Recreational soccer is usually run through the local town program and is the place where most kids start their soccer playing. With recreational programs all kids are placed on teams and receive equal playing time. Ability is not a factor and all kids are welcome to play. Coaching is usually parent volunteer coaches.
Travel Soccer is a competitive soccer program for those kids and families that want to get more out of their soccer experience. Teams will typically play indoor soccer in the winter, play spring league and may participate in tournaments around the area. The training for travel soccer is usually with more experienced coaches who have obtained coaching licenses or are in the process of obtaining certifications.