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Travel Soccer is a more significant commitment by players and families than In House Rec Soccer. The level of play is more competitive and there is more emphasis on winning games. Playing time will be based on players’ skill levels and their ability to support the team in its effort to be competitive in their games and league.

The season is approximately 45 days longer and there are more practices per week. The financial commitments and requirements are also higher (see Team Fees described below). There is also a required level of travel in and around the Baltimore Metropolitan area on a weekly basis to games. Many teams will also participate in some out of town weekend tournaments (e.g. Gettysburg, PA, Hershey, PA, Southern NJ etc.). Many Travel teams hire trainers to provide a higher level of soccer specific coaching above and beyond what the parent coach can provide. The skills acquired by the players are typically better than what is taught in Rec Soccer.

The Registration Process
In order to try out for Travel Soccer, PLEASE register!
  • Registering ahead of time limits a lot of issues e.g. miscommunication, missing tryouts, long lines at tryout check in, Additional paperwork, late fees, roster mistakes, etc.
  • If you are not preregistered you will be asked to register electronically at Tryouts via a mobile device or a provided laptop.
Registration will open April 1st and will close in early May. Register via CMRC Soccer registration for the appropriate Phoenix Football Club team. Registration must have taken place by the deadline which is 48 hours prior to the first day of tryouts to be on the tryout list. Tryout dates will be posted before registration opens annually.

If you are not offered a spot on a Travel Team you will have 2 options.

  1. You can be moved onto the age appropriate In House Rec team and there will be no additional registration fees.
  2. You can have your registration refunded minus the processing fee of $10.
If a Travel Team cannot, or is not formed for any reason for your birth year you have 3 options.
  1. You can be moved onto the age appropriate In House Rec team and there will be no additional registration fees.
  2. You can have your registration refunded in full with no processing fee.
  3. If a team is available, you can “play up” one birth year at the discretion of that team’s coach. There will need to be a roster spot available and the player will need to be deemed capable of competing on that team.
Benefits of Phoenix FC Travel Soccer
  • No club dues or fundraising
  • Director of Coaching who trains our coaches and helps design practice plans and training formats. The Director of Coaching also watches games and provides an evaluation back to the coach.
  • Training sessions from our Director of Coaching or another licensed youth soccer trainer.
PFC Team Fees
Additional fees beyond registration are required for Travel Soccer. Fees can range from ~$200 -~$400 depending on the individual team. These fees include but are not limited to: trainers, travel league fees, referees, tournament registrations, team equipment, etc. These fees must be paid in full and are equally shared by all team members.


6 Game Season
1 Tournament
March 29 thru May 17 Schedule
May 24/31 Make-ups with Easter Off!
If you have travel or club experience, contact Coach Ben Papoi via email, or call him at 443-425-9292.

Congratulations to the Following Phoenix FC Teams for Their Accomplishments in 2019!!

2010 Boys PFC team – CMSA League Champions!

2011 Boys PFC Team – CMSA League Co–Champions!

2012 Boys PFC Team – CMSA League Champions!

2010 Girls PFC Team – Fallston Cup Champions!

2009 Boys PFC Team – Fallston Cup Champions!

Questions or Comments: Please contact the CMRC Soccer President listed on the Contacts page.