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Tryout-Based Program
Full Year (Fall & Spring) Commitment


U9 (2011) - U14 (2006) Travel Soccer is tryout-based program that requires a full year commitment. 


Program & Philosophy

Our U9-U14 program offers competitive play through tryout-based stratified teams. Select teams may participate in the WYSL Premier league and those games are held on Saturdays. Teams are a full-year commitment from September through June. Tryouts are typically held in May for teams that will begin play the following fall. There are 2 team practices each week and some teams may choose to add an additional day of training (at an additional cost). There are 9-10 Sunday games between September and November and another 9-10 Sunday games between April and June. WYSL Premier League games are held on Saturdays. For U9 and U10, no scores or standings are published.

Travel players are no longer required to cross register with the Rec soccer Program. This is a separate soccer program run by the Village but it is a great way to further skill development, sportsmanship and love for the game with elementary school friends.

All SYSC travel teams are designed for committed players who are interested in playing soccer and developing skills. All teams have professional coaching during the week and for the majority of games. Coaching assignments may change during the course of the season or between the fall and spring seasons at the discretion of Stay-in-Town Soccer. Top seeded teams (generally A and B) typically also participate in State Cup and/or Westchester Cup games, which are additional games played on Saturdays.

SYSC also provides the opportunity for winter training through SITS coaches at an additional cost for those who wish to participate.

All players who try out for U9, U10 and U11 are guaranteed a spot on a team. For U12, U13 and U14 - although we try to place every player on a team, based on the number of spots available on each team and the number of players who tryout, we may not be able to offer a spot to every player. If we have more players than spots, we will create a wait list, and players will be added to a team if a spot becomes available.

SYSC High School teams play in the spring season only. Try outs are held in mid-November. Teams include Scarsdale HS players and players from other area High Schools. Please see the High School page for more information.

U9-U14 Age-Based Eligibility

For the Fall of 2019 the WYSL configurations are as follows:

  • 9&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2011 or later
  • 10&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2010 or later
  • 11&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2009 or later
  • 12&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2008 or later
  • 13&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2007 or later
  • 14&U: Players Born Jan 1, 2006 or later

Team Formation

ATSC will determine the proper division of play and team placement for each child. Once a player is placed in a division, that decision will be final. Players who tryout to Play Up and are not placed in the older age division will not be eligible to move up during the season.

Please see Tryouts section for information on trying out for an older age group "Playing up".

Winter Season Training* (Optional)

The Winter Training for this age group is available on an annual basis.

While Winter training beyond the sessions provided by SYSC is optional, additional voluntary Winter training can significantly advance player skills and should be encouraged by the Parent Volunteer. The planning for Winter training should start in the Fall and be communicated to families as early as possible.  Note that the Club and ATSC are now offering optional weekly training throughout the Winter as part of a broader effort to offer programs year-round. Training is held at the Underdome and A-Game Sports.

The season will run from Jan 8 - March 29. Register through Family Account via SI Play on Home Page through Nov 4th. 

Practice schedule is available under the schedule section of the website.

SYSC Contact: JP VanArsdale


Tournaments are a useful way for the team to get additional concentrated playing time as a team. Popular tournament dates are Labor Day, Columbus Day and Memorial Day (including the Scarsdale Memorial Day Tournament). Please note that all tournaments are at team’s discretion and are an additional cost borne by the players and organized by your team’s parent manager. Please consult your coach and DOC for your team for the appropriate tournaments and our tournament page for more information. 

See the SCARSDALE MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT PAGE for more information! Register now!


Tryout registration open April 22 - May 5. The Active Registration period is open from
April 20, 2019 — June 30, 2019

U9–U14 Travel Soccer Facts

  • This is a Fall and Spring commitment
  • Players born in 2011-2006 tryout
  • NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS. Refund Policy
  • TRYOUTS REQUIRED—held in May. All players in U9-U11 will be placed on a team. Players in U12+ are not guaranteed a spot but will make best efforts. Teams will practice 2x during the week with professional SITS trainers.
  • Travel players are not required to register for Rec soccer
  • Engaged parent volunteer coach participation is required for teams, need assistant coach and parent manager—please sign up during registration.

Registration Checklist:

New Players (new to u8+)

  1. Read about our SYSC programs to determine which program is available for your child. Tryouts for U9+ are typically held in May.
  2. Create a FAMILY ACCOUNT. If you have a child who has previously played travel soccer in our league, you already have an account and can login here. If you are new to any of the SYSC programs, please select online registration and create a family account to register.
  3. Complete the Player Documentation Requirements.
  4. Order uniforms for your child.
  5. Read the Commitment Policy.
  6. Read the Parent Guidelines.

Returning Players

  1. Read about our SYSC programs to determine which program is available for your child. Tryouts for U9+ typically held in May.
  2. Complete the online registration for each individual child in your family. Don't forget to upload a new picture of your child.
  3. Complete the Player Documentation Requirements.
  4. Order uniforms for your child only if they need a larger size from the previous season.
  5. Revisit the Commitment Policy.
  6. Revisit the Parent Guidelines.

2019 Spring Practice Schedule