Aventura Seeks Players: To Join its Youth Travel Soccer Teams
July 26, 2023
As parents, we all want the best for our children - a life filled with growth, learning, and meaningful experiences. Youth Travel Soccer Teams offer a pathway to precisely that. Beyond the thrill of the game and the roar of the crowd, these teams unlock a treasure trove of benefits that extend far beyond the Soccer Field. From fostering Essential Life Skills to creating lifelong friendships, being part of a Youth Travel Soccer Team can transform children into well-rounded individuals.
One of the most apparent advantages of belonging to a Youth Travel Soccer Team is the improvement in Physical Health and Fitness. Regular Training Sessions and competitive matches keep children active, promoting Cardiovascular Health, strength, and agility. In a time when Childhood Obesity Rates are on the rise, Soccer provides an engaging way to keep kids moving and develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Being part of a Soccer Team instills the value of teamwork and cooperation. Players learn that success is not just about individual talent, but about how well the team works together. They develop Communication Skills, the ability to listen to others, and the art of compromise - all of which are crucial in any aspect of life, whether in Academics, the Workplace, or Personal Relationships.
Youth Travel Soccer Teams often compete in Tournaments and Leagues that bring together players from Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures. This exposure fosters an appreciation for diversity, encouraging children to embrace different perspectives and build friendships with people from various walks of life. These multicultural experiences can shape open-minded and empathetic individuals.
Within the team, leaders naturally emerge. Captains and experienced players take on leadership roles, guiding and motivating their peers. This sense of responsibility nurtures leadership skills that can be transferred to any sphere of life, preparing children to become confident and capable leaders in their communities and beyond.
The City of Aventura’s Travel Soccer Teams have available Team Member spots for interested boys and girls ages 5-16 that are willing to commit and play through the season, which runs August 2023 through May 2024.
The Aventura Football Club (AFC) is the City’s official club for Travel Soccer Teams where players are placed in a team appropriate for their age group. The AFC is a member of FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association). With support from its Professional Coaching Staff, FYSA provides an appropriate level of development for each player, which includes learning new skills, playing on a team, gaining sportsmanship experience, and having fun. Our focus is not only on the technical and tactical aspects of the game of Soccer, but also on instilling the values of sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork.
Upon team placement, players will be expected to attend practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for ages 5-11 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. and for ages 12-16 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with games to be scheduled locally and throughout the state of Florida.
Participants must pay an initial Registration/Club Fee of $200 that includes a Soccer Affiliation with FYSA for League Games. This is a one-time fee per season. Participants must also pay Monthly Fees of $160 for Aventura Residents and $216 for Non-Residents. The Monthly Fees are broken down from a 10-Month Season that includes practices and local games. In addition to Travel Soccer Registration Fee and Monthly Fees, participants are required to pay the following Separate Payments as part of the Travel Soccer League and FYSA:
• $65 payment to FYSA for Player Card and Insurance that allows participants to play in League Games and Tournaments. Tournament Fees are separate and not included.
• $180 Payment for Uniforms that includes 2 Training Shirts, 2 Full Uniform Sets home and away, and a backpack.
The camaraderie developed within a Soccer Team often results in lasting friendships. The shared experiences, victories, and defeats create bonds that can last a lifetime. These friendships extend beyond the soccer field, providing a support network that enriches a child's Social Life and Emotional Well-Being.
All players must be approved and have the required flag for registration. Registration can be completed online at the City’s Online Registration System (ORS) by visiting: www.cityofaventura.com/ors
So, whether your child aspires to become the next Soccer superstar or simply make new friends, Youth Travel Soccer Teams offer an unparalleled journey of self-discovery and growth - a journey that will forever shape their lives, both on and off the field.
For more information, contact Founders Park at: (305) 466-0183.