GIRLS TRAVEL SOCCER

Ready for the next level? Gjøa has the very best Girls Travel Soccer program in Brooklyn!

We offer a highly competitive environment where dedicated athletes hone their skills through patient, progressive development. Our USSF/UEFA licensed professional coaches foster a supportive and fun atmosphere that empowers girls (ages 6-18) to reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

Gjøa’s attacking, possession-based style emphasizes technical play and creativity, while nurturing a lifelong love of the game. Teams practice twice a week, and a third training session and Goalkeeper training are included in the fees, as well a winter tournament and much, much more! Read the FAQ’s below for more info.

The Gjøa philosophy prioritizes fun, care, and community, even as we strive for excellence!

Girls Tryouts

Attend a Tryout for the 2024/25 Season!

The new soccer season starts this fall! There are still a small number of roster openings and waitlist spots for most ages. Write to lee@gjoa.org to inquire about a possible tryout over the summer. Girls ages 6-13 attending a Gjøa Summer Camp can also be assessed there. If attending a camp, contact lee@gjoa.org. Registration is required to participate in a tryout – register here.

Be sure to read the FAQ’s below for more details about Gjøa Girls Travel Soccer. For updates on Gjøa programs and events, join our mailing list and be sure to follow us on Instagram.

Our Travel Teams

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The Coaching Team

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FAQ

What are the fees for Travel Soccer?
Fees for the 2024/25 soccer year, which runs from late August to mid-June…
U9-U19 teams: $2,475
U7/U8 Teams: $1,850
Fees cover professional coaching, winter field space at Socceroof, league registration fees, referees, insurance, one indoor tournament, and much more. The cost of the uniform is separate, see below.

How much are uniforms?
Uniforms are purchased from soccer.com. Players must purchase the required full Adidas Gjøa kit: home and away jerseys, shorts, socks, practice shirt, warm-up top and pants, and backpack. The required kit costs about $260 in full. Instructions for purchase are emailed after registration is completed.

What is the selection process?
All players attend tryouts, which can be an organized group tryout, team practices, or both. Coaches evaluate players and make selections based on ability, team roster needs, and other factors. Once tryouts are completed, the coaching staff makes selections and all attendees receive an email determination.

When are the seasons?
Each travel year begins around the last week of August and ends in early to mid-June. There are fall and spring league seasons with a game most weekends and practices twice weekly. In winter, from early November to mid-March, practices are held once a week at Brooklyn’s premier indoor turf-field space, Socceroof, with optional practices, scrimmages, and tournaments on select weekends.

Where and when are practices?
U7-U19 teams practice during the fall and spring twice weekly on either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. In the winter, teams practice once a week on one of those same practice days, as well as an optional practice outdoors, weather permitting. Practice days, times, and locations are usually announced in July for fall and in February for spring. Practice day and time for the winter season at Socceroof is announced in October and will be on one of the days the team already practices. Assigned fall and spring practice locations may include the Parade Ground (our primary location), Red Hook, Sunset Park, Pier 5, and sometimes others.

Where and when are games?
Games are played primarily on Saturdays, and sometimes on Sundays, in fall and spring. Tournaments and scrimmages on select weekends in the winter are optional, and some teams may enter tournaments in fall and spring. Our home field is Dyker Beach Park. Most away games are in the five boroughs within the CJSL, but for our teams playing in EDP or LIJSL, away games may be further afield in Long Island, Westchester, etc.

What is the player commitment level and expectations for Travel Soccer?
Travel soccer comes with a high level of commitment. Although we recognize that there can sometimes be schedule conflicts, players are expected to attend all practices, games, and events throughout the entire soccer year. When a conflict arises, players (or parents) must notify the coach in advance and give the reason for the absence. Players that have a high rate of absenteeism can expect reduced playing time and are at risk of losing their spot on the roster.  However, the coach will work with parents to correct any such issues. Communication is vital.

How much playing time does each player get?
All players can expect to play at least 50% of every game, barring injury or other factors such as absenteeism, commitment, and/or behavior problems.  Our goal is to develop players, not win at all costs.

Do you offer financial assistance?
For players with aptitude and commitment, need-based partial scholarships are available for families through an application process. Once invited to register for Travel Soccer, a link and instructions are provided to complete the financial aid application. For questions about financial aid email info@gjoa.org.