November Board Meeting

The November Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12-Nov-2013, at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at the Spring Township Municipal Building, located at 1309 Blanchard Street.

This is an important Board Meeting as new Board Members will be elected.  This is your chance to support BSA by volunteering to fill any of the vacant positions.  The association is in need of volunteers to fill the following crucial roles:

  • Secretary (the current volunteer is stepping down after 1 year of service)
  • Fundraising Coordinator (the current volunteer is stepping down after several years of service) – Ideally, we’d like to have more than 1 person assist with fundraising.

Remember that BSA is a volunteer organization!  Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Fall 2013 Pictures & Fundraiser Money Collection

ALL players should attend picture day even if not purchasing individual photos.  Coaches and many players like to have a complete team picture.  All players should have their team t-shirts for the pictures.  Please be ON TIME!  It will back up the schedule if one player is late.  Be respectful of the photographers and listen to their instructions to get the best picture.  Please direct questions to Katina Pacella at 814-441-7207 or dppkrp@verizon.net.

Gardners Fundraiser money is due when you come for pictures!  Write a check for the total amount payable ($72 per box) to Bellefonte Soccer Association.  Please direct fundraiser questions to Laine Seibel at 814-470-0376 or teamseibel@embarqmail.com.

When:  Saturday, 9/14/13

Where:  Bellefonte Middle School Auxiliary Gym

TIME DIVISION TEAM
8:00am U10 Uchneat
8:10am U10 Mussett
8:20am U10 Spratt
8:30am U10 Angle
8:40am U6 – Soccer Shots Wales
9:00am U8 Hacker
9:10am U8 Hoff
9:20am U8 Huntsinger
9:30am U8 Johnson
9:40am U8 Price
9:50am U8 Sweitzer
10:00am U12/U14 Bernier
10:20am U12 Travel Koller-Blakeslee
10:30am U10 Travel Girls Stahlman
10:40am U10 Travel Boys Gadsby

 

Referee Training and Certification – Fall 2013

Attention all BSA parents and teenagers (14+)

The Bellefonte Soccer Association is in need of 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, you can complete an upcoming entry-level class.

A grade 8 (entry level) certification course will be held in State College this summer.  If you would like to attend, you must register online.  Please take note that this course is only 8 hours in the classroom, but online module training and testing is required PRIOR to the course and must be completed and the online testing passed before attendance.  The information is below:

  • DATES:  August 20 & 21, 2013
  • TIME:  5PM – 9PM both days

Online registration MANDATORY here:  http://www.pawest-referee.org/referee_clinics/88/

For more information, contact BSA Referee Assignor, Stefanie Redfern.

Parents’ Meeting on August 13, 2013

There will be a Parents’ Meeting on August 13, 2013, for families with players registered for Fall 2013 Soccer.  The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Bellefonte Elementary School auditorium.  Please plan to attend!

  • Coaches and Teams will be announced
  • Volunteer opportunities will be announced
  • Fundraiser information will be distributed
  • Picture information will be distributed

The first game of the Fall Season is usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of September. Practices start a couple weeks prior (at each Coach’s discretion).  These details are usually available within a week or so after the Parents’ Meeting.

2013 Fall Season Registration

7/19/2013 UPDATE – The issues with online registration have been resolved.  If you have further problems, please send an email to BSA President and BSA Communications Chair so we can assist.  

Registration for the 2013 fall season is open from 15 June 2013 through 19 July 2013.  No late registrations will be accepted. Registration is $60 per child for inhouse/recreational league and $65 per child for travel league.  If you have a question, review the FAQ section of this website, and if it 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.  Play-ups to the next age bracket in the inhouse/recreational league are only allowed if the child’s birthday falls within the month of August.  The goal of this rule is to 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 qualifies to play in the U6 age group (born between 8-1-2007 and 7-31-2009), please go here to register: http://centralnorthernpa.soccershots.org.

U8 and Older Registration

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

2013 Summer Soccer Programs

We are pleased to offer the following soccer programs this summer.

BSA Summer Pick Up and Play CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT

What puts the US behind other countries in terms of soccer development and success?  It’s simple – we don’t play as much.  In many countries youth touch a ball year-round just by playing pick up soccer.  BSA’s Coach Coordinator, Blair Richards, would like to extend that opportunity to players within the Centre Region.  The format will consist of small-sided and full-size pick up play.  Teams will vary week-to-week by age group.  No drills, no coaching, just play and have a good time!

  • Dates: First session is Wednesday 6/26/13, and will continue every Wednesday for 6 weeks from 6 – 7pm (excluding 7/3/13).  The dates are 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, and 8/7.
  • Ages: 7 – 14 years old
  • Location: Payne Field
  • Cost: $30 for 6 sessions, $25 for players that participated in the winter technical training sessions at the YMCA
  • Registration: To register, e-mail Blair Richards at coachcoord@bellefontesoccer.com.  Include the child’s name, gender, date of birth, parent’s email address, and whether child participated in the Winter Technical Training.  Payment may be turned in at the first session.  Checks should be payable to ‘Bellefonte Soccer Association’.

Soccer Shots 4-Day Summer Camp Classic

Soccer Shots 4-Day Summer Camp Premier

BSA Adult League Pick Up and Play

  • Dates: Every Saturday at 6pm
  • Ages: Adult
  • Location: Governors Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration: NONE – just show up and join in!  Contact Eric Persic for more information.

Fundraiser Pick Up

Cooke Tavern Soup Fundraiser delivery is this Saturday!

  • Date: Saturday, 4/27/2013
  • Time: 10am – 12pm, rain or shine!
  • Location: Governor’s Park Pavilion across from Kepler Pool

We need volunteers to help sort orders on Saturday morning from 8 – 10am.  Please contact Laine Seibel if you are able to help:  teamseibel@embarqmail.com.