PSL Soccer Club /Recreation /Select Allstar/ Competitive Programs - "Pathway to Success" 

  The PSL Soccer Club has been serving the youth of the community for over 30 years. The Club has adopted a "stepladder" approach towards player development, the program is open to Boys and Girls ages 4 through 18. The Program is as the name implies "Recreation" - No special skill level is required to participate. Players can register to compete in two Club programs - "Fall" and "Spring" Seasons, the cost to play varies each year depending on the size of the program and the Clubs operating expenses to run the program but expect fees from $79.00 - $150.00. The Fall Season is usually at the higher end of the spectrum due to the length of the program. Below you can view in detail each level of the Recreation program and the opportunities available for development and education. 

                  Ignite the Fire, Develop the Desire, Foster the Love to Create Opportunities

Overview of the Port St Lucie Soccer Club Recreation Program - 

Starting from the age of (3), the Port St Lucie Soccer Club has a "stepladder" approach to the continued success of the player in mind through its "Pathway System". From the "Kick Start" program to the "College Prep" program, the Coaches and Staff at the PSL Soccer Club will help design a pathway that a player can choose at their own pace. Whether its in the Recreation program or advancing to the Allstar or Competitive program, the choice is decided on the desire, passion and dedication to succeed in whichever path is taken. The Coaches and Staff will be there to help plan and guide you through the process within each level ensuring years of education and enjoyment in youth soccer. 

 

                  Recreation Program Pathway                                                                                                 Competitive Program Pathway

                                                                                                                               College Prep

                                                                                                                               Age 14-18 -------------------- "Hurricanes"

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                                                                                                                               -                             - ---------- "Hurricanes"

                                                                                                   Tsunami             -                             -

                                                                                                   Age 12-13 -------- "Select / Allstar"

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                                                                                                   -                                                         - ---------- "Hurricanes"

                                                                        Cyclone             -                                                         -

                                                                       Age 10-11 -------- --------------------    "Select/ Allstar"

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                                                                       -                                                                                     - ----------- "Hurricanes"

                                               Typhoon        -                                                                                     -

                                               Age 8-9 -------- -------------------------------------------    "Select / Allstar"

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                        Future Star   -                               - ------------------------------------   "Select / Allstar"

                        Age 6-7 -------- ------------------------

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                        -

Kick Start       -

Age 3-5 --------

** Throughout the stepladder there can be other opportunities for further development and exposure. Players can participate in the ODP (Olympic Development Program), play in Showcase Tournaments and attend recruitment camps, clinics, seminars at choice colleges. There will be many opportunities and paths you can take, which one will be yours?

              Kick Start Soccer

Overview: The "Kick Start" Program is for Boys / Girls ages 3-5 years old. this is an introduction to soccer in a developmental environment. The focus is on individual development and skill sets. This is where the players develop a love for the game, playing with others and receive an introduction to the ball and learning creativity. 

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via a "Blind Draft" through the Club, no special skills are required.

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and have equal number of players per age so the teams are balanced. Teams need to be no more than (8) players in size. Teams will play in a 4v4 format with no keeper. Players will report to a Coach / Manager on Game Days.

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Teams will train in groups so all players will develop equally. Groups can be 8-16 players in size depending on the amount of trainers available. The Club can use H.S. players in need of Volunteer Hours as trainers and assistant coaches to help work with the players. Parent coaches with no experience will serve as managers to assist in the team duties and communication to the parents. Experienced coaches will serve as trainers and may not have his / her own team to train each week. We will allow 5-10 minutes at the conclusion of the sessions for the coaches to meet with their assigned teams for communication purposes. 

Uniform: Players should receive a Club training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are the same in color.

Curriculum: Each Coach /Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players continued growth in to the U8 "Future Stars" Development Program.

Game Days: Each designated team will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday mornings starting at 9:00am each week. The duration of the games will depend on the amount of teams created. Games will be (2) 20 minute halves. If a Coach cannot make it to a game then another Coach from the program can step in if available or one of the Club Trainers can step in. These people have direct contact with the players through the training sessions making the transition seamless.

