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Portland Soccer Club

Travel Program

The Travel program is our most competitive level of play. Given enough interest we will have separate teams of boys & girls in the soccer ages of 8-14. This program features match play against local teams from around the state of Connecticut. Games and practices take place 3-4 times weekly (1 game -- 2 practice or 2 games and 2 practice sessions). This program features full uniforms, team experience and a higher level of coaching knowledge. Travel players typically attend summer camps and play indoors in the winter months. The Portland Soccer Club is very serious about its Travel Program. The club has an experienced and dedicated coaching staff.  

Effective with the Fall 2015 - registration fees will include the cost of a "uniform kit".  This will include a new uniform on an annual basis and a backpack and warm-up jacket upon initial participation in the PSC Travel program.  Please note that fall the fall 2015 season all travel players U13 and below will receive a warm-up jacket.

For further information, see Registration Details

Player Passes

Player passes are individual identification cards required by the CJSA and issued by the US Youth Soccer.  Approximately the size of a credit card, the player passes are shown to the referee at the beginning of each game to verify that a player is an official member of the team.   All players, coaches and the team manager are required to have player passes.   The coach or team manager must bring the player passes to every game. 

Pre-printed player passes are given to the team managers before the fall season.  The team manger assembles the player passes as follows:

¨      Players/coaches/manager supply the team manager with a photograph (approximately 1 ½ “ x 1 ½”) of him/herself.

¨      Photographs are glued to the back of the player pass in the spot marked “Attach Photo Here.”

¨      Players/coaches/managers sign the back of the pass on the line marked “Player Signature.”

¨      Once all passes have photographs and signatures, the passes are stamped with the official CJSA seal.  The travel registrar is responsible for stamping passes.

¨      All stamped player passes are laminated and cut to size.


Player Expectations


(Travel / Competitive Program)

Players are expected to be dedicated to the ideas and philosophies of the Club.

Players are expected to attend all training sessions and maintain strict adherence to Coach Instructions.

All players are expected to be on time and properly dressed and equipped for practices. Dress code shall include appropriate shoes, shin guards, t-shirts and soccer shorts. All players must have a ball for all practices and games.

Players attendance at all practice and games is expected, absence due to unusual circumstances should be discussed with the Coach as far in advance of event time as possible. Absences may result in reduced playing time in team's next game or other appropriate corrective action taking by the Coach.

Players are expected to arrive for games a minimum of 30 minutes before game time, dressed and ready to play.

Players are expected to maintain team and Club dress standards. Players may only wear an approved, Club uniform during games and are expected to take pride in their appearance when representing the Club. Shin guards are mandatory at all times. Shirts must be tucked in.

Players must respect officials and accept decisions without question.

Players must train with seriousness towards result. No horseplay will be tolerated during training.

Players must promote teamwork by provide encouragement to teammates. No negative comments towards teammate or coach will be tolerated.

All players are expected to maintain the highest standard of conduct and good sportsmanship. Failure to adhere to these standards may result in suspension by the Coach or Coaching Director and approved by the board.


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