PSV Union FC provides opportunities for players to play and train 'up' providing a vertical pathway of player development within the club that ultimately feeds into the Norcal Premier/NPL.
PSV Union 04 is a Premier level team based in the Palo Alto/Stanford area. We are currently playing in the 2003 NPL Champions League division.
Most recently, this team won the top bracket at the Silverlakes Fall Showcase in November 2018, beating some top USSDA and ECNL teams.
In the Spring of 2017 they finished as champions of the U13 Norcal Premier Region 2 Premier Division. (see table below). This past Fall and Spring the team played in the USSDA.
For the top 2004 players, there are opportunities to guest play up with our 2000/2001 and 2002/2003 age groups. All the girls 2000-2004 are very familiar with training together or side by side on the same field. Although every player has a 'primary' team our club is very fluid with our age groups, i.e. we have players who are able to guest play up frequently, then back at their own age group and we have teams with mixed age groups. We run the club centrally, and it's a small club, so there's a family feel to it, and we really guide and set the development philosophy for all the teams and they are trained and coached in the same way by the same team of coaches who collaborate so all the players know each other, are accustomed to training together every week.
* Practices are 4x p/w (3x/week team + 1x/week technical training) + 1 weekend game (includes extra technical and physical training)
* Program is year-round (fall, winter, spring) + optional summer training/clinics June & July, which all the girls participate in (everyone joins in to a different degree depending on summer vacations/commitments/schedule etc.
* Players return at the end of July for team camp, including Silverlakes or Surf Cup (end of July) then the fall preseason in August
For U13/14 and older, our model is much like a "pre-college academy", i.e. our players 7/8th grade and older are aiming to play in college (whatever the level depends; we have players on track for D3 colleges, and players committed to D1/youth national team levels). We provide college advice and guidance for all PSV members. For younger age groups, our focus is simply on long term development and helping players develop a love for the game and interest in continually learning and enjoying practicing and training
PSV Union is an all-girls soccer club with a focus on long term development in all aspects of the game (technical, tactical, psychosocial, physical), starting with teaching and developing a strong technical base and fundamental tactical understanding of the game, and encouraging homework and practicing outside of team trainings. We expect every PSV player to play some form of college soccer or beyond. Our club model is based around collaboration of various age groups, and a learning environment involving mentorship between older and younger players, from our youngest teams U7/8 to our oldest, U17/18. Younger players frequently guest "up" with older teams when they are ready. The team trains the same day as the older college bound players and often at the same location so the youngsters get a chance to see the olders; how they train, warm up, interact etc.