Buckeye Travel Program
The Buckeye Travel Program is a member of the Ohio Travel Soccer League (OHTSL). The OHTSL is a competitive travel soccer league designed to prepare athletes for high school soccer in a fun but competitive manner. The Buckeye Travel Program provides the opportunity to compete at the highest level of competition in the area as well as compete in tournament play throughout the state of Ohio.
Buckeye Travel F.A.Q.’S:
Who is eligible to play for the Buckeye Travel Teams?
A child must be a resident of the Buckeye Local School District or expect to be a resident by the start of the season.
How are teams selected?
Player evaluations are held in the spring for the travel season. The season is a yearlong commitment consisting of a fall session and spring session. Players are assigned teams based on evaluations and with input from head coaches.
What is a typical travel season like?
Both the fall and spring sessions consist of 8 games and two practices per week. Games are usually played on Sunday afternoons but there might be 2 or 3 played on a weeknight. A typical fall season goes from the first week of August – Mid October. A typical spring session starts in April and will typically wrap up in early to mid-June.
How much travel is involved?
Each season teams play 4 home and 4 away games in their league. The home games are played at the Buckeye Soccer Association fields behind the High School tack/soccer stadium. The away games are played in other communities in and around Northeast Ohio.
What type of commitment is required?
The commitment for the Travel Soccer Program is a year of play. It is expected that your child will arrive on time for all practices and games. Please notified the head coach in advance when your child will not be present for practice or a game.
How is playing time during games handled?
Playing time is not guaranteed, but head coaches are directed to attempt to distribute playing time fairly and try to even out game to game variations over the season to help continue the development of the players. Playing time is generally more equal in “League” games as development of players in those games is our primary objective.
■ Players may NOT play down in birth year; players may play up in birth year up to 2 years max
■ Players should be skill appropriate (a top D1 player should not sub for a D3 or lower team)