If you find you have some skilled team members who are interested in getting more involved in soccer, you may want to branch off and start a travel soccer team. Travel teams are considerably more competitive than recreational soccer and require a larger commitment from team members.
In a travel soccer situation, you're playing teams from other cities or towns and generally, at least half of the games are played at the opposing team's field, rather than at a community center or park like in a recreational league. Traveling out of town is not only a larger time commitment for your team, but it also means some additional costs will be incurred, like gas, meals and possibly even hotel rooms, depending on how far away you'll have to go to compete.
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- "Travel Soccer Info." Gcvsa.org. (July 28, 2011). http://www.gcvsa.org/tra_intro.php
- "What Do I Need to Start a Soccer League?" livestrong.com. (July 28, 2011). http://www.livestrong.com/article/397418-what-do-i-need-to-start-a-soccer-league/