Should my child play travel 7V7 football?
The travel program seeks players who want a more competitive off season football environment and who will make a commitment to improve their skills and knowledge of tactics and strategy. Players are selected based on current skills, general athletic ability, and willingness to commit to a more demanding program. Players with good skills or good general athletic ability and with dedicated and supportive parents are encouraged to try out for positions with BYC Elite travel teams.
What if I can’t afford the fees?
BYC Elite would like every athlete to have an opportunity to play. Please contact us regarding Financial Aid. All information will be held strictly confidential.
How can I help the team?
Teams need more than coaches to survive and thrive. Every team needs a volunteer Parent Manager, who is the team’s chief administrative officer. The Manager prepares tournament registration materials; and ensures that information is disseminated to players and parents. Teams also need a videographer and photographer at scheduled tournaments. Additionally, BYC Elite seeks sponsorship from individuals or companies that share its mission.
What about playing time?
Playing time is not guaranteed; it depends on many factors including the age level of the team, the game situation, and the ability level of the players on the team. The ultimate decisions about individual playing time and team playing time policy are made by each team’s head coach.
How far do you have to travel to play games?
Tournament travel depends on selected tournaments and team qualifying events. Travel by, car, bus, train or plane is to be expected based upon the distance of the tournament.
How much does it cost?
BYC Elite Tuition varies per year. Tuition covers the cost of field time, instruction, and administrative costs. Additional Expenses: Players must cover the cost of their uniform, soft shell helmet, travel expenses along with tournament/league fees, food and entertainment. Individual tournaments fees can range from $30-$100 per tournament. League fees can range from $100-$200. All fees are non-refundable.
Who chooses the team coach(es)?
Team Head Coaches are selected by the BYC Staff. Assistant coaches are chosen by each teams’ Head Coach.
How long is the season?
In the winter, training/practices begin shortly after the end of the high school football season and competition can run from January through May. Typically, teams may attend up to 4 competitive events each season. During the seasons, teams are also given up to three hours of practice time each week(typically on Sundays). All travel players are expected to participate in weekly practices.
What time commitment is involved?
Teams usually have up to 4 (four), 3 hours practices per month during the season. Players are expected to attend all practices and tournaments. Failure to communicate multiple absences can result in dismissal from the team without refund.
Where do BYC Elite teams practice and play?
Typically, practices and trainings are held on weekends at indoor or outdoor venues. Coaches will determine the practice schedule once the teams are formed. Tournaments are held at various locations across the US. Tournaments are selected based upon convenience, cost, player participation, and team success.
Can we get videos?
We are under no obligation to share video with anyone regardless of their affiliation to the program. Video highlights are produced at our discretion.