Our fall season begins with a 4-day Summer Camp during the week of July 16th. We have games starting mid-August through the end of October. Finally, we wrap things up with a banquet in early November. Learn more on our Calendar page.
What is the time commitment?
Practices and games require a minimum commitment of approximately 6 hours each week (not including travel time). Most practices and games are scheduled on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. More details can be found on our Calendar page.
Where are practices and games?
Our home field location is Brandywine Park, 900 E. Davis Road, Greenfield, IN 46140. We also play some opponents at their home fields. Visit our Location page for more details.
What teams do we play?
Our regular season matches are primarily against other homeschool teams in Indiana. We may also play a few private and public school teams as well as homeschool teams from Ohio or Kentucky. Post-season tournaments only include homeschool teams.
How old does my student need to be?
We offer teams for students ages 8-19. Get more details about birth date cutoffs in our 2018 Player Eligibility document.
Is previous soccer experience required?
No. Previous soccer experience is definitely valuable, especially for Varsity team players, but it's not a requirement for any of our teams.
All players, regardless of experience, are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the FREE individual Training Challenges that are delivered by e-mail every week starting in early June. Sign up on our Contact Us page.
Does my student need to be homeschooled?
Yes. Part of our club's mission is to provide a competitive soccer experience for homeschool students who may not have access to other opportunities. Homeschooled students who are enrolled in one or more classes at a formal educational institution (college, public school, private school) may also be eligible to participate. More details about player eligibility are in the 2018 Player Eligibility document, orContact Us to discuss your specific situation.
How much does it cost?
Fall 2018 per-player costs are as follows:
U12 Co-ed: $150 ($135 if paid in full by July 3rd)
Girls Varsity: $250 ($225 if paid in full by July 3rd)
Boys Varsity: $250 ($225 if paid in full by July 3rd)
IMPORTANT NOTE: A non-refundable deposit of $50 per player is required by July 16th in order to participate in the fall 2018 season.
What about uniforms?
The club provides uniform jerseys to each player for the current season. Players are responsible for care and laundering of their jerseys, and for returning them to the club in good condition at the end of the season. Lost or damaged jerseys may need to be replaced at the player's expense.
What else does my player need?
Everything except the uniform jerseysmust be acquired by players. This includes the rest of the uniform (cleats, shinguards, socks, shorts, compression shorts). For practices, each player will need a ball and water bottle. Extra shorts and socks are also recommend for use during practices. Our Player Uniform & Equipment Guidelines document gives additional details and helpful tips.
Are there other COSTS?
Yes. In addition to the items mentioned above in "WHAT ELSE DOES MY PLAYER NEED?", here are a few other expenses to consider that are not included in club fees:
Meals or potluck contributions
Out-of-town tournament accommodations
National Tournament registration fee (approximately $8 per player)
Club spiritwear (optional)
Player and team pictures (optional)
* We strongly encourage carpooling and will do our best to connect you with Trailblazer families who live near you.
CAN MY STUDENT PARTICIPATE IN THE SUMMER CAMP ONLY?
Yes. Our Summer Camp is designed to be both an introduction to Trailblazers soccer and a preparation for the fall season. Even if you are certain that you cannot commit to the fall season, we would still love to meet you and provide a fun, meaningful exposure to Trailblazers soccer.
And if you change your mind, the $50 Summer Camp fee will apply to the full season fees.
I'M STILL NOT SURE...WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
We understand that becoming a Trailblazer is a significant investment of time and resources for you and your family. That is by design. The personal growth we want our players to experience requires sacrifice, dedication, self-discipline, and commitment. Plus, our Trailblazers Soccer Family really enjoys being together!
But we also understand if you are unsure whether your student is ready for competitive sports. Here's what we recommend:
Sign up for the FREE individual Training Challenges that are delivered by e-mail every week starting in early June. These will help your student build a regular fitness routine and prepare for Summer Camp.
Register your student for the July 16th-19th Summer Camp (requires $50 deposit). At the end of the camp, talk to the coach(es) about your student's experience and any concerns you have.
At that point, you can decide if the Trailblazers are right for your student/family without incurring any additional expenses. Either way, your student gets a free 6+ week personal fitness plan and a 4-day soccer camp for $50. It's tough to beat that deal!