Travel teams are for serious soccer players who are dedicated to the sport and committed to improving their skills on their own (at home) throughout the year – not just at regular practice sessions.
These games are more competitive and the “away” games can be as much as 60 minutes from their home field. Travel soccer does not necessarily mean traveling great distances. The majority of our games are within 30 to 60 minutes of Myerstown and are played on weekends.
The following are points of consideration for travel team players:
Travel teams are possible for boys and girls U9 to U15. Teams at each age group will be based on the interest level.
Tryouts are held once a year in April/May for the seasonal year beginning August 1st and continuing through next spring/summer.
Travel teams play both a fall and spring season. Players selected for the travel program are expected to play in both seasons.
ELCO United teams could play in the Reading Berks Junior Soccer League or Central Penn Youth Soccer League. They generally play six to eight league games in both the spring and fall seasons. There is also a playoff tournament at the end of the fall season.
Travel teams also play in tournaments throughout the year. Many ELCO United teams have elected to play in a fall tournament, and a spring tournament.
The Tryout Process
The tryout process is held once a year in the spring (April/May).
The results of these tryouts will determine the teams for the
following fall and spring seasons.
U09 - U10
7 v 7
Rosters a maximum of 12 players.
U11 - U12
9 v 9
Rosters a maximum of 16 players.
U13 - U15
11 v 11
Rosters a maximum of 18 players.