Why Play Travel Soccer at PYAA?
“So many times people are afraid of competition, when it should bring out the best in us. We all have talents and abilities, so why be intimidated by other people's skills?” Lou Holtz
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do" Pele
“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali
"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." Mia Hamm
PYAA has been a staple of South Jersey sports for almost 50 years and will continue to be long into the future. That is where you come in. Intramural Soccer is a stepping stone to build character and skills to get you to the next level, which is Travel Soccer. As a travel soccer player, you will be taught the ins and outs of Soccer as a whole by competing against other teams in the South Jersey area. In order to succeed in any sports, you must practice and compete against teams that are equal or better than you. As a travel player, you will be competing against the best that South Jersey Soccer League has to offer. All teams are put into a flight (grouping), so they are paired up with teams of similar skills. This way no one team will dominate over the rest, and will force competition.
Starting in the Fall Season of 2013, all Travel Players will play Intramural Soccer as well. This means more ball touches for you as well as helping the club to develop other intramural players for the future. So for a little extra money, you will get to play in all Intramural games, as well as the 10 schedules Travel games, and 1 tournament every season. This may seem like a lot, but all intramural games are played on Friday night at our Pennsauken Soccer Complex. Boys Travel games are held on Sunday afternoon, and Girls Travel games are on Saturday afternoon. Of the 10 schedule travel games, half are played at home at out Pennsauken Soccer Complex, and the other half will be at our competitors’ fields which are located in South Jersey. Along with the scheduled games, travel also plays in a tournament every season. As a club, we get to choose which tournament all travel teams should attend, but it is always in the South Jersey area. This tournament is played during one of the holiday weekends in which intramural is not played (so no overlap).
In Summary, for a little extra money, you get to play Intramural Soccer on Friday night for 7-8 weeks, Travel Soccer games for 10 weeks, and a tournament. All Intramural and 5 travel games will be played at home at our Pennsauken Soccer Complex, and the 5 remaining travel games and the tournament will be in the South Jersey area for minimal travel.
As a club, our goal is to develop players, form lasting relationship with our players and parents, and to bring out the best in all of us as a community. "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." John Wooden (1910-2010)
PYAA TRAVEL SOCCER CONTACTS
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