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Butler County Soccer Association

Welcome to Butler County Soccer Association!

GameChanger

Never miss a key moment of your player’s season! Download BCSA’s preferred sports app GameChanger!
Your coach will use this app as the primary source of communication and the best part is it’s FREE!


  • Coaches will keep track, notify, and schedule games & practices
  • Stay up to date with team messaging and alerts. GameChanger eliminates confusing email threads and group text messages! 
  • Easy to share exciting moments of the match with photo sharing
  • Track assists, saves, and score in real time
  • Keep your player's fans updated with live play-by-play with livestream! Bring the action of the game to anyone who wants to watch. It’s free to stream and watch on iOS and Android devices.

The link below offer tips & trouble shooting advice:
Game Changer Technical Support
 

Player Guide

Parent & Player Guide - Spring 2024
Parent / Player Guide - Spring 2024

Important Season Dates

Spring 2024 - In - House (rec) Season Information

March 26th : In - House Coaches Meeting at the MAIN Concession Stand (ALL rec coaches should plan to attend this!)

U5 - U8:  5:30 - 6:45  U9 / 10 - U14 / 17:  6:45 - 7:45


March 28:  In - House Parent Player Meeting at the MAIN Concession Stand (Families new to our program should attend)

7:00 - 7:45


April 8th:  In - House practices begin (coaches set their own practice times & will contact their team or player pool)

Saturday, April 13:  In - House games begin


In - House Game Dates:  April 13, 20, 27  May 4, 11, 18, 25 (make-up date)  June 1 & 8

In - House Registration Fee:  $80
Blue and White T-Shirt set:  $16
Family Registration Fee (one time fee per family, which can be earned back by volunteering):  $40

In - House PRACTICE SCHEDULE  (all teams & age groups)

Click HERE

In-House GAME SCHEDULES

U9/10 Girls, click  HERE 

U9/10 Boys, click  HERE

U11 - 13 Coed, click  HERE

FREE SKILL NIGHT LINKS

Goalie Training with Coach Tanaka (U8 - U17)
Tuesday  5:30 - 6:15 Beginner
Tuesday  6:30 - 7:15 Advanced
Find coach Tanaka on the back of Channipati Field (no need to sign-up)
Please get approval from Coach Tanaka before attending Advanced training

Tuesday (U5 & U6 Boys and Girls)  Click HERE

Wednesday (U9 - U17 Boys and Girls)  Click HERE

Thursday (U6 & U7 Boys and Girls)  Click HERE

Friday (U7 & U8 Boys and Girls)  Click HERE

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

We get lots of questions asked via email. Please scroll down this list and see if any of these answers help you. 

What is the difference between In-House or Recreational and Travel soccer?  Recreational soccer teaches the basics of soccer in a fun and safe environment. We do not keep score or standings. Recreation teams do not travel outside BCSA fields and games are played on Saturdays. Travel soccer is a more competitive and advanced game of soccer. Games are played against other clubs outside of BCSA. Scores and standings are publicly posted. Teams play on Sundays and can travel an hour or more for games.

Which Age Group is My Child In?  Use the Age Group Chart provided. The Age Chart is provided by U.S. Youth Soccer, the United States’ national soccer organization, for which this club is licensed with.  The Age Group Chart is the same one used internationally by F.I.F.A, soccer’s governing body.
US Soccer Age Chart (By Seasonal Year)
What is the cost to play? Recreational Soccer Program-$80         Travel Soccer Program-$110

Where Do I Buy Uniforms?  Recreational players can purchase a set of shirts for $16.  This will include a white and blue BCSA shirt. Rec shirts can be ordered when you register, or purchased at a concession stand during the season.   Travel uniforms are provided by Soccer Source (a local soccer shop).  When you are assigned to a travel team, you will receive information from BCSA to make this purchase.

What Equipment Do I Need? Shin guards, soccer cleats, athletic clothing appropriate for the weather, and the correct size soccer ball (#3 - U5-U7, #4 - U8-U12, #5 - U13 and older).

What is the family registration fee?  This is a $40 fee that is automatically applied when you register your child.  It is a one-time, season to season fee that applies to all members of your family.  The fee is used to help maintain our fields and grounds, pay professional coaches to run our skill sessions, pay referees, and many other expenses the club incurs.  

How Do I Get a Refund of my family registration fee? Families can earn their registration fee back when an adult volunteers to either coach, or complete two hours of time in either the concession stand or field work days.  After the completion of your volunteering, the treasurer will issue a check/cash to you for the full family registration fee.  You will have till the end of the season to pick up your refund or it will be considered a donation to BCSA.

WHEN IS A REFUND APPLICABLE?  A full refund will be provided if a player withdraws from a program BEFORE the FIRST GAME BEGINS only upon request.  If a player needs to pull out of the program throughout the season a partial refund minus insurance and a percentage of team fee may be considered at the discretion of the BCSA President and Vice President.  Refunds can also be issued due to injury or other life situations that occur, email the president at [email protected].

