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Spring Registration Info

Updated 12/11/2017

 

2018 Spring Soccer Registration is OPEN

  

We are currently accepting 2018 Spring soccer registrations for 2nd Grade and older players at www.bmsc.org. 

The
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 2017. 

We understand this seems early.  However, Spring teams need to be registered with RBJSL by early Jan.  The Spring Season consists of 6 games beginning the weekend of Mar 17, 2018 and ending the weekend of Apr 29, 2018 (there are no games Easter weekend).  The returning player fee is $35.  If you did not play in the Fall 2017, the full fee is payable ($95).

 

It is imperative that all Spring players register by Dec 31.  Depending upon turnout, returning players may need to be placed on a different team than their Fall 2017 team.  If there are not enough players to form a team for a particular age group, full refunds will be granted to those who are unable to be placed on a team.

 

It is also important to note that there currently is NO BMSC Developmental Program in the Spring.  Any U8/1st Grade players wishing to play in the Spring will be placed in the U9 age division of the Travel Program but will be playing at the lowest skill division available.

 

Happy Holidays!

BMSC

 

 

 

Spring Soccer: What is it?

Updated 12/11/2017

 

 

Spring Soccer:  What is it?

 

Blue Mountain Soccer Club (BMSC) participates in the Reading Berks Junior Soccer League (RBJSL) during the Spring Season.  The RBJSL (www.rbjsl.org) Spring Season is for Travel teams (former age groups of U9 and older).  BMSC currently does not have a Developmental Spring Program.  However, there is some consideration into creating one if there is enough interest and if coaches are available.  If interested, please contact our Director of Developmental Soccer, Registrar, or any other Board Member.

 

Summary of BMSC Spring Soccer in the RBJSL

  • SEASON SCHEDULE

    • RBJSL's Spring Season consists of 6 games with NO playoffs.

    • The Spring 2018 Game season starts March 17, 2018 and ends April 29, 2018.

    • NO games Easter weekend.

  • TEAM FORMATION

    • Teams are grouped by gender, age, and competition level (tier) very similarly to the Fall season.  Although the Spring is in a new calendar year, it is still considered a part of the 2017-18 soccer year.  Thus, players are NOT automatically advanced one age classification from the Fall season.

    • Although there are no U8 age groups, if interested, 1st Grade/U8 players may elect to request to be placed on a 2nd Grade/U9 team.  If enough 1st Grade/U8 players sign up, a U8 team will be formed to play U9 at the lowest skill classification available (typically T3).

    • Since Spring registration numbers are often significantly less than those of the Fall, Spring teams are often NOT the same as those in the Fall.  Some teams and/or age groups may need to be combined to form a team.

  • GAME/PRACTICE LOCATIONS

    • Games are played outdoors with home games played on BMSC fields and away games played at opponents' fields.

    • Practices are held on BMSC fields.

    • Some coaches elect to hold practices indoors at various facilities.  However, there is typically an ADDITIONAL CHARGE for indoor practices that is NOT covered by the BMSC registration fees.  No coach is permitted to require a player to pay additional costs beyond what is required through the registration process, nor can a player be disciplined for not attending such practices.

  • Can a child play both soccer and baseball/softball?

    • There is no rule against it, however it is the parents' discretion to decide if time can be committed to both.

    • If electing to do both, players are still expected to attend soccer practice.

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Dec 31 2017

    • Spring Teams must be registered in the RBJSL system by early January.  In order for the BMSC to formulate the teams and identify the appropriate coaches, all player registrations must be completed in the BMSC system by Dec 31 2017.

  • Player passes and coach background clearances are required.

  • If a player registers and it is determined that there is not enough registrants to formulate a team, that player will receive a full refund.

 

If there are any questions regarding the registration process, please contact our Registrar.

 

If you are interested in coaching during the Spring Season, please contact our Director of Coaching. 

 

Thanks,

BMSC

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Registration Info

Updated 07/07/2017

2017 Fall Soccer Registration Information

 

 

BMSC Soccer registration for the Fall 2017 season is:

CLOSED for the Travel Program – Deadline was June 7

OPEN for the Developmental Program – Deadline is July 16

 

***Late registrations for the Travel Program are being considered based on team space availability but are not guaranteed***

 

Registration must be completed online through our website at www.bmsc.org.

