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PSV UNION FC- A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE

PSV Union originally derived from World Soccer owned and operated by PSV Union co-Founder & 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. Gary, Carine and Simon Ireland not 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.


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


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

Former Liverpool FC & PSV Union FC ladies team player Carine Ireland (left) is now the Girls Director of Coaching & Operations Manager at PSV Union


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 Kelsy Hollenbeck celebrating with Portland teammates


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


RECENT PSV UNION FC PLAYERS COMMITTED TO COLLEGES

NAME SCHOOL YEAR NATIONAL TEAM
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 North Carolina 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

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

NAME SCHOOL YEAR NATIONAL TEAM/PRO YOUTH HONORS COLLEGE HONORS INTERNATIONAL HONORS # OF YEARS TRAINED
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 & an Diego & New York. (professional) 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


HOW TO GET RECRUITED

Personal recommendation from professional soccer coaches or reputable individuals (current and former professional players and coaches and club coaches or DOC's). Most people at the higher levels are connected to one another. For the most part, its a very private newtork. Getting acess to this network is based on a few criteria. How do you train? What will you be like in 2-3-4 years? Is this player likely to improve and motivated? What are the players like technically, tactically, physically? Are the coachable and interested in learning? Do they have a good attitude? What is their committment like now; do they work hard on the practice field and have a good work ethic in the game? 

a) Playing ability- Get Evaluated Here

b) Coachability Get Evaluated Here

c)  Reputation i.e top youth club coaches and professional trainers are in the 'reputation protection' business. They wont refer you unles 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. Get Evaluated Here

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.

College ID and summer 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)

League play and 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. 

ID platforms National team, US Soccr Federation Trainings, ODP, PDP, id2 platforms. (even these players will need to get a strong recommendation: training habits; future potential etc)

Tournaments Hit and miss. You may play well, or not; Coaches may not see your best performances;You may even not be on the field. 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 ID camps and they will follow up more scouting. Tell college coaches which tournament youre going to here. 

Video Supplement Be very careful with what you choose to send. 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. Coaches know every editing trick in the book. Videos rarely work unless they are very well done. Research thoroughly before sending out any film.