Travel League Program (LIJSL League)

BEFORE YOU REGISTER!!!

Travel registration is open to players once a tryout has been completed and you have been offered a spot on a team. Travel cost will differ based upon the age of the player. Please see your coach for details of the cost per players per team. All travel teams will have a professional soccer trainer and monthly dues are expected. All teams will compete in several tournaments throughout the year, all tournaments will be paid by the parents of the player. Teams can do fundraising activities to help defer the cost of travel expenses and team parents are expected to take equal share in this responsibility.

No Refund Policy

The Longwood Soccer Program has a no refund policy at all for travel. Once the teams are registered, players are assigned to that team until the end of the season or unless the player is released by the team.

Please reach out to the current Travel Coordinator with any questions or concerns.

GIRLS TRAVEL PROGRAM

G'04-'06 Lightning - Coach Rob Contento

G2007 Legacy - Coach Marc Minerva

G2009 Shockwaves - Coach Barry Drinkwater

G2010 Storm - Coach Dom Iannitti

G2012-13 Cheetahs - Coach Erik Yanez

G2013 Blaze - Coach Chris Theodorou

 

BOYS TRAVEL PROGRAM

B2005 Roaring Lions - Coach Chris Lukowski

B2006 Cyclones - Coach Lou Bosco

B2009 Sky United - Coach Christin Rantinella

B2010 Jaguars - Coach PJ Agueci

B2011 Avalanche - Coach Steven Delena

B2012 Hailstorm - Coach Lauren Broere

B2013 Thunderstruck - Coach Jessica Mone

For Travel Team try out information, please reach out to the Travel Coordinator.

ALL COACHES MUST APPLY FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK

What is Risk Management (Background Checks)?

Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has a Risk Management Policy to: communicate guidelines and related materials that are intended to foster safe experiences, and initiate risk management registration and background checks for adults participating in US Youth Soccer activity through its affiliated member organizations. Therefore adults (18 years and older) participating in ENYYSA sanctioned activities must have a background check.

Am I required to do Risk Management?

All Longwood Soccer Club (LYSA Soccer) coaches are required to perform the Risk Management procedure.

Do I have to do this every year?

Yes, Risk Management is completed annually

Does Longwood Soccer Club (LYSA) reimburse me for the Risk Management Fee?

No, Longwood Soccer Club (LYSA) is not able to reimburse our coaches the current fee of $15.00 to take care of your Risk Management requirements.

Where do I go to take care of Risk Management requirements so that I can coach for Longwood Soccer?

The link for risk management will be sent to the coach after they register.  It will also include safesport and concussion awareness training.

Where do I send my completed Background Check?

Upon receiving your email confirmation that you have successfully completed risk management, please forward it to the current Travel Coordinator, as per their instructions.

What if I have a question about the Background Check?

Please reach out to the current Travel Coordinator with any questions or concerns.

UNIFORMS

Uniform ordering will be coordinated through your Coach. Please reach out to them for more information.

The Travel soccer program represents LYSA's highest level of competition. Both players and coaches demonstrate a very high level of commitment and most teams play all year round. LYSA travel competes in the Long Island Junior Soccer league, which is currently one of the most competitive leagues in the country. The travel program is designed for players U9 and above who excel in the game and want to participate in more challenging games than an intramural program offers.

The benefits of this program are to challenge players to realize their highest potential through more intensive coaching and training while developing long-lasting bonds with their teammates, coaches and parents. This program offers more playing time with players of equal talent. Player development, team tactics and winning are stressed more in the travel program, with better skilled players getting the most playing time.

It is strongly recommended that athletes play at the age-appropriate level. There may be many teams in one age group but the teams are rated by skill level. Some teams may be on a U12 team in division 2 while another may be on a U12 team in division 5; the better the rating of the team the lower the division number. Parents and players in the travel program will usually have to accept more frequent practices, additional cost consideration for professional training, traveling to tournaments both in-state and out of state and more. The program is very competitive and demanding of both players and parents but it is very rewarding. It is recommended that travel players attend camps and/or additional training to further improve his or her skills. Players are strongly encouraged to practice at home to refine fundamentals. This level of commitment ensures faster paced player development.

The coaches in the travel program are the best trained and most experienced coaches in the LYSA Soccer program. They must apply to be a travel coach and they are chosen based on experience and a coaching resume. All travel coaches are required to have a "C" (NSCAA State Coaching License) within one year of becoming a travel coach. Both "B" (NSCAA Regional Coaching License) and "A" (NSCAA Advanced Regional Coaching License) are strongly recommended at the ages of U13 and U16 respectively.

Coaching selection takes place during the month of May and all applicants for consideration must be received by May 1'st. Tryouts for travel teams are normally scheduled in late June.

For additional information and to obtain contact information for our Travel Coaches please reach out to the Travel Coordinator(s)