About Travel SoccerUpdated Thursday March 7, 2019 by Ben Craigo.
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Cheltenham Sports Travel Soccer Program
You do not have to be an expert soccer player to join our travel program. Each coach registers his or her team for the skill division that best matches the team’s level of play. If you are curious, come on out and see what fun Cheltenham Travel Soccer provides, or email us at TravelSoccer@CheltenhamSports.org!
First off, Travel Soccer does not require a lot of travel! It just means that all your games are not played at your home field. Our teams do not travel out of state for games or tournaments and the majority of away games are within a 30-minute commute.
Travel soccer is a soccer program that provides a deeper developmental experience for players. It provides the opportunity to be part of a set team, play other clubs and is a pathway to grow into the 11v11 game when they get older.
While it is a bigger commitment than our Intramural program, and other club's recreational leagues, parents and coaches pull together to help make it manageable. The team does not stop at the players :)
What to Expect
Tryouts are held in the spring 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.
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.
Please email us at TravelSoccer@CheltenhamSports.org!