Boise Nationals Select – Program Overview

Fall 2015-2016 Select season will begin Monday, August 24, 2015 (Jabil Fields) or Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (White Pine Elementary)


The BNSC SelectProgram is open to U9 players who are seeking a more challenging soccer environment than is provided inrecreational leagues.It is not for all players, and families are encouraged to consider what the best fit for each individual child is. For those who see competitive soccer as an eventual destination, this program is the ideal pre-competitive environment.Select Age group years – U9 (birthdates 8/01/06 to 7/31/06) teams are gender specific


The BNSC SelectProgram provides a training and playing environment that is similar to BNSCcompetitive teams, but with shorter seasons. The demands on time are slightly more than that of Recreational and less than Competitive. Teams traintwo times a week and play a game schedule thatwill challenge them to improve under the guidance of qualified coaches.


The BNSC Select Programprovides coaches with a soccer background. Coaches are paidand selected on merit of coaching experience, soccer background and suitability to young players. Coaches either have or are pursuing licensing through USSF and the NSCAA, while most have a college soccer or better playing background. The coach to player ratio is a major focus, with a desired11:1ratio.


Rosters are typically divided up into teams of 10 – 12 players.Consideration is also given to geography, with an attempt to place players on teams that train within their area of the Valley. Each team has a designated Head Coach and Assistant Coach. Often,twoteamswill train together under the guidance of the same Head Coach at the same location.


BNSC will base teams out of the following training locations: Select players train two days a week

  • White Pine – Tuesday and Thursday (Boise) 6:00 p.m.
  • Jabil Fields – Monday and Wednesday (Meridian) 6:00 p.m.


League play may include games against other BNSC Select teams, in addition to outside competition against other suitable level teams from outside clubs and organizations. Teams play matches at 7v7 including a goalkeeper.


All players will have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments. Additionally, each player will have the opportunity to attend one optional travel tournament, should the families desire to pursue it.


Additional training opportunities will be available for Select players throughout the year. Some examples include: Winter Academy, Spring Break Camp, Summer Camps, etc.


BNSC provides assessment opportunities prior to the season. This allows for players to get feedback and make sure that the Select environment is a good fit for the player prior to registering for a team. Assessment dates and locations are TBD, but will occur in late May or early June.


BNSC Select players have the advantage of working with the BNSC Competitive Staff prior to tryouts for the U10 season. Besides gaining a familiarity with BNSC Staff, Select players are given priority consideration for U10 Competitive tryouts.


T.J. Thaemert


The annual fee for the Select program is $350 ($210 for Spring only). There is also a one-time uniform fee estimated at $53 for the complete kit.
Uniforms can be purchased at Soccer Etc, 7085 W. Overland Rd. Boise ID, 83709