Portsmouth Soccer Club: About PSC

History of Portsmouth Soccer Club

Portsmouth Soccer Club is a volunteer run non-profit organization in cooperation with the City of Portsmouth Parks and Recreation department.  We are dedicated to promoting and enhancing the culture of soccer in Portsmouth Virginia. Established in 2000 by the merger of Olive Branch, John Tyler and Cradock Soccer Clubs.  We offer a 4 tier program including Recreational, Advance and Travel  for youth ages 3 – 18 and adults. 

Jr. Academy and Recreational Programs                                                                   Ages 3-11

Recreational Soccer is the 1st teir of the 3 tier youth system offered by Portsmouth Soccer Club.  PSC provides a recreational soccer program for children ages 3 to 12 without regard to skill level.  With playing brackets broken down into Jr. Academy covering U4, U6 and U9 age brackets and a recreational program covering U10 and U12 age brackets we can provide a place to play for any child.  Players above the U12 level have the option of playing for a PSC Advance or an Advance Recreational team if one is available or in the Recreational 5v5 fun league.  Our recreational program is focused on having fun, teaching the basics of soccer and working on the development of the player. The games are designed to allow all players equal participation with an emphasis on developing ball handling skills.  

5v5 Recreational Fun League                                                                                      Ages 12-18

The 5v5 recreational fun league was developed by PSC as a two level program.  The first is for true recreational players above the age of 12 that do not wish to play Advance Soccer, the focus here stays on fun and development of the players.  The second is for Advance and Travel players that do not have enough players to form full teams or are just looking to compete at a high level without the pressures of highly competitive full field play.  These players play interleague against teams from other local clubs.

Advance Program                                                                                                         Ages 8-18

Advance Soccer is the 2nd teir of the 3 teir youth program offered by PSC.  Advance soccer provides a player a good first competitive challenge and provides the player the opportunity to develop his/her soccer skills.  Advanced soccer can serve as a stepping-stone for players to achieve the skills and understanding of the game necessary to play at the travel/select level.   Portsmouth Soccer Club plays its Advance Level under TASL (Tidewater Advanced Soccer League).  TASL clubs compete against other clubs from the Tidewater cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Smithfield and Newport News as well as teams from Northeast North Carolina.

Travel Program                                                                                                             Ages 8-18

Select Soccer is the 3rd teir of a 3 teir program offered by PSC.  Select/Travel soccer provides the skilled player a place to play at a very competitive level against peers of equal skill level.  Players at this level show a dedication to the game not usually seen at lower levels and are constantly striving to develop further.   Portsmouth Soccer Club Select Teams play clubs not only from the Tidewater area but from all over the region.

 Adult COED Fun League                                                                                           Ages 16-99

PSC offers an Adult COED Fun League, the purpose of which is to provide an opportunity for everyone to play recreational soccer in a fun environment.  This noncompetitive league is geared toward increasing comradaerie between adult league players, spectators, parents of youth, league officials and the like.  Anyone with a laid back approach to the game is welcome.   Play must be sportsmanlike and no aggressive play will be tolerated!!  No experience is necessary and beginner players are encouraged to play and learn to enjoy the game we all love.

Portsmouth Soccer Club strives to provide an environment for the development of players at all levels of play by catering to each individual players needs.  We encourage sportsmanship and fair play and are committed to developing coaches utilizing in house training sessions and the Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program.

Portsmouth Soccer Club shall provide a safe, developmentally appropriate soccer experience for our clients and customers in a fun learning environment. Portsmouth Soccer Club shall not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, socioeconomic status or national and ethnic origin.



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