Why does a church have a soccer league?

The purpose of the BPC Youth Soccer League is twofold.  First, we desire to share the transforming love of Jesus Christ throughout the Blythewood community by providing a sports ministry to our youth and families.  Second, we desire to provide a fun way for the youth in our community to stay active while learning the fundamentals of the game of soccer.


If you or your business is interested in being a sponsor, please contact David Cowan at 803-331-2473 or agamesports@sc.rr.com.


Spring 2022 Registration Now CLOSED!!

This Spring, the league plans to have three levels:

- 4 & 5 year olds

- 1st & 2nd graders

- 3rd & 4th graders


*New this season. Registration Fee will be refunded for one player per family if a parent volunteers to coach or assistant coach a team. If you would like to be a coach or assistant coach, register your child first and pay the fee. There will be an opportunity for you to select the desire to be a coach or assistant coach on the registration form. If that is your desire, click the appropriate box on the registration form. Refunds will be given after the coach or assistant coach is assigned a team. Assignment to coach or assistant coach a team is not guaranteed and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. All coaches and assistant coaches will need to submit to background checks performed by BPC Youth Soccer.


The plan is to have the first practice / evaluation day on Saturday, February 26, 2022.  This is not a tryout.  We simply want to gather information about the kids so we can form as equal of teams as possible.


Requests for players to be on a specific team or to be on the same team with certain players cannot be guaranteed (we won't seperate siblings). Since practices and games all occur at the same time each week, this should not impact carpooling. 


As we continue to navigate this unique situation created by COVID-19, please read the Safety Measures and the Cancellation Policy below prior to proceeding with registration via the link at the bottom of the page.


We have tried to answer as many questions as possible, but if you have further questions, please contact David Cowan at agamesports@sc.rr.com.


Registration:

Registration Now CLOSED.





BPC Youth Soccer Safety Measures

  • If you, or any member of your family, are not feeling well please stay home.
  • If any member of your family has been exposed to someone who has had, may have had COVID-19, or had symptoms, please stay away from all soccer activities for at least 5 days.
  • It is your responsibility to notify BPC Soccer if anyone in your family contracts COVID-19 or has been exposed to anyone who has, or may have it.  In the event that this happens, the players involved will not be permitted to participate in BPC Soccer for 5 days after exposure. This will include their siblings, as well as their teammates.  If the player has symptoms of Covid-19, the player must wait five days after the symptoms have subsided before returning.
  • Every player must have a signed COVID-19 waiver on file before they are allowed to participate.  No exceptions.
  • While we encourage sportsmanship in this league, we will not shake hands, have high fives or fist bumps until further notice.
  • Spitting is not permitted
  • It is requested that all parents and fans practice social distancing as much as possible.  We have a tremendous amount of space at our facility so please spread out.
  • We encourage parents to make hand sanitizer available to their player/s.  Please feel free to provide a ‘team’ bottle of hand sanitizer as well should anyone want to do this.
  • Players should not share equipment or water bottles with other players.

 

These are safety guidelines for BPC Soccer at this time.  They may be adjusted or changed due to this situation being fluid. 

BPC Youth Soccer Cancellation Policy

Due to COVID-19, BPC Soccer has put in place a cancellation policy that will explain how it will handle refunds and/or credits moving forward.  This is to try to be fair to all parties concerned as BPC soccer is not operating as a for profit business.  There are expenses incurred in operating this league and they must be considered as we navigate through uncertain times.  This policy will be as follows:

  • If the season is cancelled before it begins, 100% of any money paid will be refunded, credited, or donated to BPC.  This is determined by the family affected.
  • If the season has begun, teams have been selected, practices have started, and shirts have been ordered, a portion of the fee shall be refunded, credited, or donated to BPC (family choice) if there is a need to cancel the remaining season.  The amount of the refund or credit will be 50% of the fee to help cover expenses incurred up to that point.
  • In the event that the season has begun, and is then cancelled once 50% or more of the season is played, no portion of any registration fee shall be refunded or credited.
  • Games which are cancelled during the season may or may not be made up. This will be at the discretion of the league.
  • Families that sign up, pay their fee with credit card, and then decide to not participate before the season starts will receive a refund of the fee paid less a 3% processing fee.

 

Should a determination be made that a season will need to be cancelled, communication will be made through email.  Options will be spelled out, and a deadline will be given in which a response is needed from the family on what they would like to do.  In the event that no response is given before the deadline, any potential refunds/credits will be forfeited and donated to BPC Soccer.


Credits are only good for the next season