CARMEL UNITED SOCCER CLUB
Carmel United offers a travel program for those players looking for a more advanced soccer experience. Our travel program is a competitive endeavor requiring a higher level of commitment both in time and financially. We hold tryouts in April or May of each year. There is a finite roster sized which means, in most cases, not every player trying out will make the team.
Our club competes in the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) which is affiliated with Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Premier-level teams participate in the NY Club Soccer League (NYCSL) which is affiliated with US Club Soccer. There are separate teams and divisions for girls and boys. Level of competition and training prepares players for high school level of play. We also stress sportsmanship, fitness, organization, team commitment and other skills the young players will keep with them the rest of their lives.
Travel teams practice two times a week during the fall and spring at a facility in the Carmel/Patterson area. Practices may start any time after 5pm. During the winter there are indoor practices once/week in an indoor facility. As travel soccer requires a higher level of commitment, attendance at practices is expected.
With the exception of premier teams, games are generally scheduled Sunday afternoons between 12:00 noon and 5:00 PM. Premier teams may play on Saturday or Sunday. The fall season starts first week of September and runs until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The spring season begins the first Sunday in April and runs until mid June. There are typically 8-10 games scheduled in the fall and 8-10 scheduled in the spring. One half of these games are played at our home fields in the Carmel area, including Carmel High School, George Fischer Middle School, Matthew Paterson Elementary School, and Patterson Veterans Memorial Park. The other half of games are played against other soccer clubs from Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, Orange, and Ulster counties. Premier teams may travel further distances for away games (NYC, CT, Long Island, etc.)
There are no games scheduled Labor Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend, Easter, Passover, or Memorial Day weekend, but individual teams may elect to participate in tournaments those weekends. Teams may also compete in indoor tournaments and/or winter leagues sponsored by other clubs or venues.
We provide our coaches with licensing and training opportunities. All travel coaches are required to complete at least an 'F' license course from USSF. Many of our coaches have advanced licenses and/or NSCAA diplomas. Some have decades of playing and youth soccer and high school coaching experience. Some teams elect to hire professional youth trainers to train their teams. The cost for trainers and tournaments are borne by the team. Teams may do fundraising to cover some of these costs and/or they may require out-of-pocket contributions from players.
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Season
Tryouts for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season were completed in late April/early May of 2017. Some teams may still have roster spots available. If there is interest in trying out, please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there is availability. Be sure to include your name and phone number along with the player's name, birth year, and playing experience (Club, team, years, etc.) in your email.
Registration for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season is under way. All U9-HS players who have been accepted on a team must be registered within 72 hours of being notified by the club or they risk losing their roster spot. Teams with insufficient players may be combined with others. If you tried out and have not been notified, please email email@example.com. Players who do not supply an uploaded picture and birth certificate (if requested) could forfeit their position on the team.
Travel Fees (2017-18 Season)