Travel Soccer Rules and Regulations
It is the objective of TYSL to teach Taunton community youth all aspects of the sport of soccer with special emphasis on good sportsmanship and teamwork.
TYSL currently has membership in the South Coast Soccer League for Spring and Fall travel; therefore, TYSL Spring Travel Rules and Regulations are in accordance with the South Coast Soccer League (SCSL).
Code of Conduct
Kind, proper and respectful conduct is expected of all TYSL members, including but not limited to, players, coaches, and spectators. Any infraction of this rule shall be subject to disciplinary action. For more details, view the general TYSL Code of Conduct requirement applicable to both Fall and Spring programs.
Eligibility for Fall/Spring Travel requires that the player must adhere to criteria set forth by the League in which TYSL has membership during that Fall/Spring season. Currently, this is the South Coast Soccer League. Players wanting to play Spring Soccer will be chosen via mandatory try-outs conducted by TYSL officers and respective coaches for each age group. The criteria for such try-outs will be the responsibility of the Board of Directors and Spring Director with input from the respective coaches of each group.
Travel Waiver Constraints
A Player Waiver may be granted to allow play on a team for another town for a current Fall/Spring Season. Such a waiver is granted only to a currently registered TYSL player and its duration is for one (1) single Fall/Spring Season. The player requesting a waiver must adhere to one of the following conditions:
- The player was not selected onto a TYSL Fall/Spring team after attending the mandatory tryouts; or
- TYSL has no team for the player's age group
Travel Soccer FAQs
What players should consider trying out for Spring Soccer?
Players who love to play soccer and are interested in being challenged and improving their soccer skills in a highly competitive environment should consider trying out for Spring Soccer. Those players active on the Spring Travel team would be eligible to play Fall travel in the same calendar year.
How many games do each Travel team play?
Currently each travel team's season is at least 8 games. The U9-U10 teams are invited to participate in Friendship Tournaments hosted by towns within the league. U11-U18 teams have an opportunity to make playoffs depending on positioning and standings at regular season end.
What towns does TYSL compete against as part of the Travel Program?
Taunton Travel teams may compete against teams from the following locations: Barnstable, Bourne, Dartmouth, Dighton, Falmouth, Fall River, Freetown, Fairhaven, Martha's Vineyard, Mashpee, Nantucket, Nauset, New Bedford, Norton, Sandwich, Seekonk, Swansea, Wareham, Westport, or Yarmouth.
How much does it cost to play Spring Soccer?
The cost is $200 for the 2019 Spring season - includes indoor training starting in February/March and uniforms.