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Apr, 2024


MASA Families

Date: June 2
Time: Girls U9/10/11/12 - 5-6pm 
          Boys U9/10/11/12 - 6:30-8pm
Arrival: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
Location: Montour Junction Outdoor Field 2

Travel soccer is the next level of soccer in the MASA Inhouse program. Teams are comprised of players from a single community/school district and play teams from other communities/school districts. Players are required to try out for the team. Teams practice up to twice per week and play games on Sundays between 12pm and 5pm. Teams play 4 away games that are typically less than 30 minutes but can be up to 2 1/2 hours away. For continuity and fairness to the team, the commitment is 2 seasons (Fall and Spring).  The registration fee is the same as the Inhouse program, but players are required to purchase a team uniform as well. 

All Players are invited to participate in try-outs.  
Players will perform drills in three skill areas: dribbling, passing, and shooting. Then they will have the opportunity to play small sided games in a variety of field positions that will be observed by our evaluators.

The evaluation processes includes 3-5+ evaluators who will rate the players in four categories: 1. Dribbling. 2. Passing. 3. Shooting. 4. Game play (worth 2X). A semi-quantitative score is assigned to each player for all four categories and any supporting comments are recorded on the tryout sheets.

The tryout sheets are collected at the end of tryout by the travel coordinator, scanned and sent to MASA's Executive Board for review (not available to parents). The evaluator scores are subsequently transcribed to a spreadsheet, averaged, tallied and sorted in descending order by the Travel Coordinator. The tryout spreadsheet is then sent to the MASA Executive Board for review. 

Goalkeepers may be evaluated for 1) shot stopping technique, 2) goal/box positioning, 3) kicking and 4) Game Play 

Note: Evaluators are selected based on past playing and coaching experience. Also, the tryout process described above, is very similar to many club tryout methods. One of the main goals of the tryout is to provide an efficient, objective, systematic and fair process to all of the players that have tried out

It is MASA's goal to include as many players in the travel program as possible. However, there are limits on roster sizes and the availability of coaches for additional teams, this means that some players may not make a roster.   This does not mean an end to their soccer aspirations!  As every player develops at different rates, we encourage them to continue with our in-house programs and tryout again.  It is our goal to provide every child an opportunity to play and have fun.

Please note that U9 will technically be playing in a PA West U10 Division. Due to the sizable transition from U8 to U10, all U9 travel players will also be required to register for in-house as well.  (There is no additional fee to register for both)

Additional information can be found on our website, Travel FAQ

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