Registration

BYSC Registration

Register Player

Register Coach

If you have registered with us before – your information should be already in our database which means that you have been assigned a login ID and a password. 

Fees 2020*

Micro: U5-U7 $120
U8-U19: $165
Late registration: $25 late fee (space available basis)
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Registration Schedule

Fall Soccer May 1 – June 22 Late Registration until teams are full
Spring Soccer January Late Registration until teams are full
Summer Soccer February Late Registration until teams are full

Registrations will be accommodated on a space available basis after the on time registration period. If the level you want to register for is closed, a wait-list option will be available instead. Your credit card will not be charged unless we have a spot open for your player. Contact registrar@ballardsoccer.org with any questions.   

Registration Lookup

Ages for Soccer – Teams and ages are referred to as U (under) then an age. For example 10 year olds play on U11 teams. “AGE” is that of the player as of July 31 of the current year.

You need to provide a copy of your BIRTH CERTIFICATE or Passport in order to play (this only needs to happen one time). Please upload a scanned copy or photo of your new player’s birth certificate to your member account (green arrow next to your child’s name). Don’t loose your place on a team because you neglect this. (We encourage you to black out personal information other than the name and birth-date).

Scholarships

The Ballard Soccer Club is committed to providing opportunities for children to play recreational soccer. Scholarships are available through the Ballard Soccer Development Fund. Players in need of scholarships should fill out the application prior to registration stating their need. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis and families will be contacted with instructions on how to register. Those wishing to contribute to the fund may also do so by contacting the Registrar or making a donation during the registration process.

Scholarship Application

Registration Policies

Recreational Soccer Team Formation and Player Placement

The intent of the club’s registration practices are to ensure that all children who wish to play soccer be afforded the opportunity to play on a team. It is BYSC and Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) policy that all children who wish to play soccer be afforded the opportunity to play.

City rec teams are put together by the local club registrars. The registrars have the ultimate responsibility to decide who plays where. Returning players who register during on-time registration will automatically be assigned to their previous team unless they are moving from a mixed gender team to a single gender team.

New players living in the Ballard boundaries will be given priority over new players that do not live in the Ballard boundaries. Players are encouraged by SYSA to play with their neighborhood club.

On-time Registration

Regular (on-time) registration begins every year on May 1st. All returning players must make a commitment by early June to hold a spot on their team. A registration reminder e-mail will be sent in late April to all players from last season. All Coaches/Managers should contact old players at this time, and remind them to sign up.

Late Registration

Players may register throughout the summer up until late August, as long as roster spots on teams are available. There is a $25 late fee for players registering after on-time registration closes.
Late registering players will be assigned on a space-available basis to teams as necessary to even out roster numbers. If BYSC teams are full, the registrar may be able to help find spots on teams from neighboring clubs.

Team Composition

BYSC does not accept new intact teams. Coaches do not determine the players for their team except that a head coaches will have their own kids on their team.

Furthermore, coaches cannot pick and choose players for existing rec teams. Coaches selecting players is against the recreation soccer rules laid out by Washington Youth Soccer and adopted by SYSA and BYSC.

Likewise, new players do not get to select their team. By design, new teams generally consist of players from multiple schools. Requests may be made in the “Special Requests” section of the registration form if a player would like to try and play with a friend or classmate. Requests will be honored when possible, but in the end the registrars will do what is best for all teams, and the club at large.

Returning fall players who wish to move to a different team due to certain circumstances (i.e. carpooling, practice, or coach/parent/player conflicts) may do so upon approval by the registrar. Other factors the registrars will look at in assigning returning players who wish to be on a different team include:

Is the receiving team able to add the player?
If a team gives up the player, are they going to be short players?

The club and coach’s responsibility will be to give returning players a chance to sign up, and then fill in with new players as needed. A coach cannot tell a returning player to move to a new team. Any coach concerned with an individual’s discipline problem or other extreme conflict should be brought to the attention of the registrar and the club board.

For Fall soccer registration purposes, a returning player refers to players from the previous fall’s team. It does not include new players that played with the coach or team for Spring soccer and/or winter indoor soccer. The intent of SYSA Spring soccer is that kids return to their Fall teams.

Spring Soccer

Playing on a spring team does not affect your fall soccer team. On occasion, players find new friends to play with during the spring, and want to play with them again in the fall. Most SYSA clubs do not permit this kind of player movement in the fall as it comes very close to looking like select soccer. Recreational teams must be formed by club registrars, in order to preserve the “non-select” nature of recreational soccer.