North Carolina Pro Soccer Tryout 2018: Wilmington.
Use PSC’s North Carolina Pro soccer tryout to showcase to professional coaches and agents. PSC Pro Soccer combines have produced 350+ professional trials and contract offers.
December 11-12-13th 2018
11v11 showcase games, one field per event
Fresno Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in Fresno, California. Founded in 2017, the team is a member of the United Soccer League, a second tier league in the American Soccer Pyramid. They play home games at the 12,500 seater stadium Chukchansi Stadium. Following attendance at our summer 2018 combines they offered trials to 3 players including goalkeeper Philipp Beigl who stood out at our Fort Lauderdale event in June.
Charleston Battery are a USL club based in South Carolina who play home games at the MUSC Health Stadium which holds 5000 fans. Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser will be attending PSC combines having regularly signed and trialed players over the last 5 years. For the 2018 season Anhaeuser signed Vincenzo Candela after seeing him at PSC’s 2018 Orlando combine, as well as trialing Kevin Jeon, Keith Woolley, Michael Mazzoni from our California combine and Mattheus Ayrolla and Deshawon Nembhard from our Fort Lauderdale combine.
Richmond Kickers will be attending PSC combines this Winter ahead of the 2019 Season in search of new talent. The organization is well respected in the USL having won four USL Organization of the Year awards (1995, 2000, 2006 and 2007). Over the last few years, the club has played a number of PSC tour teams such as Swansea City of the English Premier League during the 2017 campaign as well as trialing 2 players from our 2017 tryouts
Icelandic Division One club Por Akureyri will be attending PSC’s tryouts this winter in search of players for their 2019 season. The club have signed players from PSC events before having signed Chuck Chijindu who scored 15 times in his first 27 games at the club. Head Coach Gregg Ryder has trialed players recommended by PSC before at his previous club Throttur Reykjavik.
Mosta Football Club is a Maltese football club from the town of Mosta, playing in the country’s top division. Mark Miller was recently named Head Coach on November 22nd. Miller has been an important guest coach on PSC Showcases for the last 3 years and has an excellent relationship with PSC, facilitating in a number of signings in Malta including Michael Shaddock, Kyle O’Brien, Gus Villalobos and Austin Martz, all in the Maltese Premier League. Miller has provided PSC with a mandate to recruit on their behalf at our winter tryouts.
Bodens BK won the division Two title in October 2018 and will play the 2019 season in Division One. They 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.
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 North Carolina Pro Soccer Tryout in Wilmington. 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.
During his illustrious coaching career, Hall of Famer David Irving has developed a reputation for finding players with modest backgrounds and giving them their first chance in the game. High profile examples of this are current EPL striker Glenn Murray, who Irving signed for Wilmington Hammerheads, and current MLS player Luke Mulholland, who was also given his first professional contract by Irving. More recently Irving has helped players such as Brady Ballew, Devin Morgan, Jasson Carpio earn their first professional contracts in the USL.
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. Details will be sent out at a later date.
Check in: December 10
Check out: December 13
Cost: $199 per player
Room: Shared with one other player
Included: WiFi, Parking, Breakfast
Hampton Inn, Wilmington, Medical Park
Address: 2320 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington International Airport (8 miles)
*Only 20 hotel spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
NORTH CAROLINA PRO SOCCER TRYOUT REFUND POLICY
If you are unable to attend the North Carolina pro soccer tryout in Wilmington 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.
NORTH CAROLINA PRO SOCCER TRYOUT FEEDBACK
Within a minimum of 7 days of the North Carolina pro soccer tryout in Wilmington 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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