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About Our Recreational Program

Braden River Soccer Club (BRSC) offers recreational boys & girls soccer programs for aspiring athletes that are passionate about the game. We believe in providing all local community soccer players an opportunity to participate in the game of soccer at a level that meets their developmental needs (i.e., physical, mental, and emotional status).

This developmental program offers an instructional and participation program in the Fall and Spring. Our boys, girls, and coed programs are available for ages 4 through 18.

With approximately 500 players per season, this program provides a diverse player pool and fun competition. Recreational soccer is available to all of our youth regardless of their playing ability.

BRSC Recreational Girls Picture Day

The 2023 Spring season will consist of:

11 practices (beginning week of March 5th). Practices are once per week on either Wednesday or Friday evening.

8 games (beginning March 26th and concluding on May 21st). ALL games will be held on Sunday afternoons except for April 8th and May 13th.

** ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Registration will close on 2/5/2023 and age groups will close prior if they fill up before that date.

Interested in playing? Please send an email to brscac@bradenriversoccer.org

Top 5 Reasons To Join Our Program

Reason to join: Dedicated Coaches
Reason to join: Fun Learning Environment
Reason to join: Pristine Fields
Reason to join: Proven History of Success
Reason to join: Player Pathway

FAQs

Registration will open November 7, 2022, and close February 5, 2023
 

Ages 4 - 18 (U6-U19)
-must be 4 by 3/26/2023

 

U6: $155
U7-U18: $175

All necessary information will be sent via email from BRSC, but our coaches and club will be utilizing the Spond App platform again this season. We encourage all families to download the Spond app in order to ensure they'll be receiving all necessary communication for their player's team. 

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

You should hear from your coach regarding your practice night and time by
March 3rd, 2023
 

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.

Spring practice sessions will begin the week of March 5, 2023. All practices will be held on either Wednesday or Friday evenings. They will all be held at our home fields at Lakewood Ranch Park.
 
Games for our Spring program will be held on Sunday afternoons with the exception of April 8th and May 13th which will be held on Saturday. The first game weekend will be March 26th. There will be a total of 8 games with the last game being held on Sunday, May 21 st.
 

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 🙂

All rosters are created by a random selection process.

Games for our Spring program will be held on Sundays starting on March 26th with the exception of April 8th and May 13th which will be held on Saturdays. Games will run until May 21 st for a total of 8 games.
 

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*

Yes... Winning Photography will return to ensure all your picture needs are exceeded. Once game schedules are created, shortly thereafter a photo schedule will be posted.

Unless you opted out and paid the $50, you are required to provide 2 hours per child with a maximum 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.

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

BRSC will send all field closures via the Spond App.
 

(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

Please send an email to brscac@bradenriversoccer.org

Parent Information

Click HERE to download the Soccer Pocket Guide – A game-time guide to the rules and players

This guide is designed to assist parents new to the game of soccer in growing the spirit without limiting the child.

US Youth Soccer Parents Guide an Introduction to Youth Soccer

This document from U.S. Soccer’s Recognize to Recover initiative outlines facts about concussions and some symptoms that coaches and parents should look for in their players. It also answers a few commonly asked questions about what parents should do if their child has sustained a concussion.

Athletic Concussion Guidelines

This document is to inform you of proper sideline behavior while watching our youth play soccer.

US Youth Soccer Code of Conduct

This document is to inform you of proper sideline behavior while watching our youth play soccer.

US Youth Soccer Code of Conduct

1. Please sit at least 4 feet behind the sideline.
2. Please do not sit on the corner flag, please provide at least 4 feet of space to allow our players to take a corner kick without any interference.
3. Please do not sit behind the goal as it is distracting to our players and can be unsafe.
4. Please do not yell at referees, opposing players, or even your own child during a game! Referees do the best they can, keep in mind they are someone’s child, some referees are as young as 12 or 13 years old. Please do not disrespect them.
5. Yelling instructions to your child... It will most likely be contradictory to what his/her coach may be trying to teach them. Please let the coach do his/her job, you provide positive cheer, encouragement, and snacks after the game. Let’s have fun and enjoy the game!

Volunteer Positions

Coach

1. Lead team through the season, focusing on fun, sportsmanship, and basic technical skill development
2. Equipment (bag, balls, cones, stopwatch, or keeper jersey)
3. Coaching manuals including practice session plans will be provided.

Assistant Coach

Assist the Coach in their responsibilities at practices and on game days, filling in where needed. Assumes the role of Coach in case a volunteer cannot be found. Assistant Coaches are encouraged to attend all training sessions.

Administration Duties

Assist with program administration, distribution of school flyers, trophy distribution, help with registration and uniform distribution.

Concession Stand

Staff the Club's concession stand during game days to serve food, operate cash register, and clean and stock kitchen.

Volunteer Positions

Coach

1. Lead team through the season, focusing on fun, sportsmanship, and basic technical skill development
2. Equipment (bag, balls, cones, stopwatch, or keeper jersey)
3. Coaching manuals including practice session plans will be provided.

Assistant Coach

Assist the Coach in their responsibilities at practices and on game days, filling in where needed. Assumes the role of Coach in case a volunteer cannot be found. Assistant Coaches are encouraged to attend all training sessions.

Administration Duties

Assist with program administration, distribution of school flyers, trophy distribution, help with registration and uniform distribution.

Concession Stand

Staff the Club's concession stand during game days to serve food, operate cash register, and clean and stock kitchen.

Information For Coaches

Photography Contact Information

BRSC Recreational Girls Picture Day

If you still want to order your child's photos, it's not to late!

Click Here: Galleries - League Sports - Braden River Soccer Club

Use password 'brsc' to gain access!

Any questions about your photos, please contact Winning Photography:

Joe and Kathy Winn
(813) 323 - 2754
Email: winningphotography@verizon.net

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BRSC Competitive Player During Game