About the U11 Competitive Academy

U11 Academy

The RVT U11 Competitive Development Academy aims to prepare players interested in playing soccer at a competitive level.

The Academy is focused on the technical development of our youngest competitive players. Oftentimes, the pure desire to win every game and tournament tends to inhibit the development process and causes coaches and players to skip important steps in the overall development process. What wins games at this young age doesn't necessarily translate into learning to play the game properly and succeed in the older age groups.

To assure that we are developing players that can compete for the win when it truly matters, our philosophy is individual player development-driven rather than team results-driven. Players will play every position on the field throughout the year regardless of how it affects game outcome (no one will be forced to play goalkeeper). Players will be instructed to learn to play the game the right way...not just kick it far and outrun the defense. Players will be encouraged to take risks during the game.

Starting with the 2014/15 year, both the Boys and Girls Academy will be overseen and staffed by licensed professional coaches. Volunteer parent coaches will still work with these licensed coaches to facilitate practice and games. Professional Coaches will be announced shortly.

The teams will be formed from the overall pool of players and will change weekly. This allows all players to have the opportunity to play with and get to know all of the players in the group while at the same time allowing us the flexibility to manage the rosters to ensure that games are competitive in nature. The games will take place in the SOCL and have limited travel to Grants Pass, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, and Ashland. The fall season runs from the weekend after Labor Day until the last weekend in October. The Spring Season begins the weekend after Spring Break and runs through the weekend before Memorial Day.

The U11 age group will travel to the Mount Hood Challenge in Portland at the beginning of August and then play in the Rogue Memorial Challenge at the end of May.

Training for the fall season will begin in early July. Training for the spring will begin in late February/early March.

Estimated Fee Schedule for 2021/22 U11 Academy

Item

Cost

Deadline

Club Registration Fee- covers fall and spring league fees player card, secondary medical insurance, field rental, administrative and operational expenses, and Adidas soccer ball

The fee be split into 7 payments

$599.00 Tryouts-

Uniforms- Timbers Adidas Alliance Kits,
Includes 2 Jerseys, 2 Shorts, 2 Pr. socks, training shirt, training shorts, and socks

$223.00
Rogue Memorial Challenge Fee $50.00 5/1/21
Total Estimated Cost 2019/2020 (without uniform)
$649.00

The academy players typically play in the Mt. Hood Challenge summer tournament at the beginning of August in the greater Portland area.

The above fees DO NOT include summer tournament fees or tournament travel expenses. In 2019, the tournament entry fee was $50 plus travel expenses.

There is limited financial aid available. Teams are expected to do fundraising to offset seasonal costs.