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TRYOUTS

GETTING STARTED

We welcome interested players to come tryout with our teams. Contact manager@psvunion.org for specific tryout dates & information. For more information on each individual Team, visit specific Team pages. 

 

* For players ages 4-6, we encourage you to try the PSV Union Academy. The Academy is a training program for the youngest players and teaches the fundamentals of soccer. There are no tryouts for this program and anyone can participate, but we invite you to attend 1-2 practices first to see if it's a good fit before signing up for the whole season.

HISTORY OF SUCCESS

 

  • 47+ NCAA D1 & D3 Players 
  • 7 World Cup & Olympic Players
  • 12 US Soccer Training Center Players
  • 13 National Youth Team Players
  • 23 Regional ODP/PDP Players
  • 5 National Id2 Camp
  • 35 California State PDP/ODP Players
  • 500+ High School Varsity Players

PLAYERS COACHED BY OUR STAFF HAVE PLAYED FOR THESE SCHOOLS

Santa Clara, Stanford, William & Mary, Duke, Michigan, Dartmouth, USF, Cal Poly, St Mary's, Santa Cruz, Duke, Washington, Colorado College, North Carolina, Cal, Fresno State, Portland, Denver, Yale, Emory, UC Davis, Boston College, Princeton, Chicago, UCLA, Riverside, USC, Santa Barbara, Bowdoin, UCSD, Amherst, Rochester. 


TRIALISTS/TRAINING PLAYERS ACTIVATE A FREE PLAYER PROFILE ON PASS2ME

Follow these simple steps to activate your Player Page on Pass2me. We like to learn more about the player before extending an invitation to train or tryout. Players should list their favorite player, favorite team, juggling score, GPA/academics and more about themselves including playing experience and ambitions and anything they might want to share about themselves including awards and achievements. The players 'Player Page' is NOT publicly viewable. Once youve uploaded the information we can see if its a good fit for both the player an the club. All PSV Union players have a player page on Pass2me. Having a Player Profile on Pass2me makes the tryout process much easier for our coaching staff and management. Players under the age of 13 should have Player Pages managed/owned by their parents. PSV Union coaches and players use players Pass2me Player Pages to share player activity (training, games), college recruiting, share video & docs (premium option) as well as evaluations.  We require players to set up a Player Page so PSV coaches can evaluate and track the player during training, pre-tryouts & tryouts.  

1: START A FREE ACCOUNT ON  Pass2me.com

2: ACTIVATE YOUR FREE PLAYER PAGE ON Pass2me.com  (To do this simply click on the Player Page drop down option once in your account and find the 'Activate Player Page'. Add your childs name if the parent owns the account- this will not change the name of the master account holder-only Player Page)

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3: BECOME A FRIEND OF PSV UNION ON PASS2ME (optional) click here to join PSV Union FC account http://pass2me.com/profile.php?user=psvunion

note: upon activating your Player Page, players are searchable on the Pass2me Player Tracker system. Once your Player Page is activated PSV will request to join your page. Only members of the players Player Page can view details and follow this player. Parents, club coaches typically belong to the players Player Page. 


PSV UNION PLAYING STYLE AND COACHING PHILOSOPHY- WE COACH THE PLAYER!

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!  


How important is it for a club’s philosophy to permeate throughout the club?

Very important. At Barcelona, the philosophy is all about the touch and what they do with the ball rather than a particular system of play. Nobody, including me, can see what system they play because the players are so good and can all interchange positions. But everyone at Barcelona knows how they have to touch the ball and the runs they need to make. At Ajax, they have been playing the same 4-3-3 system since the 1970s, in the days of Johan Cruyff. Every team in the club has to play this way. I recall my last season as a player there in 1997-98, when Morten Olsen was head coach. We were doing fantastically well; top of the league and 10 or 11 points clear of PSV in second. But for one fixture all three of our wingers were injured, so Morten decided that we would need to play 4-4-2. We won the game, but the next day there were reports in the press saying “Disaster…how can Ajax play 4-4-2?” It was as though we’d committed a major offence.I don’t believe you should be quite so rigid in your philosophy, but it does need to permeate the whole club, through the system of player progression. If there is a clear club philosophy, the young players coming through know the basics they need to progress. (Michael Laudrup) http://www.leadersinfootball.com/blog/the-leader/the-manager-magazine-michael-laudrup-interview/


WE DON'T LIKE TO CALL THEM TRYOUTS

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. 


PSV UNION PLAYERS PLAY YEAR ROUND

PSV Union players practice and play year-round: 

 

  • SPRING SEASON (Mar-Jun)
  • SUMMER SEASON (June-July- CAMPS ) 
  • FALL SEASON (Aug-Nov)
  • WINTER SEASON (Dec-Feb) is primarily a "training" season where most sessions consist of practices and practice small-sided games, with occasional friendly games, as well as small group trainings for players participating in high school soccer. Our focus is on developing very specific techniques and improving certain aspects of the game by concentrating on more practices and less full-field "official" games.time we play league games and tournaments

AM I A GOOD FIT FOR PSV UNION?

If you really enjoy the game, want to learn and committed to improving then you are probably a PSV Union-type player. We look for the correct attitude in a player FIRST as a pre-requisite to becoming a member of the club. We offer top quality instruction and a high level training environment that focuses on teaching and developing a passion for the game over the long term. Our goal is to help all players learn and improve, whatever their level or experience. If players come to PSV Union when they are young then naturally we have a chance to impact their long term development and ultimately long term success. Players who come to us older can still learn but time is time and the chances of it being a 'match' decreases as players become older. Players seeking to play in college will find PSV is the right environment to attain this goal. 


OTHER SPORTS & SOCCER AT PSV UNION

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 who choose to take Winter off or cannot attend the minimum required events are welcome to tryout if they wish to return in the Spring. There is no gurantee that player will be accepted back into the club if they take time off. A number of factors will determine this. 

 

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.


PSV UNION RECEIVES COLLEGE GUIDANCE FROM SOCCERBOOK

PSV UNION PARTNERS WITH COLLEGE GUIDANCE ORGANIZATION SOCCERBOOK TO HELP PLACE PLAYERS IN COLLEGE


TRYOUT & TRAINING PROTOCOL

PSV can take trialists & training players if: 

  • Players are healthy with no injuries or illness preventing them from full participation
  • Players are scheduled to play a game the day of a game (on their existing team)
  • Players/Family has advised their current team coach and manager that they intend to tryout. 
  • Player is unsigned or not committed to an existing team. 
  • Player has ceased to play or train with their existing team
  • Player has established a training regimen with PSV subject to the approval of PSV and existing team

PSV can not 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.  


AGE GROUPS

For players born on OR after the dates listed below. Relevant through July 31st, 2014. 

U5   - 8/1/08 - 7/31/09
U6   - 8/1/07 - 7/31/08
U7   - 8/1/06 - 7/31/07
U8   - 8/1/05 - 7/31/06
U9   - 8/1/04 - 7/31/05
U10 - 8/1/03 - 7/31/04
U11 - 8/1/02 - 7/31/03
U12 - 8/1/01 - 7/31/02
U13 - 8/1/00 - 7/31/01
U14 - 8/1/99 - 7/31/00
U15 - 8/1/98 - 7/31/99
U16 - 8/1/97 - 7/31/98
U17 - 8/1/96 - 7/31/97
U18 - 8/1/95 - 7/31/96