Competitive soccer is also known as Club and Travel in other states, but is one of the same. This is meant for the aspiring player who wants soccer at the next level. These are some of the areas you will see the difference between Recreational and Competitive soccer.
- Club teams train a minimum of 2 times per week and in some case 3 times per week
- Club coaches are normally licensed and have played at a high level of soccer.
- Attendance to all scheduled training sessions is mandated
- Attendance to all scheduled games is a mandate
- Parents sign a contract for the season of both expectations and financial commitments
- Competitive soccer is more expensive than Recreational soccer
- A higher commitment level is required for players embarking on a Competitive soccer experience.
- Club soccer is more expensive than Recreational soccer
- Coaches receive fees for their services , which vary from coach to coach depending on Licensure and experience
- Travel is normally within 60 minutes of Puryear Park around the Tampa Bay area.
- Tournament play can be further, depending on where the Tournament location is.
- Normally teams will attend 2/ 3 Tournaments per season with either an FYSA region C /State cup end of season Tournament
- These fees are funded by the parents
- Players are required to wear training apparel to all sessions
- Junior season normally starts at the end of October and finishes in Feb/March
- Senior season ages 15-18 starts in August and finishes for High school soccer in October and resumes in February through April
- Sessions are fun and always informative
A strong slant is put on the technical ability of the player and also tactical awareness (This starts around age 13)
Players learn teamwork and how to translate that to the field of play.
Coaches normally serve a period of 3 years with any given team, unless a just reason can be given for an extended period. In some cases Competititive soccer can lead to the player playing at College and beyond.