NorthStorm Travel Teams

TBAYS North Storm is a select travel soccer program dedicated to training and developing the best soccer players, as both athletes and as young adults.

Player Development

North Storm players receive the following benefits and opportunities to develop their skills and talents as premium soccer players.

  • Additional practice opportunities within the club’s team structure.  FREE
  • Goalkeeper training from a licensed staff.  FREE
  • Finishing/ Skill development. FREE
  • College advising. FREE
  • Indoor training.  FREE
  • Summer Camp/Winter Camps.  (extra)

League Play

Our teams play in one of four Michigan or Regional premier soccer leagues:

  • U9 and 10 teams play in the MMYSL (Mid-Michigan Youth Soccer League) or WSSL (West Suburban Soccer League) *
  • U11 and 12 teams play in the WSSL or MMYSL*, DA
  • U13+ teams play in the MSPSP

*Leagues are selected based on the ability of the players within the teams.

High School aged teams are expected to attend college showcase tournaments as early as U14.

Program Overview

COMMITMENT FEE DEPOSIT & ONLINE REGISTRATION

During tryouts, if your child is offered a roster spot, the coach or team manager will provide you parent with the directions & link for Registration Process.

 

Online Registration – Online registration is through Got Soccer.  That system will give you the ability to register your child(ren) and provide yours & their information.  We will also have the ability to accept credit cards, debit cards and e-checks online for each of the payment due dates outlined below.

UNIFORMS:

Size samples will be available at tryouts and in TBAYS office.  Check them out so you are ready to order.

Uniform ordering is handled through a separate online ordering system.   GAZELLE UNIFORM LINK

Required Items: 2 game jersey, 2 game shorts, 2 pairs of game socks

GOALKEEPERS:  There is a jersey available in the online uniform store, but knowing that many goalkeepers have specific things they like, please know that Gazelle will logo and number for you any Adidas jersey that you would like. GK can order either the red or black shorts and any color socks whichever better matches the Adidas jersey of their choice.  The key is that it must be all Adidas gear. They can be shipped directly to your door (shipping information is included in the online ordering process).

Premier/Travel Team Forms

Request out of Age Tryout

 

FORMS REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS – U9-U18

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USYS Medical Release Form 2016-2017 – NEW FORM- MUST INCLUDE COPY OF INSURANCE CARD

 

ADDITIONAL FORMS FOR PLAYERS U9-U12 (Birth Year 2005-2008)

WSSL Player Registration

MMYSL Player Registration

 

ADDITIONAL FORMS FOR PLAYERS U13-U18 (Birth Year 1999-2004)

MSPSP Player Contact Form

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should try out for travel soccer?

Any player who is enthusiastic about the game of soccer, has a willingness and desire for continuing individual and team development. Additionally, players with a combination of excellent athletic ability, high caliber soccer skills based on their age group, positive attitude, size and speed, and an intense desire to compete at the highest level.

Is extensive travel required?

Depending on the age group and the league your child plays in; Mid-Michigan, travel is to Midland, Saginaw and Bay City. In Mid-Michigan the farthest distance may be Lansing or Davison. Western Suburban Soccer League is based in Metro Detroit and has some teams in Lansing.

Our U–13 through U–18 teams play in Michigan State Premier Soccer League. Depending on the home and away schedule given by the league, these teams can typically expect to play 4–5 games that require travel. These games may include travel ranging from 2 hour to 4 hours of travel, one way.

Does playing North Storm soccer mean my child will not be able to participate in other activities?

While your commitment to the North Storm program is year round, players may compete in other sports.  Players are expected to attend practices and games.  It should be noted that there are some fees associated with participation that are required, regardless of a players participation or not; e.g. indoor winter training. 

Can my child play up to an older age group?

Talented and committed players may sometimes play on older teams because it is best for their individual development.  During the seasonal year, the DSO in consultation with the coaching staff, may recommend the use of club pass systems and dual carding players on two rosters to give those top players on a team the chance to experience play at a higher level.

Those players wishing to play up should contact our DSO prior to tryouts in June.   Players playing up MUST be able to start for the older age group to be rostered on that team.

Who are the Coaches?

We use licensed coaches who are positive role models and focus on player development in order to develop the team and club.

What is the time commitment for travel soccer?

