Junior Academy



Players born: 2012 -2014 (2020-21 season)

The Bend FC Timbers Junior Academy(JA) is the club's 'bridge' between our developmental and recreational leagues and our competitive youth program. The Junior Academy is for players in 3rd and 4th grade who are wanting a year long soccer experience (with multiple breaks - see below) and looking for a more competitive training environment. 

What does a full year of BFCT Junior Academy soccer look like? Simply put, you register once and pay the fee and your player is set for his or her soccer experience through the summer, fall and spring! The three seasons are separated by breaks including a summer break in July, spring break and other holidays. There are no Junior Academy sessions during the winter (November-February) but optional winter training programs are available for an additional cost (see the Winter Training page on our site).



JA practices will be 75 minutes in length and held 2 times per week. JA games will be played on a size appropriate field with 7 players per side including goalkeepers.

The Junior Academy Director will comprise 1-3 'travel teams' for both the boys and girls to compete in the OYSA U10 Valley League. This league is comprised of U10 'academy' teams from Bend, Eugene, Salem and Corvallis. Each club receives one home play date per season and games are held on four single days in a 'jamboree' style. The exact number of teams the club will enter in the Valley League will be based on the amount of BFCT U10 players and availability. Occasionally a U8 or U9 player will be 'called up' to compete in the league games as needed or warranted. 

Junior Academy Schedule for the 2021-22 Season (Summer / Fall / Spring) :

For the upcoming 2021-22 season, these are the eligible birth dates for the JR Academy.

U10's - players born in 2012.
U9's - players born in 2013.
U8's - players born in 2014.

Summer 2021 Junior Academy Season: (registration opens May 1, 2021)

Dates: May 31- August 15, 2021 (on break from July 5 - July 30)

Girls JR Academy: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 4:30 - 5:45
Location: Pine Nursery Park

Boys JR Academy: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 7:15
Location: Pine Nursery Park

Bend Premier Cup August 13 - 15, 2021.


Fall 2021 Junior Academy Season: 

Dates: August 30 - November 5, 2021


Spring 2022 Junior Academy Season: 

Dates: February 28 - May 1, 2022

Program Fee: $750 for full year. The fee is prorated if you register in the fall or spring.

The fee above does NOT include the necessary Bend FC Timbers uniform kit
For more information on the program contact: jmschwarze6@gmail.com