Travel Soccer

Travel soccer offerings at CiTY include both boys and girls beginning with our U8 Academy all the way through our U18 travel teams.  CiTY’s technical staff are soccer professionals who have played, coached and excelled at the highest levels which allows that experience to make sound and educated soccer decisions for all players in the club.  Below we outline some initial information regarding CiTY’s travel team program.

Are Tryouts Required? 

Yes. Tryouts are required for all travel teams U8 - U18 and are scheduled and posted on the website once times and locations are confirmed.  All age group coaches and other CiTY coaching staff members are at tryouts to provide input to select the teams.

Who Coaches? 

Our local coaches are selected by the club’s technical staff and are USSF licensed coaches who have experience working with youth players of all ages.  Background checks are mandatory on all coaching staff members in the club in all programs.

Travel Program Length: 

The Travel team program begins in mid to late August and plays through the month of May.  Winter training is included at different levels depending on the age of the travel team. 

Practice Frequency: 

Travel teams practice 2-3 times per week depending on the time of year. Technical training is offered to U11 and older teams during the fall and spring seasons.

Practice Days/Times/Locations:

Typically, sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights for U11 teams and older, Monday and Wednesdays with our U8-U10 teams and practices are located in Howard County public and private fields.   No weeknight practices will start before 6pm.

Games/Leagues:

CiTY match days are played on the weekend either Saturday or Sunday.  League schedules are finalized about 2-3 weeks prior to both the fall and winter season.  The club has teams that play in the CCL Championship, CCL Next Gen (Club Champions League) www.clubchampionsleague.com ; EDP  (Eastern Development Program) www.edpsoccer.com or other local leagues.

Uniforms:

 

Our club's uniform supplier is Adidas.  Our retailer is Angelo’s Soccer Corner www.soccercorner.com The players in the club are required to purchase new uniforms every two years.  Fill in uniform options are available every year.

Program Fees: 

Our Travel program fees are all-inclusive and include team fee’s, club dues, tournament fees, technical training, facilities and more.  Click on the appropriate age group page for more information on what is exactly included in players fees.   The clubs’ costs are all-inclusive and cover all on and off the field expenses to operate the club.  Uniforms are a separate cost incurred by the participating families.

Club Raffle:

 All families participate and pay towards the club raffle as part of the clubs dues ($100) and are eligible to win the Club prize.  The raffle ticket winner will win $10,000.

Financial Aid: 

Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify.  If you hope to receive financial aid, please complete the financial aid questionnaire and submit your request to the financial committee for review. http://ellicottcitysc.leagueapps.com/clubteams/1594816-city-financial-aid-application