Boys Travel Program

BOYS play in the Delco Soccer League as part of EPYSA

Director of the Boys Travel Program is Ben Chambers.


Ben Chambers

General Overview of the Travel Program

Evaluations for our Travel Season are held in the spring. Players are notified of team status by the end of May.  Depending on the team - practices start at the end of June/beginning of July.  Most teams practice twice a week in the evening during the summer and cut back to once a week when school starts.  Some teams will participate in tournaments in August to warm-up for the season. 

The league games start the Saturday after Labor Day and run through the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Girls' teams play on Sunday - it is not uncommon to have games on either day, though; and some times both days on some weekends. 

All teams will participate in a tournament over Columbus Day Weekend.

Some teams continue and play indoors in the winter and will participate in leagues tournaments in the spring - this is up to each team.

RTSC 2014 - 2015 Travel Team Registration

It's that time of year again......travel team evaluations are right around the corner. All the information that you need can be found in our 2014 - 2015 Newsletter. All forms that are needed can be found below and in the forms section of this web site.


All players (new and returning) must register before evaluations using our on-line registration system – click on the REGISTRATION button on our website – www.rosetreesoccer.org ; we accept payment via credit card or check.    In addition to online registration, the following items can be mailed to 4 State Road #200, Media PA; or dropped off at Cherry Street on Saturday, April 19th 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or Wednesday, April 23rd 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

Player Registration materials include:

  • EPYSA RG-6 Form (available under Forms on website)
  • Birth Certificate (State Issued-Clear Copy Please) – new players who did not play travel for RTSC last year
  • We ask that you provide the following after you are placed on a team:

    • current player picture  (e-mail to their coach)
    • EPYSA Medical Release Form


FEES

  • The total cost will vary from team to team depending on the level of activity the Coach and the Team (including Parents) establish for the year. In addition to the registration fee (following), additional costs to play travel soccer include uniform costs, travel costs and fees to cover activities such as tournaments and travel expenses during the year.
  • U09 – U12 – Registration & Training Fee of $250 per player
    • Register by April 19th and receive a discounted rate of $225
    • This fee includes registration and six 90-minute team training sessions with licensed trainers.
  • U13 and Up - Registration Fee of $190 per player
    • Register by April 19th and receive a discounted rate of $165 


(It is the policy of RTSC that no player is denied the opportunity to participate in the sport of soccer for financial reasons.  Please contact the club when registering if you have a financial hardship.  We do have a RTSC Financial Aid Form that you will be asked to fill out – located under Forms on this website.)

PLAYERS CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN EVALUATIONS

UNTIL THEY HAVE REGISTERED AND PAID

2014 - 2015 Travel Player Age Group Info

A Player’s age for the Fall 2014 Soccer Season is their age as of July 31, 2014.  Players born after July 31, 2006 are not eligible to play travel soccer unless they are entering third grade this fall.  The various Age Groups are described as under a certain age, and technically any Player who is younger can be evaluated and play for a team in that Age Group.  However, RTSC strongly encourages players to play in their appropriate Age Group.  Any new player who wishes to be considered for an older age group should note that when they register and attend both age group evaluations.

 

Age Groups

Age Division

Birth Date Range

Players born between:

U-09

08/01/2005 To 07/31/2006

U-10

08/01/2004 To 07/31/2005

U-11

08/01/2003 To 07/31/2004

U-12

08/01/2002 To 07/31/2003

U-13

08/01/2001 To 07/31/2002

U-14

08/01/2000 To 07/31/2001

U-15

08/01/1999 To 07/31/2000

U-16

08/01/1998 To 07/31/1999

U-17

08/01/1997 To 07/31/1998

U-18

08/01/1996 To 07/31/1997

U-19

08/01/1995 To 07/31/1996

 

Evaluation Expectations

  • Players are expected to attend both evaluation sessions.  Participation in only one session may hinder the ability to accurately assess skill level and impact the placement of a player.  Any player unable to attend evaluations due to extenuating circumstances must still register and contact Ben Chambers (boys) at chambersrtsc@gmail.com prior to the evaluation dates to make alternative arrangements.
  • RTSC will make every effort to field as many teams as we have competitive players and coaches; however we may not be able to place everyone on a team. Players will be notified of their status prior to Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Players need to wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball and water bottle to evaluations.  Players are requested not to wear travel team uniforms or bring player team bags to the Travel Evaluations.

