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Metros Travel Soccer

Introduction

Metros Travel Soccer program is a Rochester area travel soccer program open to all boys and girls in the local and surrounding areas. Regular travel soccer league matches are played in neighboring towns (typically less than 30 minute drive) in the Rochester area during the months May-July. Training is what differentiates travel soccer from the house soccer programs. Teams normally train throughout the fall and winter months, in preparation for the regular game season. Teams train at indoor facilities and may choose to  participate in local indoor soccer leagues or indoor tournaments as part of their activities. Age eligibility for travel soccer is 8U-19U.  A tryout is typically required for the player to demonstrate a reasonable level of interest and ability before participating in the program. We encourage you to contact us for any information regarding the Metros Travel Soccer program.

2020 Metros Tryouts

Metros Travel Soccer teams welcome players for tryout at any time*.  Send email to travel@gatessoccer.org to inquire about a team. Be sure to include your date of birth and team gender so we can direct your message.

There is no fee to tryout with Metros Travel Soccer. We welcome players from the surrounding areas to join us as well. Come on over and join the fun. Pre-register for a tryout today!

* Note: Rules of competition prevent travel teams from adding players to participate in travel soccer league matches in mid-season. In general, you may arrange to be invited to join a team practice session during any time. Contact us for information. 

Tryout Schedule

Group Date Time Location
Girls 17U - Bodulovic July 23, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM GC Field #7
Girls 17U - Bodulovic July 25, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM GC Field #7
Girls 14U - Urban July 27, 2019 10:00-11:30 AM Middle School #20
Boys 09U-19U July 29, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM Gates Chili Fields
Girls 09U-19U July 30, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM Gates Chili Fields
Boys 09U-19U July 31, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM Gates Chili Fields
Girls 09U-19U August 1, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM Gates Chili Fields

Tryout Fields*

Age Group Venue Field Number
2012 GC Middle School 18
2011 GC Middle School 18
2010 GC Middle School 19
2009 GC Middle School 16
2008 GC Middle School 16
2007 GC Middle School 20
2006 GC Middle School 20
2005 GC Middle School 20
2004 GC High School 10
2003 GC High School 7
2002-2001 GC High School 9

*Note that some teams may include multiple age groups, for example 13U may include players from 2008 and 2007, so be sure to check with staff at the registration table if you are requesting an evaluation with a particular coach.

Age Matrix 2019-20 Season

Age Group Birth Year
8U 2012
9U 2011
10U 2010
11U 2009
12U 2008
13U 2007
14U 2006
15U 2005
16U 2004
17U 2003
18U 2002
19U 2001

Notes about the age requirement

Note that in some cases, where player ability and skill may warrant it, a player may join a team in the age group +1 year. This requires approval of the travel program coordinator and coaching staff. Players may not "play down" to a lower age group. Contact us for more information regarding age groups for travel soccer.

Mission Statement for Metros Travel Soccer

We work to improve the level of play for each player, and to show players how much fun they can have learning the sport of soccer. We teach them the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness while considering their individual development. 

Gates Metros considers the 09U-12U age groups to be developmental, while the ages 13U-19U are typically increasing levels of competitive play. Metros Travel Soccer is an organized, safe, and enjoyable soccer experience for kids who want to play throughout the school year.

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OVERVIEW

Metros Travel Soccer programs offer a competitive soccer environment for the enjoyment of our players and their families. Training is an essential part of any travel soccer program. Many of our teams train in indoor facilities throughout the fall and winter months and into the pre-game season. Players must attend a tryout to be considered for placement on a Metros Travel Soccer team.

Travel soccer is a great environment for competitiveness and high-level skills training. Any players considering making the jump to a traveling team should be made aware of the following:

  • You will be required to try out and will be placed on a team according to ability.
  •  Higher level development. Technical and tactical skills are taught along with rules of the game to prepare players  to compete with teams inside / outside of Monroe County and for high school competitive level of play.
  • Players looking to play in a more competitive level , high school,  college and beyond should seriously consider joining a travel team for development and to hone their skills.
  • Travel soccer can be more expensive than recreational soccer. It can incur costs from professional coaching,  increased practice time and travel expenses.
  • There is no guarantee of playing time. The best players play. The best players typically come about as a result of practice, repetition, and discipline 

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The Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL) provides competitive travel soccer for boys and girls teams from age 9 up to 19 in eleven age groups.


New York State West Youth Soccer Association


US Youth Soccer is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

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