West Pines Youth Academy

The Youth Academy is open to all players ages 4 to 10

WPU Youth Academy Program

The WEST PINES UNITED FC YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM provides a developmental bridge between recreational soccer and competitive premier soccer for U5-U10 age groups.

Typically the Youth Academy is for those players that excel at the recreational level and desire a more challenging environment that is more competitive with advanced coaching.


Youth Academy

Our Player Development Philosophy

West Pines United F.C.’s philosophy is to develop technically sound players in a fun and competitive environment while encouraging individual creativity. We want players to encounter soccer-specific problems and discover solutions, improvise and make decisions on their own during practices and games. The Youth Academy’s ultimate goal is to allow the athlete to learn the necessary skills and technique to develop the total soccer player.

The Academy curriculum is created by our West Pines United FC Youth Academy Director, and will help each player develop the skills necessary to compete on a high level. West Pines United Coaches will lead each training group, with a low player to instructor ratio (10:1).  The Youth Academy sessions consists of 18 (1 hour) training modules, and can supplement the players current recreational season.

2021-2022 Training Sessions

March 22nd – May 28th, 2021Closed

2 Days Per Week Sessions – Academy Fee $245 total for Entire Session

(Select two days: Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs)


July 5th – August 13th, 2021Open

3 Days Per Week Session – Academy Fee $245 total for Summer Session Only

Silver Lakes North park
(Monday, Wednesday  and Thursday)

Session 1 (2021-2022 Season)Coming August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday


  • Fees include Skills Training and Balance, Coordination, Agility training and small sided games.
  • Open registration is now available.
  • Anyone can apply to the Youth Academy training sessions at anytime, regardless of the time of year and of soccer association affiliation.
  • Please note, due to Covid-19 guidelines mandated by the City of Pembroke Pines all parents must drop off player and remain in their vehicles. If an adult must be out of their vehicle to use the premises, for an approved use; you must use a face mask. Except when engaged in strenuous activities.
  • Parents may not set up chairs to sit out on field or congregate in any park areas.
  • No player may share a drink or snack. Players MUST have their own bottles for hydration. No team coolers are allowed and water fountains are closed.
  • All equipment is disinfected prior and after each session.
  • Coaches and players are the only ones allowed on the field during practices.
  • Upon arrival all players will have their temperatures taken at check in by a Coach, with a thermal reader. Once player is cleared to enter the field. They will be prompted to their “locker room” (a red cone on the field, placed 6 ft apart from all other cones) to place their water/belongings aside their cone. To keep all players at 6 ft apart while they are waiting for the session to start and or at water break.
  • Parents it is your responsibility to make sure your child is not exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms or following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, Fever exceeding 100.4F, diarrhea, body aches, new loss of taste or smell..
  • If you display any of these symptoms, please do not attend practice and consult with your personal physician.
  • Parents can choose from the following days to train: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If you purchase twice a week, you select two out of the four days. If you purchase three times a week, you train on either Mon, Tues, Wed and or Thurs. Selected dates are taken by attendance. Meaning the selected days you choose are noted and recorded on the days your child participates. Lets say your child participates the first week on Tues and Thursday. It will be recorded they will attend on those days.
  • Available training days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Silver Lakes North park
2300 NW 172 Ave
Pembroke Pines fl 33209

Coach Henry Pedraza

Coach Henry Pedraza

Youth Academy Director


Get In Touch

Team Check-inItems needed
  1. Roster - Your Official State Roster (FYSA) or US Club Roster
    or AYSO Roster.
  2. Player Passes - for each player, coach, assistant coach, manager
  3. Medical Releases - for each player signed by a parent. Teams can use their club’s medical releases. These do not need to be notarized.
  4. Guest Player Forms - signed by the borrowing club’s registrar for any guest players outside the club. (These forms will need to be dropped off at the Tournament headquarters prior to 1st game played)

All check-ins will take place with the referees prior to each game played

( unless otherwise noted on the website front page or via email notification)

For larger Tournaments we may need to have team check-in on the Friday night prior to the tournament date

Further questions can be answered via email:
Thank you

Todd Goodman

West Pines United FC, one of the largest competitive travel youth soccer programs in South Florida is pleased to announce that Todd Goodman has been named as our new Director of Coaching.

Goodman brings a wealth of experience from his playing & coaching career. He began his collegiate playing career at Miami Dade South CC, where he captained the team to the NJCAA National Championship. The following season, he accepted a full soccer scholarship to the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he is still listed in their All-Time Scoring Record Books. Goodman then proceeded to play professionally as he traveled to play in three different countries which included stints in the United States, Israel & Jamaica.

Goodman has coached at numerous different levels which have included the youth, ODP, High School & Collegiate levels. He currently serves in the capacity of Head Coach/Director of American Heritage Plantation High School where he has won back-to-back FHSAA State Championships while being named Coach of the Year on seven separate occasions by various organizations.

Coach Goodman reflected on his DOC appointment, "I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank the WPU BOD for entrusting me in guiding one of the top programs in South Florida Youth Soccer. Our visions are aligned & I look forward to enhancing our Club culture while implementing pathways of progression for our player pool."

Tournament Fields
Chapel Trail Sports Park
19531 Taft Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
West Pines Soccer Park Pines
200 SW 196th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Towngate Park
901 NW 155th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Brian Piccolo Park
9501 Sheridan St Hollywood, FL 33024
Bamford Park
3801 S Pine Island Rd Davie, FL 33328 Field Map
Mison Vida
17950 Griffin Rd Southwest Ranches, FL 33331
Vista Park
18800 Vista Park Blvd Weston, FL 33332
Silver Lakes Park
2300 NW 172th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Pembroke Pines Charter
17189 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
Walter C. Young
901 NW 129th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
David Posnak JCC
5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328
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