Players selected for travel soccer are committing themselves to both the Fall and Spring seasons, unless they are of the high school age groups. Typically teams practice two to three times a week, with practices typically running for an hour and a half. During the season, it can be expected that teams will play at least one game per weekend, maybe two depending on the schedule arranged by the coach. Teams can also expect to participate in at least two tournaments per season.

Teams will also participate in winter training sessions once or twice a week typically from the beginning of December through March.

Is North Storm Soccer about “winning at all cost”?

The complete opposite is true in this case of North Storm. The club’s philosophy is to focus on the development of individual players and age groups. Player development can take years and expecting immediate results is unrealistic. The long-term development of our players is our goal and our curriculum follows age appropriate guidelines on not only technical, tactical and physical development but social, psychological and what we call training focus for each age group.

How do Tryouts work?

Some general information about North Storm tryouts:

  • Our tryouts are crafted to evaluate technical and tactical proficiency through our activities which push players to make different decisions and display different skill sets as the tryouts progresses.  Players should attend both Mock tryouts and tryouts. Players are not penalized for only attending one session but failure to show up to both eliminates the ability for our staff to fully evaluate that player in all categories.
  • There is no fee for trying out. Player registration fees, uniform fees, and tournament fees are all collected after a player has been offered a roster spot.

What are the costs associated with North Storm teams?

The annual fees for North Storm teams / age groups can be found on our Registration Fees Page https://tbays.org/2017-2018-north-storm-registration-fees/

Currently, the required fees for North Storm cover the following: administration fees, field usage and maintenance, player registration, state and league fees, Cherry Capital Cup and Autumn Classic tournament registrations, indoor winter training, and coaches’ fees. 

What other costs are families responsible for?

Uniforms (every 2 years), travel to and from away games, and lodging at tournaments. Referee Fees for League play.  Additional fees may be required if teams decides to play additional indoor sessions or tournaments.

Player Development

Player Development

North Storm players receive the following benefits and opportunities to develop their skills and talents as premium soccer players.

  • Additional practice opportunities within the club’s team structure.  FREE
  • Goalkeeper training from a licensed staff.  FREE
  • Finishing/ Skill development. FREE
  • College advising. FREE
  • Indoor training.  FREE
  • Summer Camp/Winter Camps.  (extra)

League Play

Our teams play in one of three Michigan or Regional premier soccer leagues:

  • U9 and 10 teams play in the MMYSL (Mid-Michigan Youth Soccer League) or WSSL (West Suburban Soccer League) *
  • U11 and 12 teams play in the WSSL or MMYSL*
  • U13+ teams play in the MSPSP

*Leagues are selected based on the ability of the players within the teams.

High School aged teams are expected to attend college showcase tournaments as early as U14.

2017-2018 North Storm Registration Fees

2017-2018 Competitive Club Registration Fees

This page has a wealth of information for all soccer families.
HERE IS WHAT IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR CLUB REGISTRATION FEES:

  • ALL Coaching Fees
  • ALL Team Training Fees
  • ALL Goalkeeper Training Fees
  • ALL Finishing Training Fees
  • 10-month calendar (August – May) *
  • 2-3 practices per week depending on age group & game schedule
  • Kidsafe Program – background checks for all coaches, team managers, etc.
  • MSYSA Player Registration Fee including player & coach passes
  • Primary League Team Registration Fee
  • Club Overhead Costs (field maintenance, field equipment, administrative expenses, website, insurances, etc.)
  • Registration in the Cherry Capital Cup and Autumn Classic
  • Professional player feedback through various methods
  • Proactive & Visible Director of Coaching and Training Staff
  • In addition to your community based club team, player development opportunities for intra club training & play providing cross-community Select teams.

Depending upon the age and playing level of a team, every team also has separate TEAM EXPENSES CLICK HERE FOR TEAM SHEETS based on the activity choices made for and by that team (which are items not covered by Club Registration Fees). Those items may be: Additional Tournament Registration Fees, State Cup/Region Cup fees, referee fees league games, special events your team may want to participate in, etc.  Your Coach or Team Manager will provide information to you about any team expenses for your child’s team and will collect those fees separately.  Additionally, during the season the club provides fundraising opportunities to club families to help offset these team expenses.

