Most years, there are normally about 20 boys teams and 20 girls teams, ranging in age from U8 to U19.
Our USL program has 2 seasons and over 900 players
Coaches in our club may start out in our developmental program (USL) and may work with the players as they progress to travel. Although all of our parent coaches are 100% volunteers, the club strives to attract a coaching candidate that possesses a knowledge of the game of soccer. This might not always be the case, so coach mentoring and NYSWYSA certification is encouraged.
Any person interested in coaching a travel team with Pittsford Mustangs must first complete and submit their application to the Board of Director's.
Once approved by the Board the Risk Management process is started. Risk Management approval is required for all individuals desiring to coach or manage any team participating in the Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL) or New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA). This background check is performed by NYSWYSA. All individuals must be cleared prior to participation in a league or NYSWYSA sanctioned event.
There is a fee for an approved Risk Management pass and this is covered by Pittsford Mustangs. Risk Management passes are good for 2 years, lost cards maybe replaced but at the expense of the coach or manager.
Participation in a house league or similar program is encouraged before making the commitment to travel soccer.
Some age appropriate players will be "travel ready" for U8 and some may not.
"Travel ready" means the player is looking for a more competitive program, has above average skills, a strong drive to develop their soccer abilities and are ready to make the necessary time commitment to play travel soccer.
Since Pittsford Mustangs participates in the RDYSL (Rochester District Youth Soccer League) we are bound by their age rules for our travel teams.
The youngest player allowed on an RDYSL team is U8. The player must turn 8 on or before July 31 of the season year.
The following link is to the age matrix on the RDYSL website.
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It is a great way to keep communication with your team families during the season.
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Winter indoor commitments are generally once a week for approximately 1 hour from January to April.
Spring is considered the start of the outdoor Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL) season with 1-2 games weekly from mid May through the end of July. Typically, outdoor practices are 1-3 times/week and range from 1-2 hours.
Number and duration of practice are at the coach's discretion. Teams may also participate in 1 or more weekend tournaments during the RDYSL season.
November 1 thru December 21 : indoor age group training and evaluations
Jan thru April 30: team indoor trainig
May 1 - teams go outdoors
Mid May thru July 31 - RDYSL season, games, tournaments and practices
Teams are allocated indoor practice time January thru April. The club purchases and allocates all indoor practice space to each team within the club. Our indoor coordinator works with each coach and team's request to ensure proper scheduling while attempting to minimize conflicts. Typically, younger teams practice at the same times as other young teams while the older teams practice with their appropriate age groups.
Coaches will receive an email for team time sign ups
Each team requests a time slot of time from the coordinator prior to the start of the indoor season. While teams are not always guaranteed to receive the times requested, the coordinator makes every attempt to schedule practice time with the appropriate age groups. Times can be moved, but is not encouraged. Sometimes a team elects to schedule three weeks on and one week off throughout the practice season. These requests can be accommodated and this extra time can be reallocated.
RDYSL season runs Mid May through July 31st. Be prepared for games up to July 31st.
There are 12 RDYSL scheduled league games between mid May and the end of July. Many teams also participate in at least one tournament during the season.
The division a team is placed in for the RDYSL league is done by RDYSL. Pittsford Mustangs does not make the decision on which division a team is placed. Teams request a division via a form with supporting information - this form is submitted to their RDYSL age division coordinator. That information along with prior season records and total number team's participating at each level is taken into consideration by RDYSL for team placement.
Pittsford Mustangs can advocate and challenge a placement but ultimately it is an RDYSL decision.
Game schedule - days and times for particular age groups are determined by the Rochester District Youth Soccer League(RDYSL).
The 2013 schedule is not yet available but you can access the RDYSL website (www.rdysl.com) to see what night’s age groups have historically been playing. You will also be able to see the 2013 schedule when it becomes available.
The club provides reimbursement for one tournament per team.
However, at the coaches discretion, they may choose to have their teams participate in additional tournaments-local and/or out of town. Decisions about such tournaments are made at the team level.
