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.
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Recognizing that ACL injuries are on the rise and considering the severity of the surgery and resulting recovery period, the PSC is teaming up with Next Level Performance to offer an 8-week summer prevention series for PSC players only during the months of July and August, with the first training session starting Wednesday, July 6th. Click here for the camp flyer and more details.
Players will meet twice a week for one hour sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting Wednesday, July 6th through Monday, August 29th.
Sessions will focus on knee injury prevention to include speed and agility (proper explosion, change of direction, jumping, and landing), strength, conditioning, and nutrition as well as character development topics sprinkled throughout. Coaches and parents are encouraged to come watch so that what is learned this summer will be encouraged and promoted into next year's soccer season. The cost for all 16 sessions (2/week for 8 weeks) is only $128.
Space is limited, please click here to register today and reserve your spot.
with special guest coach Ashleigh Carpentier
This summer the Portage Soccer Club will host two-time Olympic gold medal winner Lindsay Tarpley for a three-day girls-only training camp, July 18-20, 2016.
The former Portage Central High School star and Portage Soccer Club alumna made her first national team when she was 13 years old. She's thrilled to be back again this summer with players from Portage Soccer Club and local community. Tarpley will be joined at the camp by Ashleigh Carpentier, a fellow Portage Soccer Club alumna.
Camp fees include daily 3-hour training sessions with Tarpley at the Portage Soccer Complex on July 18, 19, and 20. Campers will receive a t-shirt and other giveaways.
The fee for current Portage Soccer Club players is $170, and for non-Portage Soccer Club players is $185. Please register here - space is limited so sign up quickly to reserve your spot!
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.