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Penfield Strikers Travel Soccer

TRYOUTS for 2019 Season

U13 (2006) - U19 Tryouts:

July 20th & 21st. 

** Please note: tryouts for U14 (2005) will be held Monday July 23rd at 6pm at Town Hall. 


U9 (2011) through U12 (2007) Tryouts:

September 8th and 9th at Rothfuss Park


2019 Season Notes:

  • Our rates for 2019 are as follows:  $25 tryout fee and $435 membership fee. 
  • 2019 is a new uniform year: all players will pay a uniform fee of $75 in addition to the membership and tryout fee. Uniforms are purchased every two (2) years. 
  • We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with Craig Demmin continues.  Craig has been a great asset to our club and our coaches have seen a tremendous increase in skills and capabilities of our players.  Craig will continue to work with players and teams both during our indoor training and outdoor practices.  
  • We will utilize Brighton Sports Zone for indoor space.  We again have the prime practice time on Saturday afternoons and were able to lock in our expenses.

If you questions about our program, please contact us via email.  Please include your daughter's name, date of birth, and prior experience.  Send your email to: tryoutcoordinators@penfieldstrikers.org


US Youth Soccer Implements Calendar Year Registration

The US Youth Soccer board voted to implement the “calendar year” registration to begin in the 2016-2017 season (1 August 2016).  All state associations and their members are required to make the change.  At the US Youth Soccer AGM in late July, a straw poll vote was taken for implementing the birth year registration in 2016-17 and the result was 91% in favor. 

The initiative will align registration with the international standard, while simultaneously providing clearer information on player birth dates to combat 'relative age effect'.

Relative age effect refers to the selection bias related to players that are more physically mature than their peers due to being born earlier in the year. U.S. Soccer seeks a balance of players that are born throughout the year so that all players, those born in the earlier months, and those born later have equal opportunity to grow and develop as soccer players.

The following provides age group based on year of birth (Jan 1-Dec 31 of birth year) for the 2019 Season. 

Birth Year Age Group
2011 U8 
2010 U9
2009 U10
2008 U11
2007 U12
2006 U13
2005 U14
2004 U15
2003 U16
2002 U17
2001 U18
2000  U19 


What is Penfield Strikers Travel Soccer?

Players who are interested in additional training, playing, and a more competitive focus, may be intersted in our Travel Soccer Program.  This program begins with tryouts in July for U13+ and September for the younger girls, team placement in October, indoor practice through mid-April, and outdoor practice through May through July.  The game season for this program is May through July. Teams also participate in soccer tournaments. 

The commitment level and expectations for our Travel Soccer Program is much higher than recreational soccer.  Our document below on Travel Soccer Commitment will help parents gain a better understanding for the program.


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