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NEW FOR 2022-23 - Winter Program Included!

Our annual travel soccer registration fee ($1375 for the year), which already covered all registration fees, insurance and training fees for the spring and fall league seasons, has had some amazing additions over the past few years:

For 2021-22, the fee also included a FULL ADIDAS UNIFORM KIT and a PWSC Branded Soccer Ball.  This is over a $150 value, on top of what was already an extremely reasonable cost for a full year of soccer that includes approximately over forty (40) 90-minute practices and over fifteen (15) league games, ALL with professional trainers in attendance.  

All players will received a soccer ball again this year, and for 2022-23, new kits will be included for all NEW travel players.  The club will re-outfit all players for the 2023-24 season that received kits last year.  For existing players missing kits or in need of new items from the kit, those will be available for purchase on the MyUniform site (check with your team manager for a link).

Also NEW for 2022-23:

- Winter training will be included for ALL travel players, either as teams or in age-based clinics (approx. 8 sessions, times and logistics TBD).  Additional winter leagues and tourneys will be extra, as in the past.

- All players will receive a subscription to an at-home training app - Techne.  This is a new app that provides a great platform for at-home training on off-days, and encourages players to compete with other teammates and club members to log the most training time on the app.  The individual subscription to Techne would be over $100 per year, yet it will be provided at no additional cost to our players through a club subscription.

- The club will be utilizing Veo cameras to record some games for teams (not all games will be recorded, but goal is to get at least 1-2 games per season recorded).

In addition to all of the above, don't forget that we also have the best training staff in the region (provided by Jigs Soccer Academy), as well as a club-based style and curriculum that makes movement between teams (either on a permanent or week-to-week basis) seamless within our club.

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN THE PWSC FAMILY!

(SEE BELOW FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AS WELL)


About Our Travel Program...

Click here to learn a bit more about our travel program, and some of the philosophies of the program.

Are you looking for something requiring lower costs and/or commitment levels?  If so, check out our growing Intramural Plus program!


Scholarship Information

The Port Washington Soccer Club provides scholarships and financial assistance to both intramural and travel soccer players every year.  We do not provide "merit" scholarships, and ask that only families who truly cannot afford the costs of our program apply for a scholarship.  In order to request a scholarship for the 2022-23 travel soccer program, please complete the application using the link below.  If your application is approved, you will receive a code to register for travel soccer at a discounted price, once that registration is activated.  Please be sure to apply for the scholarship before registering for a paid program, so that you are able to apply the discount before paying for the program.  Registration for tryouts is free and does not require a scholarship code.


ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER

Spring 2022 Travel Team Tryouts / Evaluations

Tryouts (U9 and up) starting May 23, 2022!  

We will be holding boys and girls age group tryouts / evaluations for all age groups U9 (birth year 2014) and above.   This is for travel teams that will compete during the 2022-23 school year (both fall and spring seasons).

For our rising U9's (new teams), we will be holding formal tryouts on the dates noted below.  For older age groups, the tryouts are practice sessions for existing teams in those age groups, so it is a bit less formal and more of a workout with the team and the trainer - for players interested in trying out for a different team in an age group, please contact Gerneil Lorne, our Director of Coaching.  Under our current model, trainers for each age group will discuss roster placements for next year with the Director of Coaching, to ensure proper placements of players.

For further questions, contact our Director of Coaching, Gerneil Lorne, at jigs@portsoccerclub.com or our VP of Travel, Andrew Babaian, at soccerandbikes@gmail.com.

 

Current Schedule Posted Below

Please arrive 15 minutes early so that your child can be assigned a random tryout pinnie number and we can promptly begin the evaluations.  

All sessions that are at Harbor Links will be held on Field 4, which is the furthest back to the left when entering from the athletic fields/ executive course parking lot.

Please visit our "Soccer Programs" page for further explanation of our travel program and age group breakdowns.

Tryouts & Evaluations: More Details

For Rising U9's (Birth Year 2014):

Players are selected to participate on teams of between 10-12 players and must commit to participate on an annual basis.  The program runs the entire 2022-23 school year and consists of an assigned professional trainer, late summer boot camp, a Fall and Spring league game season, two 90-minute practices per week during league seasons, at least one tournament, winter training, and optional winter leagues.  The program fee is estimated to be approximately $1350-1400 for the year, although there may be some additional costs ($100-$300) for teams that opt to participate in additional activities and tournaments.  Starting with the 2021-22, the PWSC is including in the annual program fee a full Adidas uniform kit ($120+ retail value) and a PWSC branded soccer ball ($30 retail value)!  (NOTE: Kits are expected to last for 2 years, and the club will re-outfit existing players every other year (new players will get their first kit at no additional cost).  Additional kit items are available for purchase if needed. )

Overall, we believe this is a great value for a year of soccer that provides, for a single fee that can be paid in installments during the course of the year, more than 75 hours of professionally run practices and games, and access to additional clinics and training options (some free, some for an additional cost).  Each spring, for the U9-U13 age groups, new tryouts are conducted and players will have an opportunity to move between teams based upon their developmental progress, and there are opportunities to work out and play games with other age-appropriate teams from time to time, for no additional cost.  Players will be evaluated on a combination of skill, athleticism, and tactical awareness. 

