Travel Tryout Results
Posted Jun 26, 2019

Congratulations on your selection to the Bristol Soccer Club Travel program.  In order to announce the age specific teams, we need those who were selected to register by July 12th as a sign of commitment to the travel program for the 2019-2020 season.

 

At this time, we are still looking for more players at the U9 Boys/Girls age to complete teams and will be holding further tryouts.  The date and time will be announced club wide. For kids that attended tryouts previously for the U9 Boys/Girls in the Spring, you will not have to tryout again.

 

Based on commitments, there may be another opportunity to tryout in the coming months for all other age groups.  If necessary, a date and time will be announced club wide for these potential tryouts. Any child that already tried and made a team as part of this announcement will not have to try out again.

 

Results can be found HERE

 

Register HERE

 
Travel Tryouts
Posted May 16, 2019

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.

 

Register Here

 

When are Travel Soccer Tryouts?

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. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled tryouts we will have a makeup session on June 7th for both Boys and Girls. Please see schedule for 2019/20 travel season below: Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tryout time to check in.

 

Tryout Dates:

  Boys - 6/3 & 6/5

  Girls - 6/4 & 6/6

  Times: up to U11 will be from 5-6:30pm on your assigned day; U12 and up will be from 6:45pm - 8pm on your assigned day

 

  • Your assigned date and time will be determined by  your age appropriate registration

 


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 to include uploaded birth certificate and picture on their website profile
  • Check in at registration booth to receive numbered jersey for evaluation
  • Soccer ball (best to write name on the ball), shin guards and water bottle

*Samples of uniforms will be available during tryouts on for proper sizing and we will be collecting that information

 

 
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 the end of June.

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.  The Bristol Soccer makes every effort to place kids on age appropriate team. There may be instances were a child is allowed to play at a higher age group but that doesn’t guarantee the player will be allowed to stay in that age group year after year.

My child made the travel team, so now what?

Upon the posting of the travel rosters we will ask that the entire fee for the 2019 fall season be paid in full no later than 14 days after the posting of the rosters to secure your spot on the travel team. After the 14th day those players placed on a waitlist will now have the opportunity to secure a roster position. 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 payment in full to show commitment for fall/spring seasons.

 
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.

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.

Season Birth Year(s) - Travel Age Group

2012/2011 - U08/09

2010 - U10

2009 - U11

2008 - U12

2007 - U13

2006 - U14

2005 - U15 

 

 
Spring 2019 Registration is open!
Posted Mar 1, 2019

Welcome to Bristol Soccer Club!

     

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Spring 2019 soccer season. We encourage you to take advantage of early registration to avoid late fees and to tell your friends to sign their children up as well.  

Changes to Recreation Soccer - We are pleased to announce that as a result of parent feedback, we have made changes to the age bands for recreational soccer. We have added a year of eligibility to both the Micro and Midget programs. This also allows us to offer a condensed, single recreational division for players who graduated from the Midget group. Please note the updated birth years for eligibility below.

There is a link on the left hand side to 'Register Now!'.

If you have not already registered on our new website, you will have to re-register on the new site. Your old user id and password will not work.

 

Registration fees are as follows (Division Name - Birth Year[s] format)

Soccer Shots - $ 85

Micro  (2012-2016)- $ 85 *

Midget  (2009-2011)- $ 85 *

Recreational  (2004-2008) - $ 90 *

Travel U09-U15  - $180 *

** Recreation group registrations received after 4/01/2019 will be subject to a late fee of $20.00 (Travel program late fees began 2/18/19)

If you are registering for Travel Soccer, please register your child in the age appropriate program. If he/she needs to be moved to a different roster, we will do that in the background.

Registrations received 4/1 and after will be added to a waitlist and only added to teams needing additional players.

Register Early!  You may register now and postdate your check to 4/1/19 to take advantage of the early bird rates.  Mail your check now to the PO box listed below. It will not be cashed until 4/1/19, and your child is guaranteed a place on a team.

We will do our best to accommodate special requests in the Micro and Midget Divisions, however cannot guarantee that we can honor all of them.

For recreational groups over the age of 8, players will be randomly assigned to teams and we will not be honoring any requests for specific coaches.

We will be creating our teams based on the number of children registered as of end of day on 4/1, and will be building balanced teams to the best of our ability, to encourage competitive games.                        

 

FUNDRAISER INFO:

We also have a mandatory Candy Sales Fundraiser and funds raised help offset club expenses, which include field maintenance and equipment. **Candy will be available for pickup at your division’s Meet & Greet with your coach**  We also offer a buyout option of $55 per family. Those families not wishing to sell candy items can choose the buyout option at the time of registration. Thank you to all for participating!  

COACHES INFO:

*** All Coaches and Assistant Coaches should enter their Volunteer info into the Online Registration system ASAP to be considered for a Coaching position this season.  Please do not assume that we know that you are interested in continuing to Coach a team. You cannot be added to a team as a Coach or Assistant Coach without the Volunteer info in the system. Background checks must also be completed. Once both are complete, we are able to assign you to a team.

VOLUNTEER INFO:

We are ALWAYS looking for the support of our incredible families. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run our concession stand and we are forming a fundraiser committee as well to help with ideas for the fall season.

 

Payments can be made by Credit/Debit online, or you may mail in a check or money order to -

             Bristol Soccer Club,  PO Box 392, Bristol, CT  06010

 

 
Breakfast with the Board!
Posted Oct 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Have you considered doing MORE at the Bristol Soccer Club?

Are you interested in Volunteering to further improve our Club and Community?

Then please consider joining us for a Meet the Board of Directors Event!

Board Recruitment Event for 2019

Date: Sunday, November 4th

Time: 9am

Where: BSC Club House / Upstairs

The Board of Directors is looking for motivated parents, friends, or family members interested in growing the Bristol Soccer Club.  Currently our programs service over 700 families annually in our numerous programs. Our current programs include:

  • Soccer Shots
  • Micro Recreation Program
  • Midget Recreation Program
  • Rec Division (U9—U15)
  • TOPS Soccer
  • Travel Soccer Program (U9+)
  • College Scholarship Program
  • Referee Training Programs

Some of you may wonder, HOW CAN I BE OF HELP?  The Club is a Volunteer-Driven organization, which means nearly everything you see or experience at the Club is set up or organized by our Board of Volunteers!  Some areas that we will be looking for support in are:

*Director of Concessions

*Assistant Director of Concessions

Soccer Knowledge / Coaching / Training

*Director of Rec Division

*NUMEROUS:

Board Support Members during weekend Games

Background in working with children & families

Supportive Director for Midget (work hand-in-hand w/ Director)

Someone with Accounting / Financial / Legal / HR / Non-Profit Background

Someone with excellent organizational skills / planning abilities—Communications Director

Supportive Director for Micro

(work hand-in-hand w/ Director)

Someone with Facility / Maint Background

Someone looking to grow with the organization

Someone with Medical / Sports Med. Background

Fundraising / Grant Writing Background

Someone with Plumbing / Electrical Experience

**Please note that even if you do not see your niche here, please STILL COME CHECK US OUT!!