Spring of 3rd grade provides a new option for LUSC soccer players: the Travel program. It is an opportunity to play on skill-based teams against similarly skilled teams from other towns within the BAYS league (https://bays.org/). There will be 5 home games and 5 away games played in nearby towns. For more information, see the team formation page. Note that the In-town program continues to be an option for 3rd graders.
Travel team placement is skill-based, so it is important that LUSC carefully assesses each player’s skills to provide the best experience (https://lexingtonunited.org/
Evaluations will be held on Sunday 11/13 at the Center Track Field
Boys (2 sessions)
1:30 to 3:00 (boys A through K)
3:00 to 4:30pm (boys L through Z)
12:00pm to 1:30pm (all girls)
What if my child can’t attend the evaluation, can they still play travel soccer?
Yes. Although we encourage any, and all, players that can attend the evaluation to do so, we recognize that sometimes this is impossible due to other conflicts.
How will my child be placed if they can’t attend the evaluation?
LUSC will use coaches’ feedback from the fall to try to best place a player that misses evaluations. We typically look for similarly rated players by coaches and compare them with the evaluations ratings and try to find the proper team. The goal is to place players properly as described on the team formation page.
Is there an evaluation make-up?
No. We bring in independent evaluators to view all players within a division. It’s nearly impossible to hold a second evaluation that would have the same set of conditions with the same set of evaluators to replicate the experience that all players that attended the evaluation were rated under.
What if we are still deciding whether or not to play travel soccer next year?
Attend the evaluation. It’s always helpful to have the data in case you do decide to play travel soccer. If you decide to remain in-town, your child will have experienced an evaluation and have less anxiety about them in the future.