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 practice times at Swope Soccer Village. Most competitive teams practice two days a week, in addition to their weekly games.

Where Will Games Be Played?

Games will be played with the Heartland Soccer League at their field locations in Overland Park or at Swope Soccer Village. 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, 2005.

2015_2016 MYSA Age Matrix

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.

What is the Skills Academy program

The Skills Academy is an 8-week program designed and implemented to give players in 1st through 8th Grades a boost in their training regimen through ball skill repetition. The Academy is designed to encourage and boost players’ confidence on the ball by promoting a positive and structured environment to foster creative freedom and guided discovery while learning to master the ball.

The program will be led by BSC’s Youth Development Director Jason Lee on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the 2015 Spring Recreational League season. The objective of the academy is to create a link and opportunity for recreational players to practice at a competitive level with participants from their respective age groups with a similar goal. Players will not only learn ball mastery but will learn what it is like to train on a more regular basis prior to potentially making the commitment and transition to a competitive team!

Where: Swope Soccer Village
When:  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

Tuesdays (April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26)
5-6 pm  1st/2nd & 3rd/4th grade players
6-7 pm  5th/6th & 7th/8th grade players

Wednesdays (April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27)
5-6 pm  1st/2nd & 3rd/4th grade players
6:30-7:30 pm  5th/6th & 7th/8th grade players

Cost: $150

* Players are encouraged to make both sessions during the week (16 total sessions).
* Players will receive a special Skills Academy practice shirt (at the first session) and an individual player evaluation (upon completion of the 8-week academy).
* Space is limited. Clinic numbers will be small to allow more one-on-one training.

Click HERE to register.

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