Several current and former BRSC were recently selected to the LHSAA East-West All-Star Game. BRSC 07G and 04G Black Head Coach Roger Charcap was named head coach of the Boys’ East All-Start Team. Coach Charcap is head coach of the boys’ team at Parkview Baptist.
Jacob Agazzi 02/03B Black
Tyler Bridgewater 02/03B Black
Ullrich Gaffney Former BRSC Player
David Hopkins 02/03B Black
Blake Romaine 02/03B Black
Alternates Participating in All-Star Game
Brennan Amato 02/03B Black
Luke Turner 02/03B Black
Caroline Simpson 03G Black
Emma Allen 03G Black
Rachel Cretini 03G Black
Lauren Graham 03G Red
Anna Kate Smith 03G Black
Sydney Charles Former BRSC Player
Grace Moraes 03G Black
Alternate Participating in All-Star Game
Abby Arledge 03G Black
Dear Competitive Members,
BRSC has enjoyed seeing the smiling faces during our return to play. The health and safety of our BRSC family are at the forefront of our minds. Our coaches and staff have enjoyed seeing the players the past few weeks during training.
Many of you have asked if Baton Rouge Soccer will refund or credit dues and fees for the Competitive program. We want to confirm for our players and families that we are fully committed to offering alternative programming, other comparable services, credits, and refunds.
The Governor has extended Phase Two to July 24th. We will continue social distance training through Phase Two in hopes of advancing to small and full-sided games in Phase Three or Four. Our youth soccer governing body, the Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA) will continue to provide updates and we will keep you informed. Baton Rouge Soccer’s leadership is especially sensitive to the implications to players and their families. Likewise, it is imperative that we prudently manage our resources during this crisis to both allow for the refunds and credits, and ensure the continued operations of the club.
Credit/Refund/Donate Options for Members
The staff and the Board of Directors considered many variables and factors to develop a policy that is fair and reasonable for our Academy, Junior Competitive, and Competitive programs.
For Academy, Junior Competitive, and Competitive programs, BRSC intends to deliver all training and games paid for by its members. The BRSC credit/refund/donate options are:
• Pro-rated credit based on a portion of the season that is delivered (includes training and games). The credit is valid for 1 year towards ANY upcoming programming.
• 25% of registration fees are non-refundable (this does not include pre-paid team fees. Unused team fees may be credited or refunded).
• Pro-rated refund based on the portion of the season that is delivered (includes training and games).
• 25% of registration fees are non-refundable (this does not include pre-paid team fees. Unused team fees are refundable. There will be no refunds if we are able to deliver 75% of the Academy, Junior Competitive, or Competitive programs).
BRSC is a 501-C3 not for profit organization. Donations will go toward member services, players in need of assistance fund, outreach, etc. We encourage you to consult with your tax professional as to deductibility.
Anyone with extenuating circumstances should contact the office or program director.
We hope you and yours stay safe and well during this time.
Best regards in soccer,
Posted July 6, 2020
BRSC has discussed several factors and the proper protocols for conducting a mass physical day. We do not feel we could put on a physical day that is in a timely manner that is also following social distancing and other safety protocols. Rather than provide a subpar physical day and possibly risk public safety, BRSC has come to the conclusion that conducting a mass physical day this year is not in the best interest/safety of our membership and the BRSC and BROC staffs. Instead, we are asking our membership to have their player get their physical performed by their primary care physician or go to a clinic that provides physical services.
If a player does not have a primary care physician or if paying a fee for a physical at a clinic would cause financial hardship, please contact Santana Ruiz to set up an appointment with physicians at BROC who are willing to take any players in these situations.
Once a player’s physical is performed, parents may directly upload the form to Healthy Roster. In order to upload directly login to your Healthy Roster account, click on your child’s name, then click the DOCUMENTS button, lastly click on “BRSC Pre-Participation Exam Form”. You will have several options on how to upload the physical form. Physicals are due by team camp. If a player has a physical conducted during May 2020 that is not on the BRSC physical form (such as a completed LHSAA physical) we will accept it, but the legal/consent points on page 2 of the BRSC physical form must be completed/signed by a parent/guardian and uploaded with the completed non-BRSC physical form.
Parents may also upload the COVID-19 History form (page 4 of the return to play handbook & also attached) directly to Healthy Roster as well. Parents must log in to the Healthy Roster account, click on your child’s name, then click on the DOCUMENTS button, then click on “BRSC COVID-19 History Form”. There are multiple options on how to upload the physical form. The COVID history form is to be completed only once and is due prior to June 8, 2020.
BRSC is excited to announce that we will soon offer voluntary training for our competitive teams. Should Louisiana enter Phase 2 of the CDC’s Opening Up America Guidelines by June 5th, we will begin training on Monday, June 8th. In order to return to play, we must adhere to specific guidelines established by Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA) and other governing bodies. To better help our parents and players understand these guidelines, we have produced a Return to Play Handbook and Return To Play Protocol Video. We ask that players and parents review each in their entirety before attending a voluntary training session. Also, please review the updated Practice Matrix. Alterations to teams’ regularly scheduled practice dates, times, and fields have changed.
Be sure to visit our Competitive Return to Play page under the COVID-19 section to stay up to date with the latest information.