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Barrington Youth Soccer Association

Barrington Youth Soccer Association

The Competitive Travel Program


Fall 2018 Practice Schedule

Barrington Soccer Club (BSC)

The Barrington Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) aims to help as many individuals as possible play travel soccer in a challenging, age-appropriate environment. With the guidance of Craig Higginbotham, Head of Youth Development, the club is committed to providing professional, licensed coaches for our travel teams. We participate in the Rhode Island SuperLiga as the Barrington Soccer Club (BSC) and players from other communities are welcome to try-out.
All of our teams travel throughout Rhode Island and may compete in tournaments in adjacent states.

Year-Round Travel Soccer

The year-round program is intended for motivated and dedicated U10, U11/U12 and U13/U14 players.
Try-outs are held near the end of the school year. Teams are comprised of players of similar ability that remain together through the Fall Superliga season, indoor winter training and the Spring Superliga season. Players and their families are asked to sign a contract indicating the level of commitment and participation expected from those selected for these teams.

Year Round Commitment

When you commit to Year Round, you are committing to playing with the same team for the duration of the Fall, Winter and Spring playing seasons. The Fall season and Spring season both consist of eight league games per season and twice weekly 90 minute practices. The winter season is indoors, starts in January and consists of hourly practices once a week with league game play on the weekend. There is one tournament in the Fall and two in the Spring.

Fall-Only Travel Soccer

BSC also offers Fall-only travel soccer for U10, U11/U12 and U13/U14 players who are not involved with the year-round program.
Try-outs for these squads are held at the same time as Year Round, and players are grouped with others of similar ability. The number of teams from each age group that BYSA enters in the fall SuperLiga depends upon the demand demonstrated by tryout participation.

Spring-Only Travel Soccer

BSC also offers spring-only travel soccer for U9/U10, U11/U12 & U13/U14 players who are not involved with the year-round program.
Try-outs for these squads are held in the Fall and players are grouped with others of similar ability. The number of teams from each age group that BYSA enters in the spring SuperLiga depends upon the demand demonstrated by tryout participation.

Rhode Island SuperLiga

All BSC teams participate in the RI SuperLiga, a youth based soccer league. All SuperLiga games are generally held on Saturdays and/or Sundays in the Fall and Spring. All teams will practice 2 times a week. SuperLiga is made up of different divisions and teams will be placed by our Head of Youth Development in the appropriate divisions, usually after discussions with the coaching staff.

There are certain additional roster rules within SuperLiga, that governs BSC, including how many premier players can be rostered on a given SuperLiga team based on division placement. There is also a 3 town rule which allows no more than 3 different towns to be represented on one single team. For further information regarding SuperLiga rules, schedules, league standings, and driving directions visit the SuperLiga website.

Coaches

Barrington Soccer Club is proud to employ some of the top professionally licensed coaches in all of Southern New England. Where BYSA utilizes many wonderful parent volunteer coaches at the recreational level, BSC's competitive travel philosophy is to hire only professionals for our travel teams, and seeks to develop our players at higher and "premier-style" levels. No parent is permitted to coach their child at the competitive level in BSC. Please visit our Coaches page to learn about our current crop of wonderful professional coaches.

US Youth Soccer Official Age Chart

BSC's age designations are set by US Youth Soccer and BSC does not allow any player to be rostered on its teams that is not in the correct age bracket for that team. "Playing Up" is strictly prohibited in BSC. Next to the age groups are the specific programs available by our club at that age group.

Playing Age
Year of Birth
Eligible Programs
 U 17 Spring & Fall Only Travel based on interest
 U 16 Spring & Fall Only Travel based on interest
 U 15 Year Round or BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy
 U 14 Year Round or BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy
 U 13 Year Round, Spring & Fall Only Travel / BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy
 U 12 Year Round, Spring & Fall Only Travel / BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy 
 U 11 Year Round, Spring & Fall Only Travel / BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy 
 U 10 Spring &Fall Only / BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy 
 U 9 Spring &Fall Only / BYSA Recreational & Winter Academy 
 U 8 Recreational only & Academies
 U 7 Recreational only & Academies
 U 6 Recreational only & Academies 
 U 5 & U 4
 Mini-Kickers only 

Friday Night Technical Sessions

(Fall and Spring Travel Seasons)

We encourage all our travel players to have solid technical foundations and this is a fantastic opportunity to improve upon that aspect of the game. Sessions will be designed around specific technical aspects with each session created to function with its applied age group.

  • ball mastery 1 - the ability to manipulate the ball with any surface
  • ball mastery 1 - the ability to manipulate the ball with any surface
  • passing and receiving - the ability to connect with my teammates and to maintain possession
  • dribbling 1v1 - ability to be creative and to change pace and direction in order to beat a defender
  • basic combinations - connections between teammates with the purpose of finding space and playing around defenders

Contact

Barrington Youth Soccer Association
BYSA Soccer 
Barrington, Rhode Island 02806

Email: [email protected]

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