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Travel Information

Why Choose CMYSA?

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Travel soccer is not for all soccer players and soccer families. The goal of travel soccer is to provide a more consistent training environment and quality matches to accelerate the development of players. This environment allows for more touches on the ball and time for tactical concepts to be taught to players. Quality matches provide players opportunities to be successful and fail which is the final level of skill mastery (able to execute a skill or concept under pressure of even competition).

Travel soccer does require a higher level of commitment and love of the game because:

  • The season is longer (mid March through mid to late July)
  • Travel is more extensive (teams play home and away games typically though not always within in 75 mile range of St. Cloud)
    • Common locations for BLACK AND BLUE DIVISIONS
      • WEST: Alexandria
      • EAST: Cambridge-Isanti, Great River [Monticello/Big Lake], Princeton, BOREAL Futbol Club [Three Rivers and North Metro Merger: Andover and Elk River] and Wright County [Buffalo]
      • NORTH: Little Falls, Sartell 
      • SOUTH: Wilmar, Hutchinson
  • The cost is higher

Before signing up for travel soccer, your family should be able to do the following:

  • Be available for players' game night (see table below for projected game night of player's birth year)
  • Be willing to attend at least 75% of practices and 90% of games (this may mean coming back from the cabin early, missing a school spring sports practice, or having an open conversation with your coach and team about your situation to find an alternative solution)
  • Ideally, making a one night a week commitment to soccer during January through mid-March for winter training. This is optional though highly encouraged.
  • Want to learn to train independently. Coaches will often give their players' skills assignments (5 to 15 minutes outside of practice time) to be completed on their own between practices.