FAQs

Q | How much does travel soccer cost?

Club Fees | Standard across all age levels. Paid directly to the club.
  • Club Registration Fee - $500 per player / Per Year to include:
  • 22 indoor practice sessions (facility costs, insurance fees, equipment ie.goals, balls, training aids etc.
  • Capital District Youth Soccer and Eastern New York Youth Soccer fees
  • Capital District Youth Soccer outdoor spring league play (includes field costs, referee fees, field lining, field maintenance)
  • Administrative fees (website costs, online registration, office supplies, mailing costs etc)
Team fees | These rates depend on age group and are collected from team parents by the coach or manager of respective teams.
  • $400-$1000 estimated - Typically costs are higher for older teams because of more travel related games and tournaments.
  • Uniform Kit ($50-$90)
  • Coach/trainer fees
  • Indoor league fees (Sportsplex or Afrim's)
  • Tournaments ($25.00 to $75 per player per tournament)
  • Extra Indoor Practice Fees

Q | How are teams formed and players selected for each team?

Coaches strives to balance the two teams in each age group. This means players are equally spread across these teams in the age group. For the U10 and older teams, the coaches form teams based on the players’ individual ability levels. These teams are tiered, based on the competitiveness of each team.

Q | Where and Who do SWSC teams play?

Indoor Soccer Season
Teams play 2 – 3 indoor sessions at The Sportsplex of Halfmoon or AFRIM's in Latham between November – March.

Outdoor League Play
Teams play outdoors in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) from late April through the end of June with games on weekends and during the week depending on the age level. Most travel is generally in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Warren Counties. Some common opponents include Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Guilderland, Colonie, Latham, Bethlehem, Henry Hudson and Burnt Hills.

Local and Regional Tournaments
Depending on the team age groups, some teams play 3-4 indoor and 3-4 outdoor tournaments during the season (these may require travel outside of the Capital Region (1.5 – 2 hours driving time).

Q | How many teams will the SWSC have in my son’s or daughter’s age group?

The number of teams formed in an age group depends on the number of players who try out and their ability levels. SWSC generally forms 2 teams per age group, per gender, at the U8-U18 age groups. These teams are tiered, according to ability, as an ’A’ team and a ’B’ team.

Q | When and where do travel teams practice?

The Travel program begins November and ends in June. Travel teams generally practice one-two times a week during the season for 1½ hours per practice. Our teams practice outdoors at Gavin Park and Chaz Dake fields on Daniels Road. During the indoor season, our teams typically practice at the Charbonneau Recreation Center in Malta and school gyms.