FAQs

Q | How much does travel soccer cost?

Club Fees | Updating Fees for 2016-2017 season. Fees are paid directly to the club and additional fees vary by team, depending on the number of tournaments of indoor seasons the team may play. Fees include the Spring CDYSL and all coaching fees.

Q | How are teams formed and players selected for each team?

Coaches strives to balance the two teams in each age group. This means players are equally spread across these teams in the age group. For the U10 and older teams, the Director of Coaching works with coaches to form teams based on the players’ individual ability levels. These teams are tiered, based on the competitiveness of each team.

Q | Where and Who do SWSC teams play?

Indoor Soccer Season
Teams play 2 – 3 indoor sessions at The Sportsplex of Halfmoon or AFRIM's in Latham between November – March.

Outdoor League Play
Teams play outdoors in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) from late April through the end of June with games on weekends and during the week depending on the age level. Most travel is generally in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Warren Counties. Some common opponents include Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Guilderland, Colonie, Latham, Bethlehem, Henry Hudson and Burnt Hills.

Local and Regional Tournaments
Depending on the team age groups, some teams play 3-4 indoor and 3-4 outdoor tournaments during the season (these may require travel outside of the Capital Region (1.5 – 2 hours driving time).

Q | How many teams will the SWSC have in my son’s or daughter’s age group?

The number of teams formed in an age group depends on the number of players who try out and their ability levels. SWSC generally forms 2 teams per age group, per gender, at the U8-U18 age groups. These teams are tiered, according to ability, as an ’A’ team and a ’B’ team.

Q | When and where do travel teams practice?

The Travel program begins November and ends in June. Travel teams generally practice one-two times a week during the season for 1½ hours per practice. Our teams practice outdoors at Gavin Park and Chaz Dake fields on Daniels Road. During the indoor season, our teams typically practice at the Charbonneau Recreation Center in Malta and school gyms.

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