Bay Soccer Club: Travel Program
The Bay Soccer Club believes in the development of players at all levels.
The Travel Program is a more advanced program for players that have the skill, desire, and commitment to play at a more competitive level. Players that wish to participate in the Travel Program must either live in Bay Village or attend a school in Bay Village. All interested players must attend an evaluation/tryout. We encourage everyone with an interest to register and participate.
We have approximately 400 children playing on 40 teams with representation in many of the top divisions. Despite its modest population compared to neighboring communities, Bay Soccer Club is one of the largest in Northeast Ohio. We have approximately 90 volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, and managers. We have 10+ paid professional trainers on staff.
The travel program takes place from August to June of each school year and begins as early as age seven for some players. The travel program consists of fall and spring outdoor league games with two practices per week. In the winter each team gets 10 weeks of training, held at the Force Indoor sports facility in Rocky River. Games during the winter are optional and at the individual team coaches discretion.
Our training is conducted by paid, experienced, professional trainers that are licensed and following a curriculum developed by the Bay Soccer Club. Volunteer parent coaches will work with the professional trainers and coach the games. Volunteer coaches are required to get certification.
Bay Soccer Club: Pre-Travel Program
Program Eligibility, Schedule, and Registration:
Pre-travel is FREE and open to Boys and Girls born in 2011.
In addition, Boys and Girls with a 2012 birth year that will be entering the 2nd grade in August 2019 are eligible.
We ask that 2012’s that will be entering 1st grade in August 2019 wait until next year.
There is no registration for this program, however, we will collect some basic information at the initial training session.
Pre-travel consists of 4 practice sessions held during the month of May, led by Bay Soccer Club professional trainers, and is intended to simulate typical travel practices.
The kids will work on basic foot skills, various soccer drills and scrimmage at these four practices.
Practice Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, at Cahoon Fields, on May 10, May 15, May 17, and May 22, 2019
Pre-Travel is not required for entry into the Travel program but is encouraged.
We will use one of the nights for evaluations, so we can start building balanced Travel teams for the Fall. Stay tuned for the Evaluation night.
A parent’s informational meeting will be held at 6:15 PM on May 10 while the kids are practicing.
In the meantime, if you have questions about the program, please reach out to Nicole Anderson at [email protected]
If you are interested in coaching, assisting, or managing a boy’s or girl’s age group for travel soccer, please contact your appropriate travel commissioner.
Boys Travel Commissioner Chip Krueger [email protected]
Girls Travel Commissioner Wes Gilmore [email protected]