SEE BELOW FOR 2020-21 TRAVEL SOCCER UPDATES
The Port Washington Soccer Club has a dynamic and extensive travel soccer program. As with other clubs, this program is intended for competitive and committed soccer players looking to take their game to the next level. We typically field 50+ teams across boys and girls age groups from U9-U19, and participate in various leagues, cup tournaments, friendly tournaments, scrimmages, and other competitions. In many age groups, we have multiple teams, offering options for various levels of competition, with the goal of enabling both our most competitive as well as our developing teams with the opportunity to compete against similar-level teams.
All teams are assigned a dedicated professional trainer. Teams also have 1-3 volunteer parent managers that assist in both organizational duties, and also help the professional trainers on the sidelines.
The travel program is a tryout-based program, with tryouts occurring in May/June for the following school year. During the outdoor fall and spring seasons, teams typically practice twice per week for 90 minutes per practice, and have league games on the weekends. Teams also participate in various tournaments, and the club provides regular clinics for players to further develop their skills.
Since this is a tryout-based program, the club's expectation is that players accepting positions on teams will commit to their team for the entire school year. Costs vary based on age group and specific teams (depending on the number of tournaments they intend to participate in and the nature of their winter program). Many teams do provide indoor winter training, and also participate in indoor soccer or futsal leagues.
The Port Washington Soccer Club endeavors to provide scholarships for players that are unable to afford the entire cost of travel soccer - our goal is to keep our programs open to all players. For those able to do so, a donation to the club makes it possible for the club to continue to offer scholarships where needed, so that all youth soccer players in our community have the opportunity to experience soccer.
For more information on our travel program or for information on available scholarships, please contact our VP of Travel, Ross Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26, 2020: As of now, both leagues that the PWSC participates in, the Long Island Junior Soccer League and New York Club Soccer League, are planning to proceed with the Fall 2020 season, albeit with a slightly delayed start. The PWSC is forming teams (without formal tryouts) primarily based on teams from last year, although we welcome any and all new players interested in joining a travel team. Please contact our Director of Coaching, Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at email@example.com to discuss available options for new players.
Our primary goal for this season, first and foremost, is to provide a safe and fun soccer experience for our travel soccer players. After the lost spring season, and lack of summer camps for many, we understand players are anxious to get back to soccer, working out with their teammates and coaches, and again competing in a league format.
We will follow local and national guidelines from both governmental authorities as well as soccer sanctioning bodies.
At this time, we do need all interested players to register in order to guarantee roster spots, confirm we have enough players to enter teams in leagues, and to process player passes - there's a small upfront fee to register, with the option of paying the annual fees via installments. Should the situation change, the club will adjust accordingly, as we did last spring, so we hope you are confident that we will do the right thing for our families - it's the benefit of being a nonprofit organization - we are simply here to serve our community, with minimal overhead.