2013-2014 Travel Program
TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR THE 2013-2014 TRAVEL SEASON
Tryouts for the 2014 Travel Season has ended. If you were unable to attend the tryout dates, contact the coach per their email on the website. They will correspond with you about your child's options.
Players who are 8-19 years old are eligible for the Travel Program. Those that are thinking about playing travel, are looking for the next level of commitment. The season typically starts in November with inside training at local schools and local indoor soccer facilities, 1-3 times a week. Weather permitting, the training continues outside at our Nike Base Facility. We play in the The Buffalo Western NY Junior Youth League (www.bwnyjyl.org
) for our league games. Their season starts in April and plays through July. These teams will be participating and traveling to towns across Western NY and play that towns travel team.
Our travel teams will also play in tournaments throughout the summer while competing in League play. All of our teams play in our James Yoviene Memorial Tournament, May 24th-25th, 2014.
The Travel program is dedicated to the technical and tactical development throughout the season. Travel is the next level after Recreational House League, and these players need to show a high level of commitment to the team. Those players that are excelling in our Recreational House Leagues might benefit trying out for the travel program.
2014 Travel registration for ages U10-U16 will be $250. This payments includes BWNYJYSL League play, training from Nov to July, The James Yoviene Memorial Tournament (May 23-25th, 2014) and a uniform (see below - Uniform Policy).
2014 Travel registration for ages U17 and up, will be $206. This payment includes BWNYJYSL League play, training from Nov to July, The James Yoviene Memorial Tournament (May 23-25th, 2014). These teams will keep the same uniforms from the previous year.
2014 Travel Developmental Program for all ages will be $105. This payment includes training from Nov to July. These participants will not need a uniform.
We will have a "No Pay - No Play" policy. Your players accounts will need to be paid in full, or set up on the payment plan through Blue Sombrero, by Nov 15th, at the start of the practice. If they have not fulfilled their commitment by Nov 15th, then thier roster spot will be forfeited until payment is received, plus a $25 late fee.
Uniform Policy - Due to the rising costs of uniforms and inability of timely inventory, the board has decided to go with a yearly uniform kit that is included in the cost of your playing fees. This uniform kit will comprise of 2 jerseys (home and away), game shorts and game socks. This uniform will be ordered on a national sizing chart kits that contain smalls, mediums, and larges based on the national average. The coach will receive the team's uniform kits and will distribute when the kits are delivered. Separate equipment will be made available for purchase once that equipment is finalized.
Remember, we have a club no-refund policy.
Some questions that I have are:
1) How do I make a team (participate in the Travel Program)?
To participate in the Travel Program, you will need to try out. Tryouts will be held at the end of July to Beginning of August. At that time, it will be determined how many teams in each age group the club will have for the next upcoming season. Tryout dates will be posted on the website as well as emailed to all participants in the club when tryout dates are finalized. If you were unable to attend the tryout dates, contact the coach per their email on the website. They will correspond with you about your child's options.
2) What age group does my child try out for?
To find out what age group your child is eligible to play in this upcoming season, please refer to the NYSW age matrix. This will let you see the age breakdown per age group:
CLICK HERE FOR NEW YORK STATE WEST AGE MATRIX
Club Policy on players wanting to play up an age group (ex. U12 player playing in U14):
All Monarchs Travel teams will not be allowed to take underage players unless they meet the set criteria/standard; Clearly the top player in their current age level, and top 5 player on "A" level team in the older age group.
3) Can my child play on two teams (Dual Carding)?
Only players with a single card for a B&WNYJSL (Buffalo & Western New York Youth Junior Soccer League)club will be allowed to play in B&WNYJSL and only for the club under which the card has been issued.
Any player possessing and using any other card (NY-West, Club Soccer, etc ) for any summer soccer games will be considered an illegal player.
