Piedmont Soccer Club
Founded in 1976, the Piedmont Soccer Club (PSC) was established for the purpose of developing, promoting, and administering the game of soccer among Piedmont youth under the age of nineteen without regard to race, creed, sex or ability.. Incorporated as a California Non-profit Public Benefits 501(c)(3) corporation, PSC is a volunteer organization where members of the PSC Board and parents help run the program. They register kids, form teams, assign coaches, schedule fields and referees for games and practices, mediate problems, order and distribute uniforms and help players and their parents have a successful and fun-filled season. With over 1,100 children registered yearly, PSC’s roster of players represents nearly one out of every two students in the community. The club utilizes all playing fields in Piedmont as well as fields in Alameda for practices and games and has been continually looking for additional field sites to meet the needs of its growing participants.
PSC is part of the Jack London Youth Soccer League (JLYSL) and is one of many state-wide leagues that is a member of the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA). CYSA, along with Youth Soccer Associations from other states, is part of the 3,000,000 member United States Youth Soccer Association ("USYSA"), which governs youth soccer in the country. PSC separates players into two groups (competitive and recreational) consistent with CYSA directives to place players at the appropriate level of skill in order to provide a fun but challenging soccer environment.
Highlander Teams offer a high level of competition comparable to other similar teams in Northern California. Participation is determined by tryouts and a selection process. Teams in the Highlander program play in the NorCal Premier League at either the Silver (Class II), Bronze (Class IIl) or Copper (Class III-IV) level depending on the abilities and performance of the team. Time commitment and financial expenses are significantly higher for players and families in the Highlander program compared to recreational soccer.
The Recreational level is for players who want to play soccer and have fun without making a major time commitment. Recreational teams comprise over 80% of the children participating with PSC and players play in the Jack London League. This level of play has been developed to accommodate the various financial and time commitments of families while providing a positive experience for all participants. Any child who wants to play soccer, regardless of ability, can play in the PSC recreational league. There are no tryouts for recreational level of playing.