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Registration for fall 2020

Hi Ballard Soccer Families,

Registration for fall 2020 runs May 1- June 21.

We are super excited to look ahead to another season. Safety will be important this fall and we are working with Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer now on what return to play looks like and the phases. If we do have to end the season early we will be issuing prorated refunds.

As I mentioned in my earlier email this week we made a couple of changes and added a payment plan option that delays the first payment until July and/or spreads the payment out across July, Aug and Sept.

Registration fees remain the same as last year
$120 U5-U7
$165 U8-U18

U5, U6 and U7 teams (4-6 yr.), play Micro soccer. It involves short games on small fields with no goalie, pop-up goals, and 3-4 players to a side. Games are two 20 minute periods. This allows these young players plenty of opportunity to run and get a maximum number of touches on the ball, without worrying a lot about playing positions. Teams have small rosters of players with a maximum of 8 per team. Micro teams play only other BYSC micro teams. The emphasis is on beginning skills of ball handling and passing. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a ball must be provided by each player. We are going to try to have both coed and single gender teams for some of the U6-7 teams if we have enough to form multiple divisions. This is new and there is a button that you can check during registration to indicate your preference.

U-8 teams play 5v5 (4 field players and a goalie). U-9 teams play 7v7 (6 field players and a goalie.) The fields on which they play are also smaller; 30×40 yd and 40×60 yd. Games are two 25 minute halves. Goalkeepers are introduced. This is a developmental soccer program for younger players. Mod teams play other BYSC teams as well as teams from other nearby soccer clubs, like Queen Anne and Woodland. The emphasis of the game is on skills development. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Referees are introduced, although they are not much older than the players. Most games are still refereed by the coaches. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues.


U-10 teams play 7v7 soccer. Fields are around 40yd x 60yd. Games are two 25 minute halves. Referees are scheduled through the league and cover many games although coaches still fill in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 12 players. U-10 teams play other BYSC teams as well as teams from Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA). The rules for U-10 (and older) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a ball must be provided by each player. The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics.

U-11 and U-12 teams play 9v9 soccer. Fields are around 50yd x 80yd. Games are two 30 minute halves. Referees are scheduled through the league and cover many games although coaches still fill-in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 14 players. U-11 and U-12 teams play other BYSC teams as well as teams from SYSA. The rules for U-10 (and above) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are kept and there are standings. Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a ball must be provided by each player. There is an end of season city wide double elimination tournament that any team may enter. The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics.

U13-18 will play as they have.

I believe this is the registration link that should be live May 1st- June 21. Select the Rec 2020-2021 season if it gives you more than one choice. https://secure.sportsaffinity.com/reg/Public/registration/login.aspx?domain=wys-bysc.sportsaffinity.com&language=english&sessionguid=

Please email info@ballardsoccer.org or registrar@ballardsoccer.org with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Andrew Westmark

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