At the U15-U19 age groups, our TFA Cascades players are fully integrated with teams from the parent club in Albany, OR. To help limit practice commutes/travel for families, players coming from our TFA Cascades region (Brownsville, East Lebanon, Halsey, Harrisburg, and Sweet Home) will have the option to train one day a week at our Crawfordsville Facility as a group as an alternative to attending one of the two team practices.
TFA Willamette U15-U19 Competitive soccer teams train in Albany, Oregon, and compete at the state level through the Oregon Youth Soccer Association. These teams have team practices 2 days per week along with optional Striker School, GK Training, and Fitness Friday sessions, allowing our players to train up to 4 days a week along with weekend games.
Due to the High School Season in the fall, our U15-U19 Competitive teams only play 7 months (Dec. - June; 2-week winter break) including one 10-game OYSA State League season (January-April), State Cup or President's Cup (April-May), and 1-2 additional tournaments (May-June). Home games for all competitions will be played in Albany with away games played all around the state.
Our top high school teams may also choose to play in College Showcase tournaments throughout the Far West Region to gain exposure to college coaches.
TFA Willamette is the only full service youth soccer club in Albany, Oregon and the greater Willamette Valley that utilizes an integrated club model which requires the use of standardized curriculums, coaching methodologies, and style of play. This creates a clear path and progression for all of our players from 5 years old through to our high school-aged and senior-level teams.
These curriculums and methodologies also happen to be time-tested and proven at La Masia, Barcelona FC's world renowned youth soccer academy in Spain, and set the standard for both child development and player development.
Want to experience a whole new level of competition and soccer training that will push you to be the best player you can be? Mark your calendar for Tryouts in November 2018!
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WHO: Boys and girls in high school; Teams divided by gender and play in gender-specific leagues.
COMMITMENT: Winter/Spring Season, State Cup (December 1 - April 31); Summer Training & Optional Summer Tournaments in (May 1 - June 30); WE WILL WORK WITH MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES THROUGH THEIR WINTER AND SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SEASONS TO ACCOMMODATE CONFLICTS.
LOCATION: Practices in Albany w option to train once per week in Sweet Home/Central Linn with other U15-U19 players from the area to help limit travel. Home Games in Albany, OR with away games around the state.
PRACTICES: 2 team practices per week (or 1 team practice and 1 local U15-U19 training session); 2 additional optional training opportunities available every week (Striker School, GK Training, Fitness Fridays)
LEAGUES/GAMES: Play in the OYSA State League; Games on Saturdays and Sundays from January - April
INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES WITH TFA WILLAMETTE: Fully integrated with main club in Albany, Oregon.
Director of Coaching, TFA Willamette