It has become clear that in order for young players to flourish in soccer it requires an unrealistic amount of money, time and resources. The players who are privileged enough to play at the elite level receive high quality coaching, state of the art equipment and training facilities. This gives those players an advantage. For families who can’t afford the high cost their youth are left with the option of playing at the recreational level or not playing at all.
The recreational level often has untrained parents as coaches, low quality training, equipment and facilities. PCFC was created out of a growing need for a soccer club that would provide a high quality playing experience for youth in Portland without the high expense. In the Fall of 2012 Kaig Lightner, Founder and Executive Director, began to develop the concept of PCFC in coordination with some passionate and frustrated soccer parents.