Tourney Time + Other Soccer Fun!

Hey, soccer fans!  Emily here.  We’re about halfway through the fall season, and there are TONS of cool things going on at our club.  In this blog, I’ll tell you all about our upcoming tournaments (there are two!), spring registration, and a few memories made so far this season.

First of all…  IT’S ALMOST TOURNEY TIME!  BASC has two awesome tournaments coming up in less than a month.  The first one is Tulsa Open!  Our competitive division, TSC Hurricane, also has a tournament November 17th through 19th, which is the Tulsa Friendship Cup and the Adidas Sam Shannon Showcase.

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The Tulsa Open tournament is October’s premier competitive tournament, and we’re proud to announce this is BASC’s inaugural year of this tourney!  BASC has hosted many competitive tournaments over the years and we’re excited to add Tulsa Open to our club.  It will be held at Indian Springs Soccer Complex on October 27th, 28th, and 29th with each team playing at least three games.  We have teams from Oklahoma and multiple other states signed up for Tulsa Open, so we’re looking forward to all of this soccer fun!

Something extra special about Tulsa Open is that a portion of proceeds will benefit the Tulsa chapter of Susan G. Komen.  So, this tournament isn’t just about playing.  It’s about giving back to our community and being part of a greater cause.  And while this is a competitive event, recreational teams looking for more competition are welcome to play!

Registration for Tulsa Open closes on October 17th, so hurry and get registered before it’s too late!  You can register and learn more at www.tulsaopen.org.

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Another great tourney coming up is our 36th Annual Fall Recreational Tournament!  This will be November 10th through 12th at Indian Springs Soccer Complex.  All recreational teams ages U6 to U19 are invited to this tournament, so be sure to register before the October 31st deadline.  There are some fun new things going on to get kids excited about this tournament, like Flat Finley!

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So, who’s Flat Finley?  He’s our new friend here at BASC!  Flat Finley likes to watch BASC tournaments, especially the Fall Rec Tournament!  😉  Flat Finley is an interactive way to have some extra fun at soccer games, tournaments, and around different places in Broken Arrow.

Basically, you just print and cut out Flat Finley and take pictures of him (or take selfies with him!) at different places.  Instructions are available here.  We have a full-color version you can print by clicking here, or you can click here to print a coloring page.  It’s a fun way to share memories this season.  Get creative with your pictures and share them on social media using #BASCtourney.  We can’t wait to see where Flat Finley goes!

Spring 2018 Registration

Among all of the tournament prep, we’re also preparing for spring registration!  Players can sign up for the spring season THIS WEEK!  Registration officially begins at www.bascok.com on Friday, October 13th.

As you may know, there are several benefits for signing up early.  If your player is registered before the deadline, you’ll remain with the same team, you’ll avoid late fees, AND you’ll be ahead of the game.  Don’t worry; there’s plenty of time before the deadline!  Spring registration ends on January 13th.

And finally, here are just some of the great pictures we’ve received from soccer fans throughout the season.  Remember, you can always share more memories with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by tagging us or using #BASCgames.  See you all on the pitch!

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A New Face & Program at BASC – Get Excited for Genesis Football!

FB_IMG_1501783792297-1Hey, soccer fans!  I’m Emily Tull, the new office coordinator at Broken Arrow Soccer Club.  I’m so excited to be part of BASC and dive right into the world of youth soccer!  A little bit about me: I’m a 2013 graduate of Rogers State University with a background in communications and graphic design.  I live in Tulsa with my husband, Chris, and I enjoy going to concerts, binging Netflix and YouTube, and learning Japanese.  (こんにちは!)  If we haven’t already met, I look forward to meeting you soon!

Enough about me – we have some AWESOME new things going on at BASC!  One of these things is the introduction of GENESIS FOOTBALL, a recreational program for U7 to U10 players led by our president, Jason Dobbins.  The purpose of Genesis is to provide recreational players the opportunity to train and play with others with similar skills and abilities without the limitations of traditional recreational team formation rules.

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Genesis is not a replacement for the BASC Closed Recreational League or the Recreational Select League; it is a supplemental, recreational program intended to enhance the player experience and provide a more well-rounded education.

Genesis is a little bit different than typical recreational soccer.  Genesis doesn’t have formal teams, and there is no league to play in.  Instead, players are trained in a pool or festival environment, so all players train together.  Games consist of scrimmages at the end of each training session, friendly matches with other Genesis or Closed League teams, and other entities in the Tulsa area.

Genesis Football’s goal is greater than winning games.  We want to train young players in a manner which facilitates their future success in soccer – at any level.  Lessons about sportsmanship, respect for the game, respect for officials, honesty, perseverance, integrity, and a desire to compete are important areas Genesis will cover to help your child grow in the sport.

