PARKLAND TRAVEL SOCCER PROGRAM
We are writing to announce some exciting news regarding the Parkland Soccer Club (PSC). Starting in August of 2015 the Parkland Soccer Club will be the exclusive travel soccer program for the City of Parkland (Travel Soccer Tryouts to be held May 26-28, 2015).
After many discussions with representatives of the current travel program, as well Officials from the City of Parkland, we have decided extending our program to offer Travel Soccer was the best way for our club to expand our service to the Parkland community. Speaking with parents and professionals alike, it became clear the best-practice model for youth soccer was an integrated soccer club offering both Recreational and Travel soccer. This allows what is typically a small, but dedicated subset of kids who fall in love with soccer as a Recreational player, to have a natural path to continue their development if they choose, in Travel Soccer.
Our current Recreational Program will NOT change. We will continue to provide a Recreational Soccer League from November to February as we have done for the past 28 years. That league will continue to stress fun, Sportsmanship, be open to all, and maintain its current fair playing time rules, so players of all skill levels can enjoy the game. All the Recreational League games will continue to be right here in Parkland as they always have. We have also been promised by the City that the new Fields at Pine Trails Park will be ready for us at the start of the Recreational Soccer Season this fall, and we will host the Under 5, Under 6, and Under 7 divisions at the new fields at Pine Trails Park.
For those interested, PSC is not acquiring or merging with any other club. Rather, PSC is launching a Travel Soccer program and this will be the sole travel soccer club operating in the City of Parkland. Fortunately, many parents, coaches and soccer professionals that are part of our community and experienced with competitive soccer clubs will be directly involved in managing our new travel program. While the Parkland Soccer Club board will oversee the program and ensure its strategic direction is in line with our mission of serving Parkland youth, soccer professionals will be tasked with establishing programs and curriculum to develop players with their expertise.
Competitive travel soccer is not for everyone. It is for players and families that want to make a commitment to developing soccer skills in a fun but competitive environment.
Also save the date! Parkland Soccer Club Travel Tryouts are around the corner.
Tryout dates are:
May 26, 27, 28 PINE TRAILS PARK
We will be sending out a flyer with all the tryout information including how to register very soon for the travel division.
We look forward to continuing to serve Parkland, better than we ever have, for many years to come.
Recreational Soccer Registration will Open on JUNE 1, 2015 with Player Evaluations (U7 & Above) & Drafts starting SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Yours in Soccer,
On Behalf of the Parkland Soccer Board of Directors