End of Season: Each team will participate in the Awards Celebration at the conclusion of their last games complete with - Trophy and Lunch provided by the Club.

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and the "Kick Start" Coordinator - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players can compete in the Treasure Coast Soccer League / Development Pathway League program, play other Club teams in friendlies and or continue training prior to the "Spring Season".

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want to foster a "Love for the Game" and a desire to want more. The process should be fun yet specific focused on developing the player's skill sets. 

            U8 Development Program - "Future Stars"

Overview: The "Future Stars" program is for Boys / Girls ages 6-7 years old. This is an advanced program designed to ignite the fire and passion within soccer in a developmental structured environment. Focus is on individual development and skill sets. 

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via a "Blind Draft" through the Club, no special skills are required. 

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and have equal number of players per age so the teams are balanced. teams need to be no more than (8) players in size. Teams will play in the 4v4 format with no keeper. Players will report to a Coach / Manager on Game Days.

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm each week. Team will train in groups so all players will develop equally. Groups can be 8-16 players in size depending on the amount of trainers available. We will use H.S. players that need "Volunteer Hours" as trainers and assistants to hlp work with the players. Parent coaches with no experience will serve as managers to assist in the team duties and communication to the parents. Experienced coaches will serve as trainers and may not have his / her own team to train each week. We will allow 5-10 minutes at the conclusion of the sessions for the coaches to meet with their assigned teams for  communication purposes. 

Uniform: Players should receive a training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are same in color. 

Curriculum: Each Coach / Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players continued growth in the U8 Development Program. 

Game Days: Each designated team will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday mornings starting at 9:00am. The duration of the games will depend on the amount of teams created. The Games will be played (2) 20 minute halves. If a Coach cannot make it to a game then another Coach from the program can step in if available or one of the trainers can step in. These people have direct contact with the players through the training sessions making the transition seamless. 

End of Season: Each team will participate in the Awards Celebration at the conclusion of their last games complete with - Trophy and Lunch provided by the Club.

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and Director of Coaching - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players can compete in the Treasure Coast Soccer League / Development Pathway League, play other Club teams in Friendlies and or continue training prior to the "Spring Season". At the conclusion of the Spring Season players that excelled in the Allstar program will be invited to the Competitive Program tryouts held each May. 

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically, and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want to foster a love for the game and a desire to want more. The process should be fun yet specific focused on developing the players skill sets. 

               U10 Recreation "TYPHOON" Program

Overview: The "Typhoon" program is for Boys / Girls ages 8-9 years old. This is an advanced program designed to focus on player skills and teamwork in a developmentally structured environment. Focus is on the individual development of players, team development and becoming creative with the ball learning new skill sets.  

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via "Player Evaluations" through the Club, no special skills are required. Players will be evaluated and selected to participate in the Treasure Coast Soccer League or our "In-House" program. Parents can request not to travel, players will be given an evaluation level number that will change as the player continues to develop from season to season.  

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and ability for "In-House" soccer so the teams are balanced. The "In-House" program is for players that are at the beginning level and or have no desire to travel. The travel program is for players that are higher skilled and seek team competition of the same. Teams need to be no more than 10-12 players in size. Teams will play in the 7v7 format with a keeper. Players report to a Coach / Team Manager on Game Days and Training Days. 

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Fridays or Wednesday and Fridays from 6:00pm-7:00pm each week. We will use H.S. players that need "Volunteer Hours" as trainers and assistants to help work with the players. Parent coaches with no experience will serve as managers to assist in the team duties and communication to the parents. Experienced coaches will serve as trainers and will work with the teams each week. We will invite Club Trainers in to work with the teams periodically. 

Uniform: Players should receive a training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are same in color. Training shirts will be worn to each session. Each Coach will get a color matching team jersey for easy identification. 

Curriculum: Each Coach / Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players and coaches continued growth. 

Game Days: Each designated team for the In-House program will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday mornings starting at 11:00am each week. The travel teams will compete in the TCSL and may have games on Saturdays or Sundays. 

