Rec Coach's Corner

BRSC Recreational Leagues are volunteer-based programs that require parents or former players to serve as coaches. No previous coaching or playing experience is necessary to coach. BRSC provides coaches with the essential equipment and training resources to have an enjoyable season. To coach, volunteers need to complete a background check before BRSC can assign players to a coach.

The Coach's Corner provides the necessary resources for recreational coaches need to schedule practices, reschedule games, learn rules, and view schedules.

BRSC Recreational Coach's Corner

PLAYING FORMAT

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PLAYING RULES

As a coach, it is essential to understand the laws of the game. This is especially true if you have players new to soccer. A firm grasp of the laws of the game will create a much more enjoyable experience for coaches, players, and referees. If you have questions regarding rules, please contact BRSC Recreational Coaching Director Stanley Johnson.

BUILD-OUT LINES

For the 7v7 and 9v9 games, the field will include build-out lines to promote individual skills and facilitate game flow. On 7v7 fields, the build-out lines are 15 yards from each end line. For the 9v9 fields, the build-out lines are 20 yards from each end line. The build-out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured environment.

SCHEDULING PRACTICES

To practice at one of BRSC's campuses, you must complete the practice request form. Practices are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage you to complete this process as soon as your background check clears, and your roster is set. To schedule a practice field at a BRSC facility, please click the button below.

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Need to cancel or reschedule a BRSC Recreational League game?
Follow these steps and deadlines to request a cancellation or reschedule of a BRSC Recreational League game at any BRSC campus. A maximum of 2 reschedules are available per team each season. Requests submitted after the deadline may not be honored and could result in a forfeit. Please make every effort to play as scheduled.

The minimum number of players required for a game:
PreK – 2nd Grade 3v3 (6 total players)
3rd– 4th Grade 4v4 (8 total players)
5th– 6th Grade 5v5 (10 total players)
7th Grade & up 7v7 (14 total players)

Recommended modifications to avoid cancellation/reschedule:
1. The game may be played with fewer players on one or both sides, down to the minimum required.
2. Opposing teams may share players.
3. Water breaks may be taken/requested.
4. A parent or volunteer may fill in for an unavailable coach. Contact Morgan Bellington (mbellington@brsoccer.org) in advance for approval.

Deadlines for submitting the request:

PreK – 2nd Grade
Wednesday at 10:00 am for the weekend
Friday at 10:00 am for a weeknight

3rd Grade – 12th Grade
Monday at 10:00 am for the weekend
Friday at 10:00 am for a weeknight

Procedure:

  1. Contact the opposing coach
    • Coach contact information is at the top of each team’s online schedule
  1. Submit the online form for cancellation/reschedule
    • You will need the date, field, time, and team names of the original game as well as two options for rescheduling.
    • Separate cancellation and reschedule requests may be submitted to meet a deadline.
    • Click here to complete the request form.
  2. Check the online schedule for updates. You will be contacted via email if there is an issue with a request.