If you are interested in joining the Travel Program, please email the Travel Director.
The Travel Program allows players with advanced interest and abilities an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the game and to challenge themselves at a higher level of competition with players at the same level from surrounding towns. Travel teams may also compete in regional tournaments with teams from Massachusetts and other states.
Travel soccer is a more serious and competitive soccer program than Rec soccer. Teams typically practice once per week with our Director of Coaching (DOC), and most teams hold a second weekly practice. There are typically 2 games per week, one usually on Saturday and a second one either Sunday or on a weekday. Game days and times vary, and away games may be played anywhere throughout the Pioneer Valley. Seasons run late August through early November and early April through early June. Players are accepted for and expected to commit to both fall and spring seasons, although single season play is sometimes permitted to maintain full rosters.
Age Divisions (ROOTS SOCCER LEAGUE)
(7v7) U9=09/10 and U10: 08/09
(9v9) U11: 07/08 and U12: 06/07
(11v11) U13: 05/06 and U14 04/05
Typically, travel fees are about $180 per season, plus a uniform fee (if a uniform is required, +$75). Lower rates and scholarships are available for children receiving free or reduced school lunches, as well as some others who would be unable to play without assistance.
Our goal is for any youth who wants to play soccer be able to do so. For this, we rely on the generosity of parents who can pay at the high end and make extra donations.
Travel teams practice two times per week. One of those practices is with the Director of Coaching.
Available through Roots Soccer League
Fall 2018 Travel Team Information
TEAMS FALL 2018 (may vary a bit for Spring 2019):
Grade 2 Boys: Keith Michel, Coach; Ashley Carter, Assistant Coach
Grade 3 Boys RED: Keith Payne, Coach
Grade 3 Boys WHITE: TBD
Grade 3 Girls: Hallie Hughes/Pater Jacoby, Assistant Coaches; Reisa Alexander, Parent Helper
Grade 4 Boys RED: Norm Sproehnle, Coach; Deron Estes, Assistant Coach
Grade 4 Boys WHITE: Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, Coach
Grade 4 Girls: Ed Melia, Coach, Harijap Fuller, Assistant Coach
Grade 5 Boys RED: Jon Wooley, Coach; David Schmidt, Assistant Coach
Grade 5 Boys WHITE: Jared Millay, Coach; Kim Nedeau, Assistant Coach
Grade 5 Girls: Joey Melendez, Coach; Jason Skeels, Assistant Coach; Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Parent Helper
Grade 6 Boys RED: Chris Eggemeier, Coach; Dennis Geockel, Assistant Coach; Tom Weston, Parent Helper
Grade 6 Boys WHITE: Jaya Boerman, Coach; Peter Marvin, Parent Helper
Grade 6 Girls: Kim Nedeau, Coach; Lisa Zephyr, Parent Helper
Grade 7 Boys: Mara Kaplan Hahn, Coach; Jaime Pinero, Assistant Coach; Deron Estes, Parent Helper
Grade 8 Boys: Dennis Goeckel, Coach; Jaya Boerman, Assistant Coach
Grade 7/8 Girls: Khalid Elkalai, Coach; Alfie Alschuler, Assistant Coach