The professional soccer trial/tryout is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:
- Signing or trialing with professional European and American teams in attendance.
- PSC Agency recommendation to clubs across Europe, America and Asia.
- Upcoming PSC Professional Showcase Tours and Residential Program.
Attending Coaches and Scouts:
STJARNAN: Iceland, Pepsi Premier League
Icelandic giants UMF Stjarnan will be attending this Winter again having trialed three players from our December 2016 events. Stjarnan are in the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League having won the Icelandic title in 2016 for the third time in their history. In recent years the club has enjoyed an abundance of success – winning the Premier League in the 2010/11 season, before lifting the Icelandic Women’s Cup in 2012, and later securing another Premier League title during an unbeaten 2013/14 campaign.
THROTTUR FC: Iceland, Division One
Throttur missed out on promotion to the Pepsi Premier League on goal difference in 2017 and are determined to go one better in the 2018 season. Head Coach Nik Chamberlain will be scouting at our events ahead of the new season having signed three Americans last season, Eva Banton, Sierra Leili and Michaela Mansfield, all of whom were influential in the team’s promotion efforts this year.
IR: Iceland, Divison One
IR will be attending PSC’s Women’s combines having signed standout central defender Mykaylin Rosenquist following PSC Director Simon Deeley’s recommendation. The club is based in Reykjavik and despite a strong start, finished midtable and will look to push for promotion to the Pepsi League this year. Head Coach Gudmundur Gudjonsson will be travelling to America to scout players personally at the events.
JÓN PÁLL PÁLMASON: PSC’S Icelandic and Norwegian Scouting Representative
Icelandic Native, and former Head coach of Klepp IL Women’s, Jon-Pall has attended three PSC Women’s combines in the last 2 years and has been hugely influential in a number of PSC Women’s signings and trials in Iceland such as Johanna Engberg signing with Víkingur Ólafsvík and Mykaylin Rosenquist signing with IR Reykjavik amongst others. He will be recruiting on behalf of teams in Iceland’s Premier League, First Division and The Norwegian Premier League.
SIMON DEELEY: Director of Women’s Placements
PSC Director Simon Deeley has hosted PSC’s Women’s Combines for the past 3 years and has personally overseen each of the 34 success stories that have been achieved during that period. Simon has been responsible in securing professional contracts for players with a number of clubs who have not been present at combines such as: Tori Ornela signing with Haukar (Iceland Premier League), Jen Pelley signing with Alta IF (Sweden), Lani Smith and Sydney Blomquist signing with Vasteras BK30 (Sweden) and many more that can be seen on our success stories page
PSC AGENCY STAFF: Worldwide Recruitment
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 trialing 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. This recommendation can come days, weeks or months after the conclusion of an event.
More clubs will be confirmed shortly
Tori Christ: Signed with Västerås BK30 (Sweden, Division One)
I attended the San Diego (2014) and Salinas (2015) Combine and both resulted in me signing professional contracts. The Combines were well organized and a great platform to showcase my ability in front of the PSC staff and coaches at the event. Simon Deeley (Women’s Director of Soccer) has been a great asset and helped me every step of the way in signing my first professional contract. I strongly encourage players aspiring to play professionally to attend a PSC Combine. It’s a great opportunity and may help you fulfill your dreams, as it did for me!
Tori Ornela: Signed with Haukar FC (Iceland, Premier League)
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.
Michaela Mansfield: Signed with Thróttur FC (Iceland, Division 1)
I attended the San Diego winter combine in 2016. I trialed firstly with FH in Iceland and when this didn’t pan out, Simon Deeley (PSC Director) was there to help find other prospects to trial with during my second week when I trialed with two further teams, eventually signing with Thróttur. I have had such a life-changing experience playing overseas. I’ve had the opportunity to experience a new country and culture while playing the game I love. Taking the chance and attending PSC’s combine was the best decision I’ve made in my soccer career.
Sydney Blomquist: Signed with Västerås BK30 (Sweden, Elitettan)
I attended the 2015 Combines in San Diego and Fort Lauderdale. The Combines are well organized and provide players with a great opportunity to showcase their talents in front of professional clubs and PSC staff. With the help of Simon Deeley, I was able to sign my first professional contract – it was a dream come true. I highly recommend attending PSC events to any player aspiring to play at the professional level.
Lani Smith: Signed with Västerås BK30 (Sweden, Division One)
I attended the 2015 PSC Combine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Every thing from the registration to the training sessions was very well organized and professional. What really impressed me was the PSC staff following up with me after the event; Simon Deeley kept in contact with me and helped me sign my first professional contract. I am very grateful for the work Simon and the rest of the PSC staff have done to help me start my professional career and recommend the Combines to anyone looking to start, or continue, playing professional soccer.
Hanna Terry: Signed with QBIK (Sweden, Elitettan)
I attended the Fort Lauderdale Combine in December 2015 and was immediately impressed with the calibre of players that attended the event. Firstly, the exposure and coaching we received during the event was awesome, plus the personal attention from all of the coaches and the PSC staff made us feel very confident, subsequently helping us showcase ourselves to the best of our abilities. Furthermore, the PSC staff offered incredible help in not only initiating the interactions with us and any interested coaches, but following it through to the end and making sure that we were completely in the loop. Signing and playing with QBIK has been one of the highlights of my career and I am really grateful to Simon and all of the PSC staff for making my dreams of playing professionally in Sweden come true. I would recommend the Combines to anyone interested in playing professional soccer abroad.
PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for Combine players to take advantage of as follows:
Check in: December 12th 2017
Check out: December 15th 2017
Cost: $220 per person
Room: Shared with one other Combine player.
Included: Breakfast, Wifi & Parking
Hotel Address: Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel, 23192 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Nearest Airport(s): John Wayne Airport (SNA) – 9.9 Miles, Los Angeles International (LAX) – 49 Miles, Long Beach Airport (LBG) – 38 Miles.
*Hotel is located 7 miles from Combine field. 5-10 minute drive to Facility and very close to Spectrum Center.
*This is a shared hotel room with another Combine player. If you wish to have a single room or share with a family member you will need to cover the additional costs.
*Only 20 hotel spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are unable to attend due to injury, emergency, or any other reason, we will be able to offer you a 12 month credit for any of our future combines. Credits are only valid for 12 months.
Within 5 days of the event finishing we will contact all players via email to inform you if you have been offered a contract or a trial with one of the professional clubs in attendance, been recommended to a club within our network, or been selected for one of our further programs.
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. Download the app today and use promo code ‘uberPSCSOCCER’ to redeem your free $15 ride.