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Travel

Travel: U8-U10 Bridge Program

  • 7-10 year old boys and girls (birth years 2010-2012) seeking a higher level of training.
  • Pro and volunteer coach for each team
  • Community based competition via weekly games played in a travel league from nearby communities. Placement on teams is based on tryouts, held in May. Missed tryouts? Contact us to inquire about availability
  • Includes Fall (late August through October) and Spring (early April through early June) outdoor seasons with optional, but highly recommended indoor sessions during winter months.
  • 2 weekly practices plus additional skill session practices and a weekend game against other NEO communities.

Travel: U11-U14/15 Professional Coach

  • 11-15 year old boys and girls seeking a higher level of training.
  • Pro coach for every team
  • League Placement dependent on level of individual team
  • Placement on teams is based on tryouts, held in May. Missed tryouts? Contact us to inquire about availability
  • Includes Fall (late August through October) and Spring (early April through early June) outdoor seasons with optional, but highly recommended indoor sessions during winter months.
  • 2 weekly practices plus additional skill session practices and a weekend game against other NEO communities.

2019-2020 Fees

Outdoor fees are due at time of registration, each season is 8 weeks long.

  • Fall season: late August - late October
  • Spring season: early April - early June

Indoor fees are due 1 month before session begins, each session is 8 weeks long. Discounts may be given for advance payment of two sessions at time of session 1 registration.

  • Winter session 1: early November - late December
  • Winter session 2: early January - early March

Fees are paid online by credit card (VISA or MC). 

All accounts must be in good standing to be eligible for league play.
Player passes will be held until accounts are paid in full, or a payment plan is in place.

Refunds are only given on a pro-rata basis in the case of season ending injury or significant family relocation.

Late Fees assessed by our leagues will be passed on to players registering after league deadlines.

Travel Team Fees

U8-U10 U11-U14/15 High School Aged Teams
(Winter and Spring only)
Program (Fall/Spring) 2 practices per week + weekend game + skills session as third practice is encouraged 2 practices per week + weekend game + skills session as third practice Winter: 1 practice per week (Nov-Mar) + League game (Jan-Mar)
pro coach 1x per week practice, volunteer coach 1x per week, pro coach at game every other week, volunteer coach every other week.  Pro coach skills session as a third practice every other week. All pro coach model, pro coach on all teams (Black, Red and White), practices 2x per week, games every week and pro coach skills session as a third practice every other week. Spring: 2 practices per week + League game
Registration Fee 385 635 705
City of SH Field Fee 25 25 25
Uniform Kit approx $100 approx $100 approx $100
Tournaments* Not Covered by Registration Fees: See Tournament Policy Not Covered by Registration Fees: See Tournament Policy Not Covered by Registration Fees: See Tournament Policy
Indoor  Season (2 sessions) Recommended Recommended n/a
Indoor Program (per session) $250 $325 n/a

* Indoor Fees may vary for Pro Coach teams depending on amount of field space rented for individual teams and travel league fees.

** Tournament Fees for teams with a Pro Coach may be higher for indoor tournaments with higher than average entry fees, or unusual distance.

SYSA Financial Aid

Part of the SYSA mission is to teach the game of soccer as a component of developing well-rounded individuals, to develop youths to the best of their ability and to foster a lifelong enjoyment of the game.  We understand that for some youths, the expense of soccer can stand in the way of them reaping these benefits.  As such, we offer a need-based financial aid program to help with registration fees.  Each year, SYSA budgets a set amount for the financial aid program.  Annual awards are based on the budgeted amount and the number of players qualifying for financial aid.  The program does not cover uniforms, tournaments, travel, lodging, apparel or miscellaneous expenses, which can be substantial.

 

The financial aid program is a need-based program that is awarded to families based upon their income.  SYSA uses participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), youths of families who qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program sponsored by the US Department of HUD (Section 8) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as the guide for financial aid eligibility.  The financial aid committee may consider extenuating circumstances for players who do not qualify for one of the aforementioned government program.  Last, in addition to financial aid, SYSA offers payment plans to help spread the registration fees over time.

