FAQ

How do I get on a BNSC team?

    • You should contact the BNSC office or the program directors for more information

When are tryouts?

    • Each year we hold tryouts for our U11-U19 teams on the Monday one week after the completion of the State Cup Finals, which occur on Memorial Day.
       

How often do BNSC teams train?

    • Typically, three weeknight evenings per week at the following times:
      • U11-U15:  5:45-7:15
      • U16-U18:  4:00-5:30

How are coaches selected?

    • Coaches are selected based upon the following criteria:
      • Character
      • Ability
      • Education & Licensing
      • Experience
      • Fit with the particular age group
         

What is the BNSC policy on play-ups?

    • All players are expected to play at age from U10-U19.  Any exceptions to this are limited to players who are of "First 11" caliber on the year older premier team, at the discretion of the DOC’s.  Play-ups are not permitted on second teams in any situation where the player is of the caliber to make the premier team at their own age group, at the discretion of the DOC’s.
       

What is the playing season?

    • The fall season runs from early August through the first weekend of November.  The spring season runs from late February through June.
       

Where are league games played & how many?

    • Most league games are played at Simplot Sports Complex, east of Boise.  Each team plays 8-10 league games per season (Fall & Spring).  Most games are on Saturdays, but teams will also play at least several weeknight games.  Fall games begin after Labor Day while Spring games begin in early March.
       

How many tournaments do most teams play in?

    • At U11-U12, most teams play in four to five local weekend tournaments.  We also provide every individual with at least one to two optional travel tournaments within driving distance (Coeur d’Alene, Portland, Walla Walla, Pocatello, etc).
    • At U13-U18, most teams travel to at least two to three out of state tournaments per year, plus State Cup & Regionals (if team qualifies), plus one to three local tournaments.  This travel schedule can vary from team to team.
       

Where do BNSC teams train?

BNSC’s home training complex is located at Cloverdale 7th Day Adventist Church, which is at 1115 N Cloverdale Rd Boise, ID 83713.  Click here for a map.  All teams train at Jabil at least once per week.  Our second club training facility is at Ann Morrison Park in downtown Boise.  Click here for a map.
 


How does BNSC operate?

    • BNSC is run by a seven member Board of Directors.  Answering to the Board of Directors is a Director of Coaching (DOC).  The DOC is in charge of hiring, managing & training the coaching staff, as well as some administrative and operational functions of the club.  BNSC also relies on an extensive volunteer network to support the club staff and programs.
       

How do I volunteer?

    • All members are expected to volunteer in some capacity.  Some volunteers put in countless hours as team managers and fundraising directors, while others support the team or the club with smaller tasks such as helping set up the net and flags prior to each game?
       

What do club fees include and what are the additional costs?

    • Our club assessment covers all of the following: team coaching staff for the fall and spring season, fall league/field/referee fees, spring league/field/referee fees, technical training support & floating sessions, two formal evaluations (fall & spring), College Advisory Program, State Cup Banquet, Big Brother/Sister – Little Brother/Sister Program.
    • Additional costs include: all travel, tournament fees, uniforms & the following optional programs: summer programs, camps, speed training.
       

How much are uniforms?

    • The uniform package run approximately $200 depending on the age group.
       

Does BNSC have a policy regarding the fall of U15 year and HS/Club soccer conflicts?

U15 BNSC players are expected to participate in High School soccer for the Fall season. Association rules prohibit High School soccer players from playing club ball while the high school season is taking place.  However, ALL players  who play Varsity or JV during the fall, are still responsible for the annual BNSC fee, as our costs for operating the team (coach salary, registration, team/player fees, field fees, State Association fees etc) do not change based upon whether a player plays High School soccer or not for two months in the fall.  This ensures that a players roster spot is held until they return from High School soccer in late October.


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