There is SO much going on with this new program, and we are thrilled to introduce it this season!  You should join us at the Genesis Town Hall Meeting on August 15th at 6:00 PM to meet the director and learn more about how Genesis would be a great fit for your child.  You can also follow along and join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/290601188079963/ and register at http://www.bascok.com/programs/genesis-football.  We hope your child will soon be playing with Broken Arrow Soccer Club AND Genesis Football!

Looking for a great fitness program?

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Looking for a great fitness and pre-season conditioning program? 

Or do you want to kick the dust off your son or daughter to get them away from their indoor summertime cocoon? 

This camp is for players ages 9 through 17. John Rhein, nationally licensed and Girls Director of Coaching at TSC Hurricane will be conducting this conditioning camp which has proven to be very popular with thousands of soccer players statewide. Registration for this camp is open thru July 24th, Click Here to Register!.

Date: Monday, July 31 thru Thursday, August 3

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Place: Indian Springs Soccer Complex

Cost: $35 per player

Deadline to register: July 24th

Who’s invited? Ages 9 thru 17 Oklahoma Soccer Association Registered Recreational Players (if you’re not sure, call the BASC office 918-258-5770.)

What’s included? All players receive a camp shirt, professional training from a national recognized coach, and learn the benefits of proper stretching & conditioning.

What to bring? Water, water, & more water! Wear comfortable, loose fitting athletic clothing (definitely shorts – not pants), and bring soccer cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball, as you will need them for this camp.

Questions? Email John Rhein:  rjrheinkix@yahoo.com 

Is Your Athlete Ready To Play?

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Two important things to get your player started with fall soccer & the benefits of staying and playing in youth sports (especially soccer!)

  1. Register for the BASC fall soccer league.
  2. Register for the BASC fall conditioning camp.

Being involved in athletic experiences isn’t just about winning or losing,” says Dr. Joel Fish, Director of the Center of Sports Psychology, and author of 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience for Your Child. “It’s about more important things like effort, skill-building and team participation.”

Part of being an athlete is learning how to persist through difficult tasks, especially when the going gets tough. “Sports helps kids learn techniques to deal with great pressure,” explains Fish.

Being part of a sports team helps kids develop crucial social skills. Whether they are listening to other people’s perspectives or placing the needs of the team before their own, young athletes are taught that, for a team to effectively work together, all members must respect each other’s abilities, contributions, and opinions.

There are valuable life lessons in playing team sports!  Sign your player up today to begin their new sports experience!  Register HERE!

Summer Conditioning Camp

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Back By Popular Demand!

BASC Pre-Season Conditioning Camp – Register Here!

Looking for a great fitness and pre-season conditioning program?  Or do you want to kick the dust off your son or daughter to get them away from their indoor summertime cocoon.  This camp is for players ages 9 through 17.  John Rhein, nationally licensed and Girls Director of Coaching at TSC Hurricane will be conducting this conditioning camp which has proven to be very popular with thousands of soccer players statewide. Registration for this camp is open thru July 24th, Click Here to Register!.

Date: Monday, July 31 thru Thursday, August 3

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Place: Indian Springs Soccer Complex

Cost: $35 per player

Deadline to register:  July 24th

Who’s invited? Ages 9 thru 17 Oklahoma Soccer Association Registered Recreational Players (if you’re not sure, call the BASC office 918-258-5770.)

What’s included? All players receive a camp shirt, professional training from a national recognized coach, and learn the benefits of proper stretching & conditioning.

What to bring? Water, water, & more water!  Wear comfortable, loose fitting athletic clothing (definitely shorts – not pants), and bring soccer cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball, as you will need them for this camp.

Questions? Email John Rhein:  rjrheinkix@yahoo.com 

Boys Coaches vs. Girls Coaches Soccer Match

Calling All BASC Coaches!

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Coaches – Come out and Show your Skills at the Boys Coaches vs. Girls Coaches Soccer Match!

Players – Come out and Cheer your Coach on to Victory!

Where: Indian Springs Soccer Complex – Field #6

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: Game starts at 6:30pm, 11 vs. 11


To participate in the coaches vs coaches game contact:

Boys Coaches, contact: Steve Mosinski

Girls Coaches, contact: Kyle Houston


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Enjoy the following from the Concession Stand.

  • $.50 hot dogs
  • $1 Popcorn
  • $1 Candy
  • $1 drinks (Power Aid, Bottled Water, & Large Fountain Drinks)

Looking for a great soccer camp opportunity?

Summer soccer camp

BASC Summer SKILLS Camp is your answer!

