NYSL supports travel programs for players born between 2009 and 2016. In the fall 2023, NHSL soccer will only support programs for players born in 2009 or later, so we can only place players born in 2008 during the spring season.
Due to the higher competitive level of the travel program compared to recreational soccer, players are evaluated during a try-out and assigned to a team based on skill level, attitude, and potential team chemistry. Unfortunately, not all players will be assigned to a travel team. Chemistry and attitude can be more important than skill. Good practices require a good environment and one bad attitude can upset a good environment. Players who make practices more difficult either with disruptive or disinterested attitudes may be asked to leave during or after a season. We do our best to make space for everyone we can. We encourage those players that are not assigned to a travel team to continue to participate with the rec program and take advantage of training sessions and clinics offered by NYSL.
Try-outs for the fall season will be held in June and tryouts for the spring season will be held in Fall (usually around Nov). Every player must tryout to be rostered on a team for the fall. Every player rostered in the fall is guaranteed a spot on the team in the spring. We do make every effort to place players who demonstrate that they belong on a travel team.
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