 

FALL PROGRAMS

The Blue Mountain Soccer Club (BMSC) offers two programs for the FALL based on grade and age:

 

Developmental Program – In-House soccer for age levels U5 thru U8 (1st Grade and younger).

All practices and games take place within the boundaries of the Blue Mountain School District.

 

Travel Program – Inter-Club soccer for age levels U9 and above (2nd Grade and older) for all skill levels.  Travel teams typically compete in the Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League (RBJSL).  Please note that due to many RBJSL schools having Junior High soccer (including Blue Mountain), divisions for 7th grade and older might not be available.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  SCHOOL GRADE is the first consideration for team formation even if player is eligible for a younger division by birth year.

BMSC has decided to generally group players, as much as possible, by SCHOOL GRADE rather than their "U" age designation.  Doing so more closely mimics how we have formed teams over the past 25+ years.  This avoids one team consisting of a split of 4th and 5th graders, then next oldest team a split of 5th and 6th graders, and so on.  The result is that some players may have to "play-up" an age division to stay with their current grade.  However, due to roster size restrictions (particularly in the Travel Program), some exceptions might be necessary.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fees for each program are as follows:

 

Developmental (U5-U8)

$50

Travel, U9-U12

$70

Travel, U13+

$75

 

This fee is to be paid for each player registered.

 

FUNDRAISER / BUYOUT

The BMSC Fundraiser or Buyout is mandatory for the first two (2) players in the household.

 

For our Fundraiser, we have again partnered with It's Just Barbecue, Deer Lake, PA.  Each player is responsible for 7 tickets at a cost of $8 a piece for a total of $56.  Tickets will be disbursed in late June and redeemable thru the end of October.

 

In lieu of a fundraiser, the Buyout option is $25.

 

Fundraiser / Buyout payment is due at time of registration.

 

 

UNIFORMS

Developmental Program

The Club will provide uniforms for the Developmental Program (T-shirt jersey and 1 pair of soccer socks).

 

Travel Program

There is a new uniform policy being implemented for the Fall 2017 Travel Program.  Travel players will be required to provide or purchase the club-approved uniform "kit".  The uniform kit will consist of two (2) jerseys, shorts, and soccer socks.  Players that currently have uniforms will NOT be required to replace those uniforms.  More details will be provided at a future date, however, the total cost of the full "kit" will likely be $70-$80.

 

Jersey number requests can be made at the time of registration, however the Club reserves the right to assign numbers at its discretion.  For same-number requests, returning players will be given priority consideration followed by those who register early (so REGISTER EARLY!!!).

 

 

Coaches & Volunteers (Travel & Developmental)

If you plan on coaching or assisting the team in anyway, please register as a volunteer at the same time you register your player(s).  Every person who has contact with the soccer players MUST go thru the required background checks.  Details will be emailed to each volunteer.

 

 

Player & Coach Passes (Travel only)

ALL Travel Players and Coaches need to provide updated photos (jpg format) for their player passes.  Please email them to bluemtsoccerclub@gmail.com.

Any player new to the BMSC Travel Program must also email a copy of the birth certificate (jpg format) to bluemtsoccerclub@gmail.com.

If you are playing for another premier Travel club, you MUST declare so at time of registration.

 

 

Skills Session (Travel only)

Updated 07/07/2017

BMSC will be holding a skills session for registered BMSC BOYS who are in Second Grade/U09.  The number of registrants at this age group necessitates the creation of two teams.  The purpose of the skills session is to help with rostering these two teams.  Every boy registered will be placed on a second grade team. There is NOT a need for a skills session for other players.

 

More information will be emailed to the registered second grade boys at a later date.

 

 

Questions?

Any questions can be emailed to bluemtsoccerclub@gmail.com.  We will also be updating our website as more information becomes available.

 

 

 

Age Division Groupings

Age/Division Groupings

Player Age and Grade Level

Updated 05/18/2017

As a soccer club we are a member of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer (EPYSA) as are almost all soccer clubs in this part of the state.  EPYSA has been mandated by US Youth Soccer to adopt the FIFA birth year rule starting Fall 2016.  This change has effectively moved the age cutoff date from Aug 1/Jul 31 to Jan 1/Dec 31.  The old cutoff corresponded closely with the school year.  The new age cutoff date could effectively breakup teams that basically consisted of players of the same grade that have been playing together for years.