This camp is for players ages 3 through 19.

BASC will have licensed coaches from BASC and TSC Hurricane to conduct this skills camp!

Stay in top soccer shape and keep up with your skills this summer by attending this summer camp.

Registration for this camp is open thru May 31st, Click Here to Register!.

Date: Wednesday, June 7th thru Friday, June 9th

Time: 6:00PM to 9:0PM

Place: Indian Springs Soccer Complex

Cost: $60 per player

Deadline to register:  May 31st

Who’s invited? Ages 3 thru 19 Oklahoma Soccer Association Registered Recreational Players (if you’re not sure, call the BASC office 918-258-5770.)

What’s included? All players receive a camp shirt, skills training from licensed coaches.

What to bring? Water, water, & more water!  Wear comfortable, loose fitting athletic clothing (definitely shorts – not pants), and bring soccer cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball, as you will need them for this camp.

Questions? Email info@bascok.com 

Springtime Soccer Weather

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Its Springtime in Oklahoma!  And that means unpredictable weather.  Soccer is a sport that is played in all kinds of weather and its hard to tell just by looking at the forecast whether or not you will have a game this weekend.

Always check the BASC website for field closure information.  Whenever our field committee makes the decisions to close the fields for weather or other reasons, it will be posted on the field status page of the website.  In addition you can sign up to receive text messages about the field status.  You will receive a text whenever the status of the fields changes.

If you are already out at Indian Springs Soccer Complex and the weather turns bad, please pay attention to the Thorguard System, the automatic lightning detection system.  The Thorguard system is in two locations at the Indian Springs Soccer Complex: the city barn on the east side and the concession stand on the west side.  If Thorguard detects lightning, it will sound one long horn blast and the strobe light on top of the buildings will begin to flash.  At that time EVERYONE must clear the fields and return to their vehicles.  The system begins a 10 minute countdown.  If at the end of that countdown the conditions have cleared, the system will sound the all clear.  If the conditions have not cleared, the countdown will begin again.  No one is allowed back on the field until the all clear has sounded.  Once lightning has moved out of the area, Thorguard will sound three back to back horn blasts and the strobe light will go off.

Please click here for the complete inclement weather policy including details of the Thorguard system.

Even though soccer is a game played in all types of weather, BASC always considers the players’ safety to be of the utmost importance.  Please always pay attention to and abide by the field status and the Thorguard system to ensure safety.

New Discounts for 2017 Spring Tournament

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The 2017 13th BASC and Soccer City Spring Tournament, presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors is coming up, April 21-23, 2017.  Registration is now open and can be found online at: http://www.bascok.com/tournament-information/spring-recreational-tournament.

New this year:  Broken Arrow Soccer Club wants you to get credit for your travel time. Receive $1 off of your registration fee for every mile you drive to reach the tournament. (Mileage will be figured based on the distance from your home club’s office to Indian Springs Soccer Complex, distance discounts to be determined by Tournament Staff. Discounts will be taken at the time of acceptance. Your credit card will not be charged until your team is accepted.)

Want to see how big your discount will be? The address for Indian Springs Soccer Complex is 13600 S 145th E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK.

Discount will be taken when the team is accepted to the tournament.  The card used for payment will not be charged until the team is accepted.

BASC is also holding a giveaway for all coaches who enter their teams into the tournament.  Enter your team and you will automatically to be entered to win one of several prizes:

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Register your team now to secure your spot in this year’s tournament!

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME SPRING

 

Tourney Time!

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The deadline to register for the 13th Annual Broken Arrow Soccer Club and Soccer City Spring Recreational Tournament is fast approaching!  The deadline to register is April 8, 2017.

Playing at a tournament is a great opportunity for your team to get more play time, more touches on the ball and experience playing against different teams. When possible our tournament committee matches up teams that do not play each other during the regular season.  Each team will play a minimum of 3 games during the course of the tournament.  The scheduler will try to avoid scheduling out of town teams for Friday evening games.

The Spring Tournament is open to recreational teams ages U6-U19 who are registered with a US Soccer affiliated club.   Click here to register your team  for the Spring Tournament.

There are discounts available for the Spring Tournament.  If your club has never been represented at our tournament before, you will receive $100 off of your registration fee.  If your club has 4 or more teams attend the tournament, each team will receive $25 off of the registration fee.  All discounts are taken when the team is accepted into the tournament.  All teams are accepted closer to the registration deadline.  The card used as payment for the tournament will not be charged until the team has been accepted and any discounts have been applied.

Visit the Tournament Web Page for all the tournament details including the registration fees, links to the tournament rules and the hotel reservation site.