Canton Youth Soccer Association was founded in the 1980's by a group of parents interested in promoting the most popular sport in the world. Starting with a handful of children at is conception, Canton Youth Soccer now provides recreational, and travel
Assessments are held in mid June. Assessment dates are advertised on the website and by email. Registration into the travel program is required before a player can attend assessments. Registration usually closes two weeks before assessments.
What is the structure of a travel team?
There are three sizes of travel teams. U9 & U10 teams play 7v7, one player being a goalie. U11 & U12 teams play 9v9, one player being a goalie. U13 & U14 teams play 11v11, one player being a golaie.
How many players make up a team?
The older players (U13/U14) using the large field have about 18 players on the roster. The small sized teams, using the small fields vary - U11/U12 have about 14 players and U9/U10 have about 10-12 players.
When are games and practices?
Travel teams practice two times during the week. Games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Most teams will play two games each weekend.
What is the cost of the travel program?
In addition to the regular registration fee, travel players purchase the team uniform. This includes one white and one black jersey, black shorts, white and black socks. The cost varies, lately ranging between $60 and $85. The same uniform is used by all Canton travel teams. Occassionally, a used uniform is available for resale. Travel players also pay additional monies for referree fees. The amount depends on the number of home games played that season but usually ranges from $25 to $50. In addition, some teams will attend tournaments and players will need to contribute to the team entry fee for the tournament. This usually is around $25-$30 per player per tournament.
How long is the season?
There are two seasons in Travel Soccer. In the fall, practice begins at the end of August. Games begin in early September and end in early November. Not every age group fields a team for the spring season. Spring practice and games begin in April and end in early June.
What does the "U" in league names mean ( for example U-11)?
The U stands for "Under". A U-11 team would be made up of players that turn 11, on or after January 1st of the following year.