Travel Soccer Program

Updated Tuesday February 7, 2017 by Ben Craigo.

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Cheltenham Sports Travel Soccer Program

Travel soccer is a select soccer program that provides a deeper, competitive and developmental experience for players as opposed to our Intramural program.  It is a bigger commitment by players and parents. 

Got questions about Travel Soccer that you don't see the answers to here?  Email us at TravelSoccer@CheltenhamSports.org

What to Expect

  • Participation in the ICSL Fall League that runs from September to the first week or two of November.  This is a 10 game league.  In addition to this, most teams participate in the Rock Spring League, a seven game spring league.  Optionally, the coaches might participate in a winter league as well.
  • Practice with your team up to twice a week in the Fall and once a week in the Spring. 
  • Travel to away games and tournaments.  Most away games are within a 30-40 minute drive of Cheltenham.  Tournaments may be a little further and typically are an all-day event.
  • Participation in at least one tournament during the season.  Some teams may decide to participate in more than one tournament.
  • Attendance to practices, games and tournaments are mandatory.
  • In addition to the registration fee for Travel, there are additional fees you are responsible for:
    • Uniform – Shorts, Socks, Home and Away Jerseys.  Ballpark around $65 for this.
    • UK Elite Team Week – Week-long team training held in August.  Helps gear up teams for the start of the season in September.  Costs about $110.  Some teams choose this option, but the decision is left to individual coaches.
    • Team Fee – Varies for each team and is managed by the coach or Team Manager.  Typically it covers UK Elite training in the Fall, Rock Spring League fees and any additional tournaments the team may want to do outside off the one covered by the club.  It can also be used for equipment a team needs (like a portable bench) or activities (a team party).

Tryouts

Tryouts are held starting mid-to-late April and run for two weeks.  They are held during the week in the evening at one of our outdoor fields.  Each team will have two tryout sessions and it is expected that players interested in playing will attend both sessions.  If they do not, or cannot, it’s important to let the coach know.

Coaches typically run tryouts for their team.  For the processes of evaluation and selection, the club also provides observers to oversee each session.  The main role of the observers is to evaluate and rank the players trying out for the team.  If cuts need to be made to make the roster cap, the observers’ assessments are taken into account for those decisions.

Refund Policy

We understand that sometimes things don’t work out.  Even if the tryouts go well sometimes it’s not a good fit.  You are entitled to a full refund of your Travel registration fee as long as your player does not accept a position on a team.  However, once you accept a position on a team your travel registration fee becomes non-refundable.