This is a great place to start and find out about our club, our registration process and any other questions you might have. If you can't find your answer here then please feel free to reach out.
Typically, registration opens April 1st and continues into August. No new teams can be created after August 15th, but players may be added if space remains on formed teams.
Unfortunately, we do not know the answer to this. The volunteer coaches' availability determines practice days, times, and locations.
Practices are typically twice a week for 1-2 hours, depending on age. Practices will occur at either a local elementary school or a city park.
The games start the Saturday after Labor Day in September and continue every weekend for 10 weeks. Then some teams may participate in State Cup, a tournament that may extend the season into December.
"U" stands for Under, or under a specific age on 12/31. For example a BU5 means a boy who is under 5 on 12/31. (or a G for girl)
Whenever possible we try to place players on teams with their friends. If they have a different birth year, players may play up a year, but baring exceptional circumstances a player may not play down with a younger team.
We understand that registering for Fall Recreational Soccer is a significant time and financial commitment. As a program, we also have start-up costs we need to account for based on projected program enrollment. Our refund policy is based on a number of variables including probability of replacing the slot with a new player, sunk costs for equipment, or fees already paid for the registration system or parent associations. We do allow a 100% refund up until practices start August 1st.
The basic equipment is shin guards and a pair of soccer cleats (not baseball or football). Your registration includes a uniform that includes a jersey, shorts, and socks.
While not required, we do recommend a ball for home use.
It is important to get "soccer" cleats as opposed to baseball or football. Typically, soccer cleats will not be metal or have a "stud" on the toe part of the cleat. If you aren't certain ask a sales associate or message us and we'll do our best to help you. In terms of brand or where to buy them, that will be determined by what feels best to your player.
Bremerton Soccer offers recreation soccer. Recreational soccer is a mid-level of competitive soccer. Players that are successful at this level are then encouraged to move up to either Select or Premier level soccer like Kitsap Alliance.
One of the tenets of recreational soccer is that all players get as close to equal playing time as possible. If they want to play they will play.
Coaches will do all they can to help them build skill while maintaining a fun atmosphere.
Each team gets a minimum of 10 games and U8 and above also have an opportunity to play 2-3 more in either jamborees or tournaments.
The first games start the Saturday after Labor Day in September and run through November. Most games are held on Saturday with some being held on Sunday.
Typically our games are held on Saturday, but there are occasional Sunday matches.
Recreational or "Rec" soccer is introductory part-time level soccer. Typically played in the fall it's more geared towards having fun and introducing the game. It's also the most cost efficient. Most players in our area begin in rec level soccer.
More skilled or experienced players that want a greater challenge, want to play soccer year round, and have the skill will play either Select or Premier soccer.
Select is one step above rec league. There is typically a lot more travel, practice time, and tournaments that they are involved in and with that an increased cost. Many clubs in our area offer a select program for older players around 8 years old and up.
Premier level soccer is the highest level available in our area and offered by Kitsap Alliance. They typically have paid coaching staff, they travel the most (sometimes out of state), and has the highest expense. It is also typically a year-round commitment. If your player has the ability and you want to commit to that level of soccer then that's the place for you.
Tryouts for both select and Kitsap Alliance are typically held in the Spring, so even if you try out you can always still register for our rec program if you decide to do so.
Bremerton Soccer Club is one of the oldest youth recreational clubs in the State of Washington. It was formed in 1971.
Yes, Bremerton Soccer Club is a recognized non-profit 501c3
As a whole youth sports are more expensive than they should be. $X% goes directly towards player costs like uniforms and player fees. $x% goes towards field access. $x% goes towards other equipment costs like field paint, balls, and goals. The remaining $x% goes towards administrative costs like background checks, storage, and more.