We had record turn out for our annual 3v3 tournament this year! We'd like to thank all our athletes who came out to compete, celebrate community and build camaraderie!
Our 2023 winners are as follows:
Check out the photos posted here!
A special thank you to our sponsors -- please be sure to support them ALL year!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR 2023 SPONSORS!
We can't wait until our next tournament! Have a great fall season!
Park Ridge Soccer Club and the Soccer Referee Coaching Committee are pleased to announce that Colin Schermerhorn is this year’s recipient of the Referee of the Year Award!
The PRSC Referee of the Year Award is given annually to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated excellence in soccer officiating. The award is determined by a vote of the PRSC Referee Coaching Committee and is based on the following factors:
Performance as a referee for PRSC House League games and/or as an assistant referee for PRSC club
games for a minimum of four years.
On field evaluation by the PRSC Referee Coaching Committee
Other factors also considered include USSF registration, acceptance of club center referee assignments, classroom referee test scores, and extra-curricular activities.
Colin began his officiating career as a 13 year old Assistant Referee in the PRSC program. He immediately made an impression on our referee coaches. Since then, he has taken on more challenging assignments as a House League referee and as a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified center official for high school aged boy’s and girl’s
club matches. This past spring, he officiated the finals of the Mid-senior Boy’s and Mid-senior Girl’s House league matches.
Besides excelling as a referee, Colin is also an accomplished soccer player. He began playing soccer in the PRSC House League in kindergarten. He moved to the PRSC travel program in second grade. Colin continued playing locally with PRSC until this past spring season, finishing with the PRSC Premier High School program. He also played soccer at Maine South High School all four years, including being selected for a varsity position in his senior year.
Colin loves that he gets to watch soccer while being an official. He recalled his first travel assignment as a center referee. While it was only a U9 match, it was a top level, highly competitive game.
“It was a bit overwhelming in the beginning with the parents and coaches cheering and yelling. However, once it was over, I was able to see just how helpful that game was in allowing me to learn how to officiate a competitive game.”
Colin says that being a soccer referee has given him another avenue to express his passion for the game outside of playing.
Colin takes great joy in being able to mentor new referees. His advice to new referees is to always show confidence in your decisions. Colin believes that positioning is one of the most important things in refereeing.
“Whether you are an assistant referee or center, you need to make sure you stay in position because it makes the job a lot
In addition to playing club and high school soccer, Colin has been a participate in TOPSoccer as a volunteer helping kids with disabilities play soccer. He was a part of stage crew for the Maine South Theater program, Vice-President of Spanish National Honor Society, as well as a part of a handful of other clubs and after-school activities.
Colin plans to attend the University of Utah, majoring in chemical engineering. Congratulations Colin!
It’s time to register for our annual 3v3 Soccer Tournament, which will take place on Saturday August 19th! If you missed it last year, you’ll want to be sure to register this year.
This year we’re introducing some great new activities, including:
Adult 3v3 Tournament for PRSC parents
Fun games and activities for kids not participating in the 3v3
Food trucks and desert trucks
Raffle for Chicago Fire tickets and other great prizes
Registration is open to all PRSC House, Travel, Premier – u8 – u18 players and interested parents.
Grab your friends to form a team of 4-6 players.
Create your own team name and Register here:
What: One day 3v3 tournament for PRSC players and parents
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023 (rain date: Sunday, August 20, 2023)
Location: PRSC Fields at Woodland Park, 1200 N Western Ave, Park Ridge
Who: All Current PRSC Players (House, Travel, Premier – U8 – U18) and their parents
Registration Deadline: August 14, 2023
Teams may have 4 to 6 players
$30 for individual players, who will be placed on an appropriate team
Note: Co-ed teams will be placed in the appropriate male division
Tournament T-Shirt included
Prizes for 1st place teams and top team name
3 game guarantee
24-minute games (two 12-minute halves)
3v3, no goalies
Check out the webpage: https://www.prsoccer.com/3v3
SPONSORSHIP Opportunities are available. Contact Brandon Bayley, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
We’re very excited to be expanding this successful event this year. Looking forward to seeing you on August 19th!
3v3 Tournament DIrector