REMINDER - Bristol Soccer Club - Spring FUNdraiser w/Savers!
Help Support the Bristol Soccer Club Donate clothing and household goods May 30th through June 1st
Community members are invited to donate gently-used clothing and household items at the Bristol Soccer Club’s first annual FUNDrive, to be held May 30th through June 1st at the Bristol Soccer Club.
Please note the updated hours for collection are as follows:
Tuesday - 5-8pm
Wednesday - 9am to 2pm, 4:30-7pm
Thursday - 5-8pm
PLEASE DO NOT DROP ITEMS OFF OUTSIDE THESE ANNOUNCED HOURS!!
The drive’s goal is to raise $2,500 in funds to support the purchase of new equipment as well as field maintenance activities. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books, and small household items (no furniture).
All goods collected through the FUNDrive are sold to Savers, the parent company to great thrift stores like Value Village, Unique, and Savers. They pay us by the pound for every qualifying donation received. In turn, these items help keep their floors freshly stocked.
About Bristol Soccer Club
The Bristol Soccer Club is committed to the development of soccer in the city of Bristol, CT. The development of soccer as a sport, as well as the social, physical and motivational development of the children that participate is our focus.
Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and has saved more than 650 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. For more information, please visit www.savers.com.
Bristol Soccer Club is pleased to announce that registration for the upcoming travel tryouts is now open. Please register your child for the appropriate age group based on the chart at the bottom of this announcement.
When are Travel Soccer Try-Outs?
Travel soccer tryouts usually take place in the spring. Tryout dates & times for each age group will be posted on our website. There are 2 nights of tryouts for each age group and players are strongly encouraged to attend both. Attending both tryout sessions will maximize the amount of time your child can be seen and evaluated by our coaching/training staff. Please see schedule for 2017/18 travel season below:
5:00pm – 6:30pm
6:45pm – 8:00pm
U12 – U15
U12 – U15
U12 – U15
U12 – U15
Who should try out?
Travel soccer is for committed players who are looking for more of a challenge in order to continue to grow as a soccer player.
Should my child attend all tryouts?
Tryouts are required. Please note that tryouts consist of two sessions & players should make every effort to attend both sessions.
What do I bring for the try out?
No child will be able to step on the field without the following:
Online pre-registration before May 29, 2017
Check in at concession registration booth
Birth Certificate (if applicable - for players new to travel only)
Receive numbered jersey for evaluation
Bring soccer ball (best to write name on the ball) and water bottle
What is the procedure for tryouts?
Parents must register the child for the program. All registration information is listed under the tab Online Registration located on the Bristol Soccer Club website (www.bristolsoccer.org). Players will be on the field doing drills, small sided games etc. so that the coaching staff/trainers can evaluate the players with respect to their ability to compete at the travel level. During this time, no parents are allowed on the fields.
When will my child be notified about what team he or she is going to be on?
Players will be notified by no later than June 25th.
My child is already on a travel team. Is it necessary for him or her to tryout again?
Yes; all players tryout for travel soccer every year. If a current travel soccer player does not appear at tryouts he or she will not be placed on a team. Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances (i.e., injuries, family emergencies, etc.).
Will my child be on a team with the same players who are on his or her travel soccer team this year?
Not necessarily. Player skills and bodies change rapidly in youth soccer. BSC teams are based on the information gathered from tryout results, coach evaluation and trainer evaluation, if available.
Are travel fees refundable?
Travel fees are non-refundable. Upon commitment to a team, you are financially responsible for all Club fees. Upon the posting of the travel rosters we will ask for a commitment non-refundable deposit of $50 to secure your spot on the travel team (which will be deducted from registration fee when due). It has become a challenge at the Bristol Soccer Club to field competitive teams when we lose players days before the season starts or to other sports come spring. As a courtesy, we ask for the deposit to show commitment for fall/spring seasons.
I understand that travel soccer is a multi season sport, but what if my child doesn’t want to play travel soccer in the other seasons?
