What is it?
Club Level more commonly referred to as Travel Soccer is for those players who are interested in playing at a higher level than rec soccer. The purpose of travel soccer is to further develop individual skills as well as teamwork through games against other area clubs. Player’s should possess a basic understanding of the game’s principles in which the coach’s prime objective is to develop them into a better soccer player.
Coach’s will require a greater level of practice time and sessions from their players in order to accomplish the above objective. Coach’s and parents will decide if a team will enter any indoor/outdoor tournaments. Some teams may travel out of state for a tournament, but most stay within the Capital District.
Travel soccer is generally considered to be an 8-10 month (Nov-June) commitment for the child and parent. A summer tryout will be administered and if placed a commitment by Sept 1st is needed to secure the spot or it could be filled by another child. No one is guaranteed a spot from year to year on any team.
If your child has the skill and desire to learn, we want him or her. We at RUSC think our program is the best – but don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself!