Travel Program

If you are interested in joining the Travel Program, please email the Program Manager.

If you have been accepted to a team, you may REGISTER HERE.

The Travel Program allows players with advanced interest and abilities an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the game and to challenge themselves at a higher level of competition with players at the same level from surrounding towns. Travel teams may also compete in regional tournaments with teams from Massachusetts and other states.

Travel soccer is a more serious and competitive soccer program than Rec soccer. Teams typically practice once per week with our Director of Coaching (DOC), and most teams hold a second weekly practice. There are typically 2 games per week, one usually on Saturday and a second one either Sunday or on a weekday. Game days and times vary, and away games may be played anywhere throughout the Pioneer Valley. Seasons run late August through early November and early April through early June. Players are accepted for and expected to commit to both fall and spring seasons, although single season play is sometimes permitted to maintain full rosters.

Age Divisions (formerly the “U” thing)
Starting in Fall 2016, travel soccer divisions are defined by your child’s grade and age as of the fall season.  The chart below shows this for each age level.

2017-2018 Age Brackets:
Grade 2 (U8) (must be born on or after January 1, 2009)
Grade 3 (U9) (must be born on or after January 1, 2008)
Grade 4 (U10) (must be born on or after January 1, 2007)
Grade 5 (U11) (must be born on or after January 1, 2006)
Grade 6 (U12) (must be born on or after January 1, 2005)
Grade 7 (U13) (must be born on or after January 1, 2004)
Grade 8 (U14) (must be born on or after January 1, 2003)

A player may never play “down” with a younger team. In certain cases, a player may play “up” with an older team. Only girls are allowed to play on girls teams. In rare cases, girls do play on boys travel teams.

Cost
Typically, travel fees are about $350 for the year, plus a uniform fee (if a uniform is required, ~$75). Financial support is available for children receiving free or reduced school lunches.

Practice Schedules
Travel teams practice two times per week. One of those practices is with the Director of Coaching.

Game Schedules
Available through Sportsmananger.
In the left menu, select Schedules/Scores.
In the TOP row of prompts, make sure the middle one says ALL LEAGUES
Select your team from the drop down menu in the right box.
Select from Pick a Display Option: FUTURE SCHEDULE
Click on the “?” to see WHERE you will be playing.

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