Youth Soccer Travel Teams (Grades 3-6)
Spring 2020 registration is now open for Wrentham Youth Soccer travel teams for grades 3-6. Children receive 2 hours of coaching in addition to time on the field.
Wrentham Youth soccer is a competitive program through BAYS in which teams play other towns' travel teams.
About Travel (Grades 3-6)
Youth Soccer Travel Teams are offered in both Spring and Fall, the Travel program is for children in grades 3-6 and is composed of four divisions for each gender: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6.
The Travel program consists of
- training sessions run by MYSA coaches,
- team practices, and
- games on Saturdays with an equal number of home and away games.
Travel divisions are grade-based. WYS travel teams play in the BAYS league. BAYS has grade-based divisions for 2019/2020. What does this mean? Simply this: player grade=player division. For example, a boy player entering grade 3 in Fall 2019 will be in the Boys Grade 3 Division.
The Registration deadline for players in grades 3-6 is January 14th, 2020. All players must be registered and paid in full to play. Late fees will be incurred after these deadlines and pending WYS board approval/team openings.
In an ideal world, every player who plays in the Fall would also play in the Spring and no changes would need to be made to any team from the Fall. Unfortunately the number of players that play in the Spring is generally fewer than the previous Fall. For this reason, we sometimes have to adjust the number of teams.
The number of teams is based on the total number of players per age group, then teams are created as evenly as possible. For example, if one Fall team has 7 players in Spring and one has 13 players in Spring, we may need to move 2-3 players to make the teams more even.
The players that are moved either up or down is generally based on the coach’s player evaluations from Fall since they spent a considerable amount of time with players. The scores from Challenger player evaluations are also considered.
Fielding teams with too few players or too many players is not in anybody’s interest, especially for the young players. It is always a very difficult decision to move players but experience shows it is important to make the teams as evenly spread as possible to benefit ALL players.