 

Beginning Fall 2016, BMSC has decided to generally group players, as much as possible, by school grade rather than their new "U" age designation.  Doing so more closely mimics how we have formed teams over the past 25+ years.  This avoids one team consisting of a split of 4th and 5th graders, then next oldest team a split of 5th and 6th graders, and so on.  The result is that some players may have to "play-up" an age division to stay with their current grade.

 

For example, a "younger" 4th grader might be considered U10 based on birth year, while an "older" 4th grader born in the previous calendar year would be considered U11.  To keep the 4th graders together, the U10 player would need to play on a U11 team with the other "older" 4th graders.

 

When registering online, the "younger" players in each grade might see two age divisions available to choose from:  (1) the lowest eligible age division by birth year; (2) the grade-appropriate division.  Please select only one age division.  The "older" players should only see one age division available when registering.

 

As a club, we do our best to accommodate every player that registers and place them on a team that will allow them to be competitive and grow.   Minimum and maximum roster sizes mandated by EPYSA/RBJSL (also NEW revisions for Fall 2017) sometimes makes this challenging.  We will be using the grade of a player as a starting point when formulating the teams.  However, due to the roster restrictions, some exceptions might be necessary.

 

We will be announcing teams the once they are formulated and coaches identified, likely by mid-July.

 

 

2017-18 Age/Division Grouping Chart

Updated 05/30/2017

 

2017/18 Age Group Chart

2018

2017-18 Soccer Year

 

 

 

Birth Year

Youngest Division*

Most Common School Grades by Birth Year

BMSC Program

BMSC Age Division
(U div / Grade)

BMSC Grade Groupings

2003

U15

8th/9th

N/A (Junior High)

N/A

N/A

2004

U14

7th/8th

Travel** (or Junior High)

U14**

7th**

2005

U13

6th/7th

Travel

U13/6G

6th

2006

U12

5th/6th

Travel

U12/5G

5th

2007

U11

4th/5th

Travel

U11/4G

4th

2008

U10

3rd/4th

Travel

U10/3G

3rd

2009

U9

2nd/3rd

Travel

U09/2G

2nd

2010

U8

1st/2nd

Developmental

U08/1G

1st

2011

U7

K/1st

Developmental

U07/K

K

2012

U6

K-1/K

Developmental

U06/PK

K-1 (Pre-K)

2013

U5

K-2/K-1

Developmental

U06/PK

K-2 (Pre-K)

* Youngest Eligible Age Division per US Youth Soccer regulations

** U14 age division will only be available if enough players register

NOTE: Teams will generally be formed by School Grade even if player is eligible for younger age division.

 

 

 

Questions?

Any questions can be emailed to bluemtsoccerclub@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Registration Fundraiser

The BMSC fundraiser is mandatory for the first two (2) players in the household.

Fall 2017.....  we are still partnered with It's Just Barbecue 

320 Beech Road, Route 61 North, Deer Lake, PA 17961

 Each player is responsible for 7 tickets at a cost of $8 each, totaling $56;
OR
Pay the buyout price of $25.

 

 

offers your choice of one large pulled pork or smoked chicken breast sandwich, one side and cornbread.

Tickets will be disbursed late June for redemption by October 31

 

Fundraising fees are used to offset the cost of equipment, field maintenance, portable toilets, tournament fees, and developmental fun day.  

Volunteer Info

The club would not be successful without the dedicated parents who volunteer their time to give the kids a great soccer experience.  As you go through the new registration process, there will be a section for you, the parents, to inform the BMSC where you can lend a hand. We appreciate all our volunteers and the time they spend with our children.  We can always use more help, so please see a board member about how you can help contribute to your child’s soccer experience. 

Prospective Head Coaches or Assistant Coaches.... The BMSC wants to make sure that we are doing all we can to help educate and enhance your coaching experience as well as our player's experience.  We would ask that you check the corresponding box if interested in coaching during the registration process to help us begin to determine our coaches positions within the BMSC. As the coaches and teams are selected, they will be listed on the website. 

Field Status

Closed Closed

Eagle Complex (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

Auburn (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

Cressona Teener Field (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

East Brunswick (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

Field of Dreams (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

Reedsville (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

Wayne Twp (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)

Closed Closed

West Brunswick (07:22 PM | 11/30/17)