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Park City Soccer Club

Player Placement FAQs


Q. My child loves soccer, but I am not certain he/she is ready for Park City Soccer Club?
A. PCSC’s U8 Program, and our competition soccer teams, do require a weekly, multi-day obligation to practice, as well as an overall commitment to your team. This translates to a greater time commitment than you and your player may have experienced previously.


Q. What age group should my child participate with during player placement?
A. Per US Youth Soccer, players are assigned to teams based on their birth year, not their school grade. Please see the Age Group Chart at the bottom of this page for detailed information.


Q. How do I sign my child up for player placements?
A. Follow the link on the player placement registration page located on the Park City Soccer club website. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as the registration process may take 10 - 15 minutes for a walk-in on the first day of their age-specific placement session; this could delay a player’s time on the field and evaluation by the coaching staff.  Pre-registration closes at noon on the first day of placements for each specific age group.  


Q. What time should I arrive for the placement session?
A.  On day one, players should arrive for the placement session at least 30 minutes in advance of the posted session time in order to check in and get their registration number. If a player is not pre-registered by noon on the day of their first age group session, they should arrive 45 minutes to an hour early.  Note: It is strongly recommended that all players pre-register.

Q. How long will player placements last?
A. The on field sessions are anticipated to run 1.5 hours per age group, with the exception of the 2011-2009 age groups which only run for 1.25 hours.  It is possible the session could be cut short due to dangerous weather, or if things run ahead of schedule on the second day.


Q. What does my child need to bring to his/her player placement session?
A. Players are asked to dress in appropriate sports clothes (shorts, t-shirt, soccer socks) with appropriate layers underneath if the temperatures are cool. Players should have shin guards, cleats, a soccer ball, as well as water or a sports drink. Returning players are asked not to wear Club attire (uniform or training t.)


Q. My child already plays for Park City Soccer Club. Does he/she still need to attend the player placement sessions?
A. Yes, all players are required to attend each year to ensure proper team placement.


Q. What happens if my child is unable to make the specific sessions for his/her age? What happens if he/she can only make one of the two placement sessions?
A.  Players unable to make the specific placement days or times of their age group should contact Eli Ulvi, Director of Coaching to identify a suitable time to be evaluated by the PCSC coaching staff (with either a younger or older age group.) For players out-of-town during the placement window, please contact Eli to discuss opportunities for an alternative session. Every effort will be made by PCSC to accommodate qualified, interested players, subject to space availability on their age appropriate team. Eli Ulvi: 907.748.5075 or parkcitydoc@gmail.com


Q. Will everyone at player placements be named to a team?
A. PCSC is a competitive club governed by Utah Youth Soccer Association, which establishes guidelines for team roster size and level of play. Every effort is made at the youngest ages to provide an opportunity for players to develop their basic skills and love of the game. As players get older, competition for available spots grows and not every player at placements will be named to a team.


Q. Can my player be evaluated to play on an older team?
A. It is the philosophy that every PCSC player plays their appropriate age group. On occasion, there may be an individual player who the coaching staff determines should play with an older team, or should double roster (play on two teams.)  Players wishing to be evaluated for play in an older age group must first receive permission from
DOC, Eli Ulvi. 907.748.5075 or parkcitysoccer@gmail.com 


Q. We haven’t heard from anyone. How do we know if my child was named to a team?
A. All players named to a team will be listed, by their placement number, on the PCSC website under 2018/19 Player Placement Results.  If you are unsure of your placement number, please email pcscregistrar@gmail.com
            - Players born 2011 - 2009 will be posted by Thursday evening, May 24
            - Players born 2008 - 2001 will be posted by Sunday evening, June 3


Q. After my child is named to a team, what are the next steps?
A. On the day teams are posted, you will receive an email from PCSC’s Registrar formally offering your player a place on their assigned team.
            - You will be asked to confirm your player’s acceptance, by email, within 24 hours
              This enables PCSC t
o finalize our teams as soon as possible, including accepting
              other players off the waiting list should someone decline their spot
            - You will also be provided with instructions on how to register your child and order
               him/her a uniform since 2018.19 begins a new uniform cycle

            - If you are new to the Club, or if you would like to hear our new DOC's talk about Club
              philosophy, player progression, and plans for the year, you are asked to attend the 
              Welcome & Orientation 
Meeting in the Jim Santy
              Auditorium of the Park City Library, 1225 Park Avenue on Monday, June 4  
              Orientation in English: 6:00 - 7:00pm / Orientation in Spanish: 7:15-8:15pm


Q. How do I know who is on my team and when will we start practice?
A.  Within a day or so of teams being named, you will receive an email letter from your coach. This letter will discuss your first team meeting and practice, your coach’s expectations for the team, and will include a list of players invited to join the team.


Q. My child attended player placements but was not named to a team. Are there any other soccer options for him/her in Park City?
A. For players born 2011 - 2009 (and possibly even those born in 2008), PCSC’s Foundation Program (formerly Academy) remains a great opportunity for players to develop their skills and understanding of the game. The Foundation Program is available during 3 sessions throughout the year: for 6 weeks in the summer, 12 weeks during the fall, and 10 weeks during the spring.  For players outside of that age window, Basin Recreation and PC Marc both offer recreational soccer programs, available to players up through Jr. High.


Q. What are the costs of playing with PCSC? Do I have to pay for everything at once when I register?
A.  The cost of playing for PCSC is all inclusive, with the exception of uniforms, tournament fees and an optional summer camp. The specific costs, by age group, are listed under the Program Fees section of the Club’s website: Click Here

If you prefer not to pay your program fees all at once, Park City Soccer Club offers a three month payment plan for a small administrative fee. Additionally, in cases of hardship, families may work with our Finance Administrator to customize an extended payment plan of up to ten months. 


Q. I’ve heard something about a volunteer requirement for PCSC. Can you explain?
A. Park City Soccer Club requests each family to fulfill a minimum of ten hours of volunteer service to the Club. After years of struggling to get volunteers, over10 years ago the Club instituted a $200 volunteer deposit per family, due at registration. Once a family completes their hours and submits their tracking form, the deposit is either credited toward any remaining balance on program fees, or the Club mails a refund check.


Q. Does Park City Soccer Club offer scholarships?
A. PCSC offers a limited number of need based scholarships. Interested families should contact Club Executive Director, Shelley Gillwald, at for an application (available in both English and Spanish.) For questions in Spanish, please contact our Club Translator, Carmela Foote, at 801.910.7337.

To ensure a prompt decision and coordinated registration process, completed applications are due to the Club by May 25. Please Note: scholarship requests are never disclosed to the coaching staff during tryouts and the naming of teams, and therefore have no bearing on tryout results.   


Q. I have additional questions about club soccer with Park City Soccer Club.
A. Questions specific to tryouts and naming of teams should be directed to Eli Ulvi, Director of Coaching at 907.748.5075
     or parkcitydoc@gmail.com
    Questions specific to the registration process should be directed to Kim Lesueur, Club Registrar, at

    Questions about payment plans and finances should be directed to Cora Lucero, Financial Administrator, at 801.831.1219
    or parkcitysoccerclub@gmail.com
    General questions about PCSC, scholarships, or volunteering, should be directed Shelley Gillwald, Executive Director, 
    at 435.901.3715 or pcscdirector@gmail.com
    Para más información en español, contacto Carmela al 801.910.7337








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