(includes PSV, World Soccer/Academy players)
You've made the game fun and pushed us to where we are now. As a result of working with (the staff) I was nominated as an Umbro and parade all American and chosen for both the USA National youth team (U20 & U16) and received a full scholarship to for and attend the University of Portland. I was also named to the 1996 Soccer America all freshman team and the final four all tournament team - Regina Holan, Former Sparta Prague, USA U/20 Women's National Team. NCAA D1 University of Portland & Cal Berkeley & former PSV Union FC coach
You will learn skills that will enable you to become a world class player. They took the raw athleticism and added the finesse necessary to play at the level I am now.....This camp offers not only the opportunity to learn skills that will enable you to be able to become a world class player, but also provides positive role models and a chance to make good friends - Lorrie Fair, former professional Philadelphia in WUSA. University of North Carolina 3 x NCAA Champion. U.S.A Women's National Team (120 caps). 1 World Cup winner’s medal & 3 time Olympic team & Ronnie Fair: former WUSA professional & standout with Stanford University. USA U20 National Team & U23 National Team. First Team All Pac-10 & All Pac-10 Academic. Former USA Womens National Team player.
I have been training with the staff continuously for over 4 years, and I attribute much of my passion for the game, skills, and strategic development to their professionalism, enthusiasm, and unique coaching techniques. They are truly a remarkable group. They helped me get to the top - Kelsey Hollenbeck, Two-time NCAA D1 Champion with University of Portland
Gary & Carine have taught me that not only do the soccer skills and strategies take you to the top, but the passion of the game and attitude of the player. Over the past 4 years they have helped me developed nto the player i am today and continue to provide guidance and instruction for the player i want to become. They have provided me with an environment where they have encouraged me to play with older and better players, and have introduced me to players on the US and Greek National team, as well as many collegiate players. They are always willing to come out and train every day and through their teachings i have had so much success. They are also in the process of helping my family and I with my college recruiting and are striving to help me get into the best college that will continue to help me improve. - Veronica Perez, Current PSV Union Staff coach & current Mexico Womens National Team player. State and Regional team player 2002-2004. National Pool player. 2003, 2004. USA U23 National team & University of Washington Huskies standout
Thanks to Gary I have come to realize that soccer is not just a game of passing and dribbling but a pursuit requiring intelligence and mental toughness - Brooke O'Hanley, WUSA player with Carolina Champions 2002. NCAA D1 player University of Portland. Member of 3-time National Club Champions Central Valley Mercury
I owe everything to Gary, Carine and the rest of the coaching staff at PSV. I've learned so much about the game from them, but most importantly, they've shown me the attitude that one needs to become a better player. They show me how to train with an intensity and focus that has made me improve. Their attention to detail and passion for the game is unmatched by anyone I've encountered. Every technique is shown by their demonstration and everything that I have learned has been by their example. They've provided me with so many opportunities from guest coaching and private training to international trips. Thanks to their dedication I have been given the tools to develop my game. I was so lucky to have Gary and Carine as coaches over the years and I would highly recommend the PSV program to any young player looking to reach a new level. - Annie Kingman, North Carolina Womens Soccer 2014-18. Former USA U18 WNT
My youth soccer experience was defined by the coaching of Gary and Carine Ireland. Through their dedication to the development of their players, they taught me that soccer is not only a sport of creativity and hard work, but also one that requires passion and a love for the game. They enabled me to play soccer for my dream school, Stanford University, and have continued to help me develop during my collegiate career. Their exemplary coaching and commitment to their players have helped numerous players like me to pursue and achieve their goals - Siobhan Cox, Stanford Women's Soccer; PSV Union FC (2013-16).
