BSA offers recreational soccer/football programs for youth aged 4 though 12.
Our fall soccer program runs from September through November ages 4-12.
Our winter soccer program runs from December through February ages 6-12.
Our spring soccer program runs from March to June ages 4-12.
Q: Where do I find the season schedule?
A: The schedule for the season is located on the registration page for the season and is based on the age/team of the participant.
Q: Where are the trainings held?
A: Almost all of our programs are held on the fields at the International School of Brussels (ISB). We occasionally partner with St. John’s and other outside organizations for field space. Your coach will notify you of the location for each session.
Q: My child has never played before, will he/she feel welcome?
A: Absolutely! BSA welcomes children of all experience levels and proudly supports kids in learning new sports.
A: Coaches are asked to share their contact information with team parents. Please let your coach know if your child cannot make his or her training session or game so that the coach can plan accordingly.
Q: Is it necessary to stay with my child during games and practices?
A: BSA requires a parent or guardian to be present at practices and games for all children age 8 and under. For children aged 9-12 you must accompany your child to the field to be sure that a coach is present before leaving your child. You must also be there to pick them up following the practice or game.
Q: What equipment will my child need?
A: Children should wear comfortable shorts, shirt along with soccer shoes with rubber cleats (no metal) and shin guards. For fall soccer – soccer jerseys are provided. For winter soccer, players should dress warmly.
Q: Where can we purchase soccer shoes and shin guards?
A: Soccer shoes and shin guards can be purchased at all major sporting goods stores in Belgium. For reasonably priced shoes we recommend Decathlon or Disport. Shin guards are widely available and can be purchased at most large retailers such as Cora, Carrefour, etc.
Q: What is the graduated registration fee system?
A: There is a discount if you register early. Because of the significant administration effort required to cater for late registrations, this fee gradually increases as the start of the season approaches. More information can be found on the registration page.
Q: Who are the coaches?
A: The BSA soccer coaches are dedicated volunteers (often parents of team members) who offer their time to support BSA in the mission of bringing quality, community-centered sports programming to any child who wishes to play – regardless of the child’s background or ability. Volunteer coaches participate in a volunteer coaches’ orientation prior to each season and are supported by the BSA Soccer Director and Executive Director in managing any concerns. BSA relies on the dedication and generosity of our volunteer coaches and we welcome new parents to get involved – even if you haven’t played in years! Our Volunteer page offers more details about supporting BSA as a volunteer coach.
Q: Who should I contact if I have concerns or questions?
A: We are here to support you and answer your questions. You can contact our Soccer Director, Jamie Martino at email@example.com or our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.