Active Children Portland Hosts Spring Coaches Training

Active Children Portland held an annual training session designed to prepare coaches for the spring soccer program on Friday, March 20th. This daylong session was an opportunity for the 30 attendees, including coaches from Active Children Portland’s 11 different sites, to come together to learn about Active Children Portland’s program model, curriculum, and best practices.

Active Children Portland Executive Director Ben Dudley and Program Manager Jared Hoffman led the coaches through an on field practice demonstration with support from the rest of the Active Children Portland team. Thank you to adidas for allowing us to use the field!


Ben Dudley runs our coaches through dribbling drills.

A very special thank you to Diana Cutaia from Coaching Peace for working with our coaches and helping prepare them for the upcoming season. We’d also like to thank Providence for coming out and talking to our coaches about concussion awareness in order to help us keep students safe on the field!


Diana Cutaia from Coaching Peace talking to our coaches.

Thank you to our volunteers, supporters, sponsors and coaches for making this training a great day! We’re very excited for the spring soccer season to get underway. Coaches are essential to ensuring Active Children Portland’s programs run smoothly, and we appreciate all of their hard work and dedication!

We’ll see you on the field, and be sure to check out some more pictures from our training below!


Executive Director Ben Dudley (center) speaks to the coaches. Program Manager Jared Hoffman (seated, left) is also pictured.

Live practice demonstration out on the adidas field.

Live practice demonstration out on the adidas field.

One of our coaches shows off some sweet ball handling skills!

Help Us Grow! Raise 2015


Active Children Portland is proud to announce RAISE 2015!

Presented by Soccer Shots, Organic By Nature, Beef Northwest, and Pacific Foods.

We hope you can join us at the adidas Village Conference Center and Lounge in North Portland on April 10th for an evening dedicated to honoring youth, creativity and sports.

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We’re putting together the roster for RAISE 2015, and we want you to be on our team. RAISE 2015 is an evening to help empower and celebrate children in local schools participating in Active Children Portland. It’s sure to be a great night filled with memorable highlights, including special guest:

•Active Children Portland National Poetry SLAM participants

•Portland Timber Darlington Nagbe*

• Portland Timber Coach Coach Caleb Porter*

• Portland Timber nat Borchers*

Help us make RAISE 2015 a success, and join the team today! Tickets are $100/person or you can bring your team for $1000.  Not only does your $1000 donation give your team of 10 a fun-filled night, but it also provides five students with an entire season of sports based youth development.


WHEN: 7pm on April 10th, 2015 WHERE: adidas Village Conference Center Lounge 5055 N. Greeley Ave. Portland OR 97217IMG_4000IMG_3666



















We’ll see you on April 10th at adidas!

*player appearance subject to change

attendees must be 21 yrs and older to attend

Students Attend Blazers vs. Mavericks

Last Thursday, students from Markham, Whitman, and Cesar Chavez Elementary Schools attended the Portland Trail Blazers game. The kids had a great time rooting the Blazers on to victory in a potential playoff match up against the Dallas Mavericks.

Thank you to Make It Better, Adidas Basketball, Neighborhood House and Impact NW for making Thursday night possible. The students had a great time, and it was a night they won’t be forgetting anytime soon.



Cheering on Rip City!


A little pre-game teamwork.


Smiles all around!

RESPECT 2.0 PSA Featuring Kap

One of our Active Children Portland basketball players, Kap, from Whitman Elementary School, was recently featured in a PSA with Portland Trailblazer’s all-star point guard Damian Lillard.

Respect_Kap from Trail Blazers on Vimeo.

Special thanks to The Portland Trailblazers Foundation and Damian Lillard for allowing us to participate.
We would like to thank adidas basketball for the great uniforms and shoes for our teams.




This is the schedule for Basketball games Saturday, February 14th. The games will be a lot of fun, so please come out and support!!

The Markham Eagles boys will be playing at Charles Jordan CC at 3:00pm. The Markham girls are playing at Markham at 11:20pm.

The Oliver Otters are playing at 10:10am at Faubion. The Oliver girls will be playing at 11:20am at Faubion.

The Whitman Wildcats are playing at 9:00 am at Kelly. The Whitman girls will be playing at 11:20 am at Jason Lee.

The Cesar Chavez boys will be playing at 1:50pm at Cesar Chavez.

We’ll see you there!

Volunteer for 50/50!!!

5050 Raffle Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to attend the Timbers and Thorns FC games to sell 5050 raffle tickets. The Timbers and Thorns FC 5050 Raffles are huge fundraising opportunities for Active Children Portland … meaning more kids throughout Portland will benefit!!

Volunteers partner up to sell tickets to fans before the match until the end of half time and are then invited to watch the remainder of the game. It’s a fun and dynamic way to participate in the game day experience while helping out the kiddos.  All volunteers get a pass to the adidas employee store and can win other prizes.

To sign up, click here!

Please email to sign up for games or if you have any questions.