Travel League FAQ
Travel League FAQ
What is the practice and game schedule?
Travel League teams have two practices per week, each practice is 1.5 hours. The team practices are led by the assigned professional trainer with or without the help of the parent coach. The practice schedule is created by our head Challenger Coach with Challenger resources being the main consideration while considering the preferences of the parent coach. Generally, boys practice M/W and girls practice T/Th. Several other factors are involved in creating the practice schedule and therefore not determined by parents or parent coaches. EGSA and Challenger may alter this schedule based on Challenger resources for the season. See the Travel Practice Schedule Policies below for more details.
Travel League games are scheduled by SuperLiga RI on weekends. After the initial game schedule is release, the parent coach is given a game change period when they can ask the opposing team to adjust the game day and time according to preference and player availability. Rescheduled games can be played on weekdays. Parent Coaches communicate schedules to teams after the game change period. Games that are missed due to weather or other extenuating circumstances will be made-up, unless forfeited.
What are the policies regarding change in the practice schedule?
Where do I purchase Travel League uniforms?
Players are responsible for the purchase of EGSA-specific training, home, and away uniforms. Numbers must be coordinated among all teams and players. The Travel league Director will coordinate numbers. Please do not purchase a uniform until the Travel Director confirms your player's number.
What about inclement weather?
EGSA's top priority is the safety of our players, coaches, and families. We also strive to protect the fields, which are, generously, provided to us by the town of East Greenwich. Sometimes, the weather changes quickly over the course of a game or practice and it calls for the best judgement of our coaches. In general, EGSA games and practices will proceed rain or shine. The exceptions to this rule are torrential rain, thunderstorms, or other unsafe weather occurrences (very high wind, extreme cold or heat, hail, hurricanes, etc). Regarding thunderstorms, at the first sight of lightening or the first sound of thunder, our coaches will instruct players to take shelter. Coaches and players must then wait 30 minutes from the last occurrence of lightning or thunder until the game or practice may resume. If conditions are determined to be unsafe for an indeterminate period of time, the coach may decide to dismiss the players for the remainder of the session. In the event of cancellations of games or practices/clinics, EGSA will make its best effort to inform parents of the affected players as soon as possible via email. You can also expect to hear from coaches regarding cancellations. We, rarely, makeup games for the House League due to holidays, school schedules, and lack of field availability. Travel League coaches will be prompted to schedule makeup games by SuperLiga.