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Travel Assessments

HYS performs travel assessments following the spring season to determine each players team placement for the fall season, the goal of HYS is to change teams as little as possible between the spring and fall season. Assessments will only be performed in the fall for new travel players or at the request of current travel players. Teams are created each season based on the following criteria.

Travel Team Building:
  1. Player Skill Assessment - All players will be evaluated at the age based assessment/tryout and current HYS players will be assessed during prior season games.
  2. Players Year of Birth - US Club Soccer mandates teams must be bracketed based on Year of Birth of the oldest player on the team.
  3. Players Grade in School - HYS is a community based program, we do consider players grade in school as we build teams.
  4. Number of Players - If we do not have enough players in an age/skill bracket players may be moved to create teams.
  5. Coach Feedback - Previous season coaches may be asked to provide feedback on player team placement

Assessment Process: Players skills will be assessed as listed below. All current and new players need to register and attend the tryout assessment. If your player is not available please contact the travel director.

  1. Skill Assessments: juggling, dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, endurance, speed, 1v1 competitions & small sided games. 
  2.  Game Assessment: each travel team will have 1-2 game assessments performed each season. 
  3.  Coach Feedback: all coaches are asked to provide player feedback on all players on their current teams.

Tryout Assessment & Fall Season Schedule:
  • Information on Girls Travel Assessment
  • Information on Boys Travel Assessment
  • Boys and Girls Travel Fall Assessment Schedule
  • New Players - October 15th 12-3:30 PM @Sharon Community Park, Boys 12-1:30, GIrls 2-:3:30
  • Current Players - October 22nd 12-3 PM @ Sharon Community Park, by parent request only

Travel Information:

  1. Commitment: Training = 2 times a week for 1-1.5 hours for 8-10 weeks. Games = 8 games played typically on Sundays
  2. Cost: $175 per season
  3. Travel: 4 home games are played at Sharon or Granger and 4 away games are played on average of 10-40 miles away (younger teams typically play closer to Highland where as some of the older 6th grade and older teams play a bit further away)
  4. Skill Divisions: Travel teams are bracketed with Ohio Travel and placed in skill divisions that typically range from 1-5 (1 being highest skill).
  5. Playing Time: 1st - 3rd grade teams playing 7v7 are equal playing time. 4th grade and older playing time is based on commitment and performance at training and games.
  6. Travel programs overviews: 7v79v911v11
  7.  Travel vs YDA Information
  8.  Travel FAQ


Contacts for any questions on travel programs:
 Girls Travel - Matt [email protected] [email protected]
Boys Travel - Andy Pylypiak @ [email protected]

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