Coaching
Recreational Soccer Coaching

As a part of Brookside Soccer Club’s volunteer process, ALL Recreational League coaches and assistant coaches must successfully complete a background check EVERY CALENDAR YEAR. In order to make this process quick and easy, coaches provide information electronically which is transmitted instantly, safely and securely to our background check vendor. This enhanced process can remove days of waiting from the overall process. Please remember to do the following:

1. Complete all fields.

2. Use your legal name and information and add any maiden or previous names to the additional names section.

3. Review your answers for accuracy and spelling.

4. If you have any questions or special circumstances you should contact Nick Garcia (913.787.1536) or Sadie Johnson (816.522.7729) before submitting the request.

All coaches are required to complete the screening process and obtain approval from Brookside Soccer Club. Verification identification cards WILL NOT be issued; instead, we will make spot checks for weekend games. Strikes will be issued based on the number of times a coach does not show proof of their verification card:

Strike One: Verbal warning to complete background check immediately.

Strike Two: Coach will be asked to leave the field of play and will be unable to coach until he/she completes the background process or shows proof of verified identification. 

Strike Three: Coach is banned from coaching a team or participating in ANY BSC event for one year. 

*Please click on the following link to complete this request: Background Check

BSC Recreational Playing Format

Please note that in order to more closely align Brookside Soccer Club with the United States Soccer Federation guidelines and to allow each player more time on the ball, some playing formats were adjusted within the last year. In order to ensure all divisions follow BSC’s core values, division coordinators will create balanced and fair teams. As per the club’s mission and within the registration system, 1st – 8th grade are single-sex divisions and PreK, K and High School division are coed. There are no exceptions to this rule.

PreK & K (U6) Game Format: 25 minute practice+30 minute game Game Length: 55 minutes Field Size: 20×30 Ball Size: 3 Number of Players: 3v3 Goalkeeper: No Max. Roster Size: 6

1st & Second Grades (U8) Game Format: 4×10 minute quarters (2 minute breaks) Game Length: 50 minutes Field Size: 25×40 Ball Size: 3 Number of Players: 4v4 Goalkeeper: No Max. Roster Size: 10

3rd & 4th Grades (U10) Game Format: 2×25 minute halves Game Length: 50 minutes Field Size: 40×75 Ball Size: 4 Number of Players: 6v6 Goalkeeper: Yes Max. Roster Size: 14

5th & 6th Grades (U12) Game Format: 2×30 minute halves Game Length: 60 minutes Field Size: 40×75 Ball Size: 4 Number of Players: 8v8 Goalkeeper: Yes Max. Roster Size: 16

7th & 8th Grades (U14) Game Format: 2×35 minute halves Game Length: 70 minutes Field Size: 75×120 Ball Size: 5 Number of Players: 11v11 Goalkeeper: Yes Max. Roster Size: 18

High School (U19) Game Format: 2×35 minute halves Game Length: 70 minutes Field Size: 40×75 Ball Size: 5 Number of Players: 8v8 Goalkeeper: Yes Max. Roster Size: 14