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PSV UNION FC College Soccer Resources


Through this agreement all PSV Union FC members will enjoy a variety of free-of-cost  Soccerbook Consulting services to all prospective female college track players and families of players who are seeking a college track environment with a strong focus on academics, training & customized pathway to college. Click HERE to learn more about the partnership. 

Soccerbook's Club College Affiliate Program is a customized service provided to youth soccer clubs seeking stronger connectivity to college soccer programs and maximizing their players' college aspirations. Soccerbook works with affiliate club officials and their coaching staff to assist in educating and communicating the college process to its member players and families while developing a pipeline of college bound players for clubs seeking to strengthen their visibility as developers of college talent. 

Soccerbook is partnered with and powered by, college recruiting partner and sponsor of the soccerloco San Diego Surf Cups and Northern California Spring Showcase. Pass2me is a robust privacy protected, user-generated cloud-based soccer specific social networking and communication platform. Soccerbook modernizes the college recruiting process using the latest technology and engages its members' players, coaches and parents to provide user-generated content under the watchful eye of the club management, enabling the club to promote a club culture and ensure quality and appropriate content.

Soccerbook's College affiliate program brings the college recruiting process in-house, enabling club coaches and DOC's to create college opportunities for its players. Soccerbook provides a solution for clubs seeking to improve their players visibility and college recruiting opportunities while enhancing internal club communications between its members and the club and external club communication with college coaches. Soccerbook works with affiliate club managers, board members, coaches, players and parents to provide are more efficient recruiting process. Soccerbook provides guidance and support in a variety of ways.  Read here and here to learn about Soccerbooks Surf Cup college recruiting projects and here to learn about the Northern California Spring Showcase partnership


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


PSV Union originally derived from World Soccer owned and operated by PSV Union co-ounder & Coaching Director Gary Ireland and co-founder Simon Ireland. Carine Ireland also coached with World Soccer prior to co-founding PSV Union FC enjoying much success. The Ireland's only coached and trained many of these players on a daily basis but were instrumental in helping them with the college recruiting process spending extensive time with the players and families as well as college coaches refining the search and mentoring the players through the entire process

* 50+ 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

7 year PSV Union FC player Annie Kingman scores for UNC against NCAA Champions Florida State

7 year PSV Union FC player Annie Kingman scores for UNC against NCAA Champions Florida State

Current Mexico Women's National Team player Veronica Perez. Veronica scored the winning goal against the USA to take Mexico to the FIFA World Cup in Germany

PSV Union 97G winners of 2017 Surf Cup has players heading to UNC, UCLA, Stanford, Dartmouth

Former PSV Union player & coach Regina Holan was a USA U20 National Team player & Greece National Team Player. She was a Cal standout & Parade All American. She played professionally in Czech Republic for Sparta Prague. NCAA All Tournament team.

PSV Union player & 2X NCAA D1 Champion Kelsy Hollenbeck celebrating with Portland teammates

7 year PSV Player will play for UCLA Womens Soccer in 2016


Dana Schwartz USC 2012 ISRAEL U19
Briana Thomasson UC Riverside 2012
Amanda Perez Washington 2012/13 MEXICO U20 & FULL WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM
Nicki Palermo Chicago 2012
Annie Kingman UNC 2014 USA U15 & U18 CAMP & USA NATIONAL TEAM
Siobhan Cox Stanford 2013
Sydney Carr Santa Barbara 2013
Maya Norman Bowdoin 2013
Mia Venuti Santa Cruz 2013
Ashley Zhao UCSD 2013
Jacey Pederson UCLA 2016 USA U15 & U17
Madison Morgan Middlebury College 2014
Annie McEachron Rochester 2015
Zoe Enright Dartmouth 2016
Olivia Athens UNC 2017
McKenna Angotti Stanford 2017
Alison Lu East Coast 2016
Gabriella Marta Long Beach State 2017
Jessika Cowart University of Washington 2017
Georgia Kingman UNLV 2016

Players trained by Gary, Carine, Simon Ireland (World Soccer/Soccerbook/PSV)

Veronica Perez Washington Mexico Womens National Team FIFA World Cup 10
Dana Schwartz USC 2012 Israel U19 UEFA U19 Champs 5
Briana Thomasson Riverside 2012 9
Amanda Perez Univ of Washington 2012/13 Mexico U17/20 & Current Full National Team FIFA U17 & U20 World Cup 9
Nicki Palermo Chicago 2012 4
Kelsy Hollenbeck Portland Cal North State Team-2 x NCAA Champion 4
Christie GinannI Colorado College 7
Alissa Boddie Princeton three year NorCal state ODP & regional ODP. Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week 8
Kelly Sweitzer Colorado Cal North State Team
Regina Holan Portland & Cal USA U/20 & Greece Parade All American. All America NCAA Freshaman and All- Tournament team 5
Maddie Payne Boston College 4
Tristan Ngoon UC Davis All-California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer First-Team 4
Penny Penny Schenkkan Emory 3 years club coaching & small groups
Leana Racine Emory 3 years club coaching & small groups
Melissa Woo Cal Poly Cal North State Team 8
Erin Ruck Yale 4 years club & Small Group coaching
Stephanie Woo Denver Cal North State Team 8
Brooke O'Hanley Portland Carolina-WUSA National Champions Cal State Team & National Club Champion 7
Martina Holan-Franko Colordao National Champion. LA Sol (WPS) 2nd All Time Leading Scorer 5
Casey Clark Colorado All Time Assist Leader 3
Callie Withers Stanford WPS Professional 3
Mary Trigg Fresno State 2
Jennifer Medina Cal USA U-16/17 National Team 2 year team trainer/small groups 3 years/camp counsellor 2 years
Lorrie Fair North Carolina USA National Team. Philadelphia in WUSA Parade All American. 3 x NCAA Champion 5
Ronnie Fair Stanford USA National Team & & Diego & New York (pro) 2 years team training & 2 years small groups & camp counsellor
Elizabeth Dosa Michigan 2 years Small Group & Private Training
Jessica Koppel Colorado Cal North State Team 4 years Team, Small Group & Private Training
Kat McAuliffe Santa Clara 4 Years Team, Private & Small Group

