Competitive soccer is for focused, highly motivated, talented players, who want to experience the enjoyment and developmental benefits that come from a) professional coaching, and b) training and competing with and against other focused, achievement-oriented players. Competitive players are trained regularly to develop soccer skills and training habits that will enable them to acquire a sense of mastery and competence, and to compete successfully in inter-club competitions. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and character development are cornerstones of TPSC’s Competitive Program.
Basic Structure of Competitive Teams
- Practices usually commence in a non mandatory basis in the spring, once per week, through mid June.
- In early August, there are one or two weeks of team camp
- Tournament play starts in August. Depending on the age group, teams play in 1-3 tournaments during the season.
- League games commence after Labor Day weekend.
- Some teams play in post season play.
- Costs vary from $1,000 - $1500.
- Additional costs include individual travel to tournaments and player uniforms.
Age Group Classification
All boys and girls who register with the TPSC are eligible to play in accordance with their age groups. The age is determined as of July 31st of the year in which the season begins. In recreational plays, teams are composed by grade level. In competitive play, teams may be in either one or two-year age groups (always based on soccer age) depending on the team. Requests to "play up" in an older division must be sanctioned by the TPSC board.
Our competitive team formation will be subject to the numbers and quality of players who turn out for tryouts. Final decisions on team formation and Division placement will not be made until tryouts are complete.