Tryouts for our 2024 Spring High School travel teams will take place on Sunday, November 5th & 12th. Times TBD.
We will be holding tryouts for the following age groups.
U18 Boys (2006/07), U16 Boys (2008), U15 Boys (2009), U16 Girls (2006)
There is no cost for tryouts but registration is required. If you are new to the Torpedoes you will need to create an account before you can register your child. Players should arrive 15 min early to sign in.
To see age group chart by season click HERE.
(Field closest to the parking lot)
*U15 (2009) see note below
(Field farthest from parking lot by train tracks)
*U15 (2009) see below message
To see age group chart by season click HERE.
U15 (2009) Tryouts
Torpedoes SC will hold 2009 (U15) tryouts in November as the HS Season comes to an end.
Please note: We understand 2009 is composed of players who will be freshmen as well as in 8th graders next year. For all 2009 players who will be in 8th grade in the fall we will field a fall team. This will be a fall only team. We will then form teams for the Winter & Spring Season following the November tryouts.
If you are in 8th grade in the fall and a current Torpedoes player, please notify your head coach of your intention to play in the fall.
All players wishing to be goalkeeper on a 2023-24 Travel Team must register for tryouts. Goalkeeper tryouts will be held on Friday April 28th @ Lincoln Elementary School - 325 Mason Ave, Wyckoff, NJ. Click HERE to register.
4:30pm-5:30pm - U9-U12 Girls (2012-2015)
5:30pm-6:30pm - U9-U12 Boys (2012-2015)
3:15-4:15 - U13 & U14 Boys & Girls (2010-2011)
*NOTE: All goalkeepers must also register for and attend team tryouts.
Registration and Account Opening
To register your child for tryouts, or any Torpedoes program, log into your account and select the desired program for the player's list of available programs and complete checkout. For tryouts select 2023-2024 Travel Soccer. The available programs visible will be based on the player's birth year as teams and programs are only available to specific age groups. There are also may be specific registration windows.
If you are new to the Torpedoes you will need to create an account before you can register a child for anything. The account should be opened in the name of the parent/guardian and each child added to that account as a participant. Click the Log In button at the top of any page to begin the process.
Our goal is to provide players with an environment in which they can improve their soccer skills, encourage a love of the game and most importantly to have fun.
Every effort should be made to attend the scheduled tryout session. If you cannot attend please advise the Head Coach (for existing players) or our Director of Coaching (new players) to schedule an evaluation.
There is no guaranteed spot on any team from year to year. Players are placed on a team and bound to that team for the duration of the subsequent fall-spring soccer season.
Independent trainers run tryouts and make assessments. Parents are not allowed to stay and observe the tryout.
Players will be judged on athletic ability, speed and coordination, soccer aptitude, field awareness, attitude and other considerations.
The Torpedoes Board makes final determinations on rosters proposed by the trainers.
Tryout results will be emailed to players after tryouts. We ask parents/players to accept/decline the position within 72 hours.
Structure of Teams
U8 - Teams will play 4v4 during the fall, with occasional 7v7 scrimmages, depending on the team. During the spring, teams will either continue to play 4v4 or be moved up to 7v7 at the trainer's discretion.
U9 & U10 - Teams play 7v7 on a small sided field. There will be up to three teams of 10 players (maximum 12). We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black).
U11 & U12 - Teams play 9v9 on a small sided field. There will be up to three teams of 12 players (maximum 14). We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black).
U13 - High School - Teams play 11v11 on a full-sided field. Generally a maximum of two teams are formed with 16 to 18 players rostered on each team. We carry an “A Team” (Red team) and a “B Team” (White team).
NCSA and EDP Teams
NCSA teams participate in the Northern Counties Soccer Association (NCSA) and will usually have 2 practices per week. Our EDP teams are for advanced players who wish to put in a larger commitment to soccer. EDP teams will play in the Elite Development Program (EDP) League, and play in more and higher level tournaments. These teams will have 3 practices a week.