End of Season:  The travel program will compete in the TCSL "World Cup" Tournament , the In-House program will end with a "mini-tournament" held at Swan Park. 

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and Director of Coaching - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players can compete in the Treasure Coast Soccer League / Development Pathway League, play other Club teams in Friendlies and or continue training prior to the "Spring Season". Teams that have excelled in the Allstar program can stay together as a first level Competitive team or the players / coaches can be invited to the Competitive tryouts held each May. 

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically, and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want to foster a love for the game and a desire to want more. The process should be fun yet specific focused on developing the players skill sets. For Coaches we will provide more advanced training / development and classes designed for the advancement and education for continued growth. 

                 U12 Recreation "CYCLONE" Program

Overview: The "Cyclone" program is for Boys / Girls ages 10-11 years old. This is an advanced program designed to focus on player skills and teamwork in a developmentally structured environment. Focus is on the individual development of players, team development and becoming creative with the ball learning new skill sets.  

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via "Player Evaluations" through the Club, no special skills are required. Players will be evaluated and selected to participate in the Treasure Coast Soccer League or our "In-House" program. Parents can request not to travel, players will be given an evaluation level number that will change as the player continues to develop from season to season.  

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and ability for "In-House" soccer so the teams are balanced. The "In-House" program is for players that are at the beginning level and or have no desire to travel. The travel program is for players that are higher skilled and seek team competition of the same. Teams need to be no more than 12-14 players in size. Teams will play in the 9v9 format with a keeper. Players report to a Coach / Team Manager on Game Days and Training Days. 

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Fridays or Wednesday and Fridays from 6:00pm-7:00pm each week. We will use H.S. players that need "Volunteer Hours" as trainers and assistants to help work with the players. Parent coaches with no experience will serve as managers to assist in the team duties and communication to the parents. Experienced coaches will serve as trainers and will work with the teams each week. We will invite Club Trainers in to work with the teams periodically. 

Uniform: Players should receive a training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are same in color. Training shirts will be worn to each session. Each Coach will get a color matching team jersey for easy identification. 

Curriculum: Each Coach / Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players and coaches continued growth. 

Game Days: Each designated team for the In-House program will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday mornings starting at 11:00am each week. The travel teams will compete in the TCSL and may have games on Saturdays or Sundays. 

End of Season:  The travel program will compete in the TCSL "World Cup" Tournament , the In-House program will end with a "mini-tournament" held at Swan Park. 

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and Director of Coaching - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players can compete in the Treasure Coast Soccer League / Development Pathway League, play other Club teams in Friendlies and or continue training prior to the "Spring Season". Teams that have excelled in the Allstar program can stay together as a first level Competitive team or the players / coaches can be invited to the Competitive tryouts held each May. 

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically, and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want to foster a love for the game and a desire to want more. The process should be fun yet specific focused on developing the players skill sets. For Coaches we will provide more advanced training / development and classes designed for the advancement and education for continued growth. 

                    U14 Recreation "TSUNAMI" Program

Overview: The "Tsunami" program is for Boys / Girls ages 12-13 years old. This is an advanced program designed to focus on player skills and teamwork in a developmentally structured environment. Focus is on the individual development of players, team development and becoming creative with the ball learning new skill sets.  

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via "Player Evaluations" through the Club, no special skills are required. Players will be evaluated and selected to participate in the Treasure Coast Soccer League or our "In-House" program. Parents can request not to travel, players will be given an evaluation level number that will change as the player continues to develop from season to season.  

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and ability for "In-House" soccer so the teams are balanced. The "In-House" program is for players that are at the beginning level and or have no desire to travel. The travel program is for players that are higher skilled and seek team competition of the same. Teams need to be no more than 14-18 players in size. Teams will play in the 11v11 format with a keeper. Players report to a Coach / Team Manager on Game Days and Training Days. 

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Fridays or Wednesday and Fridays from 7:00pm-8:00pm each week. We will use H.S. players that need "Volunteer Hours" as trainers and assistants to help work with the players. Parent coaches with no experience will serve as managers to assist in the team duties and communication to the parents. Experienced coaches will serve as trainers and will work with the teams each week. We will invite Club Trainers in to work with the teams periodically. 

