Portsmouth City Soccer Club was established in 1997 and is currently entering its 17th year as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children (ages 6-13) of Portsmouth, Greenland, Newington, and New Castle the opportunity to play competitive soccer.
For the 2014 Season PCSC will expand its program to include U7/U8 players. All players will receive skills training with a professional coach.
DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY – New for all U7 through U10 players will be a developmental academy run by a professional coach.
U7/U8 players will be limited to 60 players meeting one weekday and one weekend day each week. This group will be coed. Volunteer parent coaches will be assisting the professional coach.
U9 players will meet two times per week with a professional coach for training, with a game on Saturdays (these will be mostly instructional games with other PCSC teams, as well as “friendlies”, aka: scrimmages, with other towns who have developmental academy teams). Volunteer parent coaches are asked to participate as assistant coaches during the weekly practices working with the professional coach. These parent coaches will be the lead coach for weekend scrimmages. This group will be divided by gender for games and practices, and will not have set rosters for teams, like the U10 players below.
U10 players are part of the DevelopmentalAcademy and will meet two times per week with a professional coach for training. On the weekend they will play games in the New Hampshire Soccer League. They will also attend a Columbus Day Tournament. This group will be divided by gender for both practices and weekend games. The girls will all practice together during the week, as will the boys. Players will not be assigned to a specific team. Instead the team rosters will change weekly allowing for different players to play together each week. Volunteer parent coaches will assist the professional coach during the week but will be the lead coach for weekend games.
For more details on the DevelopmentalAcademy – please refer to the documents page on our site.
CLUB LEVEL TRAVEL TEAMS
U11 to U14 players will form teams as in 2013, and will register with the New Hampshire Soccer League. Where possible, teams will be selected by skill levels within each age group unless the PCSC Board determines otherwise. Each team will practice two times per week with their team with the opportunity for an extra day of skills training with a professional coach each week (not required, but encouraged).
PLAYER EVALUATIONS AND TRY-OUTS:
U7/U8 – Limited to 60 players. Placement with the Academy will be by interest and enthusiasm for the game of soccer. Cost: $75 per player for 8 week program, including t-shirt.
U9 – Selection based upon interest, enthusiasm, and basic skills. Cost $135 per player for 8 week program. Uniforms will be provided.
U10 - Selection based upon interest, enthusiasm and basic skills. Cost $145 per player for 8 week season & Columbus Day tournament. There will be a $60 uniform fee for those players requiring a new uniform.
U11 – U14 – Selection based upon skills, team composition and needs. Cost $145 per player for 8 week season, Columbus Day tournament, and, if selected, State playoffs at the end of the season. There will be a $60 uniform fee for those players requiring a new uniform. Shirts, shorts and socks will also be available for purchase separately for players who need new sizes.
There is a discount of $10 for each additional child for families who have more than one child playing for PCSC.
1. Registration for the Fall 2014 season opens April 1 - April 18 2014.
2. Tryouts for the Fall 2014 Season are May 16th, 17th, and 18th at SUSC indoors. Detailed dates/times to follow.
3. 2014 Summer Camp offered by Soccer Sphere for PCSC U8 - U14 players (going into grades 1-8) only 8/4/14 - 8/8/14 9:00 - 12:00 at the Portsmouth High School Turf
Go to http://abcsportscamps.com/sssoccer to register.