Travel

U10-U14:

Waltham Youth Soccer has a Travel Team Program for youth 9 – 14 years of age. This program is a TWO SEASON, Fall and Spring program that participates in the Middlesex Youth Soccer League. The Fall season is typically considered a practice season where as the Spring season is the cup season. Travel teams compete throughout the Spring season for a chance to participate in either the Commissioners Cup or the Massachusetts Tournament Of Champions(MTOC). All travel teams are encouraged to participate in other tournaments as well during the course of the Fall and Spring Seasons.

Practices:

Travel Teams practice twice a week. Each team will have field space for either 1-1.5 hours per night between 5-7 PM.

Each age group and gender will practice on the same night and time. For example, All GU14 girls will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 at Falzone Field.

Games:

Regular games are scheduled for Saturday’s either at home on Veterans Field or away in a city or town within the Middlesex League. Makeup games can be any night of the week and are up to the coaches and field coordinators of the Home team.

Seasons:

Fall and Spring seasons have a 9 or 10 game schedule. Fall season runs end Aug-Nov and Spring season runs end March-June.

U16:

Waltham Youth Soccer also fields Travel Teams for youth 15 – 16 years of age that play in the Spring Season only. These are very competitive teams consisting of players from the Fall High School soccer teams as well as many other experienced players. These teams play at a Host Venue on Sunday’s with 4 – 6 other teams through out the Middlesex League.

U16 get a uniform in the Spring.

Practices:

At this age group, it’s very hard to get numbers for a successful practice. It’s up to the coaches of these teams to decide how many nights a week to practice.

Games:

Games are played on Sunday’s in the Spring only. Mostly Sunday afternoon’s.

Seasons:

Spring Only. April-June. 7-9 Games per season.

Coaches:

Travel Coaches will hold a minimum of a USSF G License. Coaches for travel teams are selected by the WYS Coaching Committee and assigned to a team based on their level of experience and degree of licensing.

Team Placement:

Players are selected to a team before the Fall season by the WYS Coaching Committee, based on their performance from past seasons and evaluations by coaches. New players will be placed on teams where there is room and will be evaluated during the season. Changes to teams may be made between seasons.

Travel teams are formed by skill levels.  We can not guarantee players will be with siblings, friends, relatives or coaches. We try to accommodate families as much as possible but sometimes it doesn’t work out.