Washington Timbers US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA)

Washington Timbers

2018/19 Development Academy Teams

07B USSDA --- Doug Wolvert

06B USSDA --- Christopher Cramer

05B USSDA--- Ivan Basquill

US Soccer Development Academy

Purpose:

To provide the best environment for dedicated, high performance youth soccer players to achieve long term individual development goals with a team of likeminded teammates, training staff, and families.

Who is it for:

  • Players born in 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008, and whose technical, tactical, physical, and/or psychological traits demonstrate the potential to succeed on the Washington Timbers FC high performance long term athlete development plan.
  • Players and families dedicated to a 46-week, annual season.

Benefits:

Focused training planned to maximize technical and tactical development without sacrificing physical health or the love for the game.

  • Meaningful US Soccer Development Academy league competition against the top clubs in Oregon.
  • Comprehensive training and game calendar with mandatory breaks to allow for family events, encourage participation in other sports, and provide a mental break from soccer.
  • Consistent exposure to top level coaches, teammates, opponents, and USSF National Team Scouts.

Competition:

DA Players are registered to the US Soccer Federation and may only compete in the US Soccer Development Academy league unless otherwise approved by US Soccer.

U12 DA (2007/2008):

  • US Soccer U12 Development Academy - Oregon league
  • 20-24 game season - home and away games vs. local opponents.
  • 9v9, 30 minute halves, 1 referee.
  • Pacific Northwest DA Futsal Showcase event in Portland, OR.
  • No posted scores, standings, or post-season play.
  • Minimal substitutions during games and 50% guaranteed playing time per season for every rostered player actively participating in training.
  • Player pool: 11-13 full time players; 2-5 developmental players.

U13 DA (2006):

  • US Soccer U13 Development Academy - Oregon League
  • 24-30 game season - home and away games vs. local opponents; potential competition vs. Seattle opponents
  • 11v11, 35 minute halves, 3 referees
  • West Regional Showcase event in San Diego, CA
  • No standings or post-season play
  • Minimal substitutions during games and 50% guaranteed playing time per season for every rostered player.
  • Player pool: 15-18 full time players; 2-5 developmental players

U14 DA (2005):

  • US Soccer U14 Development Academy - Oregon league
  • 20-24 game season - home and away games vs. local opponents; potential competition vs. Seattle opponents
  • 11v11, 40 minute halves, 3 referees
  • West Regional Showcase event in Oceanside, CA
  • No standings or post-season play
  • Limited substitutions with no re-entry during games. 25% starts and 50% playing time per season guaranteed for every rostered player actively participating in training.
  • International training and competition.
  • Player pool: 15-18 full time players; 2-5 developmental players.