2021 SPRING REC SOCCER FAQs - NEW 1/5/2021

SPRING 2021 Recreational Soccer Season FAQs!

The following most asked questions should hopefully answer most of your questions regarding the upcoming 2021 Spring Rec Soccer Season.


2021 Spring Season...

  • Coaching Incentive... We will continue to offer a recreational soccer coaching incentive, if you coach your child's team throughout the season, you will receive a partial credit for your child to play in our Fall 2021 season, even if you chose not to coach in the Fall 2021 season.


When will Registration Open and Close?

Registration is closed, if you wish for your child to be added to a waitlist, please email brscac@bradenriversoccer.org


What age children are eligible to play?

Ages 4 - 18 (must be 4 by February 1, 2021) can play at BRSC


Will there be parent meetings?

All necessary information will be sent via email from BRSC. But, each coach should conduct their own parent/player meetings prior to the season.


Are coaches parent volunteers?

Yes... coaches are always parent volunteers!  Without our volunteers, there is no Rec Soccer.

If you wish to coach a team.... during the registration process, you have an opportunity to select to be a coach. If you plan on coaching a team (THANK YOU), we will be in touch soon.  If you did not sign up to coach during the registration process but would like to volunteer as a coach, please email: brscac@bradenriversoccer.org 


When will team assignments be announced?

You should have heard from your coach, if you have not heard from your coach, please email brscac@bradenriversoccer.org


Does BRSC take special requests?

Please note that the Club does not honor special requests for players to be with specific coaches or allow all or partial teams to remain together.  We found that the teams that were doing so got an unfair advantage and it was causing some very lopsided games.  As such, we will allow the coaches to keep one or two players, their child and an assistant coach’s child.  If there is no assistant coach, the coach can reserve one other player.  We do not anticipate making exceptions to this. If you have made a request for a specific coach on your registration form, we will not honor the request.

We will however honor requests for specific practices nights and, as always, will do our best to accommodate those requests.  We always try our best to accommodate requests to be placed with another player if those requests are reasonable.


When will practice sessions start for the Spring season, what nights during the week?

Practice sessions begin the week of 3/14/2021.

Teams practice night is U6, U10 and U14 on Wednesdays at 6:00pm and 7:30pm, then U8, U12 and Seniors practice on Friday eves starting at 6:00pm. Sessions will be at our fields located at *Lakewood Ranch Park.


When do the games start and end in the Fall Season?

Spring season begins on 3/28/2021 and the last game is Saturday 5/8/2021. Game times start at 1:00pm. One other Saturday game will be played on 4/3/2021

What equipment will my child need to play soccer?

Players are required to wear shin guards at all practices and games, no ands, ifs or buts. This is a nationwide rule.   

They should also bring a ball with them to each practice. 

Ball sizes are:

  • U5 - U8 – Size 3
  • U9 – U12 – Size 4
  • U13 – U18 – Size 5

Soccer cleats are recommended for all ages, but not required. Please ensure they are soccer cleats, as baseball/softball cleats are not permitted!

Please include ample water and most important a winning smile :)

How will teams be created?

All rosters are created by a random selection process.


How long is the Spring Season?

Spring is a 7 game season. Games are generally played on Sundays and some Saturdays.


Where are the games played?

The games are played at our fields located behind Lakewood Ranch High School.

Please Note: U14 - U18 may play some games at either Blackstone Park*


Does BRSC have picture day(s)?

Yes... Winning Photography will return to ensure all your picture needs are exceeded. Picture days for Spring 2021 are TBD... once game schedules are created, shortly thereafter a photo schedule will be posted.


What are volunteer hours?

Unless you opted out and paid the $50, you are required to provide 2 hours per child with a maximim of 4 hours during the season. This will include working the concession stand, working in the office, being a team parent, helping with practice/games when the coach needs it. Helping with field setup and/or teardown. Remember...our Rec Program runs solely on volunteers, without you there is no rec program.

Click HERE to see definitions of our volunteer duties.

Sign Up link via Signup Genius will be emailed to all parents!

How will I know if the fields are closed due to bad weather?

BRSC uses Email to communicate field closures. We usually send emails to the coaches.


What are BRSC field locations and their addresses?

(LWR) - Lakewood Ranch Park - 5490 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202, Behind Lakewood Ranch High School

BSP - Blackstone Park - 2112 14th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221

Who can I contact with any questions?

Please send an email to brscac@bradenriversoccer.org

We look forward to another successful Recreational Soccer Season at Braden River Soccer Club. 

Thank you for making BRSC one of the best rec programs in Florida!


Thank You

Barry Finkelstein, Recreational Soccer Director

Braden River Soccer Club