WHAT IS CONCORD FC (CFC) TRAVEL?
Welcome to the Concord Futbol Club (CFC). CFC was established with the purpose of providing competitive travel soccer experiences to the youth of Northern Chautauqua County and the surrounding communities. CFC is the travel branch of the Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association (NCSA). CFC provides an opportunity to teach, learn, develop, and display life skills. Individuals must give of themselves to make a team cohesive and successful. How a player reacts to positive and negative situations is the standard of measurement for both team and individual success. Players must realize that as a member of CFC they represent not only the soccer team, but also their parents, coaches, and community. Being a part of CFC is a demanding responsibility. It is the goal of CFC to provide a high quality developmental experience in a fun and safe manner for all the players participating in the program. As a volunteer organization, we look forward to your participation enabling our community’s success as we compete with clubs across Western New York.
HOW DO YOU GET ON A TRAVEL TEAM?
Travel team players are required to attend “try-outs” to be evaluated. “Try-outs” is a comprehensive evaluation system to assist coaches placing the child on a team appropriately. Note, you must attend at least one try-out to be considered for a CFC Travel team. The only exception to this rule is if a coach deems it necessary to place additional players on a roster that could not attend a try-out. In those instances, the coach's decision will be based on their knowledge of the player through having seen them play prior, or through coaching contacts of their choice, that support these decisions. The decision of the coach and club is final.
WHAT IS THE BUFFALO & WESTERN NEW YORK JUNIOR SOCCER LEAGUE (BWNYJSL)?
The Buffalo & Western New York Junior Soccer League is the home of entry-level youth travel soccer for the Buffalo-Niagara Region. The BWNYJSL provides a playing venue for youth players in the 'Under 10' through 'Under 19' age groups. Each league age group will normally play regular league games on a standard weekday. Play will start no earlier than April 23rd of each playing season and will end no later than August 10th. The League shall draw up a schedule of games to be played in each Division at least two weeks before the start of their season.
WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK ARE THE BWNYJSL GAMES PLAYED?
*Note that these are subject to change year to year; based upon the assumption of the Buffalo Western New York Junior Soccer League (www.bwnyjsl.org)
• U8/U9/U10 age group (boys and girls) -- typically play on Friday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U11/U12 age group (girls) -- typically play on Tuesday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U13/U14 age group (girls) -- typically play on Monday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U15/U16 age group (girls) -- typically play on Thursday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U17/U19 age group (girls) -- typically play on Wednesday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U11/U12 age group (boys) -- typically play on Monday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U13/U14 age group (boys) -- typically play on Tuesday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U15/U16 age group (boys) -- typically play on Tuesday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• U17/U19 age group (boys) -- typically play on Wednesday evenings – with games starting at 6:45pm
• players are typically expected to be at the field at 6:00/6:15pm for 6:45pm games.
WHERE DO THE BWNYJSL TEAMS/PLAYERS TRAVEL TO? WHERE DO THEY PLAY?
Many of the Spring Travel League games will be played in the Buffalo area. The games may be played at Niagara Falls, Hamburg, Clarence, Tonawanda, Amherst, Orchard Park, West Seneca, East Aurora, Lancaster or another town in that surrounding area, depending on what teams are in your team’s division.
Some games may be played at Holy Trinity, Dunkirk, when agreed upon by the Buffalo District coach.
WHAT IS THE SOUTHERN TIER TRAVEL SOCCER LEAGUE? (STTSL)
The Southern Tier Travel Soccer League offers entry-level travel soccer for boys and girls ages 9 through 18. League play usually begins the last weekend of April and continues through to the end of June/early July. Most league games for U15 and U18 are scheduled for Sunday. Most league games for U9, U11 and U13 are scheduled for Saturday evenings. Occasionally games are played other days.
The league encompasses the southern tier areas of Allegany, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties with teams also in the Southern Erie County NY, as well as Northwest, PA.
It is the expressed purpose of the league to provide equal opportunities to all boys and girls to advance their soccer skills and knowledge of the game, while still maintaining a fun and rewarding experience.
DO TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENTS?
9U- Participates in one tournament
11U- Participates in 2 tournaments
13U-19U- Participates in 2-3 tournaments