The Travel Program encompasses many teams and we all know field space is limited, especially when it starts getting dark early. This page was set up for travel coaches who cannot practice with their teams during daylight, such as teams with players who participate in school soccer and therefore already have commitments during daylight.
Older TRAVEL teams can reserve a time slot at either the stadium turf field, for which the soccer club rents lights during most of the fall season or at the back of Casamento (behind the tennis courts), where we’ll have lights during the fall & spring seasons. The Barberry turf field will have limited time slots, as the club does not rent lights for that field.
The travel committee reserves the right to deny your request for field space at these fields since there’s limited space.
Do NOT reserve a time slot if your team is able to practice at a different field during daylight. Younger travel teams (U12 and under) should try to practice at fields that don’t have lights.
We typically let teams reserve one week in advance, so all teams with needs for these fields have a chance to reserve a slot. While we realize that some teams can only go on certain days, it’s only fair to all travel teams in the club.
Reserving your time slot:
Teams should reserve online by clicking the blue button below (you will need to login with an existing Google account or create a free one).
Before you reserve your slot, you should check your time zone settings in your Google Calendar:
- Open Google Calendar (calendar.google.com)
- Click the Settings Menu icon (in the top right corner
- Choose your time zone from the drop-down menu (in the Your Current Time Zone section)
- If you don’t see the time zone you want, check the box next to “Display all time zones.”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
Please make sure you erase the title description (“what”) of the calendar event and replace it with your TEAM NAME, for example Lions (please do not put West Islip or WI before the team name, as only West Islip Soccer Club travel teams can use these fields anyway and it won’t allow us to view which teams have reserved a field in weekly view).
Please note that sometimes a few time slots for the high school stadium turf field might be 75 minutes in length, as the field was made available on those dates between 6:30 and 9:00 PM. In order to help out as many teams as possible, a decision was made to offer 2 slots of 75 minutes (rather than the customary 90 minutes). Please cooperate and leave the field once your 75 minutes are up. During the fall season, don’t forget to turn the lights off if you’re the last team leaving the field.
The Barberry turf field does not have lights during any season.
The Stadium turf field does not have lights during the Spring season.
The club has permits for the front field at Casamento on Mondays and Wednesdays in the fall only (but not in the spring),
and therefore reservations are not required on those days in the fall for the front field. The back field is used by the MPR trainers and therefore space on the back field is very limited.
Due to COVID-19, all fields require reservations to prevent overcrowding.
The club currently pays for custodian fees to use gym time during the weekend (in the winter months), so please leave at your scheduled time.