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Competitive League

Welcome To Brookside Soccer Competitive League

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Brookside Soccer Club’s competitive youth leagues are open children ages 7-18. Players receive programming from a professionally trained, experienced coaching staff.  Tryouts are in June for the annual league which plays three seasons and two tournaments. Fall and spring seasons are played through Heartland Soccer Association, one of the leagues in the USA. Winter league varies by team of either futsal, indoor or outdoor soccer. Teams are divisionally divided to offer competitive play and opportunity for development.

Beyond practice, Brookside Soccer Club provides additional training via SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) sessions by Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine training staff. Fall and spring outdoor practices are twice weekly at the new state of the art turf fields at Swope Soccer Village at 63rd Street and Lewis Road. Winter practices are weekly at TeamWork Sports indoor facility in Waldo. Additional camps and clinics are offered throughout the year and summer.

Brookside Soccer Club goes out of its way to offer quality soccer and coaching that is affordable to all. The club continues to explore sponsorship and fundraising opportunities to offset player costs and grow scholarship funds.

Join us in playing Soccer for the City! Fee and registration information and frequently asked questions are below. Questions? We are here to help! Contact: info@brooksidesoccer.org.

COMPETITIVE LEAGUE FEES AND REGISTRATION

The registration fee provides each child with a fun, safe and fair soccer experience. Annual registration and tryouts are required for each player. Once the player is offered a position, the fees will be as follows with a down payment required for team commitment.

2017-2018 Season Club Fees:
The annual cost per player for 2017-2018 is $1,400 or approximately $150/month. Payment plans are available for full payment, monthly or quarterly. Fees include:

  • Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) player registration and player insurance.
  • Heartland Soccer Association fall and spring league registration.
  • Professional coaching and goalkeeper-specific training.
  • Practices – twice per week in fall and spring; winter indoor practice once per week.
  • Winter league of either indoor soccer, futsal or outdoor soccer.
  • Training Sessions – Professionally coached Skills Academy and SAQ training sessions.
  • Tournaments – two in-town tournaments per year. (U8 one spring tournament.) Teams may add additional and/or out-of-town tournaments for extra costs of tournament fees and coaches travel costs.
  • Scholarships are available, information is HERE.

ANNUAL SEASON:
Play: Aug – May
Registration & Tryouts: June

COMPETITIVE LEAGUE UNIFORM KITS AND SPIRIT WEAR PURCHASE

A uniform kit is required for BSC competitive players and is not included in club fees. The uniform kit is renewed every other year in odd numbered years and good for two seasons. Additional or replacement items may be purchased at any time.

The 2017-2018 uniform kit is $215 and includes both game jerseys, shorts and socks (home and away) and club practice jerseys and shorts. Some teams choose to purchase an optional long-sleeved game jersey. The club also offers optional items such as warm up jackets and pants, bags and spirit wear. You may see items for sale HERE.

Competitive FAQs

How Do We Register?

All BSC registration is done online. You can access the system anytime by going to www.brooksidesoccer.org and choose Login or Register in the upper right-hand corner or at the bottom of each page. Registrations are done at a family or individual level.

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Is My Child & Family Ready For Competitive Soccer?

Before committing to a competitive soccer team, you should evaluate several things about your child and your lifestyle:
• Am I, the parent, willing to make the financial commitment of the club fees for a seasonal year?
• Am I, the parent, willing to make the commitment of getting my child to two practices per week 5-10 minutes prior to practice during the season? BSC competitive teams typically practice mid-July through May. Winter season will typically be only one practice per week with off-weeks depending on which winter league a team participates.
• Am I, the parent, willing to make the commitment of getting my child to games 20-30 minutes before scheduled games on the weekend?
• Does my child have time in their schedule? Can he/she balance school, homework, school sports and/or other extracurricular activities to commit to a competitive team?
• Does my child want to play soccer competitively?
• Is my child ready for the higher speed and physical play of competitive soccer?

If you answered Yes to the above, then Brookside Soccer Club competitive is right for you!

Who Should Tryout?

BSC competitive teams welcome any recreational or competitive soccer player in the Kansas City metropolitan area who wants to play at some of the highest levels in youth soccer.  BSC wants players with the dedication and desire to train and develop their skills.

How Does BSC Form Teams?

Brookside Soccer Club implemented a tiered-team model beginning in the 2015-2016 season. The Club’s objective is to place players in the best situation to be successful, as well as challenging them along the way. We want players to build a strong foundation and cohesiveness as they progress through age groups. 

While we intend to form winning teams, BSC’s greater commitment is in the development and training of our players. BSC’s stance is for players to be assigned to teams based on their actual age group. Physiological changes do occur rapidly in certain age groups and we want our players to develop properly, both physically and mentally. 

BSC works with the Heartland Soccer Association to position our teams in a challenging division. The goal is not “winning”, per se, but the development of our players. A team who dominates every team in their division is not properly challenged in game situations and skills. 

Team Process
• Coaches are tiered assigned by age/gender, i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, etc.
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The Tier 1 coach receives the first pick of players during tryouts to fill out the best team possible for their age group and assigned division. Players are selected on their skill level, their potential and with the team’s synergy in mind. The Tier 2 coaches will then complete their teams, and so on. All coaches within each age group are involved in this process.
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oaches may provide some opportunities throughout the season for players to guest play on higher-tiered teams as these players show faster development.

Where Will We Practice?

Fall and spring practice is at Swope Soccer Village. The coaches arrange for practice times with the BSC scheduler. Competitive teams practice two days per week in addition to their weekly games.

Winter practice moves indoors to TeamWork Sports in Waldo.  Most competitive teams practice only one hour on one day per week in the winter, with off-weeks for holidays. Game schedules will depend on the league and session the team chooses for indoor or outdoor soccer or futsal.   

How Do I Register For Competitive Tryouts?

Registration for BSC competitive tryouts is done via BSC’s Blue Sombrero registration system. A family account must be set up and then any participant that wants to tryout must be added to the account. The registration contains basic information such as family contacts and player details.

The same family account can be used for all BSC programs — competitive, recreational and camps/clinics. If you don’t currently have a family account, go to Log In/Register at the top right of our website.

See “How Do I Access BSC Family Account” in FAQs for more information.

The Register Now button should be used to select BSC programs for registration.

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For competitive team tryouts, select the program 2017-2018 BSC Competitive Tryouts.

What Are Player Age Divisions?

The age divisions are based on calendar year versus school year.

A player cannot be older than the last day of the birth year for the listed age division. For example, a U10 player must be born on or after January 1, 2008.

The other mandates from US Soccer include small-sided games and concussion initiatives to eliminate heading in lower age divisions.


If you would like more information on age division and concussion initiative being implemented by youth soccer in the US, there is an interview with World Class Coaching’s Tom Mura who interviews Heartland Soccer’s Shane Hackett, Brookside Soccer’s Nick Garcia, Kansas Youth Soccer’s Chris Duke and Sporting KC Academy’s Jon Parry.

Listen to Interview

What Are Team Roster Sizes?

Team roster sizes are determined by the age division of the team. BSC competitive teams participate in the Heartland Soccer Association (HSA) league in the fall and spring and follow mandated roster limits for the number of players who may dress for games. 

BSC roster is the optimum for a team to provide for development of our players.

What Is A Team Manager?

A team manager is a volunteer role of a player’s parent. They assist the coach with communication to the team’s parents; registration and tournament check-in; game-day processes, such as completing roster cards; and making winter league and practice arrangements. The manager also handles the team’s bank account, paying any fees on behalf of the team and making deposits of any checks.

BSC offers a player discount of $200 to the children of team managers. The manager discount is applied directly to the family’s account (half in July 2017 and half in April 2018).

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.

If you have specific questions not included above, please contact Competitive@BrooksideSoccer.org.