ANNUAL CLUB REGISTRATION FEES (10-month season):

MSPSP/WSSL/MMYSL Teams

9u & 10u:  $750

11u & 12u:  $800

13u & Up:  $900

Fall Only & Spring Only: $500

Directors Academy Teams

U11 & U12: $950

 

Additional fees for the season include but are not limited to: referee fees, State Cup fees, State Cup ref fees, additional tournaments, uniforms and travel expenses.

REGISTRATION PROCESS – COMMITMENT FEE DEPOSIT & ONLINE REGISTRATION:

During tryouts, if your child is offered a roster spot, the coach or team manager will provide you parent with the directions & link for Registration Process.

 

Online Registration – Online registration is through Got Soccer.  That system will give you the ability to register your child(ren) and provide yours & their information.  We will also have the ability to accept credit cards, debit cards and e-checks online for each of the payment due dates outlined below.
UNIFORMS:

Size samples will be available at tryouts.  Check them out so you are ready to order.

Uniform ordering is handled through a separate online ordering system.   A link will be provided at Tryouts

RETURNING PLAYERS:  We have a new kit for the 2017-18 season.  The total cost of the kit is about $150-$250 depending on sizes.

NEW PLAYERS:  The cost of the full kit is about $150-$250 depending on mix of sizes purchased (see list below).  The full uniform kit order includes: 2 jerseys, 2 game shorts, 2 game socks, 2 practice performance shirt, 1 warm-up jacket, 1 warm-up pant.  Parents will also have the opportunity during that online order process to purchase additional items, should they wish, at the club’s discounted rates, such as extra practice shirts, extra socks, etc. to avoid having to do laundry every night.

GOALKEEPERS:  There is a jersey available in the online uniform store, but knowing that many goalkeepers have specific things they like, please know that Gazelle will logo and number for you any Adidas jersey that you would like.  They can probably even order for you a different color than the one offered on the uniform store.  Also, GK can order either the red or black shorts or socks whichever better matches the Adidas jersey of their choice.  The key is that it must be all Adidas gear. They can be shipped directly to your door (shipping information is included in the online ordering process).

Item Description Youth Pricing Adult Pricing
HOME Jersey (white) $34 $38
AWAY Jersey (red) $34 $38
Short (red) $20 $20
Short (black) $20 $20
Socks (red) $10 $10
Socks (white) $10 $10
Practice Shirt (red) $10 $10
Practice Shirt (grey) $10 $10
                                                         Total Uniform $148 $156
Warm-up Pants (black) $30 $40
Warm-Up Jacket (red) $52 $57
Total with Warm ups    $230 $253

PAYMENT OPTIONS & DUE DATES:

Once a coach offers a roster position to a player during tryouts, in order to accept and lock-in acceptance, players will need to pay their non-refundable $250 commitment fee when they register online in Got Soccer.  Until those steps are done, the player’s position will not be guaranteed.

Families have 2 Options to pay their Club Registration Fees:

Option 1 – you can pay at the time of online registration the full amount listed in the Club Registration Fees section above.

OR

Option 2 – you can pay in six (6) installments where the $250 non-refundable commitment fee is the first of those payments and the balance is paid over the next five months starting in August, September, October, November & December on the first day of the month.   We also offer this payment option to help families fit it into their monthly budgets.

 

See 6-payment plan breakdown below.

 


Extended Payment Plans
:  For those families that need a more extended payment plan than what is offered above, North Storm offers Extended Payment Plans.  Submit your request for an extended payment plan by emailing  office@tbays.org  Once the extended plan is approved, your payment amounts & due dates will be modified in your child’s Got Soccer account and you will receive a confirmation email.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarship Grant Applications:  There are also limited opportunities to be considered for financial-need based scholarship grants for families that cannot make it work with an Extended Payment Plan.  The first page of the Scholarship Application Form provides more detailed information about the program.  The deadline for Scholarship Applications is 6/20/17.  All applications with supporting documentation must be received by then to be considered by the Scholarship Committee.  Please confidentially email your packet to office@tbays.org mail it to TBAYS, PO Box 5034, Traverse City, MI 49696.  Your information will be kept in strict confidence!!

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TBAYS North Storm is a select travel soccer program dedicated to training
and developing best soccer players, as both athletes and as young adults.