THANKSGIVING SOCCER CAMP

BRSC Thanksgiving Soccer Camp

Registration is now open for the 2019 BRSC Thanksgiving Camp. This week-long, half-day camp is packed with fun games that cover different facets of technique and gameplay. The technique portions of the camp focus on passing, shooting and receiving. Daily instruction will be conducted by members of our full-time and associate coaching staff along with the assistance from senior BRSC players.

The camp will take place the week of November 25th at Burbank Soccer Complex and is open to campers four to thirteen years old. The camp will not take place on Thanksgiving Day (8/28). Drop off is at 9 a.m with early drop off available at 8 a.m. for an additional $20 fee. The camp will conclude at noon each day.

The cost is $150 per camper. Registration includes a free camp t-shirt. Learn more here.

BRSC Winter Academy – Registration Open

BRSC Academy

The Baton Rouge Soccer Club would like to announce the BRSC Indoor Winter Academy for All Players. Our vision is a 7-week program that will begin the first week in December and run through to the end of January. We will take two weeks off for the holidays.

The Winter Academy is open to U5-U9 Boys and Girls. The Academy Director has worked diligently on designing a unique and varied program that will incorporate technical training, skills, and games.

The Winter Academy will incorporate two practice sessions indoors per week. The practice sessions will take place on the indoor field at Premier Soccer Center. A one-day option is also available for those unable to make two days a week during the holidays.

(Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:45 pm)

The coaches for the program will include Academy Director Andy Smothermon, Executive Director Louie Smothermon, and other Academy staff coaches.

REGISTRATION

There will be a limited number of participants in this program. We hope you will begin to consider whether your son or daughter will participate in this opportunity during the Winter season. Registration for this program is now OPEN!

Register now for the Winter Academy through Blue Sombrero.

Ages: U5 – U9 Boys and Girls

Cost: $260 for two days a week and $150 for one day a week

Location

Premier Soccer Center

DIRECTIONS

Take Bluebonnet to Nicholson (Hwy 30) and turn left. We are 3.7 miles down on the left,  which is 2 miles past University Club. Our physical address is 1550 Gordon Simon Leblanc Road. However, in Google Maps, it is listed as “Gordon Simon Leblanc Dr.”

Winter Academy Schedule

Tuesdays: (5:30-6:45 pm)

December 3, 10, 17

January 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays: (5:30-6:45 pm)

December 5, 12, 19

January 9,16, 23, 30

Player Kit

 Academy players train in an all-black kit that you can purchase at Third Coast Soccer on Perkins. We advise you to purchase more than one jersey.

Players need to wear indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes on the field. (No cleats allowed)

Thank you for registering for the BRSC Winter Academy!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Andy Smothermon.

BRSC Winter Training Program

BRSC Winter Training Program is a six-week training program for players in the 06, 07 and 08 age groups. It is designed specifically for the off-season development of high-level soccer players. Each training session will concentrate on speed, agility, strength, and soccer skill development. Athletes will train for 45 minutes with a Traction Performance Specialist concentrating on soccer-specific speed, strength, and agility development followed by 45 minutes of soccer skill development with BRSC Soccer Coaches. This program is offered in two separate sessions to accommodate all schedules and will be administered on Monday & Wednesday evenings. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Session 1

Date: December 2 – 18 (Monday & Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Price: $150.00
Location: Traction Sports Performance
Register: League Apps

Session 2

Date: January 6 – 22 (Monday & Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Price: $150.00
Location: Traction Sports Performance
Register: League Apps

BRSC Winter Camp

BRSC Christmas Camp

Tis’ the season for Soccer! BRSC Holiday Camps are the perfect way to keep your children active during the long winter break. Each camp is packed with fun games that cover different facets of technique and gameplay. The technique portions of the camp focus on passing, shooting, and receiving. Daily instruction will be conducted by members of our full-time and associate coaching staff along with the assistance from senior BRSC players. Previous soccer experience is not required to attend.

Santa usually makes a visit during Camp 1 to bring lots of presents and joy to all of the good little campers.

BRSC Holiday Camps are open to campers four to thirteen years old. Each camp is a half-day program with drop off at 9 a.m. Early drop off is available at 8 a.m. for an additional $20 fee. The camp will conclude at noon each day.

The cost is $150 per camper and includes a free camp t-shirt.

Camp 1: December 20, 21, 23, & 24
Registration Deadline: December 17th

Camp 2: December 26, 27, 30, & 31
Registration Deadline: December 24th

Register

Mid-year Checklist for Players Going to College

I hope that all is well heading into the holiday season, and all is well with you and your families.

This month I would like to put out a checklist for those who have kids headed off to college next year. We want to be sure that these kids are eligible for participation right away, and double-checking these items is a benefit for them and the institution they will attend as a student-athlete.

1. Core Courses- Get together with your high school guidance counselor and be sure that all core course requirements are covered. For those that have some left to do their senior year, they have to have adequate grades in these courses for them to count. Staying on top of this is a critical piece for both the player and the program.

2. Financial Aid- Make sure all items for financial aid have been turned in by the appropriate dates. Being in communication with the school in this regard is very helpful and essential to make sure all this information is up to date. Also, be sure that your student-athlete is applying for grants and scholarships that are out there, both public and private. Most of these require writing a document about a topic and vary from one year to four years.

3. Be certain applications to all the schools you are interested in have been submitted. The college/university will be going through thousands of applications. The earlier that you can get them in, the better. Also, it is an excellent plan to have the coach of your program contact the admissions office to let them know to expect your application and be on the lookout for it. Most coaches have a person they go through that they rely on to help with the process for their program.

4. Be sure to update any information with the NCAA clearinghouse for players interested in going to play at Division 1 and 2 institutions. Keeping your information current helps the school’s compliance officer(s) get through their process more efficiently and effectively. If you have already narrowed down the process for your school, an official visit may be a part of the process. Make sure you know what the expectations are for that visit, as this varies at institutions based on the school’s budget.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the members of our BRSC family and all the best,

Richard Rollins
Collegiate Coordinator