Shelton Youth Soccer Organization

Academy FAQ's

How long and how many times a week are practices?

The Travel Director and the coach determine the number of practices, length, starting time and location. Usually 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, once a week.

Is my child expected to attend all practices every week?

Players are expected to attend all practices and to notify the coach, prior to practice, if they cannot attend.

Will my child play in every game?

Academy players must play in one-half of every game.

How far do you travel to a game?

Generally less than 1 hour. Excluding tournaments, teams generally travel within Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Do you travel every weekend?

No. Every schedule includes home games. Home games are played at East Village Park, Capewell Park, Shelton High School and Nike Site depending on the age group and field openings.

Are games played on Saturday or Sunday or both?

They are usually scheduled on Sundays, but schedule or weather conflicts may require Saturday games for Academy teams.

How many children will be rostered on the team?

The travel director and the coach determine the number of players on a team. Generally 10 players, however could be up to 16 players.

When and how will a parent be notified if their child has made a team?

Tryout participants will be notified by email that rosters are posted on SYSO Website after the tryouts.

What are the costs of the uniform and who pays for them?

Uniform costs range from $100 to $150. The uniform consists of three shirts, one pair of socks and shorts. Players pay for their own uniforms.

Can my child play another sport/activity while being on the Travel soccer team?

Yes, as long as they can attend all practices and games.