Bondurant Soccer Club: New to Soccer

Monday, January 12

Parents or kids new to soccer?

Come join the fun of a fast paced and rewarding sport!

 

"My son wanted to play soccer, but I didn't even know the basics of the game.  By his second season, I was a coach!"

 

 The Bondurant Soccer Club(BSC) welcomes all families in the area to join us for the love of the game. 

 

BSC currently offers recreation soccer teams for ages 4-18.  Soccer seasons are in both spring and fall. 

  • 4-5 year olds (U6) play only here in Bondurant.  (Must be 4 by 8/1 to play in following fall or spring season.)
  • Ages 6 and up (U8 and higher) travel to local communities for some games inlcuding Altoona, Pella, Polk City, & Pleasant Hill. 

 

U6 Basics 

  • All U6 teams are coed.  We divide up teams into two groups by age. 
  • Each season begins with a Saturday U6 clinic.  At the clinic, players & parents will meet their coach, get t-shirts, and learn the basics of the game.  The clinic ends with their first game. 
  • U6 games are held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. 
  • U6 teams do not travel.  All games are played at the Bondurant soccer complex. 
  • Games are made up of 4-eight minute quarters.  Coaches will rotate players regularly for breaks and even playing time. 
  • U6 teams do not have practices.  The rules of the game are very basic, teaching soccer & sportsmanship fundamentals.  While goals are made, we do not keep score of our U6 games.  The coaches are the "referees" for these games. 
  • U6 teams are given t-shirts (each team a different color).  We ask that all players wear shin guards and long soccer socks for safety.  Soccer cleats are suggested but not required. 

 

U8 & Higher Basics

  • U8 and older offer girls only or coed teams. 
  • These teams play some games in Bondurant and travel to local communities for other games.  Games are typically held on Saturdays or Sundays. 
  • During the week, the teams practice 1-2 evenings. 
  • Some of our older teams also get involved in additional tournaments in Iowa. 
  • Rules of the game become more specific as you move up in age division.  Certified referees are at each game and scores are kept. 
  • All players must purchase a Bondurant Soccer Uniform for $20.  It can be worn from season to season.  All other appropriate soccer gear is required (shin guards, soccer cleats, etc.)

 

The following is a good resource for parents new to soccer 

  http://www.iowasoccer.org/parent_tool_kit/