We are excited to announce the opening of registration for the fall season. The recreational staff has been hard at work devising plans to deliver fall options that can adapt to most guidelines established by local and state governments as well as recommendations of the Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA), our state soccer governing body. The following plans take into consideration your feedback from our Fall Recreational Survey and discussions we have had with other soccer organizations around the state.
Every scenario is dependent on which of the Covid-19 Phases the state of Louisiana is in:
Plan A: Soccer As We Know It
This plan will involve Louisiana being in Phase 4 by our season start date of September 10 for our satellite campuses (Central, Zachary, West Feliciana) and September 12 for Burbank and Independence. This will see us playing full-sided games adhering to current safety protocols for parents, players, and coaches.
Plan B: Delay and Deliver
This scenario hinges on the state remaining in Phase 3 at our season start date but being on the verge of entering Phase 4. We will allow teams to practice during Phase 3 and make up the time lost in the form of having teams play 1-2 games per weekend to complete their 8 game season.
Plan C: Academy Style
This situation is based on the state nearing the end of Phase 2 or beginning the start of Phase 3 as we approach our season start dates. Teams will be permitted to practice on their own while following the distancing guidelines set forth by the Recreational Coaching Director. On game days, BRSC Recreational Staff (and some Recreational coaches) will oversee Academy style game days which will include each division playing small-sided games under the watch and guidance of BRSC. Games in the Pre-K to 2nd Grade divisions can be played as normal while all other divisions would play 5v5 games with no referee and under the supervision of BRSC. This plan would allow us to seamlessly transition to normal play if we enter Phase 4 during the season.
As you begin the registration process, we would like to make you aware of our new registration system, League Apps. Those families who registered in the spring and requested a credit have accounts created and should have received an email notice from League Apps. Credits will be reflected in your account and can be applied to the fall registration.
If you have not used this new system before, you will need to create a new account. This helpful Parent Guide link can walk you through the steps if you encounter any issues.
Please feel free to email Morgan Bellingon or call the office at (225) 924-2157 during office hours (M-TH: 9 am – 2 pm & F: 9 – noon) if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you back on the fields again soon.