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Fall 2019 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

Fall 2019 Assessment Process: HYS has made some changes to the player assessment process for the fall 2019 season. 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. Tryout Assessment:
    • Skills Challenge: juggling, dribbling, passing & shooting
    • 1v1 Competition
    • Small Sided Game Play
  2. Game Assessment: each travel team will have 1-4 game assessments performed each season
  3. Coach Feedback: coaches are asked to provide player feedback all players on their current team

Tryout Assessment & Fall Season Schedule:
  • Registration for fall season assessments will be open from 4/25 - 5/10
  • Information on Girls Travel Tryout Assessment
  • Girls Travel Assessment Schedule (based on your players grade in school next year - 2019/2020):
    1. 5/16 4th grade players 6:00-8:00 at HHS Stadium
    2. 5/21 3rd grade players 6:00-8:00 at HHS Stadium
    3. 5/28 5th grade players 5:30-7:30 on Granger 2 9v9
    4. 5/29 1st & 2nd grade players 5:30-7:30 on Sharon 7v7
    5. 6/4 6th grade players 5:30-7:30 on Sharon 9v9
  • Boys Travel Assessment Schedule:
    1. 1st/2nd Grade Groups A,B,C = 5/13 5:30-7:30 @ Sharon 7v7
    2. 3rd/4th Grade Groups A,B,C = 5/15 5:30-7:30 @ Granger 7v7
    3. 5th/6th Grade Groups A,B,C = 5/20 5:30-7:30 @ Sharon  9v9
    4. 7th/8th Grade Groups A,B,C = Need for assessment TBD SOON
  • Registration for fall season travel will be open 5/15 - 6/7 (all players who attend assessments are welcome to register for fall travel)
  • Tentative date to post fall travel teams = 6/23

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:
    • Travel is $150 per season
  3. Travel:
    • 4 home games are played at Sharon or Granger
    • 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. Additional Website Information:

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