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The best choice for families in
South Oakland County looking for
quality coaching & competitive play

Interested in travel soccer?

  • Please check out our information guide
  • Then pre-register to receive the latest news on the upcoming season and receive information about available team spots
  • Finally, save the date for upcoming "Meet the Coach" sessions! Pre-registered players will receive the zoom meeting invitation

South Oakland County Soccer (SOCS) offers a competitive travel soccer program for ages 6-19 for girls (Storm), and boys (Force).  SOCS is a non-profit, community-based soccer club that has a team of operational volunteers and paid staff that allow us to offer an excellent value. We hire quality licensed professional coaches with experience that includes:  professional, college, semi-pro and Bundesliga play, and college/high school coaching.  Our coaches focus on the development of players to help them reach their full potential to compete at high levels.
 
SOCS players also develop a true camaraderie in a fun, family friendly atmosphere.  From our tournament pep-rallies and club wide activities, to our leadership training and 30-year anniversary party, players and families who join a SOCS Force or Storm team truly become part of a club.
  • SOCS competes in MYSL (Select) and MSPSP (Premier) leagues and Jr State Cup/State Cup
  • Turfed & Grass home fields in Berkley, Southfield, Ferndale, Madison Heights areas.
  • Turfed winter indoor training facility minutes from the Woodward & I-696 area.
  • All-inclusive pricing from $890-$1660 per year.
  • SOCS will offer supplemental "trapped player" options for 2006 birthyear boys for the Fall 2020 season.  Trapped players are those that are still in 8th grade when the rest of the players in their birthyear are in high school.  See the travel info guide for more details. 
  • Player signings will start June 1st and will replace tryouts for the 2020/21 season. Please see the travel guide for more information. 

FAQs

How do I tryout for SOCS travel teams?

  • Tryouts have been replaced with player signings for the 2020/21 season
  • Currently registered SOCS players are permitted to re-commit and sign June 1st - 12th
  • All unsigned players are permitted to commit and sign with SOCS starting June 13th

Will I be refunded if the Fall Travel Season is cancelled?

  • SOCS has committed to do the right thing and understands the financial hardship for our participating families during this unprecedented time. We will reduce annual fees or issue prorated refunds for cancellations of tournaments, or cancellations of complete Fall, Winter or Spring seasons due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for the latest updates surrounding SOCS and the pandemic.

Who can I talk to about joining a SOCS travel team?

  • You can contact Executive Director, Marcel Schmid at 248-719-9785 or mschmid.socs@gmail.com with:
    • Name, birth year, player gender, previous soccer experience, parent name & best phone number to reach parent

 

Travel Info Guide 2020/21

Read our current season's travel information guide

Message from SOCS Executive Director

“At SOCS we offer experienced professional coaching, an affordable fee structure, and competitive teams, all while promoting a family friendly environment. We take pride in our club for focusing on the development of our young athletes on and off the field. It is our commitment as a community‚Äźbased club to provide our athletes and their families with a safe, fun and competitive experience.”

− Marcel Schmid, MBA, SOCS Executive Director, former professional player