 

Guidelines:

  • Financial need must be demonstrated for consideration. Economic hardship will be the only factor in awarding financial aid. No one will be disqualified from consideration because of sex, race, color, creed or religious beliefs.
  • While we try to address as much of the need as possible, financial aid amounts will be based on the number of players demonstrating need, the extent of that need and the year’s financial aid budget.
  • The financial aid budget is reviewed yearly and awards granted continuously throughout the year with a target of 90% of the awards granted during fall registration, and 10% granted during winter registration.
  • Awards cover registration fees only (uniforms, tournaments, travel, lodging, apparel or miscellaneous expenses are not covered).
  • You must submit the Financial Aid Application in its entirety to be considered.  The responsible party requesting Financial Aid must complete the application.
  • Financial Aid awards are granted as a percentage of registration fees and the recipient is responsible for payment of all remaining fees in accordance with SYSA payment and play eligibility guidelines.

Registration

Travel Team Registration Fall/Spring

Placement on travel teams is based on tryouts.  Please review our Player Promise, Coaching Philosophy and Coaches Promise.

 

All players: Register with SportsEngine 

Login to your SportsEngine Account that you created when you registered your player for Tryouts.

Upload your player's birth certificate and photo:

  • player’s photo (color head shot, can be cropped from a snapshot, JPEG format, 2 MB or less)
  • birth certificate (PDF format, 2 MB or less)

Update any incomplete information (additional contacts or caregivers in your family who may want to receive notice of field closures, cancelations, etc.).

Accept Waivers

Make payment (VISA, MC or electronic check).

  • Payment plans available over 3 months
    • 1st payment = 1/2 of total fee + $15 finance charge
    • remaining fee split over 2nd & 3rd payment

Please Register for 2019-20 Fall/Springs Seasons by July 21st.  Register Here.

A word about Late Fees: We don't like late fees anymore than you do, but we have obligations to meet with the leagues your players will be playing in, so we need to know that your player is indeed committed before we commit to our leagues. It is our hope that you will avoid Late Fees by registering in a timely manner.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tina (christina@shakeryouthsoccer.org)  with any extenuating circumstances.

FAQs

Why do I have to upload my player's birth certificate and photo year after year?
With the move for our Travel teams from the AASL to the OHTSL in 2016-2017, players' league documents (birth certificate, photo and waiver) could no longer be approved through the AFFINITY system, so families were asked to upload these documents into KYCK. The Travel League is now using SportsEngine to approve player's documents and the KYCK platform has been abandoned. Unfortunately the players' documents could not be uploaded into the new SportsEngine Platform, so they are required once again this year. The hope is that SportsEngine will continue to support the league that the majority of our players are in, and we will continue to use it for our entire club.

Why are there late fees?
Our team formation process relies on your commitment, and your registration is a commitment to your team and our club. We rely on your commitments when we declare our teams to our leagues. Our leagues put deadlines on us, so we put deadlines on you.

How do I order a uniform?
Please order through: https://shakerysa.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

Uniform orders need to be placed by June 15th, 2019. 

Do I have to order a new uniform if my player has one already?
We recently entered into a four year uniform cycle with local company, Fuzion Sports.  This starts for the 2019/2020 season.  Uniforms will need to be purchased by June 15, 2019.  

Who are my team coaches?
Volunteer coaches are being recruited throughout the summer. We will let you know when all of the pieces are in place.

When will I be notified of practice schedule, game schedule, etc.?
We are working with the City of Shaker Heights and our leagues to put this information together for you all summer. You will receive it early to mid-August.

When can I view my team roster?
As players register, you will see them on your team when you login to SportsEngine.

How can I help SYSA?
We have nearly 200 volunteer positions to fill every year! Review our job listings and descriptions.