2012-2013 Travel Program
The 2013 Travel teams have been solidified. If you have missed tryouts, please contact the coach in your age group to find out your options.
Found out what age group your child is eligible to play in this upcoming season:
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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-26th, 2013.
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.
Player Registration is $200 and the uniform cost is $90. Our cost has increased this year due to an increase in both league and indoor fees which we cannot control. You will need to pay a minimum of $50 deposit when you accept your position on a team. The balance of your account will need to be paid by February 1st, or a late fee of $15 will be added to your account. We will have a early bird special this year. If you pay your balance by November 1st, you will save $10.
We will be using the same Nike uniform kits as last season. If you are new to the team and ordering a full new uniform kit, you can pay online separately. There will be a program that you are eligible for in your account. Your uniform balance will need to be paid by November 1st. If your uniform purchase still has a balance, we will be asking you to pay the balance at the uniform fitting day. You can pay with a credit/debit card online or mail in a check. If you are mailing in a check, please complete registration online and we will update payments manually when your check is received.
If you are a returning player and need to order pieces of your uniform kit, you will be able to submit your order and payment on a club uniform fitting day that will be announced at a later date.
Some questions that I have are:
The program costs $200 ($190 if paid in full by Nov 1st, $215 if after Jan 1st). That fee includes 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. If you need uniform, then you need to add $90.
2) 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
3) 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.
2013 GOALKEEPER TRAINING
We have solidified a handful of practice times for the Goalkeepers on the following dates:
This program will be held on Saturday mornings at Nike Base field 1 on the following dates:
May 11th - 9:00am-10:00am - girls, 10:00-11:00pm - boys
May 18th - 9:00am-10:00am - boys, 10:00-11:00pm - girls
June 1st - 11:00am-12:00pm - girls, 12:00-1:00pm - boys
June 8th - 11:00am-12:00pm - boys, 12:00-1:00pm - girls
June 15th - 11:00am-12:00pm - girls, 12:00-1:00pm - boys
June 22nd - 11:00am-12:00pm - boys, 12:00-1:00pm - girls
July 13th - 11:00am-12:00pm - girls, 12:00-1:00pm - boys
July 20th - 11:00am-12:00pm - boys, 12:00-1:00pm - girls
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.