Referee Training & Certification

Attention all BSA parents and teenagers (14+)

The Bellefonte Soccer Association is always looking to create more depth with our referees.  Refereeing is a great way to have fun and EARN SOME EXTRA MONEY!  If you are interesting in becoming a PA West referee for our games, register for an official clinic at http://www.pawest-referee.org/resources/clinics/.

Complete the three steps below at least one week prior to the clinic date.

  1. Register and pay for a 1-day Grade 8 referee clinic of your choice.  For a list of clinic dates/times, visit http://www.pawest-referee.org/calendar/.
  2. Review the video clips concerning the Laws of the Game.
  3. Successfully complete the online pre-test.

A passing score of 75% on the certification test is required.  The test is given at the end of the 1-day clinic.

Winter Technical Training Sessions

Bellefonte Soccer is offering technical training sessions for children in the U8 – U14 age groups.  These sessions will be conducted by Blair Richards, Coach Coordinator.

Dates:  First session is Saturday, 2/2/13, and will continue every Saturday for 6 weeks from 2 – 3pm.  The dates are 2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16.

Location:  Bellefonte YMCA

Cost:  $30 per player

To register, please send an email indicating the name and age of the child(ren) to Blair Richards at brichardsussoccer@gmail.com.

Penn State Youth Soccer Clinic in Honor of Mack Brady

Donations to benefit the Mack Brady Memorial Soccer Scholarship

  • For children aged 6 – 12
  • Sunday, January 13th
  • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Holuba Hall, University Park Campus

Children aged 6-12 are invited to join Penn State’s Men’s and Women’s soccer teams and coaches for a special clinic to honor Mack Brady. The event is free but donations are encouraged and will support the Mack Brady Memorial Soccer Scholarship which will benefit a Penn State Men’s soccer player.

To participate, complete and bring a registration form to the clinic.

Memorial gifts may be made online at http://givenow.psu.edu or by sending a check, payable to Penn State with “In memory of Mack Brady” in the memo line, to: Penn State University, One Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

For more information, visit www.gopsusports.com.

January 2013 Board Meeting

BSA Board Meetings are OPEN to all soccer families.

Date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time:  7pm

Location:  Spring Township Municipal Building, 1309 Blanchard Street.

We are looking for volunteers for several vacant positions.  To see the list of vacancies, visit bellefontesoccer.com/contact.  If you are interested in volunteering, please attend the Board meeting or contact BSA Communications Chair, Jill Sanderson, at bsacommchair@gmail.com.

Winter 2013 Indoor Soccer Registration

Registration for the 2013 Winter Indoor Season is now open.  All registrations must be postmarked by December 1, 2012.  No exceptions.

For registration details/instructions, please view the BSA Winter 2013 Flyer.  Please complete one registration form for each child.

If you have questions about the rules of Indoor soccer, please review the FAQ section of this website.  If your question is not answered there, please contact us.

Age Brackets

Use this table of birth dates to determine which age category is appropriate for your child:

BRACKET BIRTHDAY
U14 8-1-1998 to 7-31-2000
U12 8-1-2000 to 7-31-2002
U10 8-1-2002 to 7-31-2004
U8 8-1-2004 to 7-31-2006

Play-ups to the next age bracket will no longer be allowed in the inhouse/recreational league unless the child’s birthday falls within the month of August.  This rule is to help keep players with their true peers and classmates.

November Board Meeting and Elections

Board meetings are OPEN to all soccer families.  November’s meeting is especially important as ELECTIONS will be held for the Board of Directors.  Nominations are accepted from the floor.  You must be in attendance to vote.

Date:  Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time:  7pm

Location:  Bellefonte Middle School Cafeteria, 100 North School Street.

We are also looking for volunteers for several vacant positions.  To see the list of vacancies, visit bellefontesoccer.com/contact.  If you are interested in volunteering, please attend the Board meeting or contact BSA Communications Chair, Jill Sanderson, at bsacommchair@gmail.com.

Support Bellefonte HS Soccer in District Playoffs!

On Thursday, Octber 25th @ 5:30pm the Bellefonte High School Girls’ soccer team will play host to Juniata High School in the opening round of the district 6 playoffs at Rogers Stadium.  The girls’ team has earned a second place seeding for the tournament.

Following the girls’ match on Thursday, the Bellefonte High School Boys’ soccer team will also play host to Juniata @ 7:30pm in Rogers Stadium.  The boys’ team has earned a number one seed for the tournament.

Entry to the evening’s games is $6 per adult and $3 per student.  Due to this being a PIAA playoff event, school passes will not be accepted.

If either of the Bellefonte High School soccer teams win on Thursday they will play host the following Tuesday.

Please come out and support the high school soccer teams to victory.  Your support is appreciated!

Fundraiser Top Sellers!

Congratulations to the top sellers of our Gardners Candy Bar Fundraiser!

1st Place – Zachary Flory (U6)

He sold 6 boxes (192 candy bars)!  He will receive a $30 gift certificate to Pure Imagination Toys in Bellefonte.

2nd Place – Madison Steiner (U12 Girls Travel)

She sold 5 boxes (160 candy bars)!  She will receive a $20 gift certificate.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fundraiser!  It was a big success!

BSA Youth Soccer Day at Penn State

BSA Youth Soccer Day at Penn State is Sunday, October 14.  The PSU Men’s Game time is 3pm.  Teams can attend this FREE event together and should wear their team jersey.  For details, contact the coach of your child’s team.

Help needed to build storage shed

Volunteers are needed to help finish construction of our storage shed.  If you can assist please contact Robert Henry at 814.280.1070.  He and a few other volunteers will meet at Governors Park on Monday, 9/24/12, at 5:15pm.