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House Versus Travel Chart

The chart below gives some examples of a house team and a travel team at similar ages and how a typical season is set up.

Travel

House

16 game regular season played on weeknights.  Games can be near or far, but most will be in the NW suburbs. Some teams will have to travel to Willmar or St Cloud on occasion.

 K-3rd Grade: 11 game regular season played on weeknights  (K-1st on Mondays, 2nd-3rd on Wednesdays)

4th-12th Grade : 14 - 16 game regular season played on weeknights

 

4th -6th grade play games on Tues/Thursday.

 

7th-12th grade play games on Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs.                                                 

 

End of season playoffs in early July / Potential to qualify for up to 3 State Tournaments in mid July.

 2nd - 12th grade: End of season playoffs in mid to late July / Potential to play in the Gopher State REC state championships the 1st weekend of August (4th - 9th grade only)

Typically 3 or 4 weekend tournaments in May and June. Most tournaments will be within driving distance, but some tournaments may be further.

K-3rd Grade: One weekend Jamboree in early June (games on Sat/Sunday)


4th-12th grade:  No weekend tournaments (may play weekend playoff games at end of season)

Most teams play Mississippi 8 conference teams in the Northwest suburban area

Minors/Majors : Rogers & Otsego teams

4th, 5th-6th Gr : Rogers/Otsego, Elk River and Zimmerman

7th, 8th-9th : Rogers/Otsego, Elk River, Zimmerman,  Anoka-Ramsey

10-12th : Primarily North & West suburbs

2 - 3 hrs of practice per week (depending on field availability)

1.5 hrs of practice per week

Playing time is not equal

Equal playing time promoted 

Competitive play - play to win while still developing fundamental skills

 Emphasis is on fundamentals

Players will have to purchase a uniform.

 League supplies jersey & hat. 

Approximately $250-300 in additional fees to cover team gear, tournament gate fees, etc.

No additional fees

A $150 Volunteer deposit check is required at registration time.  This check will be shredded after each family serves at a minimum of one shift at a DIBs time slot.   Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the website under Dibs

A $150 Volunteer deposit check is required at registration time.  This check will be shredded after each family serves at a minimum of one shift at a DIBs time slot.   Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the website under Dibs