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Travel Assessments

HYS performs travel assessments for the spring and fall seasons to determine each players team placement for the upcoming season. 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 Grade in School - HYS is a community based program, we do consider players grade in school as we build teams.
  3. Players Year of Birth - US Club Soccer mandates teams must be bracketed based on Year of Birth of the oldest player on the team.
  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:
  • Registration for fall season assessments will be open from 5/2 - 5/16
  • Information on Girls Travel Tryout Assessment
  • Girls Travel Assessment Schedule (based on your players grade in school next year):
    • 1st/2nd Grade = Tue 6/7 5:15PM-6:45PM @Granger Park
    • 3rd Grade = Tue 6/7 7:00PM-8:30PM @Granger Park
    • 4th Grade = Thu 6/9 5:15PM-7:00PM @ Granger Park
    • 5th Grade = Fri 5/20 5:15PM-7:00 PM @ Sharon Community Park
    • 6th Grade = Tue 5/31 6:45PM-8:15PM @ Granger Park
    • 7th&8th Grade = TBD based on need
    • Make Up Date = Tue 6/21 5:15PM-7:00PM (If Necessary)
  • Boys Travel Assessment Schedule: TBD
  • Registration for fall season travel will be open 6/01- 6/15
  • Tentative date to post fall travel teams = 7/15/2022

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 - Joey Clark @ [email protected]
Boys Travel - Andy Pylypiak @ [email protected]

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