PSC have worked with a number of clients from the world of soccer ranging from current England international manager Roy Hodgson to local Californian high school and college students. Please see below for individual testimonials.
Comments on Pre Season Training Camp for English Premier League Side West Bromwich Albion FC to California in summer 2011 organised by PSC:
“Our west coast tour of the United States was arguably the best training camp I have ever been on. The trip was great and Mark Taylor (PSC Managing Director) was very helpful.”
Comments on signing his first professional contract for Danish Premier League Side HB Koge PSC’s European Showcase 2012:
“PSC has given me a great opportunity here in Denmark. I attended their 2011 combine in Chula Vista which resulted in me signing for HB Koge earlier this year. It is here where I first met Paul, Mark and Tom Taylor who after assessing me over three days, invited me on their 2012 Showcase Tour to Turkey.
This tour was a great experience for both myself and other young American players. During our last game I discovered that management and coaching staff of Danish Super League side HB Koge were watching and were interested in signing me. Talks between Mark Taylor and HB Koge progressed over the coming weeks and I ended up signing a two year contract with the club which began on 1 July 2012.”
Gus Villalobos comments on signing his first ever professional contract with Ånge IF in the Swedish 2nd Division:
“I would like to thank every PSC staff member for giving such a great opportunity. It took nearly a year to finally settle in and sign my first professional contract in Sweden. Having done several combines and tours throughout the year, I was unlucky not to find a club to sign for. However, PSC has really taken it’s personal time to make sure I was able to showcase my skills. Patrick Walker was a big part in my signing at Ånge IF, he sorted out my trial and three weeks later I had my first professional offer. It’s been a long journey but something I don’t regret. PSC is a fantastic group of people that will definitely help achieve your dream.”
Goalkeeper Zac Lubin comments on signing his first professional contract in Europe with IFK Lulea following PSC 2013 California Combine. Zac attended our 2012 combine but broke his hand during the warm up so was invited back in 2013:
“I would like to thank the PSC staff for this opportunity. I had a rough first outing, breaking my hand in 2012 but you’re a class group and believed in me, brought me back in December 2013 and was able to showcase my talents in front of the right coaches and staff members that you brought in.”
“The Tour itself was a great experience, I was on trial before the showcase team arrived but I never really felt comfortable until the tour group showed up and ran some quality sessions with Daryl (Sattler) and the PSC Staff. It really helped me settle in.”
Comments on Pre Season Training Camp for former EPL side Birmingham City FC to Norway in summer 2005 organised by PSC:
“We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Paul and Mark Taylor for the excellent pre-season trip to Norway that they have organized for Birmingham City FC. The players and coaching staff appreciated the professional manner in which the trip was organized.”
Testimonial from goalkeeper Troy Hernandez who signed his first ever professional contract following a PSC combine. Troy attended our Florida 2011 combine and European Showcase Tour 2012 before being recommended to and signed by Wilmington Hammerheads for their 2012 Championship finalist season. PSC then handled Troy’s transfer to MISL side Baltimore Blast and his return to Wilmington Hammerheads for the upcoming 2013 season:
“Tom, Simon and Mark (PSC Staff) were very helpful in me signing my first contract they took care of putting me out there to be seen in front of coaches. Handled the contract negotiations and kept me involved with what was going on.
I would definitely recommend a PSC combine because it got me to where I am today. There’s nothing better than getting to go out and showcase yourself in front of professional coaches.
I also recommend the showcase tour as it’s an eye opener seeing what other big players get to do everyday and how well they’re treated. With the training facilities and amazing hotels and great food it was worth everything I will never forget the experience especially when you get to go down there and win games!”
Comments on his training package to England where he got to train with Professional League One Club Walsall FC:
“The soccer trip was an amazing experience. In a week I gained so much from being in this atmosphere that when I got home I was far beyond where I had been not only in my skill, but the way I approached the game in general. It gave me a solid benchmark of my abilities so that now I can more accurately gauge where my soccer can take me. Simply put, the experience I got on the field was just fantastic!”
Comments on Pre Season Training Camp for Spamish Primera League side Real Zaragoza to England in summer 2006 organised by PSC:
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you both (Paul and Mark Taylor) for the work done in providing us with such a well organized tour to England. It provided the team with an ideal preparation for our forthcoming season.”
Comments on Pre Season Training Camp for Portuguese Premiership Side Boavista FC England in summer 2004, 2005 and 2006 organized by PSC:
“Once again I would like to thank Paul and Mark (Taylor) for their efforts in organizing our pre-season training camp. It is the third year that they have organized a pre-season tour for us in England and we look forward to continuing working with them again in the future.”
Comments on Pre Season Training Camp for English Premier League Side Everton FC to America in summer 2004 organised by PSC:
“Thank you for all the hard work in connection with our trip to Houston. The trip proved to be a great training and team building exercise and we hope to benefit from it in the coming months. I look forward to working with you in the future.”
