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What is the skill requirement in order for my child to play travel soccer?

What type of commitment is expected for travel soccer?

What are the benefits of having my child play travel soccer?

How long is the season and how many games are usually played?

What is the cost associated with travel soccer?

How do I know which age group my child belongs to?

I have been invited to a travel team, how do I register for the upcoming season?

Where can I find the forms I need for registration?

Where can I find details about how to order uniforms?




Go to the tryouts and teams pages for more information and to find a team and coach in the appropriate age group for your child.



Q. What is the skill requirement in order for my child to play travel soccer?

A. FTSC Travel is an inclusive competitive program with emphasis on player development, players should have an understanding of soccer that is appropriate for their age and should have some experience playing soccer in a competitive or recreational level.

Q. What type of commitment is expected for travel soccer?

A. The commitment to a travel soccer team is more extensive than that required of a child who plays on a recreational team. Travel soccer is a two-season commitment with games being played in the fall and the spring. On average, practices are held twice a week with games scheduled for Sundays, normally from around 11:30am to approximately 6:00pm. Some away games may require travel of up to an hour. In addition, there might be some make-up games on Saturdays or even during the week, but these are not the norm.
Finally, in a typical season, teams enter one or two tournaments per year.

Q. What are the benefits of having my child play travel soccer?

A. Your child will have the opportunity to play against teams affiliated with New Jersey Youth Soccer member leagues. MNJYSA has over 80 clubs, 900 teams and more than 12,000 players and EDP has an even greater membership for advanced play. The soccer game is played according to the FIFA Laws of the Game. FTSC offers licensed coaches, professional trainers, commitment to individual players, and a fun and highly competitive environment.

Q. How long is the season and how many games are usually played?

A. The full season would be Fall and Spring, 10 games long each. The Fall season is typically from mid-September thru the end of November. The Spring season begins mid-March and ends early to mid-June. Of the 10 games that are supposed to be played during each season, half the games are played at home (Sampson G. Smith School Fields or Middlebush Park Fields) and half away.

Q. What is the cost associated with travel soccer?

A. The cost associated with Travel Soccer includes the cost of registration with MNJYSA and NJYS (which includes supplemental accident insurance for the players), referee fees, professional trainer (10 sessions per season, including the facility), one tournament per year, along with some team-related equipment. The full-season fee for the 2017-2018 season is $550 per year which includes a $100 work bond and half-season fee is $350 which includes a $50 work bond. Work bonds will be refunded back if your family provides 4 service hours to the Travel Division.   These fees DO NOT include the cost of uniforms. The cost of a full standard uniform kit is approximately $85.

A financial support option is also available for those who qualify. Financial support application linked here: FTSC Travel Player Family Support form.docx

Q. How do I know which age group my child belongs to?

A. Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, US Youth Soccer will be using the following birth-year “labels” for competition, based upon the season in which competition ends. For example for the 2019-2020 season:

  • Players born from January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001 will be labeled as U19.
  • Players born from January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2002 will be labeled as U18.
  • Players born from January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003 will be labeled as U17.
  • Players born from January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004 will be labeled as U16.
  • Players born from January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005 will be labeled as U15.
  • Players born from January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006 will be labeled as U14.
  • Players born from January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007 will be labeled as U13.
  • Players born from January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008 will be labeled as U12.
  • Players born from January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009 will be labeled as U11.
  • Players born from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010 will be labeled as U10.
  • Players born from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 will be labeled as U09.

With the exception of the US Youth Soccer Under-19/20s, the age group “label” will be determined by subtracting the year in which the players participating in the competition were born from the year in which competition ends.

You may view the U.S. Soccer matrix here, please note the definition for US Youth Soccer Under-19/20s competitions above.


Q. I have been invited to a travel team, how do I register for the upcoming season?

A. There two separate registration items that need to be attended to once you receive your team invitation.

All players must register for member passes with our governing body NJ Youth Soccer. You will be required to upload a copy of your players proof of birth (birth certificate or passport) and a passport style head photo of the player in addition to some basic contact and medical information. The link to the registration website is below, there is also a "how to" guide on the page. If you are new to our club you will need to create a NJYS account. If you are a returning player it is recommended to use your existing login.

http://franklinbsoccer.njyslive.com/home.php
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The second registration item required to be completed is with our club, roster invitations will be emailed shortly if not already. Once you receive the roster invitation you will need to login into your franklinsoccer.com account, accept your invitation to join the team and proceed with checkout.

https://www.franklinsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=196934&isLogin=True

Q. Where can I find the forms I need for registration?

A. The forms required for registration can be found below:

FORMS
NJYS Medical Release eForm-FTSC.pdf
NJYS Player Membership eForm-FTSC.pdf
SAGE eForm.pdf

DOCUMENTS
The following must also be provided for member player passes:

  1. Digital copy of the player's proof of birth (birth certificate or Passport are acceptable).
  2. Digital passport style color photo for the Player's ID Card.


Q. Where can I find details about how to order uniforms for my child?

A. Details can be found by clicking here.





 

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