FALL 2019 Recreational Soccer Season FAQs!

The following most asked questions should hopefully answer most of your questions regarding the upcoming 2019 Fall Rec Soccer Season.


New for 2019 Fall Season...

  • U10 and Older... Scoring and Standings will be open. A one game playoff against the top two Braden River SC teams in each division will determine a champion. Date of games played - 11/9/19
  • Coaching Incentive... For the first time we are offering a recreational soccer coaching incentive, if you coach your child's team throughout the season, you will receive a partial credit for your child to play in our Spring 2020 season even if you don't coach in Spring.
  • U5/U6... There will not be a separate practice night, practices will occur for 30 minutes prior to your 40 minute game on Saturday (Gameday) For example... if your schedule to be at field for a game at 10:00am, the two teams competing will practice for 30 minutes on the same field (each team uses a half), then play your 40 minute (four ten minute quarters) game afterward.


When will Registration Open and Close?

Registration opens early July and closes on 8/3/19!


What age children are eligible to play?

Ages 4 - 18 (must be 4 by September 1, 2019) can play At BRSC, Everyone Plays!


What is the cost for fall soccer and what does it include?

Cost per player is: U5-6 is $130; U7-10 is $140; U11-19 is $150
Plus $50 volunteer opt-out fee if you choose not to volunteer.

Cost includes: Uniform and Referee fees


Will there be parent meetings?

All necessary information will be sent via email from BRSC. But, each coach should conduct their own parent/player meetings prior to the season.


Are coaches parent volunteers?

Yes... coaches are always parent volunteers!  Without our volunteers, there is no Rec Soccer.

If you wish to coach a team.... during the registration process, you will have an opportunity to select to be a coach. If you plan on coaching a team (THANK YOU), we will be in touch soon.  If you did not sign up to coach during the registration process but would like to volunteer as a coach, please email: brscac@bradenriversoccer.org 


When will team assignments be announced?

You should hear from your coach by 8/26/19, if you have not heard from your coach, please email brscac@bradenriversoccer.org


Does BRSC take special requests?

Please note that the Club does not honor special requests for players to be with specific coaches or allow all or partial teams to remain together.  We found that the teams that were doing so got an unfair advantage and it was causing some very lopsided games.  As such, we will allow the coaches to keep one or two players, their child and an assistant coach’s child.  If there is no assistant coach, the coach can reserve one other player.  We do not anticipate making exceptions to this. If you have made a request for a specific coach on your registration form, we will not honor the request.

We will however honor requests for specific practices nights and, as always, will do our best to accommodate those requests.  We always try our best to accommodate requests to be placed with another player if those requests are reasonable.


When will practice sessions start for the Fall, what nights during the week?

Practice sessions begin the week of 9/2/19.

Teams practice Monday thru Thursday Eves beginning at 6:00pm but some may start earlier or later. Sessions will be at our fields located at *Lakewood Ranch Park.


When do the games start and end in the Fall Season?

Fall season begins on Saturday 9/14/19 and the last game is Saturday 11/2/19. Game times start at 10:00am. Rain date if necessary 11/9/19

What equipment will my child need to play soccer?

Players are required to wear shin guards at all practices and games, no ands if or buts. 

They should also bring a ball with them to each practice. 

Ball sizes are:

  • U5 - U8 – Size 3
  • U9 – U12 – Size 4
  • U13 – U18 – Size 5

Soccer cleats are recommended for all ages, but not required. Please ensure they are soccer cleats, as baseball/softball cleats are not permitted!

Please include ample water and most important a winning smile

How will teams be created?

For U5 - U8 all teams will be created by a random selection process, business as usual. Because we are opening standings and scoring for U10 and older, we will have player evaulations which will be held Saturday 8/3/19 at 9:00AM at our fields, each player will be assigned a number from 1 to 3 based on their skill set. We will then use this knowledge to place players onto teams, which will allow us to evenly distribute the talent across the teams.


How long is the Fall Season?

Fall is a 7 game season. Games are generally played on Saturday mornings starting around 10:00 am.


Where are the games played?

The games are played at our fields located behind Lakewood Ranch High School.

Please Note: U14 - U18 may play some games at either Blackstone Park* or GT Bray*.


Does BRSC have picture day(s)?

Yes... picture days are 9/21/19 and 9/28/19...once game schedules are created, shortly thereafter a photo schedule will be posted.


What are volunteer hours?

Unless you opted out and paid the $50, you are required to give 2 hours per child with a maximim of 4 hours during the season. This will include working the concession stand, working in the office, being a team parent, helping with practice/games when the coach needs it. Picking up pictures or trophies for the team, helping with field setup and/or teardown. Remember...our Rec Program runs solely on volunteers, with them there is no rec program.

Click HERE to see definitions of our volunteer duties.

Sign Up link via Signup Genius will be emailed to all parents!

How will I know if the fields are closed due to bad weather?

BRSC uses RainedOut, It's a free service that allows BRSC to send a mass text message notifying all members subscribed of any field closures. To sign up go to RAINED OUT, please sign up to receive text messaging alerts.

In addition, we email all coaches and they should contact you directly of field closures.


What fields does BRSC use and what are their addresses?

(LWR) - Lakewood Ranch Park - 5490 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202, Behind Lakewood Ranch High School

BSP - Blackstone Park - 2112 14th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221

GTB - GT Bray Park - 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34209


Who can I contact with any questions?

Please send an email to brscac@bradenriversoccer.org

We look forward to another successful Recreational Soccer Season at Braden River Soccer Club. 

Thank you for making BRSC one of the best rec programs in Florida!

Thank You

Barry Finkelstein, Recreational Soccer Director

Braden River Soccer Club