2013 Summer Soccer Programs

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


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.


Spring 2013 Pictures

ALL players should attend picture day even if not purchasing individual photos.  Coaches and many players like to have a complete team picture.

Coaches will receive team t-shirts later this week.  They will be distributed to each team Saturday morning just before your team’s scheduled picture time.

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.

When:  Saturday, 4/6/13

Where:  Bellefonte Middle School Auxiliary Gym

8:00am U12 Girls Travel Team A Fisher
8:10am U12 Girls Travel Team B Rosensteel
8:20am U12/U14 Spicer
8:30am U12 Boys Travel Team A Nyquist
8:40am U12 Boys Travel Team B
8:50am U10 Uchneat
9:00am U10 Jewell
9:10am U10 McKee
9:20am U10 Mussett
9:30am U8 Gadsby
9:40am U8 Guizar
9:50am U8 Hacker
10:00am U8 Davidson
10:10am U8 Hargrove
10:20am U8 Hoff
10:30am U8 Huntsinger
10:40am U8 Johnson
10:50am U8 Miskell
11:00am U8 Stahlman
11:10am U6 Wales
11:30am U14 Boys Richards
11:40am U19 Girls Lair
11:50am U19 Boys Vanbuskirk/Geidroc
12:00pm U14 Girls – PV Denger


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:

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.