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This will depend on the type of team and the expectations of your local league. Recreational teams will often practice 1-2 times a week and play once a week. So you can expect a commitment of about 3-5 hours total including setup, picking up, etc. Add in an additional hour or so for preparation (practice plans, paperwork, etc.) Travel teams usually practice longer, plus there is travel involved for some matches, so the commitment may approach 6-8 hours including preparation. Regardless of the age of your team or level, you should recruit a team manager to handle all the league paperwork, snack and make-up schedules, etc. It can be a huge help.