Competitive FAQs
Competitive FAQs
Who Should Tryout?
Any recreational or competitive soccer player in the Kansas City metropolitan area who feels they have the skills and dedication to train and play at some of the highest levels in youth soccer. 
What Are The Annual Costs?

The annual costs for each player is approximately $1150-1250. Fees will be lower in even number years (e.g. 2014) for returning players as uniforms are updated only every two years.

A $200-$300 deposit is paid in the month of June for registration, uniform and league fees. The remaining balance is paid in installments across 10 months from August to May if the monthly payment plan is selected or in July, October, January and April if the quarterly plan is selected.

 

Players’ annual costs include the following:

  • Registration through Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)
  • Fall and spring outdoor season at Heartland Soccer League fields in Overland Park
  • Winter indoor season of either indoor soccer or futsal
  • Coaching fees
  • Practice fees
  • Strength/Agility and Quickness and academy sessions
  • Uniforms
  • Practice shirt
  • Club fees
  • Two in-town tournaments

 

Optional costs not included:

  • Club warm up jacket and pants
  • Club bag
  • Club spirit wear
  • Additional tournaments or travel — some teams may decide to participate in additional tournaments and share costs across players

Where Will We Practice?

The team manager, who is a parent volunteer, will work with the coach to arrange for practice locations. Most teams practice in the general area of Brookside for fall and spring. Winter practice facilities include locations in Kansas City metro area at indoor gym locations.

 

BSC is currently in negotiations to provide competitive team practice space on turf fields at the new Swope Soccer Village opening in the fall of 2014.

Where Will Games Be Played?

Games will be played with the Heartland Soccer League at their field locations in Overland Park. The winter season games will depend on the league selected by coach.

What Are Player Age Divisions?

BSC is affiliated with the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and age divisions are defined by MYSA. Age divisions are based on birth date cut-off for a player A player cannot be older than the cut-off birth date to play in the listed age division For example a U10 player must be born on or after August 1, 2004.

 

               2014/2015 MYSA Age Matrix

Age Division Birth Date Cut-Off
BSC Competitive U08 August 1, 2006
BSC Competitive U09 August 1, 2005
BSC Competitive U10 August 1, 2004
BSC Competitive U11 August 1, 2003
BSC Competitive U12 August 1, 2002
BSC Competitive U13 August 1, 2001
BSC Competitive U14 August 1, 2000
BSC Competitive U15 August 1, 1999
BSC Competitive U16 August 1, 1998
BSC Competitive U17 August 1, 1997
BSC Competitive U18 August 1, 1996
What Are Team Roster Sizes?

Team minimum and maximum sizes are determined by age division. Heartland Soccer League (HRT) plays a 6v6, 8v8 or 11v11 format. The maximum number of players who can dress for an HRT game are listed below under HRT Max Roster. The BSC Target Roster is target minimum roster size for teams by age group.

 

Age Division

HRT Format Size

HRT Max Roster

BSC Target Roster

U08, U09 & U10

6 vs 6

14

9-11

U11 and U12

8 vs 8

16

11-13

U13 and up

11 vs 11

18

14-16

Can My Child Play In Both the Recreational and Competitive Leagues?

We realize players who make competitive teams still have friends who play recreational and would like to continue to play with them. Players will be allowed to play on both a competitive and recreational team.  In the event of any game or practice conflicts, the competitive team should take precedence.

Are There Opportunities For Needs-Base Scholarships or Team Manager Discounts Toward Fees?

BSC offers need-based scholarships. We strive to expand scholarship opportunities through sponsorship and fundraisers. A scholarship application will be included in the email to players who receive offers from a team and will be evaluated and awarded by the BSC Board of Directors.

BSC offers a player discount of $200 to the children of team managers.

We continue to update the Competitive Program FAQs. If you have questions specific to this section, please send them to: info@brooksidesoccer.org