About Our Competitive (Travel) Teams
Age Groups and Game Formats: Fall 2020/Spring 2021
Competitive Program Philosophy
There is a concerted effort underway to move from a team-centric approach to individual player development. This means that team rosters may be more dynamic with players moving from team to team as their skills develop with the goal of grouping players together with similar skills. The ultimate goal is to develop large groups of skilled players at each age group to create more competitive teams. The larger numbers become ever more important as the rosters grow from 12-14 players for U12 to 18 players for U14 and above. To facilitate this development, efforts will be made for same age group teams to train/practice together as one group. This will allow for more consistent training by coaches who can now observe all players and re-evaluate as needed.
General Information About Tryouts
Player tryouts are offered once a year (usually in June). All current and new players interested in joining a team must attend tryouts. Our objective is to form boys/girls teams per age group starting with U8. Typically, there will be an ‘A’ team and a ‘B’ team – SCYSC evaluators select players based on perceived ability.
If a player wishes to join a team mid-season or mid-year, contact Shirley at the office (401)782-8200, and she will put you in touch with the Competitive Coordinator.
Players wishing to participate on a team must pre-register and attend tryouts on the published dates. If the number of players registered for the tryout is equal or less than the roster limit, SCYSC may decide not to hold a tryout. This decision will be made after the registration closing date.
Players unable to attend a tryout must submit a waiver request in writing to Shirley, our registrar, no later than 7 days prior to the start of tryouts. Waiver requests must include reason for not attending the tryout. Email Shirley here.
Player selection is based on the following:
General Information About Competitive Teams