Players Eye Football Club (PEFC) FAQ’s

What are the age group for the birth year for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season?

U10 born 2009
U11 born 2008
U12 born 2007
U13 born 2006
U14 born 2005
U15 born 2004

U16 born 2003 & up usually play in the Spring Only, most players play HS soccer

What is the length of the games?
U8, U9 & U10 2-25 minute Halves
U11 & U12 2-30 minute Halves
U13 & U14 2-35 minute Halves

How many players on the field?

U8, U9 & U10 (7 + 1 GK)
U11 & U12 (8+1 GK)
U13 & older (10 + 1 GK)


How many players on a team?

U8, U9, U10, U11 & U12 - Max 18 on roster (Coach’s Discretion on how many players make the team)
U13 & older – Max 22 on the roster BUT only 18 can play in a game.

What is the ball size?

U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 – Size 4
U13 & Older Size 5

What are the level of play at PEFC

Premier level- playing in premier level leagues/tournaments
Academy Level- (New for 2018)- play in moderately competitive leagues/tournaments. Academy level is above a travel team level. Players in Academy should be focused on enhancing their skills to move eventually move to the Premier level.

What league will PEFC play?

Although not confirmed at this point, the teams will play EDP, Westchester, or Westchester Premier. All teams will play in an appropriate league for their team.

How often are Practices?

Practices are usually 1 1/2 hours.
Premier Level will practice 3 times a week.
Academy Level will practice 2 times a week.

When are games?

Games are either played Saturdays or Sundays. Most games are between noon and 6:00 pm. Coaches request that players arrive 45 minutes early for warm up.
Each part of the season (Fall and Spring) we have about 8-10 games. Half of the games are home, half away. The season starts the weekend after Labor Day and continues to the second or third weekend of November. Spring season starts first week in April and goes until mid June. Our home field for games is Navajo Fields at the Yorktown Sports Complex.

What is the commitment level for all  PEFC’s Teams?

The commitment level for PEFC is higher than a typical travel team as these are premier level and academy level programs. Players are expected to attend practices and games on a regular basis.

General criteria that is followed:

1. Attendance at practice
2. Effort at practice
3. Attendance at warm up
4. Effort at warm up
5. Effectiveness in game – am I hurting or helping my team?

How many tournaments will the team participate in?


Fall season starts with Labor Day tournament. PEFC teams usually will do 1-2 indoor tournaments over the winter and another 1 in the Spring. (Coaches Discretion). Most if not all teams, will also participate in the State Cup.

When will we be notified of tryout results?

Notification will be sent via email within 2 days of the final tryout date. If offered a slot on the team we will ask that you advise us of your commitment to join the team within 2 days, as there maybe a waitlist. Players that do not make a team during tryouts should not be discouraged!

What are the estimated fees for participation per player in the full 2017/2018 schedule?

The team may elect to run fundraising efforts to offset some of these costs

Premier Program
Fee: $2,000
Fee includes:
3 practices per week during the fall and spring season ( 1 ½ hour each practice)
Video footage of some games
2 tournaments ( 1 Spring/ 1 Fall)
State Cup
Fully Licensed Head Coach for each team

Academy Program
Fee: $1,450
Fee includes:
2 practices per week during the fall and spring season ( 1 ½ hour each practice)
Video footage of some games
2 tournaments ( 1 Spring/ 1 Fall)
State Cup
Fully Licensed Head Coach for each team

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