About the WCDA

The WCDA is a premier boy's youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and college readiness services for its members. Thirty youth soccer clubs across the western United States have formed the Western College Development Association, with teams representing clubs in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

Consistent High-Level Competition & College Readiness

A primary objective of the WCDA is to provide consistent high-quality competition and enhanced college readiness opportunities for their elite soccer players. The WCDA will also provide an improved scouting environment for college coaches by bringing all of the teams together for a showcase event in Las Vegas, Nevada in November, 2012. In addition, the WCDA has created a College Advisory Board composed of coaches from Division I, II and III soccer programs who provide guidance and direction over the college readiness component of the Association.

Member clubs are chosen by the WCDA's Soccer Advisory Board based on a number of criteria, including a club's history of elite youth player development and past success in elite competitions.

The WCDA is a supplemental program, and member teams will continue to play in other leagues, tournaments and State Cup competitions. Players will also be able to participate on their high school teams.

OSSA and the WCDA

As part of their commitment to focus on preparing individual players for opportunities to play college soccer OSSA recognizes the value of being a part of the WCDA. At the U15 to U18 ages players from OSSA boy's teams will compete and showcase themselves at the various events.

Tentative schedules for WCDA teams:

U13 Boy's and U14 Boy's

Crossfire Premier - July 19-22 and then Juventus (San Francisco) Aug 31 to Sept 2

U13 Girl's and U14 Girl's

Crossfire Premier - July 19-22 and then Las Vegas Silver State, Jan 24-26 2014

Each club can opt to not include certain age groups if they wish to. OSSA will let people know what age groups it does not intend on forming WCDA teams in prior to tryouts.