California Pro Soccer Tryout 2019: Los Angeles
Use PSC’s California Pro soccer tryout to showcase to professional coaches and agents. PSC Pro Soccer combine events have produced 350+ professional trials and contract offers.
January 12-13-14, 2019
11v11 showcase games, one field per event
IFK Norrköping are an Allsvenskan (Premier League) club based in Norkoping who play their home games at 17,000 seater Östgötaporten stadium. They finished top of the Allsvenskan in 2015 and qualified for the 2016-2017 European Champions League. They have attended PSC combines twice before and will face off against our showcase team in November 2018. Robert Axelsson will be representing the club and their feeder team IF Sylvia and local club IK Sleipner. He was formerly a coach with fellow Allsvenskan side Orebro SK and has experience at the premier league level working with players of the highest caliber.
Stjarnaan have played in the Icelandic Premier League since 2009. In 2014, Stjarnan won their first ever Úrvalsdeild Karla title by going through the season unbeaten and equaled the Úrvalsdeild point record of 52 points. In 2017 Stjarnan finished 2nd in the Premier League, and Scout Eidur Eriksson will be in attendance looking for players ahead of the 2019 season.
Fylkir are an Icelandic Premier League club having been crowned 2017 Division One Champions. They are based in the capital city of Reykjavik, and play home games at Floridana Völlurinn which holds 5000. They signed PSC representative Jonathan Glenn earlier this year who has gone on to score four goals in 11 games.
Bodens BK play home games at their soccer-specific stadium that holds over 5000 fans. Over the last 5 years, Bodens BK have been regularly attending PSC’s pro soccer tryout and signed/trialed over 25 players. Many successful pro soccer combine players have benefited from this relationship such as Matt Sanner (Princeton), Eddy Prugh (Marshall University) who scored 21 goals for the club and earned a move to Colorado Switchbacks in the USL and Andy Lorei (Rochester Rhinos) who scored 15 goals for the club and earned a move to the Tulsa Roughnecks of the USL. Recent 2018 players that have signed with the club from PSC includes, Willie Clemons, John Quintanilla.
IK Sleipner are based in Norrköping, Sweden. Currently, the club’s senior men’s team plays football in Division 2, finishing 3rd in the 2017 season. They are mostly known for winning Allsvenskan in 1938, but have since been overshadowed by local Premier League rivals IFK Norrköping both locally and nationally. They attended our 2018 summer combines and are back this winter to scout for more talent.
IF Sylvia is a Swedish football club based in Norrköping. The club, formed on 19 May 1922, is currently playing in the fourth tier of Swedish football, Division 2 Södra Svealand. The club is affiliated to the Östergötlands Fotbollförbund. In 2013, IF Sylvia and IFK Norrköping started a cooperation where players can move easily between the teams and Sylvia is now seen as a realistic stepping stone into the Swedish Premier League with Norrköping. Coach Robert Axelsson will be attending the combine to recruit for Sylvia as well as their parent club IFK Norrkoping and IK Sleipner
Patrick Walker has been a head coach in Sweden’s and Norway’s top tiers for the last 30 years, and has an extensive network throughout Scandinavia. He is the director of PSC’s program in Sweden, and has been responsible for the majority of PSC’s success stories in Scandinavia – placing players from the United States into clubs competing in the region’s top tier, to the fourth tier. Patrick also runs PSC’s Residential Program, which has seen nine players move onto professional contracts in the last two years. He is chairman of Division 3 side Scandinavia Football Club, based in Orebro, Sweden. The club offers a route for players looking to get into full-time football in Europe and provides excellent competition and exposure to players from North America, who are pursuing a pathway into the game overseas.
FK Tukum is a Division One side in Latvia who have provided PSC with a mandate to scout and recruit on their behalf from our California Pro Soccer Tryout in Los Angeles. The club have trialed 6 PSC players from PSC‘s pro soccer combines already in the last 3 months and are actively looking for players from PSC’s winter events ahead of their 2019 season. At the halfway stage of the 2018 season they sit top of the table, 5 points clear, and favorites for promotion to the Premier League.
FK Jurnieks is a Division Two side in Latvia who have provided PSC with a mandate to scout and recruit on their behalf from our California Pro Soccer Tryout in Los Angeles. They play in the desirable capital city of Latvia, Riga, a prime location with exposure to many clubs at the higher levels in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. In the past 12 months, it has seen 15 PSC Pro Soccer Combine players sign with the club and a number of those players have moved on to bigger opportunities. 2018 players that have signed from PSC Include; Carl Rodriguez, Kevin Sanchez, Jefferson, Oscar Aragon, Justin Jennings and Oscar Velasquez.
Over the last 4 years PSC Agency staff have assisted over 300 players from our Pro Soccer Combine events receiving contract or trial offers in Europe, America, and Asia. Our staff keeps contact with any club who attends a PSC Pro Soccer Tryout throughout the years, plus many more, and we are constantly reaching out to these clubs to find out their player needs. Our first success story of 2018 was Dante Leverock, who signed with Estonian top tier side JK Narva Trans, who play in the Europa League. They did not attend any combines, and signed the central defender based on PSC’s recommendation. If you are a strong enough player, we will look to place you within any of the clubs within our network just as we did with Dante.
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)
“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)
PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for Combine players to take advantage of.
Check in: January 11
Check out: January 14
Room: Shared with 2 other combine players.
Included: Wifi, Parking
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel: 601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
(Hotel is located on-site at the soccer complex)
LA / Ontario International Airport (ONT): 9 miles
Los Angeles International (LAX): 43 miles
Long Beach (LGB): 40.4 miles
Burbank Airport (BUR): 44 Miles
Santa Ana Airport (SNA): 42 Miles
Nearest Train Station:
Pomona (North) Metrolink Station, Pomona, CA 91767: 2 Miles away
*Only 16 hotel spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
CALIFORNIA PRO SOCCER TRYOUT REFUND POLICY
If you are unable to attend the California pro soccer tryout due to injury, emergency, or any other reason, we will be able to offer you a 12 month credit for any of our future pro soccer combine events. Credits are only valid for 12 months.
CALIFORNIA PRO SOCCER TRYOUT FEEDBACK
Within a minimum of 7 days of the California pro soccer tryout 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.
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