Background on Nether Travel
Each year, Nether fields up to 4 teams in each age group from Under 8 through Under 12. For the current season, Nether United Soccer Club fielded 20 travel teams. While tryouts are held in the spring, the actual travel team season starts in the late Summer with training starting in early August for the Fall season. Most teams compete in a tournamentt in late August and league play starts right after Labor Day Weekend. The Fall season runs through early November. Starting up again in late March, teams also compete and train through Memorial Day weekend for the Spring season. Nether is one of the few Delaware County programs that offer players the chance to compete in both fall and spring seasons for the same registration fee.
All Nether travel teams are affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. Age group classifications specify that birthdate ranges from January through December of a child's birth year. Overage players and underage players may not play in an age group, even if they miss the cutoff by one day. Per USSF regulations, all players must submit a copy of their birth certificate to show their proper age.
Beginning in 2016 and due to our continued focus on developing the younger travel age players, Nether focuses solely on the Zone 1 player. Zone 1 is the under 8 through under 12 player. This zone is focusing on developing individual soccer skills that will carry a player to higher levels of play as they get into the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. Nether combines a top-notch, fully licensed coaching staff, professional organization and modern player development structure and the best maintained fields & facilities in the area to provide a great soccer environment for our players to develop in.
Development Partners and Pathway
Nether is the ONLY club in Delaware County that has a complete player development pathway for the highest level and the still-developing youth players. It is the only professionally run soccer club with a full-time Director of Coaching and a Technical Committee that is comprised of nationally licensed members who make decisions on curriculum, coaching, as well as training and competition calendars for each age group.
Additionally we offer a pathway that provides older travel players as they near high school age to allow them to keep playing with similar ability players who are looking to compliment their school soccer experience with a professionally led club soccer experience. We do this through our official player development partner, 1776 United FC. As an official affiliate of 1776 United FC, Nether United receives multiple benefits such as; player pathway for our most older players, coaching education, and affiliate best practices.
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