All Players will be expected to travel and room with their team members for away events. The purpose of this is to provide the players with a college-like environment and experience which will benefit them when they move on to the collegiate level and additionally will limit the costs incurred by each team member and family. Our intention is to introduce the players to all aspects of college play at the elite youth soccer level.
MTA team managers and/or coaches will coordinate and book all team travel and lodging for players on each of the U14-19 teams. Parents that may wish to travel are expected to coordinate their own travel and lodging. All players will be expected to travel to and from tournaments and to and from games with their teammates. Players will also be expected to participate in all team events that will be outlined in an itinerary prior to departure to each event.
Travel Budget: Once the team has met and agreed to their out-of-town schedule, the Team Manager will provide a travel budget and payment schedule. Failure to meet the payment schedule, provides the coach with discretion to replace a player with another MTA player or guest player to fill the team roster.
Chaperones: Each team will have two chaperones who will be required to travel and stay with their teams. The chaperone’s hotel and meal cost will be covered by each team.
Chaperone responsibilities will include: coordinating meals, study hall, curfew/bed check, laundry, medical/general care, Hotel: check-in/check-out, travel supervision, game check-in process, confirm schedules, bus driver liaison and other duties deemed necessary by the coach.
Any parent interested in chaperoning an event will communicate with their manager prior to the scheduled event and the chaperones will then be selected by the MTA staff.
Team Behavior Rules: Coach, players, and parents should review and agree on general travel behavior requirements and consequences if violations are committed. Behavior at tournaments for players, parents, & coaches is defined within the clubs code of conduct.
Player Responsibilities: Because of the importance of tournament play to the development of a team, all players are expected to participate in every event unless injured.
The club insists on making player safety the top priority when players are traveling.
Players are to act like young ladies and gentlemen at all times.
Each player is required to be where the coach wants you to be at the time the coach sets.
No player is allowed to go anywhere alone or leave the hotel without the expressed permission of the head coach.
Hotel rooms must be kept neat and organized. Also, players should tip housekeeping at the end of their stay. A player should be designated just prior to check-out to inspect the room for any items (clothes, uniforms, money etc.) left behind.
We are guests of the hotel. Footwear and proper attire should be worn in the public areas of the hotel. Our reputation for future stays by club teams are on the line.
Players are to be punctual and strictly follow all curfews.
Any problems must be communicated to the coach immediately.
At the coach’s discretion, players may be sent home at parent’s additional expense if they violate serious behavior rules related to drugs, drinking, illegal activities, tobacco products or having members of the opposite sex in rooms at any time.
Team Activities: The coach will determine all soccer and non-soccer activities during the trip.
Parents and players should remember that team activities take priority over any personal agendas you may have.
Soccer trips are not vacations. Obviously having fun is a part of all trips but we must remember that soccer must remain the top priority at all times.
Coaches travel: Coaches will be expected to travel and use the same lodging with their respective teams for away events. Each coach attending an event is expected to eat with their group throughout the event.
Bus tip – etiquette: $50-$75 per team