The Pinellas County United Soccer Club Competitive program is for the committed youth soccer player looking for a higher level soccer experience. The program creates a challenging environment that promotes player development through professional training, coaching, competitive matches, and a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
The Competitive Program is for the U8 through U19 age levels for both boys and girls. The players in the Competitive Program begin their youth soccer experience in the Azalea Youth Soccer League (Recreational) program that starts at three years old. Once a AYSL player is 7 or 8 years old (U8), the choice may be made whether to continue playing Recreational soccer or join the Pinellas County United Soccer Club Competitive Program.
To play at a competitive level, it requires a commitment from both the players and the parents. All players are required to attend two soccer practices per week and depending on the level of play, team and coach, the player might be required to attend three practices a week.
To be a part of the competitive program, every player goes through an annual tryout process usually in the month of May for the following season. Players are selected onto teams based on their appropriate skill level and in some instances are dual rostered onto teams within their appropriate age groups to accommodate the growth of development. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for any child that is willing to be a part of this program. We may have numerous teams in an age group to help further every player’s development.
All the coaching/training in the Competitive Program is conducted under the direction of the PCU professional Technical Staff. The PCU Competitive teams participate in The USA-League (Premier, 2nd or 3rd Division).