Girls Travel Soccer

UpdatedMonday May 11, 2020 byTravel Soccer Coordinator.

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

INTERIM Boys Program Coordinator*     Brendan Hill  - brendan.hill@yahoo.com

Girls Program Coordinator*      JR Defeo - jrdefeo1@msn.com 

U8 Academy Coordinator           Paul Laub

Registration Coordinator            Marisa Pigeon

Field Coordinator                      Matt Ferrie

Uniform Coordinator                  Julie Stein

Equipment Coordinator              Eric Peterson

 
2020-2021 Tryout Calendar - (coming soon)

  • All participants must have registered in the WRA system prior to the tryout
  • All tryouts will be held at Centre Square Park, Blue Bell, PA
  • 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 a ball, shinguards, appropriate footwear for the weather and 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 2020-21 Tryouts

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, NO ON-FIELD TRYOUT ARE SCHEDULED.  WE WILL CONTACT YOU REGARDING JOINING ONE OF OUR TEAMS

U9 - TBD

U10 - TBD

U11 - TBD

U12 - TBD

U13 - TBD

U14 - TBD

U15 - TBD

U16 - TBD

U17 - TBD

 

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).  Those players in the U17+ age groups should contact one of the Committee members above regarding participation.

 2019-20 Age Group Born in.... 2017-18 Age Group Born in....
U8 Academy 2013 U14 2007
U9 2012 U15 2006
U10 2011 U16 2005
U11 2010 U17 2004
U12 2009    
U13 2008    


Useful Links
US Youth Soccer
EPYSA
ICSL
PAGS
DELCO
GotSoccer

 

 

Travel Soccer FAQ_March2016.pdf
Travel Soccer Guidelines_March2016.pdf