|Piedmont Soccer Club|
|Piedmont Soccer Club will be hosting internal tryouts for players that wish to play Spring Soccer for Highlanders.
THIS TRYOUT IS OPEN ONLY TO PLAYERS THAT PLAYED REC SOCCER IN 2017.
IF YOU PLAYED WITH ANOTHER NORCAL / US CLUB SOCCER TEAM, YOU MUST WAIT UNTIL MAY 2018 TO TRYOUT.
This internal tryout is for 2017 Rec players, who wish to join the Highlander program for Spring 2018.
Open tryouts for all NorCal clubs will be in May for all age groups, where returning and new players will be required to tryout again in order to play in the Piedmont Highlander program (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019).
Dates for Internal Spring 2018 Tryouts:
CHANGED LOCATION AND TIME TO: (No longer at AP)
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at WITTER FIELD 4:30-6pm
ALL AGE GROUPS U8-U14 (2010-2004)
This tryout 2/22 is in the middle of PUSD's ski week break.
Any players unable to make it can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to come out.
Dates for Open Tryouts (May - Exact times/Dates TBD)
Please register at sportability.com/piedmontsoccer if you wish to tryout in February.
ALL CURRENT 2017 HIGHLANDER PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 (except for U15-2003 players).
NorCal rules prevent any clubs from holding tryouts until May 2018, so therefore all Highlander teams will continue with the same roster until after tryouts.
Players successful in May tryouts will then register again for Fall - Spring (2018-19).
May 2018, Tryouts will be for any player from any club wanting to join PSC U8-U15 teams.
Once players are invited after tryouts,the May 2018 registration will be good for the 2018-19 Summer, Fall and Spring 2019 season.
The 2003 U15 Boys and Girls who played on Highlanders 2017 Fall season, have already registered and paid for 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring season.
Info on the Highlanders Program. Please review this important information about PSC policies and expectations.
Team requirements: All teams are required to have a parent volunteer coach, a team manager, and at least one affiliated referee in order to begin practicing. Teams that do not have all three positions filled will not be permitted to begin practicing or schedule any home games until these positions are filled.
Referee training: We strongly encourage you to participate in this licensing course and become your team’s affiliated referee. Teams can and should have more than one affiliated referee. Every team has a designated number of "referee credits" that must be satisfied during the season (a ref credit is a game refereed). Teams that do not earn enough “ref credits” during the season will be assessed a fine, which will be funded by the volunteer deposit described below, such that all volunteer deposits for the team will be forfeited.
Volunteer requirements: Piedmont Soccer Club is a volunteer-run organization for our community serving approximately 1300 players. New in 2017, all families will be required to pay a refundable $75 volunteer deposit at the time of Fall registration. This deposit is refundable only to those families who have fulfilled their volunteer obligations and request a refund of their volunteer deposit at the end of the season. Volunteer obligations may be fulfilled by serving as parent volunteer coach, team manager, affiliated referee, or member of the Board of Piedmont Soccer Club, or by assisting the club with special events or activities as requested. Irrespective of the above, volunteer donations are nonrefundable to players on a team that incurs league fines for game forfeitures or for failing to earn enough "referee credits."
Playing time policy: PSC's playing time policy states that all Highlanders players in good standing shall play at least 50% of each game. As this is a competitive league, players are not guaranteed equal playing time; however, every player who attends all practices should expect to play a minimum of 50% of each game.
2017-2018 seasons: U.S. soccer will be changing the "soccer year" from calendar year to school year, beginning in 2018. In the past, Highlanders tryouts have been held in late January or early February. Beginning in 2018, tryouts will be held in May. The transition will be as follows: players who are accepted into a Highlanders team in spring 2017 will be guaranteed a place on a Highlanders team through the end of spring 2018.
PSC expects all Highlanders players to make soccer their first priority sport in the fall.
State Cup and tournament policy: Team registration fees do not include the costs of registering for State Cup or tournaments. These additional expenses shall be decided on a team-by-team basis and shall be collected to team treasurer or team manager.
Game forfeiture policy: Teams are required to submit request for game cancellation (if needed) at least 96 hours before game time. If a game is cancelled within 96 hours of game time, the team is responsible for payment of all fines associated with late cancellation or forfeiture. All players are expected to update their availability on TeamSnap so that team managers can determine in advance of the 96-hour deadline if a game must be rescheduled.
Uniform policy: New in 2017, all teams are required to have both home (purple) and away (white) uniforms. Note that we will have new Adidas uniforms in 2017 that will be good for three years.
Positive Coaching Alliance Policy: PSC subscribes to the philosophy of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA),www.positivecoach.org. PSC sponsors a PCA meeting for coaches and parents each year. Every Highlanders parent is encouraged to attend the PCA meeting to learn about the power of positive. Beginning in 2018, we will require that at least one parent for every player attend a PCA workshop.
Summer Training and Summer Camp: Evening summer training led by Pro Coaches will take place in July and early August (at no additional cost). Week-long summer camps (3 hours per day for 5 days, Monday thru Friday, no additional cost) will take place at the end of summer. Dates, times and locations are to be announced. Players are expected to attend summer training and summer camp.