U8-U10 Futures Academy

U8-U10 Soccer – Futures Academy2024-04-26T13:57:12-07:00

Investing in the future of our players, our families, and our club


U8-U10 Players born in:

2017, 2016, and 2015
*2018 – case by case basis


Twice per week


Played on Sundays


The next evolution of our Player Development Program (PDP), the Futures Academy, embodies our commitment to investing in the future of our players, our families and our club. This initiative is designed with your young athlete’s growth and development in mind, introducing a U8-U10 Comprehensive Technical Framework that focuses on age/stage appropriate skill development executed using a proven methodology. Our promise is to provide the best possible soccer experience, combining expert coaching, improved communication, modern equipment, and a nurturing environment that fosters a lifelong passion for the game.

The Futures Academy is truly about more than just developing exceptional players, it’s about developing exceptional people that give back to their community as strong citizens and leaders. With increased opportunities for parent engagement, we’re excited to welcome you into a more active role in your child’s soccer journey. Together, we can create an environment that allows players to develop, excel, AND have fun! We truly believe this platform will provide our soccer families with the opportunity to grow a shared love for the game that will stay with your family for years to come.

Summer/Fall Season

U8-U10 FA Discovery Days
2017 – 2015 Birth Years

(*2018 – case by case basis)

FA Discovery Days mark the start of our Summer/Fall FA soccer season for returning players and for new players looking to join our U8-U10 competitive soccer program!

All new and returning 2017, 2016 and 2015 birth year players will start off the Futures Academy season in the FA Discovery Days. This program runs 8 sessions, twice per week in the month of June (U10/2015 birth year players can attend two additional sessions in May).

At the end of the program our staff coaches will send a fall program recommendation to each player. Coaches will either recommend that a player participates in Fall Recreational Soccer or continue on with our Futures Academy for the Summer/Fall competitive season.

It is important to us at WUFC that all young players be given a chance to play in front of our trained staff coaches prior to deciding which fall program is best for their development. Think of the FA Discovery Days as our sorting hat for young players to figure out which fall program is best for their soccer development (Fall Recreational or Futures Academy).

The FA Discovery Days will be a blast for all of our young WUFC players! Sessions will focus on developing players while also evaluating their developmental stage and best fit for our fall programs. Our goal is to place players with like-ability and like-minded teammates in an environment that meets their needs as an individual and as a team.

Locations and Travel2024-04-08T15:42:04-07:00

Practices can be held in the West Linn / Wilsonville area. The main practice location used throughout the Summer/Fall season is Riverside High School. Practices may also be held at Horizon Christian High School.

Fall League games are played on Sundays at a field location hosted to be determined.

Summer/Fall Time Commitment2024-04-08T15:42:51-07:00

Season Length: June – Early November

Practices: 2 practices per week

  • Boys Train Mondays/Wednesdays
  • Girls Train Tuesdays/Thursdays

Summer Tournaments: U9-U10 teams may play in summer tournaments consisting of 3-5 games on Friday, Saturday, and/or on Sunday.

League Play: Games are played on Sundays starting in September and typically ending the first weekend in November.

Multi-Sport Athletes2024-04-04T14:41:52-07:00

We encourage multi-sport athletes; families should communicate with their Age Group Coordinator and Head Coach to develop a plan that allows multi-sport athletes to participate in both sports.

Summer/Fall Cost2024-04-04T14:49:21-07:00

Futures Academy Discovery Days (June): $145

Summer/Fall Futures Academy (July – early November): $595

These fees include coaching and director fees, team equipment, field rentals, league fees.

Uniforms and summer tournament entry fees are not included in the program fees.


Click Here to view our uniform details.

Program Goals2024-04-04T15:34:04-07:00
  1. Have Fun
  2. Learn The Game of Soccer and Develop Their Soccer Skills
  3. To Build Positive Relationships with Teammates and Coaches.

FA Seasonal Calendar

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U10 Early FA Discovery Days

U8-U10 FA Discovery Days

U8-U10 FA Summer Practice Begins

U8-U10 Practice Continues

Mt Hood Challenge Tournament
Aug. 2nd-4th (U9-U10 Teams)





U8-U10 Practice Continues

U8-U10 Fall Development League Begins

U8-U10 Practice Continues

U8-U10 Fall Development League Continues

U8-U10 Fall Development League Ends

U8-U10 Indoor Soccer Begins

U8-U10 Indoor Soccer Continues





U8-U10 Indoor Soccer Continues

U8-U10 FA Discovery Week

U8-U10 Indoor Soccer Ends

U8-U10 FA Spring Practice Begins

U8-U10 Spring Development League Begins

U8-U10 Practice Continues

U8-U10 Spring Development League Continues

U8-U10 Practice Continues

U8-U10 Spring Development League Ends

Coaching Staff

Boys FA Coaches

2015 (U10) Kellan McNamara
2016 (U9)  Conor de Rosas-Peterhans
2017/2018 (U8) Nate Jackson

Girls FA Coaches

2015 (U10) Mike Iacolucci
2016 (U9)  Conor de Rosas-Peterhans
2017/2018 (U8) Ian Monihan

Player Pathway

Parent Testimonials

Willamette’s Futures Academy program has been a perfect match for Layla, our eight year old daughter. She has enjoyed exceptional coaching in a fun and positive environment. Layla’s development on the field and newfound enthusiasm for the game are only exceeded by the friendships she’s created while at WUFC.

Heather Zimmer

Having had our son come up through the soccer ranks at WUFC, from Rec to PDP to Classic and beyond.. The amount of development that occurs in just those short PDP years is incredible. Much of this is due to the focus of the WUFC PDP coaching staff on developing the person as well as the soccer player. I would recommend WUFC PDP to anyone, proof being that our daughter is now benefiting from their program. She is improving day by day, is part of a great team, oh and did I mention they treat you like family? Go Willamette!

Michael Pierce

The PDP program offered by WUFC is just an amazing experience for young soccer players. I have had three kids that have participated in the program and all of them loved the extra attention. They were able to spend more time on the pitch and improve their soccer skill. I truly believe this program helped them to become better players. The coaches are fantastic and spend so much time with each and every player! We are so blessed that our club offers such a valuable program.

Lisa Kellogg

We’ve had two boys graduate from the PDP program, and we feel like they both were well prepared for the next stage of their soccer careers. Willamette PDP is a great bridge between the recreational experience and the higher expectations of classic soccer. We saw dramatic technical improvement in both of our sons throughout PDP, without sacrificing their love of the game. From the coaching staff to the parents, the focus is 100% on development as opposed to winning and losing games, which has clearly benefited the kids as they’ve moved through the system.

Jay Caba

The Willamette United Football Club Player Development Program was such a positive experience for our seven-year-old son this past season. The coaches delivered developmental skills training with a passion for the game and sportsmanship while keeping each individual player engaged, included and entertained. Our son had a boost in confidence, gained a better understanding of team-play, worked hard to develop his footwork and skills and found new friends along the way. We have nothing but good things to say about this outstanding developmental program and coaching staff!

Justine Keith
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