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TRAVEL SOCCER

TRAVEL SOCCER: Fall 2017
Some 3rd Graders *- 8th Grade
*3rd Graders born in 2008 can chose Rec or Travel
*3rd Graders born in 2009 stay in Rec. 
*4th graders must travel.


Fall 2017 Travel Soccer Schedule 
Register Online May 9 - June 9.
Questions:

Boys Travel Director: Sarah Noirot    Sarah_Noirot@yahoo.com
Girls Travel Director: Pete Tsarnas: TsarnasP@gmail.com

Registration: $140
Uniform: $65

 

Practice Starts: Aug 8
First GAASA Game: Aug 19
Technical Training: Every Thursday, starting Aug 24, 5:45pm
GAASA Tournament: Oct 14 or 15th

 


Placement is made based on coach evaluations, registration numbers, and evaluation scores. Team placement may change from season to season.  GSA tries to place all those that register. GSA tries not to cut-players. Players are sorted by like ability teams: c1,c2,c3,c4,or c5.

There is a Player Placement Committee that meets to help create rosters: Pres, VP, Directors, DOC, & H.S. coaches.

TRAVEL EVALUATION: No Annual MAY Evaluations needed right now: 
For Fall 2017 placement, the directors will rely on coach evaluations & past evaluation scores. Or the directors may personally invite specific groups or new players to a 'look-see' if more info is needed. If a player is coming from rec, we have scores and evaluations from the rec coaches and an evaluation may not be necessary at this time. You will be contacted if we need to take another peek.  

GSA  is transitioning into Fall/Winter evaluations instead of May evaluations to align with U.S. Soccer's calendar year. Using Jan 1st as the guide: Season 1 is now Spring  & Season 2 is Fall.  For example,  If you were u11 in the spring 2017, you can remain u11 in the fall 2017, then switching to u12 in the Spring of 2018.

Travel Games: 4 home games and 4 away games. 

League Competition:
GAASA (Greater Akron League). Most of our teams will be entered into the GAASA league. These games play within the surrounding Akron area on Saturdays or Sundays.  www.GAASA.org

GAASA makes the final decision on which bracket each team is placed in (c1, c2, c3, c4, c5).
Practices: 2 times practices per week + footskills
Location: Springhill Complex or Portage Lakes Career Center
Footskills: Mandatory Footskills every Thursday Night at Springhill Complex. Led by Professional Technical Trainers.

Q: What is the commitment level for travel? 

Team Practice two nights a week, Thursday Technical Training, a game on the weekend?

Q: Travel Distance? 

4 home games, 4 away games.
GSA competes against other towns, most local. Some can be up to an hour away. 

Q: How are travel teams grouped? 
Teams are formed with kids of like ability. Teams can be placed in 5 different divisions: c1,c2,c3,c4 or c5. C1 being the highest level of competition and c5 being a bit less competitive but a whole lot of fun!  Travel still maintains a fun child friendly atmosphere where all kids can succeed and have fun playing soccer.


Financial Aide Forms:
Financial Aide forms are available. To inquire about qualifying Email: Piersols@aol.com

Coaches:
All Travel coaches and assistants need a u10/u12 coaching license. The date and location of these courses can be found on OYSAN's website (oysan.org) . The course takes a one weekend commitment. Usually, a new coach can coach one season before needing a license. GSA uses both parent coaches, professional coaches, and community coaches. We are always looking for additional coaches. If interested, please contact one of the  Travel Directors.

FALL 2017
GroupingGSA
u4 (2013*)Grasshoppers*
u5 (2012)Grasshoppers or Rec*
u6 (2011)Rec
u7 (2010)Rec
u8 (2009)Rec
u9 (2008*)Rec or Travel*
u10 (2007)Travel
u11 (2006)Travel
u12 (2005)Travel
u13 (2004)Travel
u14 (2003)Travel
u15 (2002)Travel
* Grasshoppers: Must be 4 years old by Aug 1, 2017
* Grasshoppers must be 5 the whole season. Can not turn 6 years old before Oct 22, 2017
* Rec: Must be 5 years old by Aug 1, 2017
* 2009 third graders: stay rec one more season
* 2008 third graders can choice rec or travel.
*4th graders - 8th grade must travel.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



Season Fall 2017
BirthYear  Grouping  GSA
2012u5Grasshopper
2011u6Grasshopper or Rec*
2010u7Rec
2009u8Rec
2008u9Rec or Travel*
2007u10Travel
2006u11Travel
2005u12Travel
2004u13Travel
2003u14Travel
2002u15Travel
***  2008 3rd graders can choose travel or rec
***  2009 3rd graders stay in rec.
*** 4th graders must travel

 

Season Fall 2017
BirthYear  Grouping  GSA
2012u5Grasshopper
2011u6Grasshopper or Rec*
2010u7Rec
2009u8Rec
2008u9Rec or Travel*
2007u10Travel
2006u11Travel
2005u12Travel
2004u13Travel
2003u14Travel
2002u15Travel
***  2008 3rd graders can choose travel or rec
***  2009 3rd graders stay in rec.
*** 4th graders must travel