US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) & NorCal NPL:
JUNIOR ACADEMY PROGRAM
TRYOUT & TRIAL TIME PERIODS:
TRYOUTS (1999-2009) & TRIAL SESSIONS (2010-2012)
* Please contact: email@example.com to schedule a tryout/trial session(s).
The PSV Union FC philosophy is based on a long term approach to development that focuses on providing top level instruction and a positive learning environment encouraging and reinforcing the importance of practice and repetition to master the fundamentals and nurturing a love for the game. We have a strong club oriented model to promote this development in which all teams, players and coaches collaborate and cooperate to ensuring our long term players' development goals are achieved. Our highly qualified licensed coaches have many years of experience with all ages and levels around the world and have a strong commitment to teaching and sharing their passion for the game. PSV Union players range in age & level from 4-year-olds to 17-year-old National team and college bound players. We welcome players of various levels & experiences!
PSV Union FC is one of the 74 clubs nationwide and only 6 in Northern California selected by the US Soccer Federation as a US Soccer Development Academy in order to identify and develop the most talented and dedicated players for future national team and college level track. PSV Union FCAcademy is one of only 3 clubs nationwide that is exclusively all girls. PSV is also a Norcal NPL founding member with teams competing in the regions top divisions. The pathway for elite level soccer can be confusing. PSV removes the need to continually change clubs, leagues or organizations, providing a vertical pathway for players ages 4-18. Players seeking to make the transition from a recreational environment into a competitive one, or from a competitive environment to the Premier levels including college and national teams can find this challenging. When our Junior Academy players reach the age of 6 or 7, or whenever they are ready, they may be given the opportunity to “graduate” on to join a PSV Union competitive club team.
PSV can accept trialists/training players if:
PSV cannot sign players in mid season unless existing team coach/manager agrees to release player or established a training agreement with PSV. New players wishing to join PSV Union should complete their oblligations, including financial, to their existing team/club.
PSV Union players practice and play year-round. See this link for more details. http://www.psvunion.org/page/show/2676081-annual-calendar
Players & Parents follow these simple steps to activate your Pass2me account.
We want to learn more about the player before extending an invitation to train or tryout so we require parents/players to set up a Pass2me account so we can assess evaluate and track players. The players 'Player Page' data is NOT publicly viewable.
Once youve uploaded the information we can see if its a good fit for both the player an the club. Players under the age of 13 should have accounts managed/owned by their parents. PSV Union coaches and players use players Pass2me accounts to share player activity (training, games), college recruiting, share video & docs as well as evaluations and self evaluations.
Players should list:
* favorite player
* favorite team
* juggling score
* more about themselves including playing experience and ambitions and anything they might want to share about themselves including awards and achievements.
note: upon activating your Pass2me.com account players are searchable on the Pass2me Player Tracker system. Once your account is activated PSV will request to join your page. Only members of you page can view details of your page. fyi. parents, club coaches typically belong to the players accounts.
ACADEMY HOME PAGE
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
BOARD & STAFF
CODE OF CONDUCT
HOSTING & EVENTS
HIGH SCHOOL POLICY
HEALTH & NUTRITION
LIST OF NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS
PSV COLLEGE PLAYERS
EVALUATIONS & SELF EVALUATIONS
We dont have set tryout dates. Instead we invite all interested players to attend a few practices to see if there is a good fit. Practices are a great way for kids to get familiarized with a new environment and coaching program and get to know the coaches and players, and reduces the pressure of attending "tryouts" because we treat it as a training and learning opportunity as well as a chance for our coaches to assess players. We want to see how players train and how they absorb the material being illustrated by the PSV coaching staff.
Soccer players get better by playing soccer. Its a fact. While many of our players concentrate on soccer as their sport of choice, we do have a number of players (primarily U13 and younger) who participate in multiple sports. Soccer is the primary sport of players at PSV Union and they continue to practice and play year-round while participating in other activities. We prefer single sport (Soccer only) players in the club because these players tend to experience accellerated improvement. Few multi-sport players older than 13 years of age excel in the game.
During the Winter training season, we are more flexible with practice attendance and players are able to incorporate other activities during this time. Winter is a great developmental season that is more flexible for those doing a second sport during this season. Some on players on rare occasions take the Winter season off but almost all players choose to continue during the Winter.
Players are required to be committed to the team during the league seasons and require players to continue to train on their own (homework) throughout the year, even if on a reduced schedule during the off-seasons (winter and summer). If players want to participate in additional activities, we try to work with every player who loves soccer and is committed to the game so that they can still participate at PSV Union .
We encourage the continuation of training throughout the year because long term development comes from consistent training and repetition. Almost every one of our players chooses to play year round (although some of our youngest players reduce practices during the Winter), and this has helped tremendously in players' development and acquisition of new skills, techniques and understanding of the game.
High School aged players have the option of playing Winter High School soccer with some opting to train with club during winter season to optimize their level of training and benefit from a focused and high level training environment and concentrate on developing essential high level skills.