COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do tryouts occur?
Each year in late May or early June.
What is the tryout process like?
We use a third party vendor to assess the players skills. This vendor uses a blind process to assess the players skill set and provide us with a score of each players readiness for travel. These scores are used to place players on teams that are at their current level of play.
Do I have to attend the tryouts if I want to play travel?
YES - for new players only. Existing players can rejoin for next season without a tryout.
How often do travel teams practice?
Two times per week.
What day do the games occur on?
Sundays! Divisions 4 and 5 play on Sundays in the PA West Soccer league.
Where do travel teams "travel" to?
Most games are within a one hour drive of Pittsburgh.
When is the travel season?
Fall Is August - November
Spring is late March-June
**Winter is via the indoor league which is separate from Travel***
What are the fees for travel?
$299 per child
How much are the uniforms?
The full required kit for games costs about $70 (2 shirts, shorts and socks)
Can I request to play with friends?
This kind of request is appropriate for the recreation league; but in travel we are assessing skill and readiness for travel league play. Travel team kids often become friends for life!
What if my child identifies as non-binary or transgender?
If your child identifies outside of the male/female binary or with a gender not assigned at birth please be aware that PA West rules allow for cisgender females to play on cisgender male teams; however cisgender males are not permitted on cisgender female teams. We seek for Pittsburgh Dynamo to be an inclusive community club for all families and children. Please contact [email protected] so that we can assist your family.
Where are home games played?
Most home games are played at Schenley Oval (1 Overlook Drive Pgh, PA 15217)
What are the age levels for each division for the 2021/2022 season?
U9 is birth year 2014, age 8 and under
U10 is birth year 2013, age 9 and under
U11 is birth year 2012, age 10 and under
U12 is birth year 2011, age 11 and under
U13 is birth year 2010, age 12 and under
U14 is birth year 2009, age 13 and under
U15 is birth year 2008, age 14 and under
How can I help the Travel league?
Great question! We are always seeking volunteers. Please join our travel commission by reaching out to [email protected]