As we have continued to offer programming that is inclusive to all players within our community, we have used 2020 to create an abundance of different camps and opportunities to play.
These include Development Leagues in both the Winter and Spring, Academies offered during both Recreational Seasons, special holiday themed camps such as the Halloween Kick or Treat or Thanksgiving Camps, and finally, to cater to our competitive players, we have created the Talent ID and Elite Development Camp to allow players to get that next step in their soccer journey.
Our camps cater to every level of player, and so we look forward to seeing you all out on the field soon!
In an effort to constantly look to improve our programs and the subsequent learning environment for our players, we realized that there is a gap between programs within our own Player Pathway.
To ensure that we are not doing a disservice to our players, we have created a brand new program called the HSC Academy. This program will be headed by our Recreational Co-ordinator Mason Aguirre, and our Assistant Director of Coaching Michael Wall. Along with quality and experienced coaches from our competitive program, we are looking to create a bridge for players to continue their growth.
Train on turf, with licensed coaches and a player centered environment, to allow our players to reach their true potential.
The Multicultural League has been very successful in involving a diverse group of students and their families from across the greater Portland area. The organization of the coaching standards and expectations, rules of play, game times and locations and the team recognitions at the end of the tournament have been carried out in a thoughtful and consistent manner. For a group made up entirely of so-called “minority” students (Latino, Asian, and Eastern European) an opportunity like this goes a long way in developing a sense of worth and pride in accomplishments earned through hard work.
This is an opportunity not provided elsewhere for these student athletes. Down to the time of the year chosen, it fills a need for the ongoing positive engagement of Portland multicultural youth.