Select soccer is a great environment for competitiveness and high-level skills training. Any players considering making the jump to a traveling team should be made aware of the following:
- Select soccer can be more expensive than recreational soccer. Olmsted works to keep our cost down as an alternative to other more expensive clubs, but cost such as uniforms, tournaments, camps and training should be expected.
- There is no guarantee of playing time during games. Coaches work to get every player as much time on the field and as many touches on the ball as possible, but there are no guarantees.
- There is an increased chance for high-level development. Players looking to play in college and beyond should seriously consider joining a Select team.
- You will be required to try out and will be placed on a team according to ability.
- Rules are generally more closely related to high school and college soccer and governed by U.S. Soccer.