Travel

Spring 2019 Information

Travel soccer is for players attending 3rd through 10th grade (previously know as U9-U16.)

Teams compete in the BAYS (Bay Area Youth Soccer) soccer league.

All of the players who register for Travel soccer before the registration deadline will be placed on a team. Those players who register late will be placed on teams as space allows. Teams must be submitted to BAYS many weeks before the start of the travel season, and our registration deadlines are scheduled so that we can make those deadlines. Teams submitted late to BAYS are not guaranteed a placement within the league.

Travel teams typically meet for training sessions twice per week on weekdays, with games on Saturdays during the season. The games run between 60 and 90 minutes, varying by age group. The field play also varies by age group, between 6v6 and 11v11. The teams train as a unit and are coached by volunteer coaches. Professional coaches, acting as Coach Mentors, are available for coaches upon request.

Teams are created based on level of play. Players can be challenged and developed more easily when playing with others who are at a similar level. Placements (tryouts where every player is placed on a team) are held annually, usually in June for the following soccer year. Players must be registered before attending placements. Player movement may occur during or between seasons without the help of placements when and if there are players who are clearly misplaced.

Teams are placed in BAYS divisions and sections based on the team's level of play. Teams that lose all games or win all games in their assigned division/section will be moved at the earliest opportunity so that the players are encouraged as well as challenged.

To run the Travel program, the Winchester Soccer Club has a Girls' Commissioner, an Assistant Girls' Commissioner, a Boys' Commissioner, and an Assistant Boys' Commissioner on our Board of Directors, as well as an Age Group Coordinator (AGC) for each age group. Please contact the appropriate Age Group Coordinator if you have any questions. Contact information for the commissioners can be found on our Board of Directors page.

Spring 2019 Travel Players - Grade 3 thru Grade 10

Ages: Grades 3-10

Dates: April 6 - June 15 (approx) (practices begin the week of April 1)

Location: Varies - both in town and in surrounding towns. Please see BAYS schedule for details.

Cost: $225 (early bird rate - through December 15). $275 after December 15.

Registrations received after January 10 are not guaranteed to be rostered. We will do our best to place them where space is available.

Refund Policy: 100% Refund through January 1 - 50% Refund through March 1- No refunds after March 1