Evaluations for our 2014 - 2015 Program

Boys Travel Team Program

Schedule for the Age Groups for the Fall 2014 Boys Travel Team Program. Players should plan to attend both sessions.

Age Group

Date

Time

Location

Date

Time

Location

U9

Sat Apr 26

6:00 – 7:30

Cherry Street

Sun May 4

12:00 – 1:30

Cherry Street

U10

Sat Apr 26

4:00 – 5:30

Cherry Street

Sun May 4

2:00 – 3:30

Cherry Street

U11

Sat Apr 26

9:30 – 11:00

Sleighton

Sun May 4

4:00 – 5:30

Cherry Street

U12

Sun Apr 27

12:00 – 1:30

Cherry Street

Sat May 3

9:30 – 11:00

Sleighton

U13

Sun Apr 27

4:00 – 5:30

Cherry Street

Sat May 3

6:00 – 7:30

Cherry Street

U14

Sun Apr 27

2:00 – 3:30

Cherry Street

Sat May 3

4:00 – 5:30

Cherry Street

U15

Wed May 7  7:30 - 9:00  Elwyn

Sat May 10  12:00 - 1:00 Sleighton

U16

Sun Apr 27  6:00 - 7:30  Cherry Street

 Sun May 4  6:30 - 8:30  Cherry Street

U17

Contact Paul Giovanopoulos - paul_19008@yahoo.com

U18

Contact Fred Potts – fkpotts@aol.com

RTSC Travel Team Coaches

Are you interested in being a travel team coach (head or asst)?  We ask that all coaches fill out a coaching application and e-mail it to travel@rosetreesoccer.org or mail it to the club.  The following items are also required:


1.  EPYSA RG-6 Form - e-mail or mail to club
2.  Register as a volunteer for the age group you are interested in coaching on the RTSC on-line registration system
3.  Signed acceptance of the RTSC Coaches Code of Conduct - agreed to when registering on-line with RTSC
4.  You will need to register with EPYSA (includes background check) once teams are assigned - we will let you know when this needs to be completed
5.  A 1" x 1" photograph - you will need to upload this to EPYSA once teams are assigned
6.  RTSC Coaching Application

7.  All Coaches must complete the CDC Concussion Training (Online) and submit the Certificate to RTSC

Concussion Training

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

 

Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes

 

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

 

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

 

What Will I Learn in this Training?

This course will help you:

 

•Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,

•Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,

•Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and

•Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

 

Links to CDC Concussion Homepages:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html

 

 

Link to EPYSA’s Concussion Management Resources:

http://www.epysa.org/resources/concussions/resources/

Travel Team Costs

  • In addition to the registration fee, additional costs to play travel soccer include uniform costs and fees to cover activities such as tournaments and travel expenses during the year.  The total cost will vary from team to team depending on the level of activity the Coach and the Team (including Parents) establish for the year. (It is the policy of RTSC that no player is denied the opportunity to participate in the sport of soccer for financial reasons. Please contact the club when registering if you have a financial hardship.)

  • Registration fees will be refunded immediately to players who are not placed on travel teams.  
  • Players who are elect to drop out prior to August 1, 2014 are eligible for a refund of their registration fee less a $25 administrative charge; no refunds after August 1st.

RTSC Policy - Team Accounts

Please check the below handout for the RTSC Policy - Team Accounts...

RTSC Policy-Team Accounts
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