Shelton Youth Soccer Organization

Travel Overview
Travel Soccer General Information

Travel soccer is for players (and their families) interested in developing their abilities beyond the recreational level through hard work and a commitment to increased levels of soccer training and competition.

Travel soccer requires playing games outside the club in a local league with home matches on SYSO fields and with travel to away matches against other clubs in the CT area. Generally speaking away games are within a 30 – 45 minute drive although there are a few exceptions. There is also travel to local Tournaments.

As a general rule SYSO forms new travel teams in the summer of each year through open tryouts. Teams are formed for both boys and girls from U-9 through U-19. Most age groups have two or more teams. Note: SYSO reserves the right to form teams through appointment when forming developmental teams such as those at the u9 level. Teams compete at various levels described herein depending upon the competitive needs of the players involved.

The travel team year begins on August 1 and runs through July 30 of the following year. The team is selected for a one year (12 month) commitment. This includes summer camp, pre-season fall trainings, the fall season, the winter season, the spring season and the summer season.

The SYSO Board through the Travel Director directs the Travel Program. Stephen Bell, SYSO`S Director of coaching supervises the development of our players, teams and coaches.

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Please note that Players U12-U19 may be placed on either a Premier team or a Travel Team.