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Travel Soccer

2024 Travel Soccer Season

Tryouts for the 2024 Season

Boys (2012 - 2016 Birth Years): Monday, August 7th - Casey Park
Boys (2006 - 2011 Birth Years): Monday, August 7th - Kent Park 

Girls (2012-2016 Birth Years): Tuesday, August 8th - Casey Park
Girls (2006-2011 Birth Years): Tuesday, August 8th - Kent Park

Player Check-In/Field Assignments: 6pm

Tryouts: 6:15-7:45

Coach Expectations (parents and players): 7:45-8:00

Registration required for Tryouts : Registration is now Open! 

For complete season details please read on below. MANY of your questions can be answered there.

If you have a player born in 2006-2016 that's interested in playing, or you have additional questions, please contact Jason Howard or Sarah Frick to check on team availability.


The Wayne United Travel Soccer program offers programs for 8 - 19 year old boys and girls. Travel soccer differs from recreational soccer in several ways and is a great stepping stone to competitive soccer. Any players considering making the jump to a traveling team should be made aware of the following:

  • Travel soccer can be more expensive than recreational soccer. Club tuition covers things like insurance, field rental, league fees, referee fees. There may also be costs associated with uniforms, equipment, and additional tournaments. For more details, see below.
  • Travel soccer is more competitive than recreational soccer, but the focus is still on player development and cultivating core soccer skills and a love for the game. Under League rules, the 9U and 10U teams are considered non-competitive and scores and team records are not kept during the games. For the older age groups, scores, team records and standings within the league divisions are recorded. 
  • Players are required to try-out and are placed on a team according to ability and availability. That said, Wayne United makes every effort to maximize playing opportunities for as many players as possible. In the non-competitive age groups, playing time is evenly divided by league rule. In the older, competitive age groups playing time may vary, although coaches generally try to play most players. 
  • Travel Soccer rules are generally more closely related to high school and college soccer than many recreational leagues. 
  • Transportation is not provided to and from practices or games in a travel soccer league. Wayne United home games and outdoor practices are typically held on the Wayne Central Schools campus (2023 and 2024 seasons are different due to the school capital improvment project) . Indoor practices currently utilize the Premier Sports facility in Webster and the field house at Casey Park in Ontario. Away games are played at the opposing clubs home facility, most of which are in the Greater Rochester Area. However, the league currently has clubs as far south as Canandaigua, Bloomfield and Livonia and as far west as Bergen, Kendall and Batavia. For a complete list of opposing clubs, check here.


The Wayne United Youth Soccer Club is a member of the Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL) and all regular season league games are played against other RDYSL teams.  RDYSL is comprised of 37 clubs with approximately 550 teams and 9000 players from the Rochester District in Western New York. This includes the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne. Teams are grouped by age and gender and there are multiple divisions within each group. Division level is generally determined by the team coach, but must meet guidelines from the league.  The RDYSL is affiliated with New York State West Youth Soccer Association, which is in Region I of the United States Youth Soccer Association and FIFA. 

Season Snapshot

The following is a general time frame for a typical Wayne United Travel Soccer season. As more specific dates and times are released, we will update the specific season timeline.

August 2023 Tryouts and Team Selection at end of previous season
September 15, 2023 Registration & Initial Membership Deposits Due
November 2023 Parent Informational meeting (November 29, 7pm)
December 15, 2023 Final Payments Due
Jan-Feb 2024 Indoor Practices (NVP Sports)
Mar-Apr 2024 Indoor Practices Continue, Indoor Tournaments
March 2024 Wayne United Indoor Tournament (Volunteers Needed!)
April 2024 Volunteer obligations must be satisfied by end of April
May-July 2024 Outdoor Practices & Regular Season Games
Select Outdoor Tournaments as chosen by coach



Travel soccer requires a higher level of commitment and dedication to attend the majority of practices and games. Acceptance of a roster position is acceptance of this commitment level.

AGE appropriate play

Where possible teams are comprised of age-appropriate players in accordance with the US Soccer Federation age matrix supporting the USSF Player Development Initiative. Where numbers require combining age groups, teams are placed in league divisions which Wayne United feel will provide a positive experience and maximize player development.

