Parents’ Meeting Highlights

We had a great turnout at the Spring 2013 Season Parent’s Meeting on March 12!  Here are some highlights and important information:

  • Coaches and Teams were announced!  Your child’s coach will be in touch with you to confirm practice dates/times.
  • Field Painting – we still need volunteers to help paint the fields.  Only one person stepped up last night.  Please contact our Field Maintenance Coordinator, Jarrod Stahlman, if you can assist during any of the following dates/times:
    • Friday, 3/15/13 – 5pm at Walker Township Fields
    • Saturday, 3/16/13 – 9am at Governors Park Fields
    • Saturday, 3/23/13 – 9am at Payne Field
  • Fundraiser - Cooke Tavern Soups!  Order forms were distributed.  Orders and money are due on Saturday, April 6. Bring them with you to pictures!  Fundraiser pick up is on April 27 (location TBA).  Coaches have extra forms, if needed.
  • Pictures - Order forms were distributed.  Pictures are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at Bellefonte Middle School Auxiliary Gym.  The schedule for each team will be provided closer to the date, so check back for details!  Coaches have extra forms, if needed.
  • April Board Meeting - The April Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, at 7pm at the Spring Township Municipal Building.

2013 Spring Season Registration

Registration for the 2013 spring season is now open, and will remain open until February 22. No late registrations will be accepted after that date. Registration is $60 per child for inhouse/recreational league and $65 per child for travel league.  If you have questions, please review the FAQ section of this website, and if it is not answered there, please contact us.

These first game of the season is on April 6, 2013.  The season lasts for 8 weeks, excluding Memorial Day weekend.

Age Brackets

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

BRACKET BIRTHDAY
U19 8-1-1993 to 7-31-1998
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
U6 8-1-2006 to 7-31-2008

Beginning with the 2012-13 season, 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.

U6 Registration

BSA has developed a partnership with Soccer Shots to provide a strong beginning for our U6 players. If your child will be playing in the U6 age group (born between 8-1-2006 and 7-31-2008), please go here to register: http://centralnorthernpa.soccershots.org.

U8 and Older Registration

If your child will be playing in the U8 division or higher, please go here to register: http://pa-bellefonte.sportsaffinity.com.

If you prefer to register in-person, representatives from the Board of Directors will be available on Sunday, January 27, from 1 – 4pm at Bellefonte Middle School near the main gym.  Players from past Travel teams will be available for questions from 1:30 – 3pm.

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!