Other players coached by PSV Union/World Soccer privately, small groups, teams

Bonnie Bowman Santa Clara. Trained privately, small groups and on teams. Jenna Shuer Stanford University. Trained privately, small groups and on teams Hanna Wachtel William & Mary. Trained privately, small groups and on teams. Ali Kopfmann Duke. Trained privately, small groups and on teams. Kelsy Rogind University of Michigan. Trained privately, small groups. Maggie Goldstein Dartmouth. Trained privately, and Small Groups. Stephanie Randall University of San Francisco Jessie Duller Cal Poly SLO Lauren Philibosian St Mary's & UC Santa Cruz Sam Bengston Cal Poly SLO Lauren Tippets- Duke Faustine Dufka Washington


1: Personal recommendation from professional soccer coaches or reputable individuals (current and former professional players and coaches and club coaches or DOC's).

By far the best way to get recruited. Our PSV staff as well as the partnership with Soccerbook ensures we are connected to nearly every college in the country. Most of the recruiting is done this way. Generally the greater the reputation of the coaching staff the stronger the recommendation. Getting validation from a trusted source is based on several criteria: 

1) Are you able to play at the level you are seeking to play? 2) Are you academically qualified: What will you be like as a person and player in 2-3-4 years? Is this player likely to improve and motivated? What are the players' technical, tactical and physical qualities? Is the player coachable and interested in learning? Do they have a good attitude and have a positive impact on teammates? What is the players commitment like now? Do they apply themselves in practice and have a good work ethic & enthusiasm in the game? Do they self-train and motivated to do their homework on their own without being prompted? 

a) Playing Ability

b) Coachability 

c)  Reputation i.e top youth club coaches and professional trainers are in the 'reputation protection' business. They wont refer you unless a few criteria are met. Ability. a good attitude, committment to the game and improving as well as a strong desire to play for a particular school will get you the connection you usually need. Players with ability but a poor attitude and poor training habits wont get the introduction they need. Remember, the school is asking for a 4 year reference. They want to know what you will be like in 2-3- 4 years.

College coaches then follow up with a personal visit to games and practices. they will always want to see a player train and play and know the background and habits of a player. what will this player be like when they join a college program? how do they practice? do they train well? are the interested in the game? will they excel? do they have the desire and dedication and aptitude for self improvement (remember there a tonne of NCAA restrictions that prevent college coaches from 'forcing' players to even practice! to improve once in the door? getting into a program and staying in are 2 different things.

2: College ID & Summer ID camps 

Excellent way for coaches to see players for extended period of time; these camps allow colleges to be creative with NCAA recruiting rules re: recruiting. its a great way for college coaches to get to know the players' personality. coachability, attitude (towards teammates, coaches etc) and training habits; excellent way for players to see the campus and get a feel for the environs and meet the staff). Do not attend an ID camp without consulting with PSV Union to check if it the right fit for you. Generally its not advisable to attend ID camps until after Freshman year. 

3: League Play & Practice 

Very important to see players play in their element- coaches like to see how players train). We have had many players offered scholarships and roster spots from being scouted at training games or practice games at hour home field. 

4: Club ID Platforms 

National team, US Soccer Federation Trainings, ODP, PDP, id2 platforms. (even these players will need to get a strong recommendation: training habits; future potential etc). These platforms will not provide you with college assistance. Unless players are on the National teams most players who attend these events will only gain some attention. College coaches will look favorably on players who are selected to these platforms but they wont guarantee players a spot on a college team. 

5: Tournaments

Hit and miss. You may play well, or not; Coaches may or may not see your best performances;You may even not be on the field when they are watching- they may not even be there- A good place to get 'seen' but you will still need personal references and you will likely be told to attend their ID camps and they will tell you they will follow up with more scouting. 

6: Video 

Be careful with what you upload. Make sure you coordinate with the PSV Director of Coaching to see if your video is going to get you the positive response you are seeking. Most videos are made poorly and can hurt, rather than help, your chances. College coaches know every editing trick in the book. Videos rarely work unless they are very well filmed & edited. Research thoroughly before sharing film. Do not send more than 2-3 mins of highlights.