The Oregon Premier Football Club is a soccer club focused on serving high level soccer players. While OPFC does have several younger teams within our DA and ECNL programs, most of the players that play for OPFC are in high school. OPFC is a club built upon a partnership between Lake Oswego Soccer Club and Willamette United Football Club. A large number of youth soccer players stop playing competitively when they reach high school. In order to build teams and rosters of like-minded players, LOSC and WUFC merge at the older age groups. This allows OPFC to have the critical mass needed to serve all of our high school players in the best way possible. While most of our players come from WUFC and LOSC, OPFC welcome any high school aged player that wants to play for our club. Our teams train hard and play hard and many of our players play in competitive tournaments along the west coast and we offer player support for those players hoping to play soccer in college.
What is the OPFC Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer’s global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.
Tryouts for the OPFC DA Program happen in May of every year.
What is the OPFC ECNL Program?
The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:
Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
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Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions;
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and Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.
ECNL is the proven path for skill development and college soccer. 93% of the Class of 2018 – almost every high school senior in the league – will be moving on to play at the collegiate level. OPFC has also been actively pursuing opportunities to help subsidize the cost of the ECNL program for our players. We have kept the cost the same as last year and have added more benefits for our families. One great benefit for our family that we will continue is streaming all our games, home and away. This gives our parents a great benefit to watch when we are on the road, and gives our players an advantage to send to College coaches.