Girls Travel Soccer

Updated Tuesday April 4, 2017 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, 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 - baileypat13@comcast.net

Boys Program Coordinator*     Scott Greenberg – scottg25@hotmail.com

Girls Program Coordinator*      Brendan Hill – Brendan.hill@yahoo.com

U8 Academy Coordinator           OPEN (contact a Coordinator above)

Registration Coordinator            Jen Wetzel – theniners@verizon.net

Field Coordinator                      George Crowley – gcrowley@comcast.net

Uniform Coordinator                  OPEN

Equipment Coordinator              Bill Stein - bstein0160@gmail.com

Communications Coordinator     OPEN

 
2017-2018 Tryout Calendar - (updated APRIL 3, 2017)

  • All participants must have registered in the WRA system prior to the tryout
  • All tryouts will be held at Centre Square Park, Yost Road and Rt 202 (DeKalb Pike)
  • Tryout times are posted below
  • Check-in for all players will start 15 minutes prior - please arrive in time to check-in and be ready to play
  • Players should have plenty of water with them
  • All parents are asked to refrain from approaching the fields during the tryouts unless asked by a coach

Calendar for 2017-18 Tryouts

All players U9 to U14 should plan to attend tryouts on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday April 2nd at Centre Square Park, Blue Bell, PA  (except as noted)

U9 and U10 - SATURDAY 3:00 - 4:30PM, SUNDAY 9 - 10:30

U11 and U12 - 11:00 - 12:30

U13 and U14 - 1:00 - 2:30

U15/16 - WEDNESDAY,APRIL 5 5:45-7:15 and TUESDAY, APRIL 18 5:45 - 7:15

U8 Academy will be announced separately

 

Player ID Sessions - Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th

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 2017-18 ID Sessions (Updated 3/20/2017)

All players U9 to U14 should attend the open play ID Sessions at Centre Square Park, Blue Bell, PA 

U9 Girls - SATURDAY 3/25 12:30-2

U10 Girls - SATURDAY 3/25 9-10:30

U11 Girls - SATURDAY 3/25 10:30-12

U12 Girls - SUNDAY 3/26 1-2:30

U13 Girls - SUNDAY 3/26  3-4:30

U14 Girls - SATURDAY 2:30-4

NO U16 ID Sessions Planned

U8 Academy and U15+ sessions will be announced separately

Age Cutoffs

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)

 2017-18 Age Group Born in.... 2017-18 Age Group Born in....
U8 Academy 2010 U14 2004
U9 2009 U15 2003
U10 2008 U16 2002
U11 2007 U17 2001
U12 2006 U18 2000
U13 2005 U19 1999

 

Useful Links
US Youth Soccer
EPYSA
ICSL
PAGS
DELCO
GotSoccer

 

 

Travel Soccer FAQ_March2016.pdf
Travel Soccer Guidelines_March2016.pdf
Tryouts Calendar 2016_14April2016_web.pdf