Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you have teams for?
Ages 4-14 (U06-U15)

How are the ages broken into team?
All ages are based on a cut-off of December 31, 2016.  As the BYSA board forms teams, we will be trying to keep children in the same school grade on the same team. Teams are gender specific, and not co-ed. The board may decide to move children up or down an age bracket depending on team size, availability of coaches, etc.  The age categories below are a general guideline:
U06 = children under the age of 6, Preschool
U08 = Children ages 6-7, First/Second Grade
U09 = Children age 8, Third Grade
U10 = Children age 9, Fourth Grade
U11 = Children age 10, Fifth Grade
U12 = Children age 11, Sixth Grade
U13 = Children age 12, Seventh Grade
U14 = Children age 13, Eight Grade
U15 = Children age 14, Ninth Grade

How much does it cost?
$65 per child on or before 7/4
$80 per child after 7/4 ($15 late fee for registration)
Uniforms can be ordered online seperate from registration ($17 jersey, $12 shorts, $9 socks)
Scholarship opportunities available, contact us for details.

What does my registration fee pay for?
Though we are an all volunteer-run organization, we still have many costs associated with operating our organization. These expenses are what your registration covers. This includes, but is not limited to: field rental, league team fees, coach and player insurance, referees, team and scheduling administration and team equipment. Despite these costs, we are still one of the lowest priced soccer associations in the area!

Can I cancel after I've registered?
If you cancel before the first practice, you will receive a full refund minus $10 re-imbursement fee.

When is registration?
Registration typically opens in May and closes at the end of July.  Teams are formed at the end of July.

What equipment do I need?
Shin guards, soccer cleats, appropriately sized soccer ball, water bottle. That's it!

Soccer Ball sizes:
Size 3 - the smallest balls and are generally used for children under the age of 8
Size 4 - Size 4 balls are used for players between the ages of 9-12
Size 5 - This is the international standard match ball for all ages 12 and older, including all adult play

When do practices start?
Practices typically begin mid-late August, with games beginning in September.  Most teams practice twice per week, with games on Saturdays.  The U06 teams have games twice during the week (none on Saturday) instead of practices. Times and locations vary by coach and team.

How long is the Fall season?
U06 teams plays until the end of September.  All other age groups play until the end of October (on occasion some teams may have a game in the first week of November).

Where and when do kids play?
U06 teams play all games in Banks at Greenville Park against other Banks teams on Monday and Wednesday evenings. U08 teams play mostly in Banks at Greenville Park, with some games at Vernonia, on Saturday mornings. U09 and up are played with the Tualatin Valley Soccer Association with most games in Hillsboro and the potential to have a few as far as Scappoose or Astoria, depending on which leagues choose to play with TVSA. Times and locations vary.

Does BYSA have a Spring soccer season?
The Spring season is an opportunity for Fall coaches to keep their teams conditioned throughout the year.  If a coach decides to have a team in the following Spring, the coach will contact his/her team.  Typically, we don't have open registration for Spring seasons.

What type of organization in BYSA and what is your annual budget?
BYSA is an all volunteer run, 501c(3) non-profit organization managed by our Board of Directors. Please click here for updated budget and expenses report.

What are the BYSA organizational Bylaws?
You can download and read our bylaws here.