Travel soccer offers a
Travel soccer is a . Travel teams generally play teams from other communities in southwestern PA. Teams play seasons:
of soccer than Lebo Cup. Travel soccer starts at the U9 age level, normally 3rd grade, and can continue through high school. MLSA Travel teams are open only to Mt. Lebanon residents.
Dates: Fall: September – November; Spring: March – June (8 sessions each season)
Scope: Fall: Two evening practices per week (one UK led, one coach led) and a game on Sunday; Spring: One evening practice per week (coach led) and a game on Sunday
Locations: Mt. Lebanon fields and other local fields; farthest team may be 60 minute drive
8 and under - Size 3
Ages 9-12 - Size 4
Ages 13 and up - Size 5
Selection to a travel team occurs through a competitive process involving a tryout. Not all players who try out will be offered a place on a team. MLSA travel teams are newly formed every year. All players wishing to play travel soccer must try out every year.
Playing on a travel team does not guarantee a player a roster spot for the following year. Tryouts for travel teams normally occur in May for the upcoming fall/spring seasons. The exact dates and more detailed information about the tryouts will be posted on this website in March. Players will be notified whether they are being offered a roster spot by the end of June.
What benefits does Travel Soccer offer?
For several years now, the MLSA has partnered with - a nationally based professional training company. Travel players receive at least one team practice per week during the season with a UK trainer. Many of these trainers also work with the area's top club teams. Trainer to player ratios are smaller than those offered in our Lebo Cup program. Travel players through U13 will benefit from this resource.
All of our coaches for Travel are required to hold a US Soccer coaching license. Many in our ranks hold the national E license, while others hold higher distinctions. The minimum required license is the F license.
Matches played throughout the league are supervised by USSF certified referees. All travel game referees must hold this level of certification.