“PSC gave me a great opportunity to further my professional soccer career in Europe. I attended their 2011 combine in Chula Vista where I was selected to travel to Turkey to play in their 2012 European Showcase. From the tour I had interest from a number of clubs and ended up signing with Por Akureyri in Iceland.”
Comments on Showcase Tour to Belgium which resulted in professional trials in England:
“It was a great experience for the whole squad and we played 3 games against top European opposition; Slovan Bratislava (Slovakian Champions who were in the 2009/10 Europa Cup), Arges Pitesti (finished 10th in the Romanian Premier League last season) and Zeytinburnu (of Turkish 2nd Division). After having a successful first season as a pro in the USL last year, this trip helped develop my game even more and prepared me for the European leagues.
As a result of this trip a number of players in the squad ended up getting contracts or trials with teams around the world, myself included. I have been invited in on trial with Walsall FC of English League 1.”
16 yr old LA Galaxy Academy Goalkeeper comments on his week-long trial with Professional side Bodens BK in Sweden. Bennett was seen by Bodens Director of Football Christian Samuelsson at PSC’s 2013 Youth ID Camp in California:
“It was great learning experience to train with the first team of a professional club. The stint opened my eyes to the opportunities available for American players overseas, especially in Sweden.”
17 yr old Irvine Strikers Center-back comments on his week-long trial with Professional side Bodens BK in Sweden. Taylor was seen by Bodens Director of Football Christian Samuelsson at PSC’s 2013 Youth ID Camp in California:
“My training stint with Bodens BK is one I will never forget. It was very exciting to train and play with the first team in their professional stadium and it introduced me to the lifestyle and mentality of a professional footballer.”
The Princeton forward comments on signing his first pro contract after being scouted by Bodens BK at PSC’s 2013 New York Combine:
“From the combine in New York to my signing with Bodens BK in Sweden, Tom and Alex have been amazing. The combine was carried out in a professional manner and allowed me to be seen by numerous coaches from Europe. They provided me with a great opportunity to start my professional career and since then have helped in every step along the way.”
The team played against Manchester City and Birmingham City whilst training daily at Birmingham City’s first team training ground.
“What a wonderful trip! What an awesome experience! Bobby had a great time and so did my sister and I. All of the boys were so good and decent and kind. Tom, Mark and Simon were fabulous…so professional and encouraging towards the boys. Patrick was wonderful as well. It’s so nice as a parent, to watch your child interact with kids and coaches who are truly there for their betterment. What an unbelievable and unforgettable experience… Thanks so much for the trip of a lifetime!”
Andrew Lorei comments after being placed with Bodens BK in the Swedish 2nd Divison following our showcase tour to Sweden:
“PSC is like a great Broadway show and you are the lead actor. The stage is set perfectly and everything you need to succeed is there. You just have to worry about performing. Thanks PSC for giving me the stage”!
You can keep up to date with Andy’s blog about life in Sweden here – http://pscadventures.wordpress.com/
Combine and Showcase player Eddy Prugh talks about how PSC helped him to sign his first ever professional contract in 2014 with Bodens BK of the Swedish 2ndDivision:
“After I graduated from college, I had zero options to continue my career. It’s not as if you can just call a team and ask for a trial so I turned to PSC to help facilitate the process of hopefully finding a club to sign with. They were honest and direct from the very beginning. The combines and the Sweden Showcase Tour that I attended were well organized and gave me a final chance to sign a professional contract. Going with PSC turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career.”
2014 Orlando Combine Representative Ryan Price comments on the quality of the combine after signing his first Pro Contract with Tulsa Roughnecks in the USL Pro:
“I enjoyed the experience I had with the PSC Orlando combine. I have been to other tryouts/combines and this one was by far the most professional, organized and had the best exposure for each player to show their talents for every coach in attendance. It also helps that it was a high level of play and we played at top of the line facilities. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend it to any aspiring Pro player”
2015 Sweden Showcase Tour Representative Lewis Ellis comments on signing his first pro contract in Sweden through PSC:
“I always knew I wanted to carry on playing after college and after some research I found PSC. I first attended their chicago combine and after attracting some interest decided to go on the Swedish showcase. The staff were very professional and friendly throughout. Ultimately, I knew it was down to my performance to get any interest but PSC provided me with all the tools needed to succeed. Thank you to all the PSC staff for their professionalism I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Goalkeeper Alex Wimmer comments on the combines and tours he attended after signing professionally in Sweden with Orebro Syrianska:
“I attended the 2014 winter combines in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale. I was then invited to go on tour with PSC in Ireland and Sweden where I eventually signed with Örebro Syrianska IF. Without the help from PSC and their combines and world class tours I would not be playing in Sweden today. I could not feel more blessed and fortunate for the opportunity that PSC have provided. All of the coaching staff that I have worked with throughout my experience with PSC have been nothing but professional. Their passion and attitude towards the game helps elevate and bring out the best in players.”