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Competitive levels

Competitive Levels

Travel/NPL - highest level teams, compete in NPL and GCF, compete in the Florida State Cup and the US Club Florida Cup
Travel - mid level team, compete in GCF and Region B Premier Leagues, compete in Florida State Cup
Select - developmental level team, compete in GCF (some also in Region B Premier), compete in Florida Presidents or Commissioners Cup


Competitive Divisions

Senior Division - 15U to 19U, Travel/NPL, Travel, Select
Junior Division - 11U to 14U, Junior NPL, Travel, Select
Academy Division - 9U to 10U


Travel/NPL

The Travel/NPL program provides soccer players with the highest level of competition along with the highest level of training. Teams compete in the Florida National Premier League (NPL), a division of US Club Soccer. Participation in the Greater Central Florida League (GCF) qualifies the teams to enter Florida State Cup. While constantly improving through training, this is not a developmental program. Players are committed to all practices, games and tournaments. College Showcases are attended and guidance is provided by the Coach and DOC for college recruitment.

To achieve success at the highest level of competitive soccer demands the highest level of commitment as well.  The decision to play soccer at the NPL level is a choice that needs consideration as to the time, travel and financial commitments.

Time Commitment: Practices 3-times per week starting in August. Some pre-season training sessions may take place in July. Approximately ten NPL games are split between the Fall and Spring season. At least four GCF games will be scheduled. Tournaments/Showcases may include FKK Pre-Season (Aug), Disney Qualifier (Sept), CASL Showcase (Dec), Disney Showcase (Dec), CDL Showcase (Feb), Florida Cup and Florida State Cup, among others.

Financial Commitment: Besides the Space Coast United registration and training fees, teams fees are collected at the team level. These include covering the expenses for tournament fees, coach travel, equipment, scrimmages, Teamsnap and misc team expenses. Fundraising can offset the team fees. Fees vary depending on the tournament schedule and travel destinations. Teams fees can range between $500 and $800 per player.

Understanding US Club and US Youth Soccer



Travel

The Travel program provides soccer players with a high level of competition and training. Teams compete in the Greater Central Florida League (GCF). This program is for those players who have advanced from the Select program but are not yet to an NPL level. It is also for those families who do not desire to commit to the NPL time and financial commitments. Players are monitored for advancement to NPL and some may be dual-rostered to an NPL team.

Time Commitment: Practices 3-times per week starting in August. Some pre-season training sessions may take place in July. Approximately 20 GCF games are split between Fall and Spring. Tournaments/Showcases may include Disney Qualifier (Sept), Adidas Columbus Day Classic (Oct), Disney Showcase (Dec), CDL Showcase (Feb) and Florida State Cup, among others.

Financial Commitment: Besides the Space Coast United registration and training fees, teams fees are collected at the team level. These include covering the expenses for tournament fees, coach travel, equipment, scrimmages, Teamsnap and misc team expenses. Fundraising can offset the team fees. Fees vary depending on the tournament schedule and travel destinations. Team fees average $500 per player.


Select

The Select program provides soccer players with a developmental environment so that they may advance to a higher level of play. It is also a program that allows families who do not desire the commitment of a Travel team to still compete at a high level of competition. Teams compete in the Greater Central Florida League (GCF). Trainers and training are consistent with the level given to Travel teams. The DOC of the Select teams will have an awareness of all players available for movement to Travel the following year. Some Select players may be dual-rostered to Travel teams and/or moved up for State Cup play. Advancement requires the player to demonstrate a commitment to work toward that goal.

Time Commitment: Practices 3-times per week starting in August. Some pre-season training sessions may take place in July. Approximately 20 GCF games are split between Fall and Spring. Tournaments/Showcases may include Disney Qualifier (Sept), Adidas Columbus Day Classic (Oct), Disney Showcase (Dec), CDL Showcase (Feb) and Florida State Cup, among others.

Financial Commitment: Besides the Space Coast United registration and training fees, teams fees are collected at the team level. These include covering the expenses for tournament fees, coach travel, equipment, scrimmages, Teamsnap and misc team expenses. Fundraising can offset the team fees. Fees vary depending on the tournament schedule and travel destinations. Team fees average $400 per player.