Each player in the club is insured through the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA). Insured persons are covered for injuries (or death) resulting directly and independently of all other causes, from accidents occurring while participating in the following covered activities:
• Scheduled games, team practice sessions or sponsored activities, provided they are under the direct supervision of a team official; or sanctioned local or national tournaments as a member of a contestant team.
• Organized, supervised group travel as authorized by the Policyholder directly to and from a covered event. The plan does not provide coverage for: (1) intentionally self-inflicted injury; (2) air travel except as a fare-paying passenger on a regularly scheduled airline on a scheduled flight; (3) injuries resulting from other than Covered Activities; (4) loss resulting from sickness or disease, except bacterial infection which occurs through an accidental wound.
Each child that registers for tryouts is insured and receives a t-shirt. These costs are just over $15.00 and incurred by PMSC for every player that attends tryouts - regardless if that child continues with the club.
Pittsford Mustangs operating costs per player has far exceeded the price charged to the community for several years. In order to continue to provide quality indoor facilities and training an increase has been necessary to align our income and expenses.
Pittsford Mustangs is a "not for profit" and the intention is not to produce extra income or run at a deficit but to come close to "breaking even". By aligning our fees closer to our expenses that is exactly what we are doing.
Each year The Board of Directors looks at our income and expenses to make sure we are doing our due diligence for the club's income and expenses. To continue to be a strong and growing club we need a healthy balance sheet.
Pittsford Mustangs is currently using it's resources for many field improvements in the Pittsford community. This is one way to improve our club and your child's soccer experience.
Many of these costs are incurred before the season actually begins.
Once a child is placed on a team, there is no refund
Exceptions are granted for medical reasons ( supported by Dr. note). Refund request must be in writing to the club Treasurer within 2 weeks.
For medical situations the refunds are granted on a prorated basis. All expenses incurred by PMSC will be deducted.
Online payment fee will be deducted from all refunds regardless of refund date.
Travel Payment is due October 15, 2012
All players are required to pay prior to the start of indoor sessions.
Most of the costs incurred by Mustangs occur well before the RDYSL season begins in May. Mustangs is making a commitment to all its players and coaches.
No, only players not placed on any team or withdrawal for medical reason(supported by a Dr’s note)will be issued a prorated refund.
refund request must be in writing within 2 weeks.
The club’s financial statements are always available to the membership.
They are updated every month, presented and reviewed at the monthly Board of Director's meetings.
At the end of the September outdoor evaluations each player will know the dates, day and time their age group will be training indoors.
The indoor training for all age groups will run for 7 weeks from November 1, 2012 through December 21, 2012.
All indoor evaluation sessions will be at:
Brighton Sports Zone, 3195 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester NY 14623
TurfTime, 3750 Monroe Avenue Pittsford, NY 14534
You will need to contact Nancy Mantle (email@example.com) to make arrangements to pick up the numbers t shirt that will be assigned to your child. This t- shirt must be worn to all indoor sessions as it will be the way players are identified.
While we encourage players to attend the indoor sessions that they are registered for we realize that conflicts arise. For those exceptions a player can attend another session closest to their age group. The player will have to inform the coaching staff what age group they are registered upon arrival.
It is our intent to have only "travel ready" players continue with the indoor evaluations and training. We try our best to place as many players on teams as possible.
Factors to be considered include:
U8 to U11 players will be receiving their team assignments by the end of the indoor training. The indoor training will occur from November 1, 2012 thru December 21, 2012.
U12 and up players will be receiving their team assignments by October 1, 2012.
Coach’s sign up for indoor “team” practice time and teams will begin their team training.
Team sessions are once a week at Brighton Sports Zone or TurfTime and are determined by the coach based on availability. This is usually January through April.
May 1st team's go outdoors and practice schedule is determined by coach/team availability.
Since the Mustangs participate in the Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL) we are obligated to maintain team roster sizes set by RDYSL. There may be some teams of combined ages, players may also be place age appropriately or grade appropriately depending on their skill level. The number of teams will also be governed by the number of coaches and assistant coaches.