The heart of our soccer programming is the summer traveling season. Teams in our summer traveling program compete against other traveling teams mainly in the North and East Districts from the U9 to U19 age groups. Summer traveling teams are formed based on evaluations conducted by independent evaluators and the coaching staff. Evaluations for the U9 to U10 age groups take play in late July, and in the first weeks following the MYSA state tournament for the U11 to U19 age groups.
The purpose of summer traveling evaluations is to place players in levels commensurate with their skills and abilities. There are typically two evaluation sessions for each age group. All player evaluations are subject to the Evaluation Policy adopted by the Centennial SC Board of Directors.
The Centennial SC evaluation schedule for the summer season are set by the Board of Directors These sessions are in late July and early August This schedule is tentative and we reserve the right to change dates and times if necessary. Your child must attend ALL sessions for their age group.
Following the evaluation sessions, players selected will receive an electronic "bid" for a summer traveling team. Once a player accepts their bid, they are required to pay a down payment set by the Board of Directors. This down payment is non-refundable. The total registration fee for the summer traveling season will be set by the Board of Directors by July 1, that year. Please continue to monitor our site for information on the summer traveling program. Questions regarding the summer traveling program should be sent via email to email@example.com or to the appropriate Age Group Director.
In addition to fees set by Centennial SC for the summer traveling program, players can expect to incur additional fees based on a team’s participation in winter and spring training activities and tournaments. Players provide their own uniforms through our authorized provider.
The Director of Coaching is responsible for screening applicants for coaching positions in the summer traveling program. Most U9 to U12 teams have volunteer parent coaches. In order to assist our volunteer coaches, we offer coach education sessions to help our coaches grow in their understanding of the game. Most U13 to U19 teams hire paid coaches, who are required to go through the same application process as volunteer coaches. If a team uses a paid coach, individual teams are required to assume the expenses associated with that coach. Permissible coaching fees vary based on a coach’s experience, leagues and training, and are established by the Club. Questions on coaching with the Club should be sent to the Director of Coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org.