When I look back on my overall development as a player, I immediately think of my training days with the Irelands'. From learning tactical fundamentals to playing pick up games until dark, the Irelands' provided an environment for dedicated players to improve. But the most important thing I learned from them was not how to defend, or how to make a run, or even how to strike a ball. It was that I learned how to actively expand my game. The Irelands' appreciate hard work and skill, but they always challenge you: Can you do better? Can you push yourself mentally, physically, and creatively? Can you practice and apply what you have learned? And of course, I always had fun training with them, because I love soccer... and so do they! - Melissa Woo, Former PSV Union player & Cal North State Team & NCAA D1 player Cal Poly
The skills I have learned through Gary Ireland have enabled me to play at a higher level
- Kelly Sweitzer, Cal North State Team U/14-17. NCAA D1 Colorado College
I was a U.S. Regional Player and I trained with the staff for 3 years. Training with World Soccer (Ireland camps) improved my skills, endurance and understanding of the game, which helped me succeed in making both the State Team and the Regional Pool - Lisa Ferrera, Cal-North U/16 & 18 State & Regional teams, Golden Gate Premier U/19 club team
Gary, Carine and Simon- taught me the skills and knowledge that enabled me to play at the level I am at now. They helped me earn a Division 1 scholarship to Colorado College and helped me in the recruiting process. The staff is very respected and well known by a majority of college coaches. Since I have been working with (the staff), my skills and confidence have improved greatly. In the seven years I've known the coaches they have always been role models and friends for me - Christie Ginanni, NCAA D1 Colorado College
"I have had the privilege to coach a number of talented young women the past 20 years but few with the technical sophistication of Lorrie Fair. When I asked her about her extraordinary development her reply was quick: "Gary Ireland made sure I understood everything about the ball, he was not only an amazing coach but a powerful motivator for me and my sister Ronnie...I hired Gary one summer to watch him work and I came away impressed with his knowledge, his energy and his professionalism. He is a brilliant developer of talent"
Anson Dorrance: 23-time National Champion, University of North Carolina, 1991 Women’s World Cup Champion as USA coach. USA Women’s National team 1986-1994. (.945 winning percentage) over 33 seasons with UNC. Coached 13 different women to a total of 20 National Player of the Year awards. 19 times ACC Tournament Champions & 20 Times ACC Champion. NCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year eight times. Men's Soccer Coach of the Year 1987. Elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame
"I have played with and worked alongside the World Soccer Staff for many years. Their depth of knowledge on every aspect of the game is remarkable. Players love working with them because they have the right balance of intensity and levity. Each player that works with them finds dimensions they never knew existed"
Chris Ducar: University of North Carolina Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach & Recruiting Coordinator. Former Goalkeeper coach & National goalkeeper coach USA U/21 National team. Former Director of Tony Di Cicco, Post to Post GK Camps
"I believe that my players enjoyed and benefited from Gary's work. I would recommend him as a trainer to players of all ages and abilities"
Gary St Clair: Men's Head Soccer Coach, San Jose State University, ranked #1 nationally during 2000 season, NCAA D1
"Gary Ireland is both superbly skilled as demonstrator and as a motivator"
Jim Launder: Men's Coach, University of Wisconsin. NCAA D1 Champions 1996
Soccerbook was derived from World Soccer which was owned and operated by PSV Union co-founder & Coaching Director Gary Ireland and co-founder Simon Ireland. Carine Ireland also coached with World Soccer prior to co-founding PSV Union FC enjoying much success at the club level. Gary, Carine and Simon Ireland coached (in team setting) and trained numerous players to college and professional playing careers. Soccerbooks coaching staff also includes former Australian, USA & Canada Womens National Team coach Tommy Sermanni (now with Orlando Pride in the NWSL) & former Liverpool FC Academy & England youth team coach John Owens, who is now with Doublepass.
HISTORY OF SUCCESS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
50+ NCAA D1 & D3 Players
8 World Cup & Olympic/Full National Team Players
14 US Soccer Training Center Players
14 National Youth Team Players
25 Regional ODP/PDP Players
5 National Id2 Camp
50+ California State PDP/ODP Players
500+ High School Varsity Players
TOURNAMENT, COLLEGE, INTERNATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
UEFA Champions League
FIFA World Cup winners
USA National Team & Youth Team players
Mexico National & Youth Players
USA National Championship Winning Teams
Surf Cup Champions
Dallas Cup Champions
NCAA & Olympic champions
High School Champions
Parade All Americans
PLAYERS COACHED BY OUR STAFF HAVE PLAYED FOR THESE COLLEGE PROGRAMS:
Santa Clara, Stanford, William & Mary, Duke, Michigan, Dartmouth, USF, Cal Poly, St Mary's, Santa Cruz, Duke, Washington, Colorado College, North Carolina, Cal, Portland, Denver, Yale, Emory, UC Davis, Boston College, Princeton, Chicago, UCLA, Riverside, USC, Santa Barbara, Bowdoin, UCSD, Claremont McKenna, Harvard and many others