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Travel Program

Terre Haute Flyers Travel Program

The Travel Team Formation Committee (TTFC) will determine at which competitive level (Premier, 1st, 2nd...) each travel team competes.  All travel teams will compete in the Indiana Soccer League (ISL).   ISL along with a team representative will determine all schedules.  VCYSA has no control over the game schedules, location of the games, or which opposing teams play within each competitive bracket.

COMMITMENT

Travel requires a commitment of time from both player and parents.  Players are expected to train at least twice a week.  Games are played both in and out of town within Indiana, although the ISL makes every attempt to keep travel within 100 miles.    Game days can be Saturdays or Sundays.  A normal schedule should consist of 6-10 league games.  Teams are encouraged to schedule friendly games and enter tournaments each season. 

FEES

The current registration fee for the travel program is $245.00 per season plus the cost of the required club uniform which generally runs in the $100-$115.00 range. The cost of the uniform is separate from the registration fee.  There are additional fees associated with tournament participation, training both in and out of season, and possibly compensation of the team's coach. Fees are subject to change without notice.

8U-14U (Birth Years: 2009 - 2003/2002)

Tryouts for the fall and spring seasons are typically in June. Cost for the soccer year is $490.00 per player.  No player will be placed on a roster without $100.00 payment or payment in full following tryouts and acceptance of your position on a team.   If selecting the payment plan, charges will be automatically made on the 15th day of the month in accordance with the payment plan.  Any issues with charges during the payment play must be resolved ASAP.

Note: players with a birth year of 2002 that will not be entering High School in the Fall will participate in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons.

15U-19U (Birth Years: 2002 - 1998)

Tryouts for the spring season are typically in June.  No player will be placed on a team without accepting their position and paying $100.00 deposit or payment in full following tryouts and acceptance of your placement on a team.  If selecting the payment plan, the remaining balance will be charged automatically in accordance with datws specified in the payment plan.

Note: players with a birth year of 2002 that will be entering High School in the Fall will only participate in the Spring 2017 High School season.

- Placement of players on a roster after tryouts will only be considered if it benefits the club or if additional players are needed on a team.  The TTFC will make this determination.

- A player who declines an invitation will be given a full refund. No refunds after bids have been accepted.

- Players unavailable to attend tryouts due to extreme circumstances must notify the appropriate girls/boys commissioner at least one week prior to tryouts. Registration and medical release forms, and payment must be turned in on or before the last day of tryouts. At the discretion of the TFFC, supplemental tryouts may be scheduled as necessary.

- Any and all delinquent payments will be assessed a $25.00 fee.

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Coaching is based on the physical, cognitive, and emotional level of the players. Individual player development takes precedent over team development. Unlike the Recreation League, players are not guaranteed equal playing time. Skill level, commitment to attending and fully participating in training sessions, number of players on the team, and competition level of the opposing team can influence individual playing time. 

COACHES

It is important that coaches and assistant coaches show interest in improving their knowledge of the game and skills development.  We encourage our coaches to improve their craft by attending USSF or NSCAA license courses. There are many different types of courses to choose from. More information can be found on our website. The TTFC select coaches based on the coach’s experience, commitment, training, and ability to relate to the players. 

TRAINERS

Trainers may be used to enhance player development in the travel program.  When available, trainers will be assigned to work with teams.  Trainers will assist the coach in developing the team and individual players.  Due to the cost factor, we do not use trainers as team coaches.  They are used to supplement the head coaches training of the team.

TOURNAMENTS

VCYSA will cover the cost of team registration for our own Midwest Soccer Classic Tournament.  All other  tournament fees will be at the players expense.