Boys Travel SoccerUpdatedSunday March 1, 2020 byPatrick Bailey.
Travel Soccer offers a more competitive environment than the Intramural Program. Players must first try-out and, if selected, are assigned to a team by age and skill. Players who have been selected for a team through tryouts must be registered through both WRA and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer (EPYSA) to participate. Registration lasts for a seasonal year (July through June) though WRA registration fees only cover team expenses for the fall season (i.e. EPYSA registration, referee fees, team equipment, field expenses and NOT tournament fees or supplemental training fees)
Travel teams compete in area leagues (Intercounty Soccer League, Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer as examples) and are scheduled to play against other townships and club teams in the area based on their level of ability. Most away games are between 30-45 minutes from home. Home games are played at Centre Square Park, Wentz Run Park and other facilities in or around Whitpain.
Most teams also play in local tournaments as a supplement to league play. Tournaments may start pre-season in the summer but most are arranged around Labor Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend and the weekends just prior to Thanksgiving. Decisions on whether to play and where to play are made by the coaches with input from the families. As a result, fees associated with tournaments and/or any travel arrangements are established/managed by each team and are additive to the base registration cost per player.
While we are primarily a fall soccer program, many teams participate in winter indoor and spring outdoor play at local facilities. Again, this is team dependent and funded by the families that participate. Should you be new to the area or wish to participate with the teams in the club after tryouts are held in the spring, please contact one of the below Committee members to discuss potential opportunities.
For additional Information, check out our FAQ and Travel Soccer Guideline documents.
Should you have any questions about Travel Soccer, please contact one of the following volunteers on the Travel Soccer Committee
TRAVEL SOCCER COMMITTEE
Club Coordinator* Patrick Bailey - email@example.com
Boys Program Coordinator* Scott Greenberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Program Coordinator* JR Defeo - email@example.com
U8 Academy Coordinator Paul Laub
Registration Coordinator Marisa Pigeon
Field Coordinator Matt Ferrie
Uniform Coordinator Julie Stein
Equipment Coordinator Eric Peterson
Communications Coordinator OPEN
2020-2021 Tryout Calendar - (coming soon)
Calendar for 2020-21 Tryouts
U9 - TBD
U10 - TBD
U11 - TBD
U12 - TBD
U13 - TBD
U14 - TBD
U15 - TBD
U16 - TBD
U17 - TBD
Teams are formed from eligible players that attend the spring tryouts. To determine what age group your child would participate with, please see the following age chart (reference US Soccer website below for more details). Those players in the U17+ age groups should contact one of the Committee members above regarding participation.
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|Travel Soccer FAQ_March2016.pdf|
|Travel Soccer Guidelines_March2016.pdf|