Registration is officially open for our Spring 2023 Travel Program Tryouts! http://www.raynhamsoccer.com/Registration.aspx
You will find the tryout schedule below. Each age group will have two tryout sessions. We strongly encourage players to attend both tryout sessions. Players MUSTbe registered ahead of time to attend tryouts. You cannot register the night of tryouts. Here are some commonly asked questions about spring travel soccer:
What age groups are eligible for travel soccer?
The RYS spring travel program is for grades 3-12 (and post grad if there are enough players.)
Why does RYS have tryouts for travel soccer?
The mission of RYS is provide a fun and engaging soccer experience to our young players while nurturing their long-term player development. Tryouts allow us to evaluate the needs of our players annually and ensure they are placed on an appropriately skilled team for the spring travel season.
Is every player guaranteed a spot on a travel team?
Our goal is to provide a travel team playing opportunity for each interested player. However, we do have roster limitations placed upon us by South Shore Soccer League, our governing travel league, and as such, there are times when a player(s) may not be placed on a team. In these instances, families are fully refunded. By encouraging more participation in travel from our families, we increase the chances of placing every player on a team. For example, last spring, we had THREE Grade 3/4 boys teams. It would be great to have three grade 3/4 girls teams and boys teams this season. If in doubt, TRYOUT!
What is the spring 2023 soccer fee?
The registration fee is $145, plus a $75 family volunteer fee. All travel players are automatically enrolled, for free, in our in-town clinic program as well. The volunteer fee will be refunded to the family if they volunteer in any capacity with RYS during the spring season, whether it be coaching, working a shift at the snack stand, helping to sell merch, etc. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of our volunteers to ensure a great experience for players. Players new to travel will also have to purchase a uniform kit at a future date.
We are concerned about scheduling conflicts in the spring with other sports/etc. Should we still register and tryout?
Yes! Absolutely! Many children play multiple sports. We receive preliminary schedules in February and will kick-off the season the first weekend of April (weather permitting.) While conflicts are unavoidable, our goal is to maximize participation in every game and we have mechanisms in place to move games around if a majority of players will be unable to attend, assuming enough notice. Also, life happens sometimes. We get that! However, this is dependent on communication from our families. Remember, if a player does not register and tryout, and the anticipated conflict does not actually create a conflict, they will not have a roster spot. If in doubt, TRYOUT!
My child is currently recovering from an injury and medically unable to tryout. Can they still play spring travel soccer?
Yes. We do allow for medical exemptions due to injury. Please contact RYS so we can discuss next steps.
There is no tryout scheduled for high school age groups. Does that mean there will not be high school aged teams this spring?
We expect to field both boys and girls high school teams this spring. However, many of those players are currently engaged in high school fall soccer. As such, we are forgoing tryouts in this age group so they can focus on their current seasons.