Fall Soccer FAQQ: Is there practice during the week?
A: Children in the U6 league do not practice during the week. The U8 program will have one joint optional skills practice session a week. All other leagues (U10 and U13 boys and girls) have one evening practice each week.
Q: Where are the practices held and on what nights?
A: Practices are held at the International School of Brussels (ISB) in Watermael-Boisfort. Volunteer coaches determine the time and night for practice. Your child's practice will typically begin at 18:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening.
Q: What if there are certain nights when my child cannot practice?
A: When you register you may select ONE night (Monday - Thursday) that is not convenient for practice. We will do our best not to assign your child to a team that practices on that night. We never schedule practices on Fridays.
Q: What if my child only has one night free to practice? Should I still sign up?
A: No. We need some flexibility when assigning children to teams.
Q: When and where are the games played?
A: All U6 practices and games will be on Sunday afternoons at the International School in Brussels (ISB) from 13:00 - 14:30 (TBC). Games for all other leagues (U8, U10, U13 girls and boys) are normally on Saturdays at the International School of Brussels (ISB) in Boisfort or at St John's International School in Waterloo. Some games are played on Sunday afternoons when fields are not available on Saturdays.
Q: How are children assigned to teams?
A: There will be a skills evaluation day for children in the U8, U10 and U13 leagues. We develop balanced teams based on the results of these evaluations. We cannot accommodate special requests for team assignments. For returning families: If your child played BSA soccer last year and his/her coach filled out an evaluation form you will be notified by e-mail and will NOT need to attend the skills evaluation day.
Q: What equipment do they need?
A: Children should wear soccer shoes with rubber cleats (no metal) and shin guards. BSA provides game jerseys to all who register. These will be distributed in September.
Q: Where can we purchase soccer shoes and shin guards?
A: Soccer shoes and shin guards can be purchased at all major sporting goods stores in Belgium. For reasonably priced shoes we recommend Decathlon or Disport. Shin guards are widely available and can be purchased at most large retailers such as Cora, Carrefour, etc.
Q: What is the graduated registration fee system?
A: If you register prior to August 1st, the fee is 120 euros. If you register from August 1st to September 10th the fee is 125 euros. After September 10th, the fee is 130 euros.