Team Formation

Updated Tuesday July 24, 2018 by Jim Vendetti.

The Fifty FC is a local, volunteer run, not for profit organization serving the youth of our community. The purpose of the club is to operate both a non-competitive Recreation, and a competitive travel soccer program. Fifty FC has the privilege of providing our young athletes with the opportunity to build a foundation of respect and dedication to the sport of soccer. The club's goal it that our players learn the values of hard work, respect, honesty, dedication to team, self-control and sportsmanship all while building a positive self-esteem. Burnt Hills United is a member of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL), and the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).

Player assessments for the travel teams will be held in late June and early July. Younger teams are formed in August. Older teams are formed in October. The outdoor fall travel season begins in early September and runs through October. Indoor practices and games start in November and run through April. The spring travel season begins in late April and runs through June. Parents have the choice of what season their children participate in.

The Club typically sponsors approximately 10 - 15 teams through the indoor and outdoor seasons. Age divisions for both boys and girls range from Under 8 to Under 18. Roster sizes are determined by CDYSL.

U8 Coed Teams (Birth Year: 2011, 2012, 2013) - Our U8 level is intended to teach the basics of the game in a fun and friendly environment. The U8 age group traditionally does not play travel in the fall, but the coaches may choose to participate if they so desire. Teams will normally train once a week. Parents have the option to participate in competitive indoor games through the winter and outdoor games in the spring. Indoor games are usually played at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon. 
 
U10 Boys and U10 Girls (Birth Years 2009, 2010) – Our U10 levels include instruction, skill building and game play.  Our teams are trained in an academy style starting in the fall.  Teams have the option to participate in fall outdoor games, winter indoor games, spring outdoor games and tournaments.  Team roster size is limited to 16 players. The numbers of teams formed are based on amount of players participating. 
 
U12 Boys and U12 Girls (Birth Years 2007, 2008) – At this level we understand players are looking for a more competitive play. Teams will be formed based on skill.  Participation at practice and games is at a higher commitment than our younger ages.  Practices will be held twice a week and teams have the option to participate in fall outdoor games, winter indoor games, spring outdoor games and tournaments. Team roster size is limited to 18 players.  Numbers of teams formed are based on amount of players participating.
 
 
U14 Boys and U14 Girls (Birth Years 2005, 2006); U16 Boys and U16 Girls (Birth Years 2003, 2004); U18 Boys and U18 Girls (Birth Years 2001, 2002) - At these levels our players want to play competitively and are committed to bringing their skills to the next level. The U14 – U18 age groups do not play travel in the fall since most players are on school teams.  It is expected players will participate in both practices and games. Teams will be formed based on skill. Team roster sizes are limited to 22 players. We typically only field 1 team at these levels.