PSC is delighted to announce that one of our five Professional Soccer Combines this winter will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 10, 11 and 12, 2016. The event is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:
- Signing or trialling 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 Programme.
Broward College South Campus.
7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
2016 Combine Success Stories
PSC Soccer Academy are the most successful North American-based soccer combine company for placing players in Europe, America and Asia. Since January 2016 we have announced over 60 success stories in the men’s and women’s game with the likes of RoPS FC (Finland Premier League), Samut Sakhon (Thailand), Cork City, Waterford United, Drogheda United, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps (Irish Premier League) Orebro Syrianska, Karlslunds IF, Bodens BK (Sweden’s Division 2), AC Kajaani (Finland’s Kakkonen), Wilmington Hammerheads, Tulsa Roughnecks, Charleston Battery (USL Pro), Jacksonville Armada (NASL) and many more…
Here is a small sample of our most recent success stories:
- 2014 World Cup Goalkeeper Sammy N’Djock signs with Minnesota United (NASL) Press Release
- Stevie Manios trials with Brentford FC (English Championship) Press Release
- Ben Everson signs with Samut Sakhon (Thailand) Press Release
- Logan Miller signs with Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro) Press Release
- Devin Morgan signs with Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) Press Release
- Tyler Back signs with RoPS (Finland Premier League) Press Release
- Chris Suta signs with AC Kajaani (Finland 1st Division) Press Release
Registration and Cost
PSC’s Pro Soccer Combine costs $320. This price covers entrance to the Combine, the opportunity to play in front of the attending coaches, and access to video footage from the Combine. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Combines almost always sell out up to three weeks before the event’s opening day. Players are responsible for both their own transport to the Combine’s location and accommodation. A discounted hotel package is detailed further below.
Scouts and Coaches Confirmed
PSC Company Directors hand-pick attending Combine scouts and coaches for PSC events, bringing together a group of experienced individuals who can offer their wealth of elite knowledge and expertise to players present at Combines – potentially leading to trial and contract opportunities. Coaches we have confirmed so far are as follows, more will be announced in the coming weeks.
RoPS: Finland, Premier League
Juha Malinen, Head Coach of RoPS of the Finnish Premier League, will be attending his third Combine with PSC this winter in as many years. RoPS gained promotion to the Finnish Premier League in 2013, and that same season lifted the Finnish Cup, which qualified them for the 2014/15 Europa League. They have qualified for the Europa League the past three seasons, and signed goalkeeper Tyler Back after his attendance at PSC’s 2015 Salinas Combine.
Bodens BK: Sweden, Division Two
Bodens will be returning to PSC’s Combines ahead of their 2017 season, after signing six Combine players over the last two years, and trialling many more. This season’s roster currently boasts two PSC players, captain of the side Eddy Prugh (Las Vegas Combine, 2013) and starting goalkeeper Matt Silva. The last two seasons have proved frustrating for the club, after narrowly missing out on promotion at the climax of both campaigns. Bodens will be attending our events in search of players to strengthen their push for promotion.
Tulsa Roughnecks: USA, USL Pro
Tulsa Roughnecks are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving, who knows PSC Combines well having signed over 20 players from PSC events during the last three years. The Roughnecks roster currently boasts nine players signed from PSC events – including Brady Ballew, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gus Villalobos, and Devin Morgan.
Örebro SK: Sweden, Allsvenskan
Örebro SK are a Swedish professional football club, and play their home games at the Behrn Arena. The club have played 44 seasons in Sweden’s highest football league, Allsvenskan, and appeared five times in the UEFA Cup (now known as the Europa League), most recently in 2012. Örebro secured a ninth-placed finish in the domestic league table last season, and will be attending PSC’s Combines this winter observing potential players to add to their squad during the January 2017 transfer window.
Drogheda United F.C.: Ireland, Division One
Pete Mahon, Head Coach of Irish Division One side Drogheda United, will be looking for fresh talent to bring over to Ireland this winter as the club look to maintain their push for promotion. The 2007 Irish Premier Division champions signed 2015 Fort Lauderdale Combine attendee Joe Jackson earlier this year, after the central defender impressed during the tryout event and PSC’s Malta Showcase Tour.
KF Fjallabyggd: Iceland, Division Two
KF Fjallabyggd will be attending PSC’s tryout events for the first time this winter. The Icelandic outfit play in the third tier of the country’s football league system and will be looking to recruit players from this winter’s Combines in order to help gain promotion next season. Having competed in Iceland’s highest leagues and previously produced a number of players who have gone on to play for their respective national teams – the club will have ambitions to make significant progress in the coming months and years.
Stord Sunnhordland FK: Norway, Second Division
Newly-appointed Stord Sunnhordland Head Coach Jón Páll Pálmason will be making his second appearance at PSC’s Pro Soccer Combines this winter, looking for a range of players to add to his club’s roster. The Norwegian outfit, who compete in the third tier of the country’s football league system, were founded back in 2002 and lifted the Division Three league title back in 2004. Stord play their home matches in the Stord Stadion, and will be looking to make progress during the coming months and years with the help of PSC’s tryout events.
Colorado Switchbacks: USA, USL Pro
Colorado Switchbacks will be on the hunt for new players to add to their squad during this winter’s Pro Soccer Combines. Founded in 2014, the club’s opening regular seasons in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League have resulted in two third-placed finishes. And after reaching the Conference semi-finals during their opening campaign, the Colorado Springs-based outfit will be looking to make progress in the near future. The Switchbacks play their home games at the 4,000-capacity Switchbacks Stadium.
Paul Taylor: PSC Managing Director
Paul Taylor, Managing Director of PSC Ltd, boasts over 35 years of top-level professional football experience – ranging from playing, coaching and management in both England and the USA. After a distinguished playing and coaching career in England and the States, Paul spent over 20 years coaching and managing professionally in England – the last 17 of which he spent as Director of Football at Walsall FC, in charge of all football matters of the club from youth to senior level. He has been responsible for a number of transfers after recent PSC events including:
– Taylor Morgan: Signed with Ostersunds FK (Sweden)
– Stevie Manios: Trial with Brentford FC (England)
– Bill Gaudette: Trial with Barnsley FC and Walsall FC (England)
– Henry Booth: Trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)
– Shane McInerney: Trial with Hibernians FC, Signed with Linkoping (Sweden)
– Eddie Jones: Trial with Hibernians FC (Malta), Chester City FC and Solihull (England)
– Fabrice Noel: Signed with Shanghai East Asia
Declan Roche: Ireland Recruitment, European College Placement Director
Declan is a former professional player and spent six years with Scottish Premier League giants Celtic FC between 1985-91 as well as plying his trade in the Irish Premier League. He is a UEFA A License Head Coach at Dublin University and has many close contacts within Irish professional football. Declan won three Irish Premier League titles and a number of domestic trophies during his playing career. He has assisted PSC in a number of signings and trials in Ireland including Wilfried Tagbo and Ata Ozbay to Finn Harps, Zac Lubin to Cork City, Aaron Horton’s trial with Bray Wanderers and Shane McInerney’s contract offer from Cork City.
Patrick Walker: Sweden Recruitment, Residential Director
Patrick Walker has been a Head Coach at the highest of level in Sweden and Norway for over 30 years, and has an extensive network throughout Scandinavia. He is currently the director of PSC’s programs in Sweden and has been responsible for the majority of PSC’s success stories in Scandinavia, placing players from the United States into clubs across many professional divisions in both Sweden and Finland. Patrick also runs PSC’s Residential Program in Örebro, Sweden which has resulted in nine players signing professional contracts in the past two years.
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 trialling 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. The following list highlights players who attended a PSC Combine or Tour and received no interest from attending coaches, but trialled or signed with a non-attending club following a recommendation from PSC Agency staff. This recommendation can come days, weeks or months after the conclusion of an event. Please see list below:
- – Brett Croft (2015 San Diego Combine) SIGNED with Swedish Division Three side Melleruds IF in 2015;
- – Jason Sangha (2015 Ft Lauderdale Combine) SIGNED with Swedish Division Two side Gallivare Malmbergets FF in 2015;
- – Dominic Adams (2013 Jacksonville Combine) SIGNED with Icelandic Premier League side IBV in 2014;
- – Andy Lorei (2013 Malaysia Showcase Tour) SIGNED with Swedish Division Two side Bodens BK in 2013;
- – Zac Lubin (2013 California Combine) SIGNED with Swedish Division Two side IFK Luleå in 2014;
- – Jonathan Glenn (2013 Jacksonville Combine) SIGNED with Icelandic Premier League side IBV in 2014.
PSC Professional Showcase Tours
Players who perform well but are not selected to sign with professional clubs will be invited on a PSC Professional Showcase Tour. On our tours, players have the chance to showcase their skills against professional opposition in the presence of professional coaches and earn a contract or an Agency recommendation. The following players proved during Showcase Tours that they were capable of playing with and against professional teams:
- Taylor Morgan: Showcase Tour – signed with Ostersund FK (Swedish Superatten)
- Henry Booth: U23 Showcase Tour – training stint with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (English League One)
- Wilfried Tagbo: Development Tour – signed with Finn Harps (Ireland Airtricity League Division One)
- Lewis Ellis: Showcase Tour – signed with Bodens BK (Swedish Second Division)
- Shawn Nicklaw: Showcase Tour – signed with HB Koge (Danish Premier League)
- Chuck Chijindu: Showcase Tour – signed with Thor Akuyeri (Icelandic Premier League)
- Arron Patrick: Showcase Tour – signed with Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro)
2013 Showcase Player Arron Patrick discusses how the tour resulted in him signing his first ever professional contract
PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for Combine players to take advantage of as follows:
Check in: December 9 , 2016.
Check out: December 12, 2016.
Room: Shared with other combine player.
Included: Breakfast, internet.
Sawgrass Grand Hotel, 3003 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322.
Miami International (MIA) – 30 miles. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) – 15 miles.
*Hotel is located 12 miles from Combine field.
*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.
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. uberX is now 30% cheaper than a taxi and will take all of the stress out of travelling during the Combine at the lowest possible price. Download the app today and use promo code ‘uberPSCSOCCER’ to redeem your free $15 ride.
Following the Combine we will e-mail all players within five days. If you have been selected to trial or sign with a professional club, or selected for a Showcase Tour you will be notified in the aforementioned e-mail.