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    Friday Skillz Are Back!

    10/10/2016, 11:30am PDT
    By Jim Watson

    BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 -- Friday Skillz is back by popular demand!  Check out the videos below.
    Friday Skillz are sessions focused on enhancing our players' ball skills and confidence with the ball at their feet.  Players at every age and every level of play always need extra attention on ball skills.  All Premier players should attend Friday Skillz.
    Premier coaches generously volunteer their time for these sessions because they are so committed go the Premier mission and know that the extra attention players receive at Friday Skillz can make a world of difference in our players' ability and enjoyment of the game.  Here are the details:
    WHO:  All Premier Players.  If you have a friend you'd like to invite, please let us know.
    WHAT:  Friday Skillz

    WHEN:  Fridays from 6:00-7:00 pm (unless otherwise communicated)

    WHERE:  Grijalva Park
    WHY:  These sessions are for ALL PREMIER PLAYERS and invited guests focused on improving their game and having fun doing it.

    It is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, get much need skill work, get to know your teammates better, learn from other coaches within the club, meet new players from the club, play with friends from other teams, etc.  These sessions are designed to be fast, fun and focused on player development. 

    Premier Technical Director Kevin Esparza, whose career of developing players spans twenty years and includes every level from youth to professional, recently reiterated his view that, "Skill work is a critical component of player development. Attention to this area -- particularly in the form of extra sessions like Friday Skillz -- helps create a player's foundation of confidence, competence and success."    

    Please be sure to share with your teammates.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Orange County Premier Welcomes Full Pitch Soccer Academy!

    10/07/2016, 3:30pm PDT
    By Jim Watson

    Meet and Train with USWNT Team Legends!

    Orange County Premier welcomes USWNT legends Christie Rampone, Shannon Boxx and Abby Wambach and their "Full Pitch Soccer Academy" Girls Camp to our home field -- Santiago Middle School!

    This camp will sell out so register ASAP.


    ​Full Pitch Soccer Academy is designed for players who are serious about reaching their highest potential. FPSA trains players with a variety of goals whether that's moving up to the next age group to playing college or even professional soccer.

    During the camp, two full days are spent on the field focusing on both technical and tactical elements of the game while also taking time in the classroom to watch USW National Team and NWSL game footage, so players understand how to break down plays and see the whole picture.

    Full Pitch Soccer Academy Girls Soccer Cam​p

    Location: Santiago Middle School, Orange​

    Starts: December 22, 2016
    Ends: December 23,2016

    Registration Dates: While space lasts

    Minimum Age: 10 years old
    Maximum Age: 16 years old

    Fee: $450 / player

    Session 1: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Session 2: 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Register online at:

    Premier Player Progress Reports

    09/08/2016, 11:45pm PDT
    By Jim Watson

    Continually Investing in our Player's Development

    One important way that Premier distinguishes itself is through the personal relationships we're able to develop with our players and families.  We must continually invest in our players' development and have an ongoing dialogue with players and parents about ways to improve player skills and experience.

    Twice per year, Premier coaches provide a Premier Player Progress Report to each player.  The club will share the timing so you know when to expect your child's Progress Report.  We've included a blank Progress Report here so that you can see it.

    The Progress Report provides our coaches with a tool to share a high level update on each child’s soccer development and as a tool for discussion with their parents.  This report is not intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of a child’s ability or as a substitute for individual discussions about how best to support each  child’s soccer development.  

    Progress Reports help us further our mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of our players through soccer played at the highest levels of positive, age-appropriate training and competition.  

    Field Hotline: 714-744-5592


    Grijalva Park typically closes quickly due to rain and can sometimes stay closed for a few days after a big rain.

    Check the hotline AFTER 3:00 pm to confirm whether the field is open.

    For Premier, this hotline only applies to Grijalva Park, McPherson Athletic Facility, and Santiago Canyon College.

    If you're playing on a field other than these (e.g., Taft Elementary, Santiago Middle School, Yorba Middle School), your coach will have the necessary information on whether the field is open.

    In any event, always confirm field issues with your coach -- regardless of what the hotline says.

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