Boys Travel SoccerUpdated Thursday April 19, 2018 by Patrick 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 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Program Coordinator* Scott Greenberg – email@example.com
Girls Program Coordinator* Brendan Hill – Brendan.firstname.lastname@example.org
U8 Academy Coordinator OPEN (contact a Coordinator above)
Registration Coordinator OPEN (contact a Coordinator above)
Field Coordinator George Crowley – email@example.com
Uniform Coordinator OPEN (contact a Coordinator above0
Equipment Coordinator Bill Stein - firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Coordinator OPEN
2018-2019 Tryout Calendar - (updated April 19, 2018)
Calendar for 2018-19 Tryouts
<<<<< AS OF APRIL 15, ALL TRYOUTS FOR U9-U14 ARE COMPLETE >>>>
All players U9 to U14 should plan to attend tryouts on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday April 15th at Centre Square Park, Blue Bell, PA (except as noted below)
U8 Academy - TBD later in April
U9 - SATURDAY 3:00-4:30, SUNDAY 9:00-10:30
U10 - SATURDAY 4:30-6:00, SUNDAY 9:00-10:30
U11 - SATURDAY 1:00-2:30, SUNDAY 11:00-12:30
U12 - SATURDAY 1:00-2:30, SUNDAY 11:00-12:30
U13 - SATURDAY 11:00-12:30, SUNDAY 1:00-2:30
U14 - SATURDAY 11:00-12:30, SUNDAY 1:00-2:30
U15 - Friday,April 20 at 6PM, Saturday, April 28 at 3:30 PM
U16 - FRIDAY, APRIL 13 from 7:00-8:30 at WISSAHICKON HS Stadium
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 10AM at Centre Square Park, Field 1
Player ID Sessions - being evaluated based on field conditions (update coming soon)
Prior to the tryout sessions that include formal independent player assessments, the Club will host an open ID session for U9-U14 players. The session will include scrimmage play. It is organized to allow the Club, Coaches, Players and Families to gain some understanding of the players that will be evaluated during tryouts. This session is not mandatory for the players. However, all players are encouraged to attend to aid in appropriate team selection after tryouts are concluded. All sessions will be coordinated by the coach(es) of the age group. All players must have registered for tryouts to participate to ensure the appropriate waivers are on file.
Calendar for 2018-19 ID Sessions (Updated 4/6/2018)
All players U9 to U14 should attend the open play ID Sessions at Centre Square Park, Blue Bell, PA
Due to weather and field conditions, ID sessions are not currently planned
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)
|2018-19 Age Group||Born in....||2017-18 Age Group||Born in....|
|Travel Soccer FAQ_March2016.pdf|
|Travel Soccer Guidelines_March2016.pdf|