At the end of the U10 year, there will be player evaluations in the last week in June assisted by paid professional coaches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6-7:30 pm at East Center. (always confirm times with the league or coaches)
Players from the Developmental as well as any other age-appropriate kids are invited to tryout (known as Player Evaluations) for the Travel Comp teams.
Player Evaluations are run by a professional team of coaches with volunteer coaches.
Players trying out for the team are required to make at least 2 of the 3 tryout sessions
Players not interested in playing Comp can simply join the Rec program for which there are no tryouts. This is also a travel team.
Selections are made and notifications are sent out no later than the following Monday.
Coaches petition the Board of Directors for the position of Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager.
The Board makes it final decision immediately so the team can begin its move forward.
Wallingford Soccer is able to populate each age group with age-appropriate kids
The teams are formed in 1 year age increments with all kids being age-appropriate.
The teams form at age U11 and typically practice twice a week with one practice typically being held by a professional coach. This is at the discretion of the coaching staff of each team.
Games are held on weekends with tournaments occurring during the season as well.
Each Travel Team participates in the Wallingford Soccer Tournament (TWIST) on the third weekend of August.
Each team competes in District play as well as State Cup play.
Coaches are encouraged to participate in league-sponsored Coaching education clinics.
The season runs from the 3rd weekend in August through the end of the final week in June.
Each travel team typically plays one indoor session over the Winter break.
Rec also begins at age U11 and is for players who want to continue playing after In-House and either does not want to play for or were not selected for the Comp team.
Rec teams are formed in two-year age increments meaning there is a U12 team (U11 & U12 combined) and a U14 team (U13 & U14 combined) for each girl and boy.
There are no player evaluations held to join this team.
The coaches are volunteers who typically hold 1 practice during the week and play 1 or 2 games on the weekend.
The teams compete in District play and are eligible to participate at the end of the spring season in the Commissioners Cup weekend tournament.
Other tournaments may be entered at the desire of the coaching staff