PCSC 2020 Season Wrap Up
Dear PCSC Families,
Time flies! This week will conclude the 2020 PCSC Season. We are so grateful to you all for joining in and supporting our club and the development of PCSC players during these unprecedented times. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and coaches and to our families and players who committed to overcoming the challenges that we faced this year.
The board hopes to begin planning for Fall 2021 in January according to our normal timeline. Please refer back to our site and keep an eye out for emails with those details:
Early April/mid May – Registration
Late May – Evaluations (U11 -U15)
June – team formation, planning and invitations
Late July / early August – PCSC Training Camp with Soccer Sphere
Mid – August: Pre-season practices
Sep – November: 2021 Season
As we noted in last week’s update, the PCSC BOD is inviting you to consider lending your time and talents to our organization for the upcoming season. The board is made up entirely of parent volunteers from the community. Right now, there are only six parents who have children playing for PCSC. The other half of the board have children that have aged out of the program. Some of these people will be moving off of the board. As the age old saying goes, many hands make light work! Not to mention, new people bring fresh perspectives and new ideas - which is wonderful for the Club! In short, we need new members on the board.
Finally, as you have probably read the news - case numbers in our area are rising. Please consider your recent contacts and interactions like other sports, carpools, family gatherings and the like as you head into this week.
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy this last week of soccer!
by: Portsmouth City Soccer Club
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