How can my child try out for an HVAA Travel Soccer Team?
In spring, HVAA hosts open team tryouts for players in U8 through U17 teams. Interested players are required to complete the online Tryout Registration form prior to participating in team tryouts.
Tryouts are held on our turf field at Valley Center Park, 445 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. All player information will be passed along to an age group coach, who will contact you directly with tryout details.
Can players who do not live in Huntingdon Valley play on an HVAA Travel Soccer team?
Yes. There are no boundary limits. Our travel team players are compromised of players living in Lower Moreland and our neighboring communities.
What should my child wear and/or bring to tryouts?
How many players make the team?
The roster sizes are as follows:
What is the process and timeline in which players will find out if they have made the team?
Typically coaches will contact a player within 14 days of the last tryout session. HVAA will also notify players who are not invited to play on a travel soccer team following the last tryout session and once all players have accepted their roster spot.
What is the next step once my player is accepted?
Players who try out and are selected to play for a team are required to accept their team invitation within 72 hours of receiving their offer. If you and your child have been invited to play and accept the HVAA Player's Team Commitment letter, you will be required to register your child online with HVAA. You will then pay the yearly registration fee and select to play in free monthly installments. All players are expected to register with their time by the deadline HVAA communicates.
Uniforms are typically ordered separately at additional cost (new U8 & new U9 teams and newly formed teams have their uniform kit included in their registration fee.)
Do all HVAA teams participate in the same leagues?
No. HVAA has teams that participate in EDP, ICSL, Rock League, and APL leagues.
When do teams play games?
The Fall season starts the weekend after Labor Day. The season generally runs for 10 or 12 weeks. Our HVAA teams also participate in an indoor winter league. Come spring, that league generally starts in late March/early April and runs through early/mid-June.
Teams are also required to participate in tournaments throughout the year as outlined in the team commitment letter.
When and where do HVAA travel teams train?
All HVAA travel soccer teams train twice a week. They begin practices for the fall season in mid-August and train through the end of the fall season. Come spring, the bi-weekly training sessions resume in early/mid-March and continue through the spring season. Some teams also add on additional winter training sessions. At this time, all training sessions are held at Valley Center Park.
Can my child "play up" at HVAA?
No. HVAA Travel Soccer teams are kept age-pure by birth year.
*EXEMPTION: Some U13-U18 teams (11v11) may already have a team with a mix of age groups. Only those few HVAA players who currently "play up" on an HVAA 13U -18U team are exempt from this policy.
Does HVAA have two teams in an age group each season?
HVAA may or may not have two teams in each age group. If there are enough players at tryouts capable of playing as a team in a competitive flight and who accept the team invitation to play for that second team, then a team may be formed.