Players are expected to attend all practices during the fall season (mid-August to November) and spring season (mid-March to mid-June). Two practices per week will be held during the winter and we understand conflicts with other sports are a possibility. Coaches will try to avoid conflicts as much as possible.
NCSA Teams: Boys play on Saturdays in Fall and Sundays in Spring. Girls play on Sundays in the fall and spring.
EDP Teams: Games are scheduled by the team's Head Coach while working with the opposing team. Most will be on Saturday or Sunday.
Teams attend at least two tournaments per year. Typical tournament weekends are Labor Day Weekend (or the weekend before), Columbus Day Weekend (mandatory), and Memorial Day Weekend (mandatory). U7 and U8 teams are exempted from mandatory participation in tournaments. Many teams, especially our EDP teams may choose to participate in more tournaments per year. Additionally many age groups form teams that play in summer tournaments.
The Torpedoes must be a player's primary soccer club commitment. Any player considering also playing for another club must consult the Torpedoes policy on dual carding.
Conflicting Sports Policy
Players are expected to attend every scheduled Torpedoes practice and game. If a player misses a practice or game due to a conflict with another sport during the fall season, the coach may reduce the player’s game time. Excessive absence may result in a player’s expulsion from the Torpedoes. The Torpedoes do not have a rule barring a player from playing soccer and another sport in the fall, but the club strongly suggests that the parents give a great deal of thought to whether playing multiple sports in the fall is a good idea for their child, particularly in the light of the commitment necessary to be a Torpedoes player.
Head Coaches (for bios, click HERE)
Torpedoes teams are all professionally trained and coached for practices and games.
U8 and U9 teams have option of a professional trainer coaching games.
All team parent assistants are required to have a minimum Coaching Level II Certification.
All Torpedoes Head Coaches are overseen by Director of Coaching Andy Meaney, and are required to continue their growth as trainers through coaching courses and workshops.
We are proud of our excellent facilities, which include:
Pulis Turf Fields - Fantastic lighted turf facility used year-round by Torpedoes.
New Indoor Facility - Our new indoor facility right in Wyckoff will be available in 2023. Exact date TBD.
Soccer Court – "The Cage" is a fenced in turf field and is used by our teams virtually all year long. It is located next to Memorial Field behind the library in Wyckoff.
Grass Fields - Currently Torpedoes teams have access to various natural grass fields throughout Wyckoff.
Other Turf Fields - During the spring, Memorial turf field in Wyckoff is used as well as Ramapo High School's turf field for some games.
Club Registration Fees 2023-2024 Season
(covers fixed costs incurred for facilities and operations)
Pre-K & K-1 clinic ............ $199 (Per Clinic held 1x/week for 10 weeks)
U7 Program ............ $249 (Per season, 3 season program 2x/week) or
$699 (for all 3 seasons)
U8 to U14 .............. $599 (Full Year- August to June)
(Winter/Spring Season)...............$475 ($399 after March 1st)
Uniform Kit: $214
Torpedoes is on a 3-year uniform cycle. 2021-22 started a new 3-year cycle.
Estimated Team Fees:
Team fees apply to team U8 and up and are in addition to Club Registration Fee and are collected by each team assistant or manager. This fee covers tournament fees, trainer costs for practices and games and other miscellaneous costs that occur at the team level. These will vary depending on the level of team activity and tournaments entered.
Small Sided (7v7 & 9v9) & 4v4 (U8-U12): $500 to $2000 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee
Full Sided (U13-U15): $600 to $2500 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee
***EDP and red teams may incur higher team fees due to increased number of practices per week and additional tournaments.
Max Field Usage Fee - $75-100 per season if team practices more than 2x a week and $75-100 per season if team plays in more than 1 league. This amount will be added to the team fees collected.
Once a position is accepted and paid, there will be no refund of the registration fee. Once the season starts, there will be no refunds of registration or team fees collected. There is no discount offered if a player cannot attend winter practices or one of the weekly practices due to a personal conflict.