When the coaching staff feels that a player may benefit from "playing up", a determination will be made on a case by case basis after evaluation by the Director of Coaching and the age-appropriate and upper level team coaches, as well as consultation with the player and parents.

2023-2024 Season Age Matrix

  U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

NOTE: For the RDYSL league, the U8/U9 division is always combined. As such, our U8/U9 players will be on a combined team as well. 

Costs, Requirements & Equipment


  • There will be no tryout fees for this year. The $20 tryout fee that covers the insurance has been rolled into the Season Membership Fee

This following information was for the 2022-2023 season, costs for the 2023-2024 season have not been finalized yet, but are not expected to have major changes.


  • 2023 Season Membership Fees are $375 per player
    • This INCLUDES the previously separate Tryout Fee
    • Registration is required by September 15, 2022 to reserve team position
    • 2 Payment Options Available
      • Payment in Full  (Upon Registration)
      • 3 payments (Upon Registration, Nov 1, Dec 15)
  • Season Fees include all practices and regular season league play fees (plus the Wayne United Indoor Tournament for U8-U14 teams if it occurs)
  • Additional tournament play is determined by the coach and varies for each team. Proceeds of the Wayne United indoor tournament are distributed to teams to offset the cost of tournament play. However, proceeds vary as do the tournament fees each year. Additional tournament fees are the responsibility of the team players and will be communicated to the parents by the coaches. 


The Wayne United Youth Soccer Club is an organization that is completely run and supported by volunteers. As such, a volunteer requirement must be satisfied EACH SEASON for EACH PLAYER. This means that every parent/guardian is required to choose from one of several available opportunities to satisfy this requirement. If you have multiple children playing in the club, then you are required to meet the volunteer obligation for EACH CHILD. Note that ANY ADULT may volunteer to satisfy this requirement, but it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that the requirement is met. Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Volunteering as a board member for the club
  • Volunteering for non-board club positions (such as tournament committee members, uniform coordinator, equipment coordinator,  registrar, field coordinator, etc.)
  • Volunteering as a coach, assistant coach or team manager
  • Volunteering for a time block during the annual indoor tournament

NOTE: Due to the increased level of time commitment, if you have multiple children in the club, volunteering as a Board member, Coordinator, Coach, or Assistant Coach will satisfy the requirement for ALL CHILDREN.

If you are unable or unwilling to volunteer (or arrange for someone to volunteer on your behalf), you may elect to buyout of the volunteer requirement at the time of registration at a cost of $100 per child for the season. 

Players who have not met the volunteer requirement prior to the start of regular season league play WILL NOT be issued a player pass until the requirement is satisfied (if opportunities are still available) or they pay a $150 late buyout penalty.


  • Full uniforms kits are expected to be $60- $70 for the 2024 season. 
    • Includes shorts, primary jersey, alternate jersey, 1 pair of socks
    • Uniforms are changed/redesigned no more frequently than every 2 seasons and were last redesigned for the 2022 season.
    • 2024 WILL BE a total redesign of the uniform ALL players will need to purchase a new uniform kit.
  • Additional apparel (warm-ups, backpacks, socks, etc) are optional and available for order at an additional cost.
  • Shin Guards and appropriate footwear are REQUIRED and are the responsibility of each player. Cleats are not allowed to be worn on indoor practice fields.  Only soft (non-metal) cleats are allowed on outdoor fields. 
  • While team coaches are allotted some balls for the team, each player should have a ball that can be used for practices and practices at home. Ball size varies depending on age. 

2023 Active Teams

For the 2023 season, the Wayne United had15 active teams, including 7 girls teams (U9/U10/U11/U12/U14/U15/U17) and 8 boys teams (U9/U10/U11/U12/U13/U14/U15/U17). Each year the teams are formed based on the tryout results and the number of athletes at each age level. Every effort is made to accommodate as many athletes as possible while ensuring that team formation is age appropriate. While some age groups may be combined when absolutely necessary due to the number of players, "playing up" is generally discouraged unless necessary to complete a team. 



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