What is Travel Soccer?
Washington Township travel soccer provides the opportunity for teams from our club to compete against similarly skilled teams from other clubs in the South Jersey area.
Washington Township Soccer believes it is important to find a team for all our players to play. On average, we have 35 teams with skill levels that vary greatly. However, sometimes the number of players dictates the number of teams that we can put on the field, and we can’t always accommodate each player at the travel level. Our travel program has limited availability for “out-of-town” players – sometimes this is needed to obtain certain competitive levels, and sometimes this is needed just to field teams.
According to New Jersey Youth Soccer bylaws, the travel soccer year starts in August and ends the following July. The calendar is split into two seasons – Fall (starting in August) and Spring (starting in March). There are typically 10 games in the Fall and 10 games in the Spring for boys and girls travel. Half of the games are home games, so you only travel to approximately five away games each season. The girls play on Saturdays and the boys play on Sundays. All games are in the afternoon. Teams practice twice per week at the same time each week. The girls practice Monda and Wednesday. The boys practice on Tuesday and Thursday.
Since this is travel soccer, traveling to neighboring towns is part of the commitment. Depending on the league placement of your child’s team, away games could be as far north as Princeton – or as far south as Cape May. The majority of towns that participate in the SJSL and SJGSL leagues are from Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties.