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Broomfield Soccer Club

Recreational Soccer

Welcome to Broomfield Soccer Club!  Below you will find information that is very helpful if you are new to the world of soccer.  If you have any questions after reading this, please feel free to email [email protected].  We are always happy to help!

Age Groups

Recreational soccer begins at the U4 age group, and runs through U15.  The U stands for under, but this can be a bit confusing. Starting in the fall of 2016, BSC began to follow US Soccer and FIFA mandates and use the calendar year to determine age groups, instead of the previously used school year calendar. The calendar year age groups run from January 1st through December 31st. When registering your children, please be absolutely sure that you enter the date of birth correctly and that they are registered in the correct age group.  All players are asked to play in their own age group as each program provides its own unique set of skills for player development.

From U4 through U8, all games are played against other teams from within the Broomfield Soccer Club.  At U8 or U9, players transition into one of two programs, our traditional recreational soccer program, or our accelerated development program, Select.  Teams begin to play other clubs, and you have several options having to do with commitment level, skill level, etc. Once players get to U11, competitive soccer begins!  Most players go the competitive soccer route, but some do choose to continue with recreational soccer, which BSC offers as well.  

Click here for the BSC Rec Program Overview Chart that summarizes age groups, roster sizes, game duration, field setup, etc.

Calendar

The rec fall season runs from mid-August through late October/early November.  Registration for the rec fall season runs from June 15th through July 15th.  Late registrations are accepted after July 15th only in age groups with openings with a late fee.  After July 15th, the team formation process begins.  A coach's meeting is held in late August, after which you will hear from your coach for the upcoming season with all of the details (scheduleuniforms, practices, etc.)  

The rec spring season runs from early/mid March through late May.  Registration for the rec spring season is December 15th through January 15th.   Late registrations are accepted after January 15th only in age groups with openings with a late fee. After January 15th, the team formation process begins.  A coach's meeting is held in late February, after which you will hear from your coach for the upcoming season with all of the details (scheduleuniforms, practices, etc.)

During the offseason, many players choose to play additional soccer.  Over the summer, one of the most popular choices are soccer camps.  To see soccer camps offered by Broomfield Soccer Club, hover over the Camps tab at the top of the page.  In addition, Broomfield Fives is an option for older players.  During the winter, there are many indoor soccer and futsal options available.

Small Fry U4-U5, Players born in 2016 & 2015

The Small Fry Program is the introductory program in club soccer.  At this age, kids learn best through playing games and using their
imagination in games with and without the ball.  This age group has a 1 hour session on Saturday mornings.  The first 30 mins is a practice, followed immediately by a 30 min game.  The BSC Small Fry T-Shirt is included in the registration fee.  Volunteer Coaches.

Practice days: No weekday practices
Games: Saturdays
League: BSC In House League
Format: 3v3, no goalkeepers
Roster Size: 8-10 players

Click here for a video that shows how to set up the goal for U4-U5 games.

U6-U7, Players born in 2014 & 2013

At U6, players are introduced to a weekday practice and games on Saturday.  The focus at this age is dribbling and mastery of the ball.  Teams will have a 1 hour practice beginning at 5:00 or 6:00p.  The games on Saturday will consist of a 15 min warmup with 2 - 20 min halves.  Players purchase the BSC Adidas Uniform Kit.  

Practice days: 1 day/week
Games: Saturdays
League: BSC In House League
Format: 4v4, no goalkeepers
Roster Size: 10-12 players

Click here for a video that shows how to set up the goal for U6-U7 games.

U8, Players born in 2012

At U8, teams will practice 2 days/week with games on Saturday.  While we continue to develop the technical skills of the players, we start to work on passing in pairs.  Goalkeepers and throw-ins are introduced at this age group.  Teams will have a 1 hour practice beginning at 5:00 or 6:00p on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs.  The games on Saturday will consist of a 15 min warmup with 2 - 20 min halves.  Players purchase the BSC Adidas Uniform Kit.  Volunteer Coaches

Practice days: 2 days/week
Games: Saturdays
League: BSC In House League
Format: 6v6, 5 field players and 1 goalkeeper
Roster Size: 14-16 players

U9-U10, Players born in 2011 & 2010

When players reach the U9 age group, they can continue to play in our Recreational Program or consider the Select Program.  The U9-U10 Recreational Program continues to build on the technical aspects, while introducing more tactical components to the game.  Teams will practice for 75 minutes 2 days/week beginning at 5:00 or 6:15p on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs.  Teams will be registered in the CSA Front Range League and play on Saturdays.  Teams will have 4 home games and 4 away games, which will be played in the North Denver Metro area.  Players purchase the BSC Adidas Uniform Kit.  Volunteer Coaches. 

The Select Program is designed for kids who have displayed the ability to play at a higher level through an assessment process. The program requires a higher commitment level from both the parents and the player.  Click here for more information on the Select Program.   

Practice days: 2 days/week
Games: Saturdays
League: CSA Front Range League, Rec North
Format: 7v7 with buildout lines
Roster Size: 10-12 players

U11-U15, Players born in 2009 - 2005

When players reach the U11 age group, they can continue to play in our Recreational Program or consider the Competitive Program.  The U11-U15 Recreational Program focuses on the principles of attack, defend, and transition.  Teams will practice for 75 minutes 2 days/week beginning at 5:00 or 6:15p on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs.  Teams will be registered in the CSA Front Range League and play on Saturdays.  Teams will have 4 home games and 4 away games, which will be played in the North Denver Metro area.  Players purchase the BSC Adidas Uniform Kit.  Volunteer Coaches.  

Broomfield Soccer Club’s competitive soccer program, also known as Broomfield Blast, is designed to develop every player to their fullest potential. BSC will create an elite training environment for all players striving to achieve the next level of play.  All competitive players try out for a team within their proper age group. Our technical staff and competitive coaches evaluate players and then place them according to individual technical ability, tactical understanding, attitude and experience.  Click here for more information.   

Practice days: 2 days/week
Games: Saturdays
League: CSA Front Range League, Rec North
Format: 9v9
Roster Size: 12-15 players


Michael Green, Director of Developmental Soccer, [email protected]
Jen Kaiser, Rec Boys Program Manager, [email protected]
Kris Herrald, Rec Girls Program Manager, [email protected]

Rec FAQ's

I've registered my child, when will I be contacted by a coach?

In the spring, you should hear from your coach no later than March 1st.  In the fall, you should hear from your coach no later than August 25th.  If you are registered, and have not yet heard from your coach by these dates, please contact [email protected].

What is the refund policy if I've registered, but my child doesn't end up playing soccer?

For recreational soccer, if you request a refund prior to the closing of the registration period (January 15th for spring soccer, July 15th for fall soccer), a 100% refund is available, less a $10 processing fee.  Following the close of the registration period, a 50% refund is available until the end of January for spring soccer, and the end of July for fall soccer, less a $10 processing fee.  After that period, no refunds are available.  Special circumstances may be considered (injury, family moving out of town, etc.), but a child changing their mind is not considered one of these special circumstances.  

We ask that you inform us ASAP if you believe that your child will not be participating in soccer, despite being registered, as this greatly affects our team formation process.

For Select and Competitive Soccer, no refunds are available.

How do I find our practice or game field?

For game and practice fields, we have a convenient field maps page.  If your child plays U9 or older, and you have an away game, we recommend using Soccer Fields of Colorado.


What is "playing up" an age group?

"Playing up" means that, for whatever reason, your child is playing in an age group older than what they should be according to date of birth.  It is Broomfield Soccer Club policy that all players will play in their true age group (birth year).   In order for players to be considered to play up in the spring season, they must be identified by the BSC Technical Staff.  We strictly do not allow children to "play up" at U4.  "Playing down" is not allowed in the state of Colorado.


What is the BSC policy on weather delays/cancelations, whether for practice or games?

In the event of adverse weather, the City of Broomfield communicates with Broomfield Soccer Club by 2pm that the fields will be opened or closed.  After 2pm, Broomfield Soccer Club is responsible for making the call on fields open or closed.  We work very closely with the City of Broomfield to maintain our fields.  This relationship is very important, so when fields are closed, we require that NO teams are out practicing or playing.  Once practices have begun, if adverse weather rolls in, we ask that coaches make the call as to whether to continue practice or cancel.  We recommend downloading the "Weatherbug" app, which has a feature called "Spark", which tells you the distance of any lightning.  If lightning is within 10 miles, we ask that you clear the fields.  If it is within 6 miles, clearing the fields is mandatory.  Please, always err on the side of caution when making this judgement call...no practice is as important as the lives of our players!  

If games are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will do our best to make up all games.  We reserve 1 Saturday at the end of the the fall and spring season as a makeup day.  If more than one game is cancelled during a season, games may be rescheduled for a Sunday or a weekday.


What do I do if my player is injured playing soccer with BSC and requires treatment?

Please review the following documents from CSA:

Colorado Liability and Medical Insurance Outline


 

Contact

Broomfield Soccer Club

2150 W. 6th Ave, Suite F
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Phone: 303-466-0096
Email: [email protected]

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