Get technical and skills training during the winter break with BRSC Winter Academy. The Winter Academy season will train twice per week for five weeks at Premier Soccer Center Indoor Facility. The Winter Academy is open to U6-U9 (2015-2018 Boys and Girls) with competitive or recreational soccer backgrounds. BRSC Academy Director Andy Smothermon will oversee all training sessions. Training will focus on technical training, skills, and games.
(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.
There will be a limited number of participants in this program. We hope you will consider whether your son or daughter will participate in this opportunity during the Winter season. Registration for this program opens Monday, October 17.
Register now for the Winter Academy.
Ages: (U6 – U9) Boys and Girls
Cost: $260 – 2 days a weekREGISTER
Take Bluebonnet to Nicholson (Hwy 30) and turn left. We are 3.7 miles down on the left, 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.”
Tuesdays: (5:30-6:45 pm)
December 12, 19
January 2, 9, 16
Thursdays: (5:30-6:45 pm)
December 14, 21
January 4, 11, 18
Winter Academy players can train in our Black Academy jerseys or white Recreation jerseys.
*Please have the players bring a soccer ball and water bottle to each practice session.
*Players must wear indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes on the field. (No cleats allowed)
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Andy Smothermon at email@example.com
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 covering different techniques and gameplay facets. 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 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 $50 fee. The camp will conclude at noon each day. The 2023 BRSC Winter Camp will now be held at Premier Soccer Center to ensure no rainouts!
The cost is $185 per camper and includes a free camp t-shirt. On-site registration is available on the first day of each camp with an additional $15 late fee.
Discounts: Receive $10 off (per player) if you register in groups of 5 or more. Receive $20 off if you register for both camps initially. Also, receive a $5 sibling discount. Yes, you can receive multiple discounts.
Camp 1: December 18, 19, 20, & 21
Registration Deadline: December 16th
Camp 2: December 26, 27, 28, & 29
Registration Deadline: December 22nd
We will have a special camp for goalkeepers during camp.
In partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, we will be collecting Christmas stockings filled with gifts for children staying in the hospital over the holidays. We are asking all competitive teams to donate two stockings by Friday, December 8. Donations can be delivered to the BRSC office at 142 Lobdell Avenue (across from Liberty Lagoon) during office hours.
Last year we donated 78 stockings. We are hoping to meet or exceed that number this season.
Please use the following wishlist when selecting items to fill your stockings.
All questions can be directed to Elias Hanna.
On Sunday, November 12, we held an informational meeting to review the Pre-Girls Academy Program. If you were unable to attend, please review the following meeting video in advance of tryouts.
MEETING VIDEO: https://youtu.be/3XwoOgw3a3k
The Louisiana Total Development Program (LA TDP) Pre-GA(Girls Academy) Program is for U12, U11, and U10 (2012, 2013, and 2014) girls who wish to receive elite-level training from LATDP Elite Staff Coaches and experience the level of Pre-GA play. It will also allow parents and players the ability to experience the LA TDP Elite Program. There will only be two teams (if numbers allow). The main objectives for the program are to better prepare players for the elite level of play at the 11v11 level in GA and identify the top talent in advance of LATDP Elite GA tryouts. Tryouts are open to all players regardless of club affiliation. The LA TDP Elite Pre-Girls Academy Program is for U12, U11, and U10 (2012, 2013, and 2014) girls who wish to receive elite-level training from LATDP Elite Staff Coaches and experience the level of Pre-GA play. It will also allow parents and players the ability to experience the LA TDP Elite Program. There will only be two teams (if numbers allow).
The main objectives of the program are to better prepare players for the elite level of play at the 11v11 level in GA and to identify the top talent in advance of tryouts. Inquiries should be emailed to: Marcus Dyer – firstname.lastname@example.org Kiran Booluck – Kbooluck@brsoccer Bobby Velasquez – email@example.com
The Program includes:
● 8 practices
● 4 games vs Pre-GA teams
● 2 video sessions
● Access to Skillmasters platform (Workouts and lessons on Sundays)
● LA TDP practice jerseyREGISTER
All players will remain with their respective home clubs for the spring season and after an invitation to tryout, will be invited to participate in the LATDP Elite program. The LA TDP Pre-GA program will participate in one tournament and a minimum of two (2) friendly games against other Pre-GA Academy teams.
Cost: $550 (games and training) Team Fees and friendlies will be a separate cost.
The LTADP Pre-GA coaching staff includes Marcus Dyer, Adrian Garcia, Lynn Bradley, Chris Mitchell, Raphie Nunez, LA TDP Elite- GA Director Kiran Booluck, and Assistant Director Bobby Velasquez.
Price Covers: Coaches fees for the season Coaches travel/mileage Practice and game uniforms Access to Skillmasters app Access to Zoom meetings
LA TDP Pre-GA Important Dates:
Tryouts: November 26th at 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Burbank Soccer Complex field 20 & 21 (please note field change)
March 9th/10- Scrimmages
April 27th/28th ScrimmagesREGISTER
As we head into the winter break, now is the perfect time to connect with BRSC’s Collegiate Coordinator Craig Scott. It is essential for athletes who wish to play at the collegiate level to begin their future sooner rather than later. The goal is to help ensure players receive the best opportunities for development and exposure as they navigate the recruiting process.
In addition to serving as head coach for the BRSC Capitals, this new role for Coach Craig will allow him to coach the players off the field as they pursue higher levels of play. Coach Craig is an FAW UEFA B Coach from England. For the past few years, he has coached in Chicago for Chicago Fire SITC, and in California for club soccer before joining BRSC in the summer of 2023.
“I studied at University in England, focussing on Soccer Coaching as a degree, achieving a First Class BsC in Football Coaching and Performance, said Coach Craig. “In my 10 years as a coach, I have wanted to develop and grow the game, specifically interested in supporting players’ professional progression through the game.”
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THE BRSC COLLEGIATE PROGRAM:
- ALL BRSC Players, including TDP Programs, have access to the program.
- Director, Craig Scott, will seek opportunities in a range of programs to allow players to explore different options.
- We are offering Consistent Support for Sophomores to Seniors in the preparation journey toward finding a college placement.
- Players will complete an online document and send it to Craig Scott to outline personal details, achievements/accolades, grades/test scores, aspirations with colleges, and location/level expectations to play.
- Seniors will receive access to create appointments face to face to discuss creating portfolios, receive advice, and seek new opportunities in the game.
- Sophomores will have the opportunity to also engage to put names out there early, for me to keep colleges updated on who’s interested. They will receive opportunities to receive help on how to document and create portfolios. 1-1 face-to-face arranged based on availability.
Support for 8th/9th/10th Graders
At younger ages, support is tailored toward players starting to think about Colleges, working towards building a resume, and advice on how to stay ahead of the process.
Support for 11th/12th Graders
More support for engaging with college coaches, ensuring that you are doing all you can to be seen, and helping expose you to the available opportunities.
Players interested in learning more can contact Craig Scott via email. Players are also encouraged to complete the BRSC/LATDP Elite College Support Questionnaire to initiate the process. Additional updates and player resources will be available soon.