End of Season Director of Coaching Report
As we come to a close of this 2018-2019 season we have some important information for the upcoming tryouts and next season. First off, we are very excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 season. We have made some productive changes in how we are structuring the club this year, and these adjustments have been made to continue the evolution of the club and offer more opportunities for every level of play in the club. We are confident that these adjustments will continue to push the club forward as one of the top soccer clubs in South Florida.
Thank you to all of the Travel Leadership Committee, Team Managers, Registrar, Coaches, and Director for all of your effort and time to help shape our club this season. We are truely a soccer club because of all of you!
All new and returning players need to pre-register for tryouts!
Pre-Tryout Parent Information Meetings
Monday, May 20- Pine Trails Park Bleachers at Field 8
Rising U9-U11 Boys & Girls from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 21- Pine Trails Park Bleachers at Field 8
Rising U12-U15 Boys & Girls from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 22- Pine Trails Park Bleachers at Field 8
Rising U16-U18 Boys & Girls from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coever Skills Demonstration Session
Next season, we will have more emphasis on individual skills and decision making on our PSC Speed & Agility days. Next week, Coach Kevin Chin, will be coming out to demonstrate with the PSC U9-U10 boys and girls.
PSC Coever Skills Demonstration Schedule:
Monday, May 20: U9-U10 Boys from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Pine Trails Park #8
Tuesday, May 21: U9-U10 Girls from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Pine Trails Park #8
PSC TEAM SUCCESS
· 2004 Boys NPL – Advanced to the NPL FINALS in Chicago
· 2004 Boys- FL State Cup Elite 8 (Top 8 teams in the state)
· 2003 Boys Red- Advanced to the FL State Cup FINAL 4
· 2003 Boys White Palm Beach Cup CHAMPIONS
· 2003 Girls- FL State Cup Elite 8
· 2007 Girls: Palm Beach Cup FINALISTS
· 2008 Boys Red- Florida State CHAMPIONS!
· 2008 Girls White- Commissioners Cup FINALISTS
· 2008 Boys Navy- Pro-Classic Tournament CHAMPIONS
· 2010 Boys Red: Palm Beach Cup CHAMPIONS
· 2010 Boys White: Palm Beach Cup CHAMPIONS
Eleven PSC players have gone on to the highest level of youth soccer in America... Major League Soccer (MLS) Academies
All these players have played at least three seasons in Parkland.
1. Kai Thomas- New York City FC
2. Kobi Thomas- New York City FC
3. Delentz Pierre- Real Salt Lake
4. Bobby Pierre- Real Salt Lake
5. Miles Percovich- Inter Miami
6. Michel Keise- Inter Miami
7. Jullian Davidson-Inter Miami
8. Jacob Hines- Inter Miami
9. Logan Balser- Inter Miami
10. Neaj Desravins-Inter Miami
11. Gabriel Villa- Inter Miami
Who will be NEXT?
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS...PSC Forms Strategic Partnership with SCHACHTER SPORTS
The Parkland Soccer Club, is very proud to announce we will be having a German Id Summer Camp with Schächter Sports out of Germany, an affiliated academy partner to the Bundesliga Club of 1.FSV Mainz 05.
Unlike the relationship that most USA soccer clubs have with European teams, this relationship has no a marketing value for the European organization – the key word is OPPORTUNITY! This collaboration contains a variety of possibilities for American youth players - and it has been primarily established to improve the soccer development of PSC players and coaches and to open up real opportunities for PSC players to play in Europe. This camp will be organized by Roger Thomas, PSC Director and David Müller, This camp will be organized by Roger Thomas, PSC Director and David Müller, who is the Director of International program, SCHÄCHTER SPORTS.
PSC has always been player focused. We are a soccer club first and foremost and our commitment to player development is absolute. The camp with Schächter Sports is another step towards our vision of creating a “true club”, one that gives every PSC players who wants to play at the highest level a genuine opportunity to do so by providing the best possible pathway from a preparation and opportunity standpoint.
The PSC German ID Camp will be held from August 5-9, 2019 and is open to PSC and Non-PSC players. More information to follow! SAVE THE DATE!
Highlights and key changes to the structure include the enhancements to our National Premier League (NPL) Teams program.
The Florida National Premier League (FNPL) gave us platform across the state to compete against other top clubs. Two years ago we only had two PSC teams accepted and approved for the FNPL (2005 and 2006 PSC Red boys); and this past season we had 9 PSC teams participating in Florida National Premier League.
Due to the on-going PSC team success in the league each season, for the upcoming 2019-2020, our PSC teams first and second teams from U9 through U18 will have the chance to participate in a higher division and add more teams in the regionalize development league which is also sanctioned by US Club soccer.
We are excited as a club to finally have pathway from U9 though U19 for both red & white teams to participate in a Regional and National League platform.
Under these healthy competition program upgrades, our PSC boys and girls will enhance their training model by implementing a bi-weekly functional (position specific) training night throughout next season.
"New" Player Id Sessions
PSC will hold NPL Id sessions in the coming weeks for interested players outside of the club are assessed to make the teams for the 2019-2020 season. Id sessions will be conducted within the team session and are by Coach invite only.
What's NEW for 2019-2020
Technical Leadership: Zone 1-2-3
With growth of the club we believe it’s time to delegate the leadership responsibilities across the club by promoting from within the PSC Coaching Staff.
