Coaches Training

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AC Portland held their annual coaches training on Friday, September 26th. This event was an opportunity for coaches from our eleven different sites, to come together and learn the program model and curriculum. This years coaches training featured keynote speakers leading workshops ranging from poetry, nutrition education, behavior management and of course, soccer. We also had the privilege to welcome a large group of

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Paid Coaching Positions Available

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Coaches Needed!! We are in need of coaches to run our outstanding after school program. AC Portland program participants receive programming in blocks of ten weeks, 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school environment. In fall and spring, we engage youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative

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Situations and Conversations

Situations and Conversations

Sunday July 13th, AC Portland’s Executive Director was the featured guest on Z100 and JAM’N 107.5’s Sunday morning talk show.  The show, “Situations & Conversations w/Tra’Renee” is a weekly radio program, bridging the gap between local area organizations and the people/communities they serve. We provide a platform for non-profit agencies and the general public to bring awareness and information about issues affecting our local

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50% off adidas Employee Store pass!

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50% off Employee Store Pass Our amazing partners at adidas America are offering an opportunity to all of our supporters to come and shop at the Employee store where you will receive 50% off of your purchase. In addition to the great savings, a portion of the proceeds will benefit AC Portland. The pass is valid from Aug.15th-Sept.15th 2014. Click here to download the store pass!

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We send our coaches to DC!!

U.S Soccer Foundation hosted its third annual Soccer for Success National Coaches Training, at the JW Marriott and on the White house Ellipse in Washington DC, from July 24th through the 28th. This event was a time for Soccer for Success coaches and program administrators from the east to west coast, to come together and learn the program model and curriculum. Our coaches and staff weekend session was packed, with on field training, keynote speakers and workshops covering topics ranging from nutrition to mentorship.
Our coaches had a blast! Kim Cardoza, is a soccer coach for our program at Markham Elementary school.
Upon her return she shared her excitement and said, “Soccer training was amazing! I learned how to combine soccer and nutrition making it fun and educational. After hearing the speakers, I left feeling more confident as a coach and a mentor. I am looking forward to bringing what I learned back to the Soccer for Success Program.”
AC Portland is committed to our communities for the long haul. Therefore, we understand the importance of consistently equipping our coaches to learn creative ways to empower our youth. We are looking forward to a successful year with our coaches and players!

Homegrown Game Recap

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On Monday, August 4th, 2014, the MLS All-Star week on-field action at Providence Park was amazing! The league’s top Homegrown players and the Portland Timbers’ U-23s played in the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown game.  100 AC Portland students from Hacienda CDC and the Boys and Girls Club  were able to participate during this great event. These players had the opportunity to escort the homegrown players and

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Summer Camp Recap

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Is there any place you would rather be than outside on a beautiful Portland Summer day? For more than 150 kids and 20 volunteers, that is exactly what they have done in July. AC Portland hosted four one week camps that included the Stand Together Camp at Hacienda CDC, the Davis Elementary School Camp, the New Columbia Soccer Camp, and the Adidas Soccer Camp.

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Soccer Shots and AC Portland Team Up

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AC Portland is proud to announce our newest platinum partner, Soccer Shots PDX.  Soccer Shots runs fun, non competitive soccer classes for children ages 2-8. Their nationally recognized program offers a high energy, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Their innovative curriculum emphasizes fun, high level soccer skills and character development. These are values that AC Portland shares and models in our

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CHIPOTLE TO PRESENT $50,000 DONATION TO AC PORTLAND

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FIRST-EVER CHIPOTLE MLS HOMEGROWN GAME TO BE PLAYED ON AUG. 4 AT PORTLAND’S PROVIDENCE PARK DURING AT&TTM MLS ALL-STAR WEEK CHIPOTLE TO PRESENT $50,000 DONATION TO AC PORTLAND, LOCAL YOUTH SOCCER NON-PROFIT PORTLAND, Ore., JULY 23, 2014 – On Monday, August 4, 2014, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, Chipotle Mexican Grill presents the first-ever Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as part of the festivities

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Super Soccer Sunday!!! World Cup Party

Super Soccer Sunday

AC Portland is having an amazing, Super Soccer Sunday event, July 13th. There will be a large 24′ outdoor screen, family festival BBQ and family friendly Portland- Style beer garden. We have the viewing for the world cup final, Thorns game and the official viewing party for the Timbers game. The location of this event is at Paddy’s  (65 SW Yamhill st. Portland, OR 97204). It is only

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