FAQs for Recreational Program
I’ve registered but I haven’t heard from anyone about my team. When will I know what team my child is on and when the games/practices are scheduled?
- If you’ve received a confirmation email after registration, you are officially registered. Once your child is assigned to a team, the coach will contact you about practice and game schedules. You will generally hear from the coach by phone or email the week before the coaches meeting for existing teams and the week after the coaches meeting for new teams. Kindergarten and Pre-k teams may not be finalized until the week before the first games of the season because we generally do not have final volunteer coaches until then. If you haven’t heard from your coach, contact email@example.com for help.
Can my child play in a higher or lower division than their grade in school?
- Players may play in one grade division higher than the child’s grade division. Players are not allowed to play in a lower division than their grade in school, unless they are a year younger than the age range for that grade. Check with the division coordinator of the division you’d like to play in if you’re unsure about moving to a different division.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
When do I need to register my child?
How do we register?
What age group should my child be in?
What happened to the age-based divisions (U6,U7,U8 etc.)?
Does my child need previous soccer knowledge?
Do I pick a team to join? What if we don’t know other coaches or kids playing?
How much does it cost?
What types of payment are accepted?
What do I get for that fee?
What if I forgot to register my child by the cut-off date?
What is this Sportslogic name in the registration area and in the emails?
What are the dates for the season?
Where are games played?
How do I know if a game is canceled for weather or any other reason?
When are practices?
What does my child need to have to play?
When do I need to register my child? Visit our Register page to find out more info.
How do we register? Registration is available online. Visit our new Register page to find out more info. You may also register in person at the walk-in dates.
What happened to the age-based divisions (U6,U7,U8 etc.)? Age-based divisions work well for keeping teams even, but cause problems when kids can’t play with classmates. Switching to grade level classifications should also eliminate some confusion, which generally causes last minute shuffling of players, and helps simplify the team-building process for our division coordinators. We generally refer to divisions by age and list the “Under X” division name as well as a reference.
Does my child need previous soccer knowledge? No. BSC focuses on teaching soccer in a fun and safe environment. We make every effort to make certain teams are balanced with kids of all skill and athletic ability. It’s also part of our requirements that every child receive equal playing time – it’s the best way to learn!
Do I pick a team to join? What if we don’t know other coaches or kids playing? You do not need to pick a team or know a coach. If you like, you may designate your child’s school or a preferred coach when you register, and we’ll make an effort to place him or her on a team with classmates.
How much does it cost? $50 per child. The third child from a single household is $25. Additional children are $5 per child. If you register after the end of the early-bird registration period, you pay more, $65 per child, $40 for the second and $15 for each additional child.
What do I get for that fee? The registration fee provides each child with a fun, safe and fair soccer experience. As part of that experience, each player receives a uniform that they keep, and they will play in at least seven games. New uniforms are distributed in the Fall season. The same uniform is used in the Spring season. Uniforms for players in the 1st Grade divisions and higher include a jersey, shorts and socks. Uniforms for players in the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten divisions include a reversible jersey.
What if I forgot to register my child by the cut-off date? We close registration so coordinators can finalize team rosters and distribute to coaches one week later. If you register after the early-bird cutoff date you will pay more: $70 per child ($80 for High School division), $70 for the second and $45 for the third, and $25 for each additional child. We do not accept registrations after the official closing date unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Is my information safe? YES. All credit card transactions are encrypted and stored on secure servers. BSC does not share, sell or lease your personal information. We may send you communications about your registration and league events.
What are the dates for the season? Check the schedules page for specific dates. Game times will be posted there once the season begins.
Where are games played? All games are played at Swope Park in KCMO. The fields are shared with the Wizards’ practice facility. Here’s a map to the fields. Find your specific field on by age division on the field layout map.
How do I know if a game is canceled for weather or any other reason? Check the home page of this web site after 6:00 am on the the day of the game and throughout the day if weather seems to be a concern. Rescheduling of cancelled games will be determined by the league committee.
When do I get a game schedule? Game schedules will be given to coaches for distribution and posted on this website on the schedules page.