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!
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 practice and play year-round. Fall Season (Aug-Nov) and Spring Season (Mar-Jun) are regular league seasons during which time we play league games and tournaments. 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.
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 superb 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.
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.
During our Winter training season, we are more flexible with practice attendance and players are able to incorporate other activities during this time, and oftentimes during Spring as well. Winter is a great developmental season that is more flexible for those doing a second sport during this season. While some players have taken the Winter season off, that is less common as almost all players choose to continue during the Winter. We do require players to be committed to the team during the league seasons, and encourage them to continue to train 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 FC.
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, but many opt out to train with club during winter season to optimize their level of training, benefit from a focused and high level training environment and concentrate on developing essential high level skills.
For players born on OR after the dates listed below
For more information on each individual Team, visit specific Team pages.
We welcome interested players to come tryout with our teams. Please contact us at email@example.com for specific tryout dates & information.
* 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.