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Alpena FC Travel League Overview

Travel soccer is a great environment for competitiveness and high-level skills training. Any player considering making the jump to a traveling team should be made aware of the following:

  • Travel soccer can be more expensive than recreational soccer. It can incur costs from referees,  specialized jersey's, team apparel, equipment, indoor practice time,  tournaments, and travel expenses.
  • Player development is the goal, and all players accepted on a team will receive a fair amount of  playing time, but substitution rules may prevent equal playing time.
  • There is an increased chance for high-level development. Players looking to play in High School and beyond should seriously consider joining a traveling team.
  • You might be required to try out and will be placed on a team according to ability.
  • Practice is required multiple times a week with multiple games on weekends. Generally Girls play on Saturdays and Boys on Sundays
  • Rules are generally more closely related to high school and college soccer.

2019-20 Alpena FC Additional information

All players interested in Travel soccer must complete an online registration.  All age groups U10-U18  (for the fall Boys must not yet be in High School and Girls teams through High School) age divisions will be determined by the TBSA Board of Directors in conjunction with MSYSA Rules and Regulations.  The intent is to have teams available for the Fall and Spring seasons.  Any age group formed must have an approved coach by the TBSA Board.

The Alpena FC teams play in the Northern Michigan Soccer Alliance (NMSA).  Girls generally play on Saturdays and Boys on Sundays.   (additional tournament play is encouraged and up to each individual team)  Teams will typically start practicing 2-3 times a week in August with games running through October.  Then again in the Spring with the season wrapping up about the same time school lets out.    More information on possible game locations can be found at:  www.northernmichigansoccer.com

If an age group is formed with an excessive number of players an on field Try-out will be conducted at a specified time.

There is no fee due during the try-out registration.

Season Fees vary team to team depending on number of games and tournament participation.  A new registration will need to be completed if your player is chosen to participate at which time the TBSA fee of $55.00 will be collected all other fees will be paid directly to the coach/manager with-in one week of the mandatory scheduling meeting held before each season.  Team fees for the 2018-2019 seasons ranged from $40-$135 depending on team for each the fall and spring seasons.  Players will be required to purchase and maintain their own approved uniform and socks 2018-19 cost was approx. $56 for  two jerseys and one pair of shorts and approx. $15pr. for the approved team socks.

Andy Williams

FC Travel Team Coordinator/Coach

Phone: 9894647292

Available through Omega Electric

Also available through Omega Electric

Challanger Teamwear Uniform ordering site

You must have permission from your coach to order a Jersey with an approved number

Team Sock through Amazon

adidas Copa Zone Cushion II Sock black/white