PBSA individual tryouts held on Sundays

Formal tryouts for the 2016-17 season have completed. However, opportunities to play for next season are still available. PBSA’s free weekly summer pick-up games at Mirasol Park (Sundays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) can serve as a time to evaluate potential new players. Simply notify Director of Coaching Laurie Calloway at the park that you are there for a tryout. For more information about joining the club, email pbsanomads@gmail.com or callowaysoccer@gmail.com.

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New summer programs get underway

Weekday summer field training is available at a private facility at 11050 Monet Woods Drive in Palm Beach Gardens.

Weekday summer field training is available at a private facility at 11050 Monet Woods Drive in Palm Beach Gardens.

Palm Beach Soccer Academy and BFUT (Instituto Brasileiro de Futebol) are partnering this summer to offer training opportunities for anyone ages 5-21. The training sessions are incredibly flexible for families’ busy summer schedules. Offering grass field, beach, and futsal training, the sessions simply involve calling or emailing just the day before to let our coaches know you want to attend.

Players can attend as many or as few sessions as they want. In other words, no commitment beyond a particular day is required. The cost is simply paid per visit: $15 for a field training session and $10 for futsal or beach soccer.

To make a reservation for a session, call 561-814-2300 or email info@bfut.net

Schedule: June 6- August 7, 2016

  • Mondays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Futsal
  • Tuesdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6-8 p.m. Beach
  • Wednesdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Futsal
  • Thursdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6-8 p.m. Beach
  • Fridays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training
  • Saturdays: 8:30-10 a.m. Beach

Locations:

Field Training: 11050 Monet Woods Road, Palm Beach Gardens

Futsal: Burns Road Community Center, Palm Beach Gardens

Beach Soccer: Mercury Circle, Juno Beach

Field Training summer

BFUT also plans to offer a residential soccer camp June 18-25. For more details, click here.

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All players are invited to compete in FREE pick-up games organized on Sundays at Mirasol Park, 3:30-5:30 p.m. No reservation is needed to participate in these games. Just bring shin guards and water.

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Train at a discount on ‘Copa America Day’

training monetIn celebration of the Copa America international soccer tournament now underway in the United States, Monday, June 13, will be “Copa America Day” for the morning field training session on Monet Woods Road. While such a training session normally costs $15, a special price will be in effect for that one Monday session (9-10:30 a.m.). Honoring PBSA coach Thadeu Goncalves’ Brazilian heritage, the cost will be equal to the total number of goals Brazil scores in its three group-stage games.

Through two games, the price is up to $7. Brazil has one more group-stage game that will be played Sunday night against Peru. Chances are that the price won’t go up much, because Peru should provide Brazil tough competition.

The session is limited to 20 players, so call 561-814-2300 or email info@bfut.net to reserve a spot. Players are encouraged to wear their favorite international or professional club jerseys on “Copa America Day.”

“Copa America Day” is an excellent opportunity to try the daily training offered through a partnership between Palm Beach Soccer Academy and BFUT (Instituto Brasileiro de Futebol). Players (ages 5-21) can attend as many or as few sessions as they want. In other words, no commitment beyond a particular day is required. The regular cost is simply paid per visit: $15 for a field training session and $10 for futsal or beach soccer.

All players are also invited to compete in FREE pick-up games organized on Sundays at Mirasol Park, 3:30-5:30 p.m. No reservation is needed to participate in these games. Just bring shin guards and water.

Schedule: June 6- August 7, 2016

  • Mondays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Futsal
  • Tuesdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6-8 p.m. Beach
  • Wednesdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Futsal
  • Thursdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training; 6-8 p.m. Beach
  • Fridays: 9-10:30 a.m. Field Training
  • Saturdays: 8:30-10 a.m. Beach
  • Sundays: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free Pick-up Games at Mirasol Park

Locations:

Field Training: 11050 Monet Woods Road, Palm Beach Gardens

Futsal: Burns Road Community Center, Palm Beach Gardens

Beach Soccer: Mercury Circle, Juno Beach

Pick-up Games: Mirasol Park, Palm Beach Gardens

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2016-17 Coaching Assignments Update

At Signing Night on Tuesday, PBSA Director of Coaching Laurie Calloway and his staff made adjustments to the coaching assignments for next season.

  • U8 (2009), U9 (2008), U10 (2007) Thadeu Goncalves, Marcelo Reis, assisted by five Brazilian U19 players
  • U12/U11 (2005/2006) Juha Latinen
  • U14/U13 (2003/2004) Ivan McKinley, assisted by Jake Fifer
  • U15 (2002) Ian Graham
  • U16 (2001) Ivan McKinley
  • U17 (2000) Marcelo Reis
  • U18 (1999) Thadeu Goncalves
  • U19 (1998) Nelly Palage
  • U20 (1997) TBD
Ivan McKinley watches his team during warm-ups at Mirasol Park.

Ivan McKinley watches his team during warm-ups at Mirasol Park.

 

Signing Night set for Tuesday, June 7

GoalkeeperEmails have been sent to notify players of the tryout results. Please email pbsanomads@gmail.com if you did not receive any notification.

Congratulations to those who earned roster spots. Although not being selected for a team can be disappointing, it can also be a wonderful incentive to improve. Citing a classic case from another sport, Michael Jordan did not make the varsity basketball team as a high-school sophomore.

Keep checking the Palm Beach Soccer Academy website for announcements about summer training opportunities that will be open to everyone looking to improve.

For those who have been accepted into the club, Signing Night is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7,  from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IMG/Honda Classic Office (3300 PGA Blvd., Suite 800, Palm Beach Gardens). Details about what to bring are included in the acceptance email.