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Youth Soccer

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Briarwood Community Association (BCA) offers Kinder Soccer (ages 3 – 4) as an initiation to the sport. Under 6 to Under 10 mini-youth soccer is coordinated by BCA and organized by Saskatoon Youth Soccer . Players register with and become members of BCA for both Kinder Soccer and U6 through U10.

BCA soccer is organized by volunteer coordinators and coaches and we are always in need of assistance.  If you are interested in helping please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The success of the league depends on volunteers, so please consider donating your time and talents.

 

What are the seasons?

 BCA offers soccer for the indoor (Fall) and outdoor (Spring) season. The indoor season runs from the end of October through March and the outdoor season runs May through June (weather dependant).

Kinder Soccer runs a slightly shorter season in the spring.    

 

Which league do I register my child in?

League registration is determined by year of birth not age. Please note that we are not able to register Kinder Soccer age players in the Under 5 league. For the 2017/2018 season if your child was born in:

  • 2014 – 2015  Kinder Soccer  (spring only)
  • 2013 – Under 5
  • 2011-2012 – Under 7
  • 2009-2010 – Under 9

Children born 2007 or earlier, register through the appropriate zone.  Briarwood is in the East zone.

 

 see Saskatoon Youth Soccer at http://www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/registration for more information

Please ensure that you register in the appropriate league based on your child’s year of birth, BCA will re-assign players that have been registered incorrectly as Saskatoon Youth Soccer will not accept registrations in the incorrect birth year.

 

What are the leagues, and when do they play?

 

    · Kinder Soccer (Co-ed) – Spring only

This is an introduction activity where the emphasis is on having fun as a group, skill building and playing games.  Players learn through short drills and games.  Parent involvement is required at each practice.  Each participant receives a smaller size soccer ball which is included with their registration fee.  Practices are once a week and last about an hour.

  • ·Under 5 (Co-ed)

 The focus of Under 5 is on building elementary skills and learning the basics of match play.  Games are 3 on 3 with no goal keeper and the coaches are on the field to assist the children in the game play and to act as a referee.  Parental involvement is encouraged.  The league is sponsored by Tim Horton’s and each player receives a TIMBITS soccer shirt to keep. .

  • ·Under 7 (Girls, Boys)

The focus of Under 7 is on continued skill building and the basics of match play.  Games are 4 on 4 with no goal keeper and the coaches are on the field to assist the children in the game play and to act as a referee. 

 

  • ·Under 9 (Girls, Boys)

The focus of Under 9 is greater independence in play and increased awareness of team play.  Games are match play is 5 on 5 with no goal keeper.  Coaches are on the field during match play to assist the players and to act as referees.

Who are the coaches?

 Youth soccer at the community level is coached by parent volunteers where the focus of the leagues is on building fundamentals and having fun.  Volunteer coaches and coaching assistants are always needed.  Even if you have not coached before, consider volunteering your time.Coaching clinics are offered through Saskatoon Youth Soccer to coaches in Mini-leagues.

How do I sign up to coach or assist?

When you are registering your child to play, please indicate your willingness to coach, co-coach or act as a manager in the notes section of the registration process.  An early identification of parents willing to help out assists greatly when it comes time to make teams. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to express your interest.

How do I register my child?

Registration for BCA Soccer is online at www.briarwoodca.com. The active registration dates are announced through the website, newsletters and local area signs prior to registration. If you miss this registration, please contact the soccer coordinator to enquire about late registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that a $25 charge will be applied to all late registrations. We will attempt to place all registrants on a team, but be aware that this may not be possible for late registrants. The coordinator has the right to refuse late registrations once teams have been formed.

How are teams formed?

Once the registrations are completed we compile all the information and begin to sort children into teams based on the number of registrations and the available number of coaches.

We encourage parents to provide information at the time of registration so that soccer is an enjoyable experience for their child. Information such as the school your child attends, friends they would like to play with, or other considerations that could affect their placement on a team is helpful to include in the notes section. We make every effort to honour requests, and appreciate everyone’s understanding if we cannot accommodate each request.

What are the fees?

Fees are set each season to cover the costs of running the league, registering the players for tournaments and supplying equipment.  Fees for soccer are available on the online registration pages during registration dates. If you register, but later decide to withdraw be aware that there will be no refunds once BCA has formed teams and submitted the rosters to Saskatoon Youth Soccer. Withdrawals prior to finalization of team rosters will be subject to a $10 administration fee. These finalization dates vary year to year and season to season, so if your plans change notify us as soon as possible.

Participation in BCA programs requires the purchase of a community association membership. The BCA membership is valid for all family members registering in any BCA program August 1 through July 31 of the current year. If your family does not have a valid community association membership the cost of annual membership will be added to your soccer registration.