Uniform: Players should receive a training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are same in color. Training shirts will be worn to each session. Each Coach will get a color matching team jersey for easy identification. 

Curriculum: Each Coach / Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players and coaches continued growth. 

Game Days: Each designated team for the In-House program will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday mornings starting at 11:00am each week. The travel teams will compete in the TCSL and may have games on Saturdays or Sundays. 

End of Season:  The travel program will compete in the TCSL "World Cup" Tournament , the In-House program will end with a "mini-tournament" held at Swan Park. 

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and Director of Coaching - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players can compete in the Treasure Coast Soccer League / Development Pathway League, play other Club teams in Friendlies and or continue training prior to the "Spring Season". Teams that have excelled in the Allstar program can stay together as a first level Competitive team or the players / coaches can be invited to the Competitive tryouts held each May. 

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically, and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want to foster a love for the game and a desire to want more. The process should be fun yet specific focused on developing the players skill sets. For Coaches we will provide more advanced training / development and classes designed for the advancement and education for continued growth. 

              H.S. Recreation "College Prep Program

Overview: The "College Prep" program is for Boys / Girls ages 14-18 years old. This is an advanced program designed to focus on player skills and teamwork in a developmentally structured environment. Focus is on the individual development of players, team development and becoming creative with the ball learning new skill sets. Goal is to motivate players to achieve set goals on playing for their H.S. team, advance to the Competitive program or set a path towards college academically. Games shall be small-sided either 7v7 or 8v8 with a keeper. 

Player Selection: Players are selected to teams via a "Blind Draft" through the Club, no special skills are required.  Players will be placed on teams that will be gender specific. This will be an exclusive In-House program. 

Team Alignment: Players need to be equal in size and ability for "In-House" soccer so the teams are balanced. The "In-House" program is for players that are at the beginning level and or have no moderate skill sets. Players report to a Coach / Team Manager on Game Days and Training Days. 

Training: Teams will train on Mondays and Fridays or Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00pm-9:00pm each week. We will use trainers to work with the teams periodically. Training will focus in the steps needed to be scouted or given the tools to search out college programs. Players will have the opportunity to work out with the Competitive program for possible advancement or guest play for Tournaments or Showcase events. 

Uniform: Players should receive a training shirt with their uniform. All training shirts are same in color. Training shirts will be worn to each session. Each Coach will get a color matching team jersey for easy identification. 

Curriculum: Each Coach / Trainer will follow a pre-planned curriculum that will highlight each week during the season on what "Key Development" plans will be covered. This will help the program develop together and give a perspective on what is to be expected in the players and coaches continued growth. 

Game Days: Each designated team for the In-House program will have a game schedule and play games on Saturday afternoons starting at 1:00pm each week. 

End of Season:  At the conclusion of the games on the last day of the season, the program will have a BBQ and presentation of Awards - This can be an announcement of any player that will be aging out of the program, players moving up to the competitive program or going off to college - "Signing Day"

Next Steps: "Player Identification" - Coaches and Director of Coaching - will identify players that have excelled in the program and may be asked to join the "Select / Allstar" program for further development opportunities. These players and coaches can compete in Tournaments as a team. The Prep teams will train during the time between the Fall and Spring season. Players will have the opportunity to continue on to the Spring season or stay together for the remainder of the season. A Prep team will be considered a first level Competitive team and would be able to move to the Competitive program at the conclusion of the Spring season or invite players / coaches to the Competitive program tryouts held each May.   

Club Goal: To grow players physically, technically, and psychologically through enhanced training and player development. We want  players to set goals and help them achieve them. We want to educate parents on the college recruiting process and plan a pathway for success. The process should be fun yet specifically focused on developing the players skill sets. For coaches we will provide more advanced training / development and classes designed for the advancement and education for continued growth. 

There's many Soccer Clubs out there that you can choose from, sometimes its tough to make a decision that's best for you - We hope that we can show value and a vested interest in setting a path towards years of success in a fun and learning environment - Make the PSL Soccer Club your Home and join our family. 

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