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TRAVEL SOCCER

TRAVEL SOCCER:  


Fall Soccer Registration is now closed* (Bulldog Youth camp is still open)
DEADLINE WAS JUNE 10, 2019

To register late, you need a late code. 
Send an email asking if there is space. 

Include child's name, gender, birthdate, age, school grade, and school district. 
Girls Travel email Sarah Noirot: [email protected]
Boys Travel email Dan Harlan: [email protected]


TRAVEL AGE
Some 3rd Graders - 8th Grade
*2010 3rd Graders can chose Rec or Travel
*2011 3rd graders typically stay rec. 
*4th graders must play travel.

PRICE
Registration: $162
Uniform: $65
Late Fees
Now until June 10 - $0

$15 - >June 11th 

$25 - >June 14th
$50 - >June 17th
* We must register with OHTSL on time. For proper team placement and to avoid league penalties, we must enforce a hard deadline. 

* No guarantee of placement after June 10th.



Questions:

Boys Director Of Coaching:  Jason Nelson, GHS Coach, [email protected]

          Boys Travel Director: [email protected]
Girls Director Of Coaching Dan Harlan, GHS Coach, [email protected]
            Girls Travel Director:  Pete Tsarnas [email protected]

Rec to Travel Questions: Tammy Daly, [email protected]

 

Practice Locations in Green: Springhill Complex or Portage Lakes Career Center

 

TRAVEL LEAGUE: http://www.ohtsl.com/
All teams will be placed in the OHTSL League (Ohio Travel Soccer League)
4 home games and 4 away games. The away games should be within an hour drive or a neutral location can be requested.  
We made a league change to OHTSL (Ohio Travel Soccer League)  from GAASA (Greater Akron Soccer Association). We are in search of better soccer, more teams, and better competition.  This means a bit more travel for the four away games; maybe 20 min farther than your previous GAASA games.  Developmentally, we believe keeping our sights due north is steering our players in the right direction. This season there may be some growing pains in the new league since we had to make a best guess on which level to place each team. Give Coach Nelson & Coach Harlan some time to figure out best team placement in this new league; we should be rockin' soon. We purposefully picked a league without playoffs. Green Soccer is focused on development and playing good soccer; that can only happen if we are less focused on winning every game and more focused on playing teams that will raise our bar. We noticed that with teams trying to get into playoffs, it lent itself to bringing in ringers, unequal playing time, pigeon holing players in positions, and rowdy sidelines. With the focus now solely on player and team development, we are hopeful for the future of Green youth and high school soccer. Go Bulldogs!
http://www.ohtsl.com/


GAME SCHEDULE :


Q: What is the commitment level for travel? 

Practice: Two practices per week.
Games: One game; Sat or Sunday.

Practices w/ High School Coaches / Curriculum / Parent Coaches
This season you will see a co-coaching model with all of the high school coaches working alongside the parent coaches for both practices and games. The high school coaches will be rotating between fields to work with all of the teams, both individually and sometimes as a pool. Teams of similar age groups will practice at the same time to allow for this co-coaching model. 

Q: How are travel teams grouped? 
Teams are sorted by like ability. Teams can be placed in 5 different divisions: D1,D2,D3,D4 or D5. D1 being the highest level of competition and D5 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.

Q: My 2011 third grader would like to play travel?
Third graders born in 2011 are in the u9 age group. 
Green Soccer's u9 travel program typically only has one girls and one boys u9 team. The space is limited and based on coach recommendation. 
*In fourth grade, there is room for EVERYONE to be in the travel program.  

Until registration closes and the 4th graders and older third graders (2010) are sorted and placed,  we won't know if there is space for any additional third graders (2011)
At this time, we are asking 2011 third graders to register for REC and note on the comment section that you would like to be considered for travel if there is room. Once registration closes, the HS coaches will know how much room there is in travel and will then at that point invite some rec kids to transfer to travel. 

Financial Aide Forms:
Financial Aide forms are available. To inquire about qualifying Email: [email protected]

Coaches:
GSA uses both parent coaches, professional coaches, and community coaches. If interested, please contact one of the Travel Directors.

Refunds
No refunds are given for travel soccer unless Green soccer cannot place the player due to space unavailability. Credits may be given for players with official medical reasons for withdrawal.