Changes to PSC Team Formation for 2016-2017 Season

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 tryouts@portagesoccer.com 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.