Tryouts will be conducted by the JIGS Soccer Academy at the locations noted in the table below.  All rising U9 players who are interested in playing travel soccer next year must tryout to be considered for a team.   Once rosters are filled, we cannot admit additional players into the program.

All players are required to bring a size 4 ball, cleats, and have shin guards under their socks.  Bring plenty of water as well.

Each new team will also need a volunteer parent manager and an assistant manager to help organize the team and communicate between coach, players, parents, other teams, referees, and the club.  During games they are also on the sideline assisting the professional trainer to assist with team management.  As such, managers must go through a formal risk management process and will be trained on the role by other volunteers in the club.  If you have an interest please let us know. 

For Rising U10's and Up:

For this year, we are implementing a less formal tryout process for U10's and up, since we already have teams formed.  For players on existing teams, the tryouts will be at one of the existing training sessions for their age group.  In addition to the specific tryout dates, our trainers are continually evaluating their rosters during the course of the year, to ensure proper placement for the following year.  With our club-based model, movement among teams is relatively seamless, even if necessary during the middle of the year.  

Please register for the tryouts and attend the sessions noted in the chart below - again, if you have any questions please contact our Director of Coaching, Gerneil Lorne at jigs@portsoccerclub.com.

Any sessions being held at Harbor Links will be on Field 4, which is the field toward the back left at the facility.  The parking for the soccer fields is in the first lot on the left when entering the Harbor Links facility (shared with the Executive Course and Mini-Golf).

Unless you've received permission from our Director of Coaching, players should attend the tryouts for their specific birth year, as noted in the table below.  Permission to play "up" is subject to approval on a case-by-base basis, and no players are permitted to play "down" to a younger age group (even if it is the group that matches up to their school grade), per league restrictions.

Spring 2022 Tryouts Schedule

Gender Rising Age Group Birth Year Weekday Date Time Location
Boys U12 2011 Monday 2022-05-23 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U14 2009 Monday 2022-05-23 6:45-8:15pm Daly Elementary School
Boys U15 2008 Tuesday 2022-05-24 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U17 2006 Tuesday 2022-05-31 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U16 2007 Tuesday 2022-05-31 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U11 2012 Wednesday 2022-05-25 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U14 2009 Wednesday 2022-05-25 6:45-8:15pm Daly Elementary School
Boys U15 2008 Wednesday 2022-05-25 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U11 2012 Thursday 2022-05-26 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U12 2011 Thursday 2022-05-26 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U19 2004/2005 Thursday 2022-05-26 8-9:30pm Schreiber High School - Whitney Turf
Girls U15 2008 Thursday 2022-05-26 7-8:30pm Schreiber High School - Whitney Turf
Boys U9 2014 Tuesday 2022-05-31 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U11 2012 Tuesday 2022-05-31 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U14 2009 Wednesday 2022-06-01 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U13 2010 Wednesday 2022-06-01 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U11 2012 Wednesday 2022-06-01 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U17 2006 Wednesday 2022-06-01 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U16 2007 Wednesday 2022-06-01 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U10 2013 Thursday 2022-06-02 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U13 2010 Thursday 2022-06-02 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U15 2008 Thursday 2022-06-02 7-8:30pm Schreiber High School - Whitney Turf
Boys U9 2014 Friday 2022-06-03 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U14 2009 Friday 2022-06-03 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U13 2010 Friday 2022-06-03 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U19 2004/2005 Saturday 2022-06-04 4:30-6pm Schreiber High School - Whitney Turf
Girls U10 2013 Monday 2022-06-06 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U12 2011 Monday 2022-06-06 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U16 2007 Monday 2022-06-06 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U17 2006 Monday 2022-06-06 8-9:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U19 2004/2005 Monday 2022-06-06 8-9:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U9 2014 Tuesday 2022-06-07 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U10 2013 Wednesday 2022-06-08 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U12 2011 Wednesday 2022-06-08 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U16 2007 Wednesday 2022-06-08 7-8:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U17 2006 Wednesday 2022-06-08 8-9:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U19 2004/2005 Wednesday 2022-06-08 8-9:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Girls U9 2014 Friday 2022-06-10 4-5:30 PM Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U10 2013 Monday 2022-06-13 4-5:30pm Harbor Links - Field 4
Boys U13 2010 Monday 2022-06-13 5:30-7pm Harbor Links - Field 4

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