How Do I Pay for My Child's Registration? Go on-line at www.bcsa76.net and register. Only Credit Cards are accepted at this time.  Unfortunately, the registration platform that we use charges a fee, which we have no control over.  BCSA exercises a NO PAY, NO PLAY policy.

Can My Child Play Up or Play Down an Age Group? Players RARELY play down an AGE GROUP per U.S. Youth Soccer & FIFA Rules.  BCSA heavily monitors “playing-up” in the recreational program. Playing-Up may be requested by a parent or a coach to the Director of Player Development.  The Director of Player Development will assess whether the child is best fit to play up and the decision will be final based on the assessment. 

Can I Make Special Requests for Coaches or Teams?  Yes. Explain your reason by using the comment box in your registration of your child in the comment/special request. We do not guarantee the request will be granted but will do our best to meet that request.

Can my child play recreational and travel soccer?  Absolutely! If your child is a u9/10 player, a u11 player, or a u12 player they can play both. 

Is there a discount if my child does play recreational and travel soccer?  Yes! If you register for travel soccer and wish to have your child play recreational it is just $15 more to play. The total cost for both would be $125.  If you wish to play travel and recreational soccer, please register for both and place in your shopping cart.  There is a code for this situation, so that recreational registration is discounted.  If the code isn't on the disclaimer, please contact BCSA and we will provide it for you.

When Are Games and Practices?  Practices are set by the individual coaches of teams.  Please do not ask when a specific age group practices, as board members do not know that information until the coaches meeting when practice times are selected by the coaches.  After the coaches meeting, the coaches will be in touch with you within a day or two to inform you of your practice as well as season information. Please see the Parent Information drop down box for recreational game times.  All recreation games are played on Saturdays. Travel schedules will be provided to you by your coach.

How do I sign up for travel soccer?  You must attend a tryout to be placed on a travel team.  Tryouts take place in June every year. However, if a team is in need of a travel player for the Spring season, the coach can arrange for a special tryout to select a new player for their team.  You can not sign up for a travel team unless you have attended a tryout or the coach has asked the Travel Registrar to add a new player.

Family Registration Fee

BCSA Family Registration Fee

BCSA is implementing a volunteer requirement in order to help the organization grow for the future, have funds to update and maintain fields and equipment on a regular basis, and to help spread the workload of an organization this size.  Starting in the spring of 2020, families registering to play either travel or recreational soccer with BCSA are required to pay a fee of $40 per family, per season.  This fee will be collected upon registration and reimbursed after one of the following volunteer opportunities is completed.

1.  Coaching  (Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches, travel and recreational ) 

1.  Register to coach with BCSA, through Sports Connect. 

2.  Obtain and submit clearances to PA West. 

3.  Acquire appropriate licensure pertaining to the players you are coaching. 

4.   Run practices & attend games for the entire season.

2.  Concessions 

1.  Work 2 hours in either concession stand.  

        a.  Hours may be completed on Saturday or Sunday.

        b.  Hours may be completed all at once or on separate days.

        c. Sign-up to volunteer, and fill out the sign- in sheet after working

3. Field and Grounds

1.  Work 2 hours during a BCSA workday.  

       a.  Up to 3 workdays will be offered each season.

       b.  Other opportunities may occur during the season, as needed.  

4.  Unable to Volunteer 

1.  Families unable to volunteer will not be reimbursed the $40 collected during 

registration.  This money will be considered a donation and used for one of the above expenses. 

* Multiple attempts will be provided for families to claim their reimbursement before it is declared a donation.

* This fee will can not be applied to the next season.

Board Approved - June 2022

PAWest Youth Soccer Info

2023-24 Youth Playing Rules - PA West
Youth Playing Rules

Saturday Age Groups & Times

Saturday Game Times
Game Times for In-House (rec) Soccer are:
  • U5 - 9:00 AM (this time is subject to change based on coaches discretion)
  • U6 - 10:00 am
  • U7 - 11:30 am
  • U8 - 8:30 am
  • U9/U10 Girls - 9:00, 10:20, or 11:40 am
  • U9/U10 Boys - 9:00, 10:20, or 11:40 am
  • U11/U13 - 8:15 am and 10:00 am and 11:30 am
  • U14-U16 - 11:30 am

Content

Parent Education
Click on the link to learn more about the game & how we teach it.

What is Play - Practice - Play?

U9/10 Build Out Line

PA West B.I.N.S. Program

Content

BCSA By - Laws
HERE

PA West Soccer Association
Youth Division
Organizational Procedures and Regulations
HERE

Contact Us

Butler County Soccer Association

318 Palmer Road 
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001

Email: [email protected]

Butler County Soccer Association

318 Palmer Road 
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001

Email: [email protected]
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