Oregon Youth Soccer Association
The Portland Timbers and Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) have a new integrated and innovative youth development program, which has become the foundation of the state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the Portland Timbers of MLS' youth academy. The program provides elite youth players advanced training and competitive opportunities throughout Oregon.
The collaborative program between the Timbers and OYSA provides the state with a nationally recognized boy’s and girl's ODP program as well as a top-flight academy system to develop home-grown talent. The new program is designed to coexist with youth clubs and share in player development, allowing players to stay connected to their local clubs.
Adidas Portland Timbers Alliance Clubs
The Portland Timbers Alliance Clubs is a strategic partnership with elite local youth clubs in the Portland Timbers’ development territory, designed to build unique working relationships and development opportunities to help channel the top youth players towards the Timbers’ development programs and the Timbers Academy.
As part of the alliance, the Timbers share coaching resources and curriculum with alliance clubs in the development of youth players. Additionally, youth clubs in the alliance will be allowed the unique privilege of incorporating the Timbers brand into their club’s name and wear a special adidas Timbers Alliance badge as part of the uniform. On the field, each alliance club will wear the same color jerseys – red and white – in recognition of the partnership with the Timbers.
Youth players from across the Timbers development territory, not just affiliated with an adidas Timbers Alliance club, all have the opportunity to be identified for a Portland Timbers Academy team or a place in one of the Regional Training Centers throughout the state as well as the Olympic Development Program.
Learn more about the adidas Portland Timbers Alliance at www.timbersalliance.com.