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2024 Attending Coach Profile: Rick Schantz (USL Recruitment)

By PSC Soccer, 05/24/24, 11:00AM PDT

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With a USL Coach of the year, two Western season titles and a one regular season title to his name it is easy to see why you should want to impress Rick Schantz this summer. Read below to find out more

Country & League
USA, USL Championship

How long have they been attending events?
USL Coach of the year winner Rick Schantz has been attending PSC tryouts for 18 months.

Have they offered opportunities to players from PSC events before?
Yes – Central defender Oscar Junior impressed Coach Schantz in Miami in the summer of 2023 and saw himself on trial in the USL with FC Tulsa as a result thanks to recommendation from Schantz.

Why impress Coach Schantz this summer?
Rick Schantz has a formidable record in the USL Championship and his opinion is well trusted. The US born coach has won USL Coach of the year, 2 Western titles, 1 x regular season title and holds the longest winning streak (20 games) in USL history. He has had the opportunity to work with a caliber of player such as Chelsea legend Didier Drogba during his time with Phoenix Rising and has a strong circle of connections in the USL. When Coach Schantz recommends a player in the USL people take his opinion seriously.

PSC Directors Comments on impressing Rick Schantz
PSC Director Tom Taylor’s thoughts.

"Players should be eager to impress Coach Schantz at our events. Not many coaches can boast the success he has achieved in USL in such a short period and other coaches in his league will listen to his judgement on players. If you can impress coach Schantz this summer there is a good chance you will find yourself signing or trialing in the USL shortly after the tryout.”

How Can I get an Opportunity to impress Coach Schantz?
Rick Schantz will be recruiting from all our tryouts this summer looking for players who he can recommend to his connections in the USL. Impress him at any of the following tryouts and you could be playing in the USL after the summer:

Chicago, IL: June 9-10-11, 2024
Tampa, FL: June 13-14-15, 2024

San Antonio, TX: June 22-23-24, 2024
Los Angeles, CA: June 26-27-28, 2024

Atlanta, GA: July 8-9-10, 2024
New York, NY: July 12-13-14, 2024

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