PSC FC Tryouts Information
January 17&19, February 16 &20, 2023
*2009-2006 players on February 16&20 only
January 21 February 2&3, 2023
Lake Forest Sports Complex, Field B (7.30pm report)
Location TBD shortly in the Glendale, AZ area
PSC FC UPSL Squad: Open Age
PSC FC Youth Club: 2006 – 2009
(Free for Youth players 2006 and younger)
PSC are a member of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL, Tier 4, USA). Currently the club have two teams competing in the UPSL. The first team play in the UPSL’s Western Pro Premier Conference and the second squad play in Division 1 offering year round league play and development for aspiring players from around the world. The roster consists of top Division 1 college athletes and aspiring professionals down to elite level high school aged players. PSC Soccer Academy during its existence it has seen 30 +players transition from the UPSL program into professional clubs around the world adding to the 600+ players PSC has placed into the professional game from its North American programs. The team trains 4 times per week with league play at the weekends in Lake Forest, CA.
Tom Taylor: PSC Director of Operations
Tom has assisted over 500+ North American players into the professional game over the last 7 years. Tom is a professional coach from England having recent spells as first team coach with USL sides, Tulsa Roughnecks FC and Wilmington Hammerheads. He is a holder of the USSF B license with over 15 years’ experience playing and coaching.
Conor Ward: Player Performance Director
Conor is a UEFA B, and USSF qualified Coach who is also a qualified Scottish Talent ID holder. He has cultivated an impressive portfolio of youth, college and pro experience through roles in the United States with Pro Soccer Consulting combines and UPSL program as well as Irvine Valley College. He specializes in player development, coaching and performance.
Lee Holmes: PSC FC Arizona Director of Operations
Lee Holmes is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder for a number of clubs including Southampton, Derby County, Portsmouth and represented England at U16. U17 and U19 level. Holmes began his career with Derby County and became their youngest ever player at just 15 years of age, as well as the youngest goalscorer at 16, and at the time the youngest footballer to appear in the FA Cup (aged 15). Holmes has been working PSC for the past two years on recruitment and placement having developed contacts in USA & Europe to assist players. He is also PSC’s Residential Program Director and will be in search of suitable candidates for next summer’s program.
Testimonials From Elite Coaches and Players
What the Coaches have to say
What PSC are doing here in Orebro, Sweden is great. It’s a chance for American players to be seen by great coaches and scouts. As a coach its always fun to come out and see new players, even more to see players from a new country and different culture”
Axel Kjell, Orebro SK Coach (Swedish Allsvenskan)
I have had a great relationship with Tom Taylor PSC for 5 years now. At combines I get to work with players directly and learn their character which is important. I also trust PSC’s judgement of players even if I have not seen the play directly as they have a great reputation in the professional game
Christian Samuelsson, BK Boden Sporting Director (Sweden)
I’ve been working with PSC since they began in 2010 and these events are great for players and for coaches. I get to see a large number of players all at one time playing in a high level, professional environment that PSC create for the players.
Dave Irving, USL Hall of Famer, Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro)
What the players have to say
“PSC helped me showcase my skills for five weeks in Europe, and earning a trial with a club in the Championship is something I never thought was possible for me. I feel ready, especially after training hard every day with PSC’s professional coaches for the last five weeks.
Stevie Manios (CSU Northridge) trialed with Brentford FC (England)
“The Showcase tour was a great experience! I discovered that coaching staff of Danish Super League side HB Koge were watching. Talks between Mark Taylor (PSC CEO and Agent) and HB Koge progressed over the coming weeks and I ended up signing a two year contract!”
Shawn Nicklaw (UConn), signed with HB Koge (Denmark)
“The coaches and staff were exceptional in creating a comfortable, non-stressful environment where the players could be free to play. Since then, there’s been a lot of consistent communication and it has made this process easy to follow. I really appreciate everything that PSC and Simon Deeley (PSC Director) has done for me.”
Tori Ornela (CSU Bakersfield) signed with Haukar FC (Women’s Icelandic Premier League)
“It was surreal as I had to phone my parents and explain that I wouldn’t be back for three months. I had never done anything like this but I am glad I did it with PSC and please trust me, it’s worth it. It’s an amazing opportunity and I am very thankful to PSC, Tom and Simon (PSC Directors) for making it happen.”
Gary Cennerazzo, signed with Melleruds IF (Sweden), Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) and FK Varnsdorf (Czech Republic)
“Your past accomplishments don’t really matter during the tryouts; I feel that if you play well over the three days, you’ll get a chance. There are so many coaches at the combines, and even if they don’t offer you an opportunity, the guys from PSC will work hard to help you organise a tryout, which is what happened in my case”
Steffen Kraus (George Mason University) signed with Karlslunds IF (Sweden)