FAQs for Competitive Program

Who should tryout for Brookside Soccer Club?

Any recreational or competitive soccer player in the Kansas City metropolitan area that feels they have the skills and dedication to train and play at some of the highest levels in youth soccer.

Will the recreational league be affected by the competitive program?

The recreational league is very important to us and will not be affected by the competitive program. The recreational program still delivers open registration, everyone plays, balanced teams, good sportsmanship, and positive coaching. The competitive program will enable BSC to offer more player and coaches clinics for our recreational league.

What will the yearly costs be?

This is an important question and we, as a club, have taken in careful consideration  what we deem essential to creating a top notch competitive program. The yearly cost for each player will range from $900 to $1,000.

$200 – $300 will be paid in the month of July. This will cover registration fee’s, uniforms, and league fee’s. The rest will be paid in $60 – $80 monthly increments over the ten-month season. Included in the cost are the following:

  • Registration through MYSA
  • Fall outdoor season
  • Winter indoor season
  • Spring outdoor season
  • Coaching fees
  • Practice fees
  • Uniforms
  • Club fees
  • Two in-town tournaments (1 in the fall and 1 in the spring)

Optional costs not listed above:

  • Bags – $28 to $38 per player
  • Warm ups Jacket – $45 per player
  • Warm up Pants – $35 per player

What is the expected time commitment?

The players on the competitive teams will be expected of the following:

  • 2 practices a week in the fall and spring
  • 1 practice a week in the winter
  • Play in an outdoor league both fall and spring
  • Play in 1 indoor league (may be indoor soccer or futsal)

Where will we practice?

We plan to have practices close to or at Swope Park. We are curretnly working with the coaches and facilities close to Swope Park to finalize the locations.

Where will games be played?

Games will be played in the Heartland Soccer League.

Who is the coach for my child’s age group?

Coaches have been finalized and will be announced on our website next week. After tryouts, coaches will be assigned to teams based on the teams strengths and needs. We have a great core of coaches that bring the experience and skill set to make our teams a success.

What age group will my child play in?

Below is the 2012/2013 age matrix. This matrix can be found on MYSA’s website.

When and where are tryouts?

What should we expect when we show up at the tryouts?

When you arrive, we will have a table set-up for players and families to check in. Once the player is checked in, they will go to their assigned field. A tryout will include a short training session followed by small sided games. After the tryout is complete, coaches will take sometime to talk with the parents and answer any questions they may have.

What happens after tryouts?

We understand it is hard waiting to see what team your child made, but our coaching staff takes the time to evaluate all of the players that have come through tryouts and makes sure everyone has been placed on a appropriate team. Once our coaching staff has made all the decisions, they will contact each parent to explain the next steps. We expect it to be no later than June 15.

Can we bring a recreational team up to competitive?

Teams are more than welcome to come and tryout together. Coaches for the competitive teams will select from all the players that tryout in the given division and will place them on the appropriate team.

Can my child play in both the recreational and competitive league?

We realize that players who make the competitive teams still have friends that play recreational and would like to continue to play with them. Players will be allowed to play both on a competitive and recreational team.