BSC's travel soccer program is comprised of fall & spring seasons, as this gives children the best opportunity to develop as players. If you know your child will not be playing travel soccer during a season, you should consider placing your child in our In-house program. This will enable us to create more stable travel teams over the travel season and minimize roster disruptions created by players who withdraw or want to be added. Last minute withdrawals will not be viewed favorably in future years, nor will refunds of travel fees be granted once you have accepted a position on the team.
Can my child play Travel soccer at the same time as other sports?
YES. Many Travel soccer players, particularly at the younger ages, play many sports during the same season, including baseball, football or basketball. Any players who anticipate scheduling conflicts should make their coach aware of the conflict before the season begins or as soon as possible so that the coach can plan practice or game schedules accordingly.
Does BSC Travel have a playing time policy?
Yes. Our guidelines say that every player must play at least 25%-50% of each game (except Cup games) for U9 and U10. The only exception is when players have multiple absences from practices (illness is considered excused and should not impact playtime). While there is a policy in place, coaches are allowed to use their discretion. The Bristol Soccer Club Travel Coordinator/Committee members hold a pre-season coaches meeting to address policies & procedures regarding the travel program. Any issues regarding playing time should be discussed with the team coach then the BSC Travel Coordinator/Committee in that order.
Where do Travel teams play?
BSC Travel teams play league games throughout Hartford County in the fall and spring. The distance traveled will depend upon the teams they play in their League and could include Avon, Simsbury, Granby, Wethersfield, South Windsor or Newington. Friendly games are also schedule with surrounding town travel teams. CT Cup games can require you to travel outside of the Hartford area (U11 and above teams only).
What is the time commitment for the players?
Travel teams practice two evenings a week. In addition to the practice schedule, each team will play at least one regular scheduled league game, generally on a Sunday; many teams also schedule friendly games on Saturdays. Teams may also elect to attend seasonal tournaments.
What is the Connecticut Cup?
The Connecticut Cup (“CT Cup”) is a statewide, single-elimination tournament played on Saturday afternoons over the course of a season for U11 and older. Cup teams are expected to participate in CT Cup play during the Fall season and Spring Season.
As part of the U.S. Soccer Player’s Development Initiatives, cjsa will follow the new birth year and season matrix listed below. There will still be some cases where play ups will apply.
The Bristol Soccer Club is pleased to invite you to our 21st Annual GolfTournament scheduled on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Hawk’s Landing in Southington, CT. This tournament benefits the Courtney Hei‐Ra Smith Memorial Scholarship fund which provides $1,000.00 scholarships each year to high school students who demonstrate the fundamentals instilled through the Bristol Soccer Club programs.
Whether you sponsor, golf or make an in‐kind donation, you will support our desire to provide Bristol children with an opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self‐empowering environment. The goal of Bristol Soccer Club is to enable young athletes to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally.
Last year we enjoyed a wonderful day of golf, food and prizes this year is expected to surpass last. We hope that you consider participating in our tournament as a golfer, sponsor, donor or combination thereof, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.
Enclosed you will find tournament information along with registration and sponsorship opportunities. The deadline to golf is June 10 and to sponsor is June 15, 2017. We appreciate any and all support for this milestone celebration!
Please download and complete the form located at the link below. You can then mail the form with payment to the address listed, or put the completed form in a sealed envelope labled "Bristol Soccer Club Golf Tournament Registration" and drop it off at the concession stand during normal game times.
Now that spring has sprung, we wanted to send out a couple reminders for all of our soccer families and visiting friends/family members.
First, we wanted to remind everyone that the soccer club is a smoke free environment. This includes all forms of tobacco, as well as any vaping. The smoke free environment extends all the grounds, including the parking areas.
We also would like to remind folks that the facility does not allow any pets on the fields. We are not a public facility so we do all the landscaping and groundskeeping out of our own pocket so any time we can reduce the effort of waste removal, we would like to.
We thank you in advance for your efforts to keep our club a clean, healthy environment for the kids!