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My child is now old enough to tryout for a U8 travel team (2015 birth year)--what exactly does that mean?

Tryouts for the travel teams are normally in April throughout the state of NJ. I have given you a break down of the U8 travel team at Cedar Stars Academy(CSA).  

Tryouts are needed for a spot on one of the U8 teams in the age group. CSA may have one, two or three teams in an age group, depending on the number of players who register to play with CSA.

The age group is divided into teams based on skill level.  The exact teams are established no later than the end of the summer and prior to the start of the fall season. One of the advantages of playing at CSA is that players move from team to team as they develop. These player movements may be made during the season or after the season. Where a player starts in the fall is not necessarily where he will finish in the spring.  


There is a deposit due upon accepting a spot on the team. Payment plans are available for all participants and these payments are usually spread over 6-8 months. See details below

2015 Age Group Breakdown

Practices: 2 per week @ The Capelli Sport Complex in Tinton Falls. Practices begin August 15th. Fall practices and games end the November 20. Winter practices are 1 per week from Jan-Feb. inside the new Capelli Sport Indoor Field. Spring practices begin in March - June 4.

Games: A mix of 4v4 festival games in the fall and 7v7 league play in the spring. Times vary based on field availability and the away teams field availability. 

Tournaments: 1 tournament in the spring 

Player Cost: $1,450/year includes falls/winter and spring    Monthly payments plans are available.



If you do not think your child is ready for a U8 travel team we have a ROOTS +1 program. This allows your child to stay with the ROOTS program and continue for an additional year before going to a travel team. This is the same format as last season and players are grouped by age/skill level. ROOTS INFO

Feel free to email me directly with any questions you may have [email protected]