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Changing Fabric of Oregon Soccer

In the fast-paced game of soccer, there are times when the coach tells their players to switch — of course, meaning to switch the play, sending the ball from one side of the field to the other.

Many of you are already aware that Oregon is now confronted with a significant and most unfortunate development in youth soccer. A new premier league has formed in direct competition to leagues run and managed by Oregon Youth Soccer. This development is not unique to Oregon; these types of leagues have sprung up in many other states.

Oregon Youth Soccer Staff and Board made every reasonable effort to negotiate a suitable resolution to preserve a unified soccer program in Oregon. However, despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach a resolution and we were disappointed with the league's formation.

Oregon Youth Soccer is committed to bring Oregon's youth the best possible soccer training and experience. The staff and Board are assessing current programs and developing new programs. In the coming years, our players will see and experience the results of these efforts. Our clubs have been and will continue to be asked to help shape our programs, new and existing, because it is through this type of collaborative approach to decision-making that we will be able to develop the best soccer programs in Oregon.

Oregon Youth Soccer provides soccer programs through our member clubs from local recreational soccer, to statewide premier leagues. Oregon Youth Soccer provides access to the United States Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the Olympic Development Program (ODP), and TOPSoccer. We provide coach training, extensive background checks on the adults to which you entrust your children, and insurance for our players.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all our members for selecting Oregon Youth Soccer and to encourage our members to carefully consider the benefits of Oregon Youth Soccer membership.

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