PSC is delighted to announce that one of our five Professional Soccer Combines this winter will be held in Houston, Texas from November 30 to December 2, 2016. The professional soccer trial/tryout is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:
Houston Dutch Lions FC Soccer Facility
14562 Interstate 45 South
Conroe, Texas, 77384-3901
PSC Soccer Academy is the most successful North American-based soccer combine company for placing players in Europe, America and Asia. Since our inception, we have announced over 200 success stories, including over 60 success stories since January 2016 in the men’s and women’s game. Clubs we have placed players with this year include: RoPS FC (Finnish Premier League), Samut Sakhon (Thailand), Cork City, Waterford United, Drogheda United, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps (Irish Premier League), Orebro Syrianska, Karlslunds IF, Bodens BK (Swedish Second Division ), AC Kajaani (Finnish Second Division ), Wilmington Hammerheads, Tulsa Roughnecks, Charleston Battery (USL Pro), Jacksonville Armada (NASL) and many more…
Some of our most recent success stories:
PSC’s Pro Soccer Combine costs $320. This price covers entrance to the Combine, the opportunity to play in front of the attending coaches, and access to video footage from the Combine. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Combines almost always sell out up to three weeks before the event’s opening day. Players are responsible for both their own transport to the Combine’s location and accommodation. A discounted hotel package is detailed below.
PSC Company Directors hand-pick attending Combine scouts and coaches for PSC events, bringing together a group of experienced individuals who can offer their wealth of elite knowledge and expertise to players present at Combines – potentially leading to trial and contract opportunities. Coaches we have confirmed so far are as follows, more will be announced in the coming weeks
Tulsa Roughnecks are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving, who knows PSC Combines well having signed over 20 players from PSC events during the last three years. The Roughnecks roster currently boasts nine players signed from PSC events – including Brady Ballew, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gus Villalobos, and Devin Morgan.
AC Kajaani will be attending PSC’s Combines in America for the first time, despite having attended previous European Showcase tours, and providing opposition for our 2016 tour to Finland. Kajaani have signed two previous PSC players: Chris Suta and Jared Bennett. The Finnish outfit have also trialled four of PSC’s players. They currently sit third in the Kakkonen table, hoping to clinch one of the top two promotion spots.
Charleston Battery are one of three American clubs attending PSC’s Combines this year, looking for fresh talent to add to their side for their 2017 campaign. Since being founded in 1993, Battery have tasted an abundance of success during their 23-year history, enjoying both cup and league silverware. They have won four league titles, most recently lifting the USL trophy back in 2012. The team play their home games at the MUSC Health Stadium, which boasts a 5,000 capacity.
Newly-founded United Soccer League outfit San Antonio FC will be attending our Combines this winter looking for players to add to their roster ahead the 2017 season. Formed just last year, San Antonio will be looking to build on their 10th-placed Western Conference finish during their debut campaign. The club play their home games within the 8,296-capacity Toyota Field Stadium.
Declan is a former professional player and spent six years with Scottish Premier League giants Celtic FC between 1985-91 as well as plying his trade in the Irish Premier League. He is a UEFA A License Head Coach at Dublin University and has many close contacts within Irish professional football. Declan won three Irish Premier League titles and a number of domestic trophies during his playing career. He has assisted PSC in a number of signings and trials in Ireland including Wilfried Tagbo and Ata Ozbay to Finn Harps, Zac Lubin to Cork City, Aaron Horton’s trial with Bray Wanderers and Shane McInerney’s contract offer from Cork City.
Since 2002 PSC have forged a respectable reputation in the professional game – working with players, coaches and teams from Europe’s top leagues including the English Premier League and American leagues such as the MLS, NASL and USL Pro. This long-standing reputation within the professional game has led to a number of former Combine participants both signing and trialling with clubs around the world, who trust the recommendations of PSC Agency staff.
Professional clubs trust our recommendations, and after an event our Agency staff will look to recommend players that have proven they are capable of playing professionally. The following list highlights players who attended a PSC Combine or Tour and received no interest from attending coaches, but trialled or signed with a non-attending club following a recommendation from PSC Agency staff. This recommendation can come days, weeks or months after the conclusion of an event. Please see list below:
Players who perform well but are not selected to sign with professional clubs will be invited on a PSC Professional Showcase Tour. On our tours, players have the chance to showcase their skills against professional opposition in the presence of professional coaches and earn a contract or an Agency recommendation. The following players proved during Showcase Tours that they were capable of playing with and against professional teams:
2013 Showcase Player Arron Patrick discusses how the tour resulted in him signing his first ever professional contract
PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for Combine players to take advantage of as follows:
Check in: November 29, 2016.
Check out: December 2, 2016.
Cost: $180 per person.
Room: Shared with one other combine player.
Included: Breakfast, internet.
La Quinta Inn The Woodlands North, 28673 I-45 N, Shenandoah TX 77381.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – 21 miles.
*Hotel is located five miles from Combine field.
*This is a shared hotel room with another Combine player. If you wish to stay in a single room, or share with a family member you will need to cover the costs yourself.
*Only 20 hotel spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Players are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport and fields. PSC has partnered with Uber to offer our Combine participants the cheapest transportation available. All first-time users of the app will receive $15 towards their first ride to reduce costs. uberX is now 30% cheaper than a taxi and will take all of the stress out of travelling during the Combine at the lowest possible price. Download the app today and use promo code ‘uberPSCSOCCER’ to redeem your free $15 ride.
Following the Combine we will e-mail all players within five days. If you have been selected to trial or sign with a professional club, or selected for a Showcase Tour you will be notified in the aforementioned e-mail.