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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should try out for club soccer?
    Any player who is enthusiastic about the game of soccer and has a desire for continuing individual and team development. Additionally, players with a combination of excellent athletic ability, high caliber soccer skills based on their age group, positive attitude and an intense desire to compete at the highest level.
  • What is the philosophy on player development?
    Player development is our main concern. Each level offers different stages of expectations. The focus is completely on individual skill development and ball mastery for all age groups while developing a love for the game, having fun, and creating well-rounded players. With proper training, this is a natural course. The Director of Coaching is responsible for outlining and communicating a player development curriculum which will fully develop our youth players under the So Cal Pride coaching philosophy.
  • What are the qualifications of the coaching staff?
    All our Coaches are licensed by the US Soccer Federation and have been bringing their international experience to the game for the last 15 years. Credentials of these coaches include pro, semi-pro players, national team players, college players, and numerous player and coaching awards and honors. Individual coach qualifications are available on line.
  • When and how often do we practice?
    Practices are up to each coach. They are dependent on the age of the players but are usually 2 to 3 times per week, with each session ranging one to two hours.
  • When does the season start and end?
    So Cal Pride is a year-round program. The season can really be broken down into 4 phases: summer tournaments, fall league, spring league, & State Cup.
  • How much travel is involved?
    Our league is comprised of clubs throughout our area. Travel will be dependent on which of these teams we play. In some cases, travel will be minimal. In others, you may have several travel games involving extensive travel in order to find the level of desired competition and showcase the players opportunities.
  • What is the expected attire for team practice?
    So Cal Pride not only has game uniforms, but also has a practice uniforms. Players are required to wear these uniforms at all practices.
  • What equipment does a player bring to practice?
    All players are required to bring and wear cleats and shin guards. Players will also need to bring a size appropriate soccer ball and water.
  • Do the Goal Keepers receive individual training?
    Yes, our keepers have their own trainer that offers our keepers training all year.
  • What is PCA
    PCA stands for Pre Club Academy. At the PCA level, we focus on the fundementals of soccer and emphasize individual technical skills and small sided games.
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