YOUTH PREMIER: U13-U14
Players born: 2006 - 2007
The U13 & U14 age groups are where players generally start making decisions as to whether they are serious about making soccer part of their athletic portfolio. A decision to focus on one sport is not necessary at this stage but regular attendance at practices and games is an important step into developing the skills required to move on. If this can be achieved around other activities or sports then BFCT can support the player with their choices.
For the U13 player, this will be their first introduction to playing 11v11 soccer on a larger field with larger goals and bigger squad numbers. This can be quite overwhelming initially but with good direction from the coaching staff the transition is usually handled very well. Generally, 16-18 players are picked to the squad(s) and practices are held at least twice per week with games following the OYSA schedule in Fall. An additional league in Winter/Spring is played too so players need to be aware of the time commitment needed to participate.
For the U14 player, they have already experienced a full year of 11v11 play and they are now looking forward to entering our High School program at U15. The U14 program runs at the same time as the U13 program - details of a typical calendar year can be seen below. In addition to their regular club calendar we have initiated a program that offers this age group the opportunity to go on an out of country tour. This is only offered to the U14 age group and is designed to give players and their family members a look at how soccer and culture inter-mingles in the country they visit. More details about this is made available approximately one year prior to the trip being made.
2019-20 COMPETITIVE PROGRAM PLAYER FEES
U13 - U14 PLAYERS (DOB 2007 - 2006)
12 Month Program
2019-20 Competitive Team Fees and Payment Plan Information. CLICK HERE
- SUMMER TRAINING (JUNE - AUGUST). JULY IS OFF
- BEND PREMIER CUP (AUGUST)
- FALL TRAINING* (SEPT - EARLY NOV)
- OYSA FALL LEAGUE** (SEPT - EARLY NOV)
- SPRING TRAINING* (JANUARY - MAY)
- OYSA SPRING LEAGUE (JANUARY - MARCH)
- OYSA STATE CUP OR PRESIDENTS CUP** (APRIL - EARLY MAY)
*Two team sessions per week (with breaks) as well as Competition Tuesday in the summer/fall.
**Some Presidents Cup matches may be played in November
All player fees also include:
Player registration and player card, insurance, administrative costs and coaches travel expenses.
Player fees do NOT include:
Uniforms, personal travel costs and additional tournaments. Teams that compete in more than one tournament will be charged extra to cover event registration and coaching costs (usually between $50 -$100 per player depending on dates and distance of travel).
VARIOUS PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE (INCLUDING ONE FOR FAMILIES WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN IN BFCT COMPETITIVE PROGRAM) AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE GRANTED FOR FAMILIES IN NEED OF FINANCIAL AID.
A typical Fall and Spring season will require at least two trips into the Willamette Valley or Portland Metropolitan area for Saturday/Sunday games. The league make-up will determine the actual number of trips required. Players cannot select the games they play based on the location of the games. It is expected that all players will be available for all scheduled games unless prior arrangements are made with the team coach or sickness or an emergency situation is realized.
Players are not required to stay in a designated team hotel during travel weekends. The aim is to keep expenses to a minimum so if extended family or friends live in the area where games are being played and can offer accommodation, the club wholeheartedly supports this. It will be up to parents to make sure that players arrive at game fields at the times specified by coaches. BFCT will provide team managers with a list of approved hotels in the area where games are played if no private accommodation is available.
Missed the tryouts? New to the area? There are opportunities to join a BFCT Academy (U13-U14) team throughout the year.
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