For the 2019-2020 Season we will divide the technical structure of the club into 3 Zones with three technical leaders to implement our full time directors curriculum and technical strategy. The benefit is more oversight since zone roles would be delegated. Further information will be communicated.
Roger Thomas: USSF 'A' License
Zone 1: Ages U9-U11 Boys and Girls Fundamental
Leaders: Patrick Darby USSF 'E' & Jon Nacimento USSF ‘D’
Zone 2: U12-U15 Boys and Girls Intermediate
Leaders: Laurie Thomas USSF ‘A’ License & Dumel Decius USSF ‘D’ License
Zone 3: U16-U19 Performance / College Coordinator
Leaders: Frantz Edouard USSF ‘D’ & Tony Davidson USSF ‘D’
Team Building Coordinator- All Zones
Luis Valente, USSF 'C'
Performance programs to make better fitness assessments to help our players work on becoming quicker, faster and stronger.
Director of Goalkeeper Training Methods
We plan on keeping our current keeper trainers and want to enhance their knowledge by getting someone with additional tactical knowledge of GK to further improve tactical development of the goalkeepers.
We are looking to add additional goalkeeper tactical training next season with workshops to improve team coaches understanding of how to train goalkeepers writhing team training. We are also looking to add a third GK coach to divide the responsibilities in the technical zone, so there would be three GK trainers.
Another, improvement we are hoping to implement more regularly is the video analysis component where several games could be filmed and analyzed with our staff and players. Some of our teams have used videos feedback over the last two seasons and seen huge benefits and impact with their player’s tactical and positional development. We are learning more and more about the importance of video feedback and we feel it vital that more of our PSC teams adapt using video for learning for PSC players and teams.
2019-2020 Showcase Tournaments
*subject to change / pending on level of team
Zone 1: U9-U11
· United Soccer Cup
· Weston Cup & Showcase
· West Pines
· Youth Pro Cup
· Palm Beach Cup
Zone 2: U12-U15
· Disney Qualifier
· Florida Elite Soccer
· Florida Kraze Krush
· Weston Cup & Showcase
· Germain Classis Cup: Sarasota
· Palm Beach Cup
Zone 3: U16-U9 (College Showcases)
· CASL – N. Carolina
· Disney Qualifier Showcase- Sept.
· Wags Girls - (Virginia) October
· Weston Cup & Showcase
· IMG – Bradenton, FL
· Players Development Academy (PDA), NJ
College Bound Players
PSC is committed to assisting our players in continuing their playing career in college and beyond. Our Director of Player Development Roger Thomas has an extensive background in coaching at the youth Level and has guided innumerable players through the college eligibility and commitment process. For more information feel free to reach out to Coach Roger.
PSC will offer college soccer counseling sessions.
- Counseling Sessions with collegiate coaches (FGCU, FIU, FAU, Broward College)
- Player Evaluation + Video Analysis
- Sample player profiles / mentoring
2019-2020 College ID sessions
Spring & Summer college iD sessions in Parkland and Central Florida.
Congratulations to Coach Frantz son and former PSC player, Jerry Edouard, who will be playing for University of Tennessee beginning in the Fall.
Coaching Education & Workshops
Many of our coaches got upgraded licenses this season with their coaching licenses and many of them are signed up for the summer for additional upgrades.
We believe that one of the important pillars of any soccer club is their coaches and we want to support coaches education and development.
We will be doing monthly in-house workshops for our coaches next season. We believe better coaches make better players and that if our coaches get more licenses and development it will have big impact on producing good players and teams.
Here are the current upgrades:
- Luis Valente: Completed USSF ‘C’- Scheduled for ‘USSF B’
- Cristian Raudales: Completed USSF ‘D’- Scheduled for ‘USSF C’
- Jon Nascimento: Completed USSF ‘D’
- Patrick Darby: Completed USSF 'E'- Scheduled for USSF 'D'
- Laurie Thomas: Completed USSF ‘A’ (last season)
"Off Field" Improvements
This year PSC will be making improvements to the club in several “off the field” areas including:
Marketing & Social Media
To ensure that we capture the entire club, team, player, and coach success throughout the year and promote the club to our community.
We will be improving PSC current club events and initiating new events.
Team Management Technology Improvements
Team Managers will have access to on-line tools, training & resources; as well as several workshops for education and efficiency.
Opportunities to volunteer will be avaiable when you register your player for next season.
Futsal Training & Games Program
Futsal Training and games program will be offered during Summer (June & July) and Spring (March & April) off season.
The program focuses on the rules of the game, individual ball control techniques, principles of play and team tactics. At each training session, approximately 30 minutes is devoted to learning fundamental concepts and techniques and 60 minutes is devoted to actual game play. In this way, we are able to create a learning environment that is fun for the kids and allows them to learn the game by playing the game.
We will provide more information to club members after the tryout selections are over.
Lots of summer training options & opportunities to choose from…
Evening Summer Training & Summer Day Camps:
- Day Camps Ball Mastery/ Fitness /Speed & Agility
- Summer Evening Training –Rondo Clinics
- Pre-Season Full Day Camp
- GK & Striker Camps
- Weekend Futsal
For more info. about Summer Evening Training and Day Camps call/ text Coach Roger at 754.368.7138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Soccer: Coach Dumel call/text: 954.663.9880
Weekday Futsal: Coach Tony Davidson call/text: 954.288.0575