tryouts throughout the year for individual players. Keep an eye on our website for significant dates, however off-season individual tryouts can be organized by contacting our Director of Coaching Greg Martin at email@example.com
SAINTS COMMUNITY EVENTS > Throughout the year Saints Soccer Academy holds a number of fun and engaging events in the community. Each year the club partners with the Portland Timbers, the Portland Thorns and the University of Portland Men’s & Women’s Soccer teams to participate in game-day and on-field activities. Saints Soccer also produces an annual FootGolf tournament and Auction. Every year the club also holds their annual Saints Day where the entire club comes together in May to launch the new soccer year. We do our best to promote and embrace our wonderful and growing community. Join us!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES > Saints Soccer is very active in the community. We encourage all of our families and players to give back when and where they can. We offer periodic club-wide volunteer opportunities to all, including Friends of Trees, SUN After-school program, TOPSoccer, The Sunshine Division and Bethel Church among others.
VOLUNTEER & SPONSOR POWERED > We have a wide range of organizations, companies and individuals that support our efforts to help us make Saints and #SoccerForAll a real thing, including Portland Orthodontic Group, Whole Body Health Physical Therapy, Portland Expo Center, Daimler, adidas, the Timbers Army, the Positive Coaching Alliance, all of our amazing volunteer coaches and admin folks and so many others. We honestly couldn’t do it without them!