Dear PCSC Families,
We hope that this email finds you well.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we have navigated the current climate and restrictions on youth sports. We are still planning what the season will look like, but there are a lot of moving parts. PCSC has taken a stance where we did not feel it was right to hold player evaluations or make official team selections, until we have a better picture of how the league and our city will allow fall teams to go forward. Decisions are not expected until mid-August. From there we will communicate what our plans are.
This is truly an unprecedented situation and there are changes coming out daily. Visiting our website and looking at our homepage in the coming weeks is going to be the fastest, easiest way to answer any questions you have about our upcoming season. There will be more information soon.
As of now...
- We have just received permission to use our city fields for practices.
- We will be including new required Covid-19 waivers and information for families to ensure full compliance with all US Club rules and state health guidelines.
- We are working on setting up teams and confirming coaches.
- Evaluations are TBD and will only happen for a few teams to determine placement. Look to receive team-specific emails mid-late August regarding what age groups will be evaluated.
- Games are TBD. Nothing will happen before mid-September. The league season is still up in the air as many clubs are tied to their towns and schools just as we are here in Portsmouth.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. PCSC is working hard to get kids out on fields this fall. It may look a little different than in past years, but we are hopeful we can move forward in a safe and fun way for all.
Hello PCSC Parents and Players -
Welcome to PCSC Soccer for Fall, 2019. We are excited for this up-coming season. Below is important information regarding practice and game schedules. Much of this information is also available on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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Practice Times/Game Schedules:
The PCSC Fall 2019 soccer season will officially begin on August 19th. We understand that you may have summertime plans for the end of August. Please do your best to attend every practice possible. You will be receiving your team's assigned practice times, days, and field locations from your coach shortly if you have not already received them. All teams will practice at least 2 times during the week, and games will be scheduled for weekends during the season. Games are played from Labor Day weekend until the end of October, except for teams in the playoffs (U11 and older) who may play into November.
Seacoast United offers a pre-season jamboree in Epping on Saturday, August 24th. Participation is at your coach’s discretion.
Regular Season Games:
We do not have the regular season schedule but please plan on games every Saturday from early September through late October with the exception of Columbus Day (see below). We will send out the schedule as soon as it is available to us.
Teams should expect to travel an average of one hour for away games, however, many away games will require considerably less travel time.
Coaches will communicate your game schedules. Please remember that there may be last minute changes to schedules for practices or games, so please look for all communications from your coach.
Columbus Day Tournament:
PCSC is still finalizing the tournament. More details in the coming weeks.
PCSC Night at UNH:
PCSC Night at UNH will be Friday, September 27th. More details to follow but this is a fun evening of tailgating and soccer hosted by the UNH Men's Soccer team.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The PCSC Board of Directors is a small group of individuals who perform a tremendous amount of work. There are many opportunities during the season for parents to volunteer their time to help this organization (lining fields, parent reps, coaching coordinators, etc. Please refer back to our website in September for a list of volunteer opportunities!).
In particular, each team is required to have a Parent Representative. The Parent Rep for each team will be responsible for paying the referees at each game, planning the end of year team party, providing the weekly game highlights to the Parent Rep Coordinator for inclusion in the Portsmouth Herald, coordinating coach's gifts, and sending coaching communications to team members when needed. The duties of each Parent Rep will vary by team and should be discussed with the individual coach.
Thank you, and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon!
PCSC Board of Directors