Starting with the 2014 season, in order to play in BWNYJSL, a player must possess one and only one player card with a BWNYJSL member club in good standing and only appear on that club's roster(s) during the B&WNYJSL playing season.
Players aged U8 to U11 were exempt from the Dual card rule for the 2013 season only - as of 2014 there will be NO exemption from this rule.
The program costs the upcoming season will be $250 for ages U10-U16. That fee includes a unifrom, insurance, all the practice opportunities from Nov to July (1-3 times a week), all games in BWNYJL and the fees for our tournament (James Yoviene Memorial - Memorial Day weekend). After that the team will go to 2-3 other tournaments. The families share in those expenses. Usually after traveling to tournaments and game travel you are looking at $400.
The program costs the upcoming season will be $206 for ages U17 and above. That fee includes a insurance, all the practice opportunities from Nov to July (1-3 times a week), all games in BWNYJL and the fees for our tournament (James Yoviene Memorial - Memorial Day weekend). After that the team will go to 2-3 other tournaments. The families share in those expenses. Usually after traveling to tournaments and game travel you are looking at $300.
5) Do you know what nights you will be having practices and games throughout the year?
Practice days will be determined by the player availability come April when outside facilities are available. Teams usually train/play 2-3 times a week throughout the summer. As for the indoor season, the practices are predetermined to give all teams equal opportunities to train, on average 1-2 times a week. We also train at Sahlen's throughout the winter on predetermined Friday evenings.
Games are predetermined per BWNYJYL, unless the game needs to be reschedule.
GAME DAYS - Each age group plays on specified nights as follows:
Monday: Boys U11/12 and Girls U13/14
Tuesday: Boys U13/14 and Girls U11/12
Wednesday: All U17 and U19
Thursday: All U15 and U16
Friday: All U10
6) Will there be Goalkeeper Training?
During the course of the year, the goalkeepers will have seperate training dates. During the season, the practice times become scarce, as the sesaon is demanding. Throughout the winter, time and space are limited, the Goalkeepers will meet at predetermined dates. The following is this year's schedule.
2014 GOALKEEPER TRAINING
We have solidified a handful of practice times for the Goalkeepers on the following dates:
This program will be held - TBA
Every travel player is welcome, come if you are truly interested in playing in goal. It is a very technical position that requires a lot of focus and self-drive. These sessions are technically designed and developed so you can take what you learned in the session and apply it in your training sessions with your team.
We have very limited time on the field, so please make sure you are ready to go at the start time.
Please make sure to wear a long sleeve shirt and sweatpants (do to repetitions on the turf). Bring water, inflated ball, GK gloves are optional.
7) What is a Developmental Player?
A Developmental Player is a player that still needs some more time to develop their soccer skills. This decision is extremely hard for our coaches, because they know, that when a player tries out for travel, it is because they want to play and train at a higher level. Unfortunately, every year, there are a handful of kids that cannot be placed on teams due to roster restrictions. Because of this fact, the developmental program was started allowing your child to train in the travel program and develop with our travel teams.
Your child will participate in all the practices the players on the team will be participating in from November throughout the season till the end of July. This will allow your child to play and train at a higher level throughout the season. Unfortunately, there will not be any games played with the team, unless they need a guest player for tournaments. In May, when the Outdoor House League starts, we will make sure that your child will be placed in the Outdoor House League, if you sign up. The House League will be a great avenue to get game experience in and to try out the skills your child has practiced all season.
During the course of the season (Nov to July) there might be an opportunity for the coach to add your child to their Travel League Roster, due to families moving out of the area or season ending injuries. At that point, there will be a discussion with the coach and family about this opportunity. This is a rare occurrence, but it does occur from time to time. If a developmental player is added to the Travel League roster, then the season fees will be prorated at that time.
The fee for the developmental program will be $105 for this upcoming season.
Hamburg Soccer Club feels that the Developmental Program can provide your child with a great opportunity to grow their skills at a higher level. We hope you will consider this option.