The Travel League consists of two divisions:
1. EDP (Early Developmental Program)
2. Travel (competitive division)
Early Development Program (EDP)
U8 and U9 (may be boys/girls or co-ed teams)
This program is a cross between recreational and travel. These teams travel but no "standings or win/loss records" are kept by the league. The EDP league is governed by GSYSL (Granite State Youth Soccer League) and NHSA (NH Soccer Association) to which SYSA are members. The teams are separated into U8 and then U9. Teams may be co-ed or boys/girls depending on the make up of our players and the league offerings from GSYSL. The program was created in order to increase players' exposure to the sport and to increase the level of competitiveness. The team does travel to other area towns including teams from Windham, Londonderry, Bedford, Nashua, Hollis, and Merrimack.. .. just to name a few. There is an "evaluation" session for all players interested in playing EDP. This is not a tryout but rather an opportunity for the league to understand the players enrolling in the program so we can best assess rosters, EDP divisions and overall number of players interested. We strive to place all eligible players but will recommend children who are not ready for advanced play participate in a year of our recreational program if appropriate. Teams will practice 2 nights per week with games on Sundays. EDP costs vary from year to year but are generally in the area $250.00 plus uniform. Fees cover both Fall and Spring participation and cover things like insurance fees, state fees, referee payments, field maintenance, equipment, indoor and professional training, etc.
The travel/competitive teams require a try out and all registered players will be evaluated and selected for teams. Travel teams are separated by boys/girls U10-14. The travel league is governed by GSYSL (Granite State Youth Soccer League) and NHSA (NH Soccer Association) to which SYSA are members. Teams travel to other NH towns such as Windham, Nashua, Hudson, Pelham, Bedford, to name a few. Teams practice 2 nights per week with games generally on Saturday or Sundays (some weeknight games may occur). The Travel divisions participate in various tournaments and jamborees throughout the Fall and Spring. Travel costs vary from year to year but are generally in the area of $300.00 plus uniform costs. Fees cover both Fall and Spring participation and cover things like jamboree/tournament fees, insurance fees, state fees, referree payments, field maintenance, equipment, indoor and professional training etc.
• Field Scheduler will also contact the impacted Salem coaches, the State Referee Assignor and the State Scheduler of the cancellation.
• The Salem coaches will be responsible for contacting there respective visiting coaches. Contact information is available on http://www.granitestatesoccer.com. It is recommended that you note the appropriate contact information well in advance of any upcoming game.
• An attempt will be made to give at least a 3 hour advance notice when a cancellation is going to happen. This might not always be the case but we will do our best particularly for those teams traveling to Salem from a great distance.
Game Reschedule Procedure (for weather Cancellation)
• The Salem coach contacts the visiting coach for multiple possible reschedule dates and times.
• The Salem coach submits a request with those multiple dates and times to the Field Scheduler (see contacts page) who schedules the make-up game.
• The Field Scheduler submits the new date and time to the State Referee Assignor and State Scheduler for approval.
• NOTE: If the referee cancels a game prior to the half, then the game must be rescheduled. If canceled after the half, then the score at that point is the final score and the game is considered completed.