Portage Soccer Club offers an outstanding experience at ALL levels of soccer: Academy, Select, Elite, Premier and MRL. As a volunteer-led program, the Club represents an exceptional value by providing the same excellent coaching standards and strong competition as the area's for-profit clubs at a fraction of the cost. We also own and maintain one of the top soccer complexes in Michigan. The overall philosophy of Portage Soccer Club is to emphasize player development over simply playing to win.
You may have heard about the Michigan Youth Soccer Association's recent decision and recommendation to go from team formation being based on school year (August 1 – July 31) to calendar year (January 1 – December 31) beginning with June 2016 tryouts. The PSC Board recently approved a policy implementing this change. You can read the full policy and find answers to “frequently asked questions” in our Tryouts section.
This birth year change creates both challenges and opportunities. The PSC directors of coaching have conducted research including discussions with other top clubs to develop a consensus on the implementation. The PSC is one of the largest clubs in Southwest Michigan and a leader in player development. As such, that is where the club's priorities will be focused: player development.
The PSC understands that change can be unsettling. Parents and players are anxious about this change and how it affects their team, teammates, friendships, and success on the pitch. The PSC will implement this mandate in a competent and caring way. If you have any questions concerning these changes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the appropriate Board member will happy to assist you.
* Please note: One question that many families have is "Who will be my child's coach next year?" Please click here for a list of Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Boys Teams and here for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Girls Teams.
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As a special service to its players and families, the Portage Soccer Club is the first soccer club in the state of Michigan to commit to offering baseline concussion testing. Beginning with the Fall 2016 season, all players will receive a baseline test through ImPACT, which provides an important starting point for doctors after a potential concussion-causing impact has occurred.
ImPACT's test is computerized and takes about 25 minutes to complete. If a concussion is suspected at any time during the season, the baseline report will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPACT test, which professionals can use to assess potential changes or damage caused by a concussion and the method of follow up treatment they will follow.
PSC is proud to use its resources to fund such an important service to its players.