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Evaluation Schedule 5/19/17 - 5/21/17
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Evaluation Schedule 5/19/17 - 5/21/17

Evaluations will be held this coming weekend (5/19 - 5/21) at Seacoast United Soccer Club's indoor facility at 311 Winnacunnet Road,  Hampton.  All players should bring a ball, water, and wear sneakers or turf shoes (no cleats), and shin guards.    Parents should plan to drop off / and pick up - we ask that you please not hang around during the evaluations :-)

The schedule is as follows - we encourage all players to try to attend both sessions if possible but understand there are a lot of conflicting events at this time of year.  Please note - there are no evaluations for the Developmental Academy (DA), or 2007 girls.  There is only one timeslot scheduled for 2009 boys and 2009 girls each.  All other age groups have 2 timeslots. 



2009 Boys:  Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm (1 timeslot only)

2008 Boys: Saturday 5:00 - 6:15 pm,  and Sunday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2007 Boys:  Saturday 5:00 - 6:15 pm, and Sunday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2006 Boys:  Saturday 6:15 - 7:30 pm, and Sunday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

2005 Boys:  Saturday 6:15 - 7:30 pm, and Sunday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

2003 / 2004 Boys:  Friday 6:30 - 8:00 pm and Saturday 7:30 - 8:45 pm



2009 Girls:  Sunday 5:00 - 6:30 pm (1 timeslot only)

2008 Girls:  Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm, and Saturday 5:00 - 6:15 pm

2007 Girls:  No evaluations  (enjoy your weekend!)

2006 Girls:  Friday 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Saturday 6:15 - 7:30 pm

2005 Girls:  Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm,  and Sunday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

2003/2004 Girls:   Friday 6:30 - 8:00 pm  and Saturday 7:30 - 8:45 pm


by claire ingwersen posted 05/15/2017
PCSC Summer Camp

Portsmouth City Soccer Camp 7/31/17-8/4/17:  Mark your calendars for our annual summer camp hosted by Soccer Sphere.  Camp runs from 9-12 each day and is a great conditioning opportunity for your players prior to the formal season.

More info and registration:   http://abcsportscamps.com/sssoccer/info/26512

by posted 05/15/2017
PCSC Updates

PCSC Updates 


Portsmouth City Soccer Club Update on Goals, Structure, and Tryouts for the 2017 Season 


Our Goal 

Our goal at PCSC is to offer high quality soccer training and a positive team experience for youth players from the greater Portsmouth area.  We strive to provide a competitive team experience for all players, balanced with allowing all PCSC players to develop to their best individual potential. 


Director of Coaching and the use of Pro-Coaches 

In an effort to provide skilled training to our players, and to improve the level and consistency of training throughout the club, we are in the process of hiring a Director of Coaching (DOC).  We plan to continue with the targeted use of pro-coaches within the club to help our volunteer coaches develop our players.  We expect our DOC will help with updating our curriculum for player development, and will help our volunteer and pro-coaches follow that curriculum. 


Academy Structure 

PCSC uses an academy structure for its teams.  In an academy system, players are accepted as part of an Academy group rather than to a specific team during the team selection process.  Our age groups vary significantly from year to year both in terms of the number of players involved as well as the skill and maturity level of the players within each age group.  We anticipate some variability as well as flexibility with how the academy format is utilized because of these differences.  In working with the DOC, our coaching coordinators, and our board, our goal is to help our coaches create as positive a training experience as possible for as many players as possible within each age group.  In order to encourage the development of players that may be in between skill levels, the academy system allows for the rotation of players between teams of different skill level.  In most cases, the coaches of an age group will collaborate and release a schedule for the first four games of the 8 game season after the first few weeks of practice. The schedule for the second half of the season should be released after the first couple weekends of games.  A more detailed explanation of the academy philosophy and player development curriculum is in our Coach and Player Manual which will be forthcoming on our website (portsmouthcitysoccer.org) under the documents section. 


Behavior Policy and Expectations for PCSC Players and Families 

Parents should understand that their child must be available to play every weekend as we play an 8 game season over a 9 week season (the extra week is for Columbus Day when teams compete in a Columbus Day tournament that is separate from our league play).  Players are also expected to participate in all scheduled practices during the week.  In addition, players and parents are expected to adhere to our PCSC Parents and Players Behavior Expectations Agreement that is posted on our web site.  We expect this agreement to be signed by all players and parents at the start of the season and turned in to their coaches.  Each age group will hold a brief meeting (usually after an early season practice) for parents and players to meet with their coaches, review policies, and for other informational updates. 


Tryouts and Selection Process 

PCSC conducts tryouts/evaluations to provide the club with an early look at the players within each age group.  This early look helps our board and our coaches have time to plan how we can best meet the individual needs of each age group for the coming season.  Tryouts help PCSC determine how many teams we may field within each age group, our coaching needs as a club, and the anticipated level of play for our teams. When possible we try to avoid cutting players to keep as many interested youth soccer players as possible involved in the game and playing within our club.  In past years we have tried very hard to limit the number of players cut from our teams after tryouts.  We plan to continue with this philosophy of limited cuts based individually on the number of players, coaches, and talent level of the players within each age group.  For those players who are not invited to play with PCSC, there are other local soccer options outside of PCSC.  We encourage players not selected for our club to continue playing in one of these other programs (Portsmouth or Greenland Recreation, school based teams etc).  We anticipate that we will notify players of their selection status within a couple weeks after tryouts. 


Refund Policy 

There will be no refunds after team selections are announced (a couple weeks after tryouts). 




Look for an email soon regarding evaluation timing by age group.

Evaluations will take place at SUSC Hampton Fri-Sunday 5/19-21st.

Kids need to bring all their equipment: inflated ball, shin guards, mouth guard, turf shoes or sneakers, and water bottle.

Thank you all for your support.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

The PCSC Board and Coaches

by posted 05/15/2017
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