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Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club

Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club

Travel Program Overview

We're glad you're interested in the MTSC Travel Program for your child.



Tryouts are held in the last week of April and the first week of June, and on a rolling / space-available basis after that.  Register for a free tryout by clicking the "Log In" or "My Account" button at the top of the page, select the 2021-22 Travel Program, and complete the registration all the way through to checkout.  Once registered, you will receive an immediate email confirmation, and we will contact you within a few days to let you know the tryout time.

The Travel Program is for those players who have participated in our Rec program, enjoyed it, and want to learn the finer points of the game in real game settings against well-matched players from other nearby towns.  Players with experience from other clubs' travel programs are also welcome to try out.

First, a clarification:  When we say "travel" we mean that half the games will be played here at Mill Pond, and half away, within about a 1 hour drive.  We don't participate in leagues that require long distance travel or overnight hotels.

For those who are familiar with our Rec Program, Travel differs in these important ways:


  •  Participation requires a tryout to ensure the player has the required skills to support his/her team and has the confidence to enjoy playing with the team.  You must register for a tryout (free), then based on the result of the tryout your child will be invited to join the program.  That said, your child is not expected to be a World Cup contender in order to join!
  • The player is making a commitment to his/her team for 9 months (September to June).  The fee for 2021-22 is $1,290 and covers fall, winter, and spring seasons (exception: High School 2003-2007 birth years, see below).  This includes:
    • Fall: Kickoff sessions in early September,  a tournament (4 games in 1 weekend) in September, 10 regular season games (usually Sunday),  2 practices each week, and bonus sessions on Mondays.
    • Winter: weekly indoor sessions at the OKCC gym in Jan and Feb; weekly outdoor turf sessions at Iron Peak in March; tournament (4 games in 1 weekend) in late March.
    • Spring: 10 regular season games (usually Sunday), 2 practices each week, and bonus sessions on Mondays.
  • The fee does not include the uniform, which costs about $ 150 and must be replaced in odd-numbered years.
  • The team operates together for the full 9 months, getting to know their coach, teammates, and teammates' parents very well.
  • The expectation is that the player will be present at all practices and games unless there is a compelling reason -- his/her teammates are depending on him/her!
  • Additional opportunities (winter futsol, summer sessions, and/or additional tournaments) may be organized as the parents, team manager, and coach agree.  These additional activities are optional and at additional cost.
  • Players specialize in one or more positions based on their strengths and skills, though coaches will sometimes change a player's position during a game as needed.
  • Practices are more focused on team strategy rather than individual skills, for example, passing plays, corner kick formations, and the like.
  • The team is assigned an MTSC professional coach who is present at all practices and games; a parent volunteer coach is also required to assist during training sessions and act as a backup in case the coach can't make a game.
  • One parent volunteers to be the Team Manager, coordinating game times with opponents, communicating with parents, and organizing additional activities.  (S)he is helped by other parents on the team, for example, bringing equipment to games, having team parties, etc.
  • Games are officiated by trained, professional referees.
  • Teams are "flighted" with like teams in the league, the goal being that the team wins about half the time.  Winning too little is frustrating for the players; winning too much is boring and prevents development of good play habits.
  • Depending on enrollment, there will be 1 or 2 teams at each age group.  If there are 2 teams, one will be flighted against tougher opponents, and the other against easier opponents.  Players will be assigned to play primarily to one team or the other based on skill level and effort, but may occasionally play for the other team as needs and development warrant.
  • Per USYS rules, travel teams are based on birth year, not school grade.  A strong player may "play up" one year, but an older player may never "play down".  If you would like to request your child to "play up" (for example to be with classmates), please discuss with the Director of Coaching, who makes all decisions regarding this.
  • High-School aged teams (2003-07 birth year) do not play league games or have regular practices in the fall season, so as not to conflict with High School soccer teams.  These teams have a few practices in November, weekly indoor sessions at the OKCC gym in Jan and Feb; weekly outdoor turf sessions at Iron Peak in March; tournament (4 games in 1 weekend) in late March, and the regular season in the spring with 10 regular season games (usually Sunday), 2 practices each week, and bonus sessions on Mondays.  The fee is $ 820.
While most players try out during our scheduled tryout sessions in April (June for youngest birth years), you can register for a tryout any time of year... we'll let you know if there is available space remaining on a team for your child's birth year.  To register for a tryout, log into your account, click on the "Programs Available" next to your child's name, and complete the registration all the way through to checkout (you will see a payment screen, but the cost will show as zero). 

We hope this answers most of your questions about the Travel Program.  If you have more questions, or want to discuss if Travel is right for your child, please feel free to contact our Director of Coaching at [email protected] 


Registration Listing

2021-22 Travel Program

This is the registration for MTSC's 2021-22 Travel Program. This is a 3-season program, including Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022. 

First, you will register for a tryout (free). Then, after the tryout, we will notify you whether or not your player has been invited to the program. If invited, you can then accept the invitation and complete registration, at which time you will commit to the program and pay the required fees. (In most cases, returning travel players will automatically pass the tryout and so will get an invitation).

Full information about the Travel Program, including fees, can be found here

2012 Boys (U10)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2012 Girls (U10)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2011 Boys (U11)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2011 Girls (U11)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2010 Boys (U12)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2010 Girls (U12)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2009 Boys (U13)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2009 Girls (U13)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2008 Boys (U14)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2008 Girls (U14)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2007 HS Boys (U15)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$820.00

2007 HS Girls (U15)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$820.00

2003/04/05/06 HS Boys (U19)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$820.00

2003/04/05/06 HS Girls (U19)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$820.00

2013 Boys (U9)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2013 Girls (U9)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2003 HS Boys (U19)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$820.00

2014 Boys (U8)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

2014 Girls (U8)

Registration closes on 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/01/2021 to 06/19/2022
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$1290.00

Contact

Montgomery Travelers Soccer Club
PO Box 243 
Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

Phone: 908-845-4625
Email: [email protected]

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