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.

Soccer Goal Safety

Soccer Goal Safety

Broken Arrow Soccer Club believes that maintaining soccer goal safety is a high priority! Please remember that all goals must be staked for every use whether it’s practice or games!  Never allow anyone to climb, swing, play or hang on soccer goals or nets. Goals can fall over causing serious injury or death.

  • At every single league game or scrimmage, please check that each of your goals are securely staked into the ground. If your goals are not staked properly, please notify your referee immediately before the game begins!

Please remind everyone of the dangers of unsecured goals and that any persons climbing, swinging, playing or hanging on goals or attempting to move goals is not permitted. We need your assistance with this important safety priority.

Show REFspect!

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Broken Arrow Soccer Club does not tolerate referee abuse of any kind.

Your referee asks that you please remember the following:

  • On most occasions, I will be a school child/student, not an adult
  • I am learning
  • There will be decisions I get wrong
  • Some decisions will be against you-its not a conspiracy.
  • Don’t judge me like an experienced premier league referee
  • I love this game and I want your son/daughter to love this game.

We expect BASC members to treat all of the referees (at both home and away games) with respect.  If there is an issue with a referee or you would like information on how you can become a referee, please contact the Area Referee, Bill Harn, areareferee@bascok.com.  If you are in need of a referee for a scrimmage please contact the Referee Assignor, Mike Naumann, bassignor@hotmail.com.

Please show REFspect!  #NoRefNoGame

 

 

Soccer Players Play In All Types Of Weather!

Soccer is an outdoor sport – as a player / parent / coach, you should be prepared to play in all weather conditions including cold, rain, and heat. If inclement weather begins during your game, please see the BASC Inclement Weather Policy and Live Field Status Update page. BASC does maintain that player safety is a top priority, however be aware that games may be played in a variety of weather conditions.   Here are some helpful tips!

Youth Soccer Sideline Ettiquette

Sideline etiquette: 6 tips to make youth soccer better for parents and players

When playing in a game, youth soccer players’ minds are focused on making split-second decisions as they maneuver around and survey the field.

Every once in a while, however, a player’s attention may be drawn to his or her hyper parent yelling instructions or making a scene from the sideline. While parents’ actions may simply be the result of wanting the best for their child, their behavior can have a negative effect on their young athlete’s enjoyment of the game.

US Youth Soccer spoke to Dave Carton, the director of coaching for Discoveries SC in Rock Hill, S.C., to hear his opinion on some areas in which many parents could improve their sideline etiquette. Carton is no stranger to addressing adults on how to act while at games, and a letter he sent to parents of his club that cited their improper behavior was featured on the US Youth Soccer Coaches Blog.

Here are six things to keep in mind when attending your child’s game…

1. Avoid ‘coaching’ from the sideline while watching your child’s game
A common problem in youth soccer is the impulse parents have to shout instructions to their young player from the sideline. It’s especially difficult for a child because he or she has a tendency to refer to what a parent says, which often conflicts with the instruction from the coach. Carton said parents should imagine being in a room and having multiple people yelling instructions at them in order to see the confusion it could cause a child.

“Another thing about yelling instructions is that the tone a parent yells with is typically a lot more aggressive than the coach,” Carton said. “The coach is instructing with a teaching mentality. ‘This is what we have to do to improve. This is part of the process to get better and improve your level of play.’

“The instructions that the parents are yelling have an immediacy to it. They want it done now because they want the gratification of the instant result. It’s conflicting with what the coach is trying to do.”

2. Do not criticize the referee 
Carton said this is an epidemic, and spectators should realize that referees are people and will make mistakes — even those officiating at the highest levels of play. When parents go after a referee for what they perceive as a mistake, it begins to make the game about the adults rather than the kids.

“A referee is ideally going to make an objective decision on what he or she sees. A parent is going to interpret that same situation through the prism of the team that their child plays on,” Carton said. “If it’s a decision that goes against their team, they’re automatically going to have a subjective view on it.

“The problem comes when there is an aggression to how the parents react to that. The bigger problem is when the child sees that, the child thinks it’s accepted. Parents need to remember they always need to be a model for their child.”

3. Focus on the benefits of the game rather than the score
Far too often parents worry about the numbers formed by illuminated lights on a scoreboard rather than the experience their child has while playing youth sports. Carton said parents are naturally from an older generation in which there was a larger focus on the result of a game. While it’s natural for everyone to want to win, he said parents need to keep focus on the larger picture.

“It’s natural instinct to want to win. The key thing is to keep things in perspective,” Carton said. “If we didn’t win, how can we go into the next game to improve on what we did wrong? Coaches talk about the development process, and losing is part of that process. If your team always wins, their mentality won’t be able to handle setbacks. It’s a big part of a child’s development.”

He went on to talk about a hypothetical 1-0 loss.

“Very few of the parents are asking their child if they had fun today. The child will take the parent’s reaction to the result of the game as the norm. They’ll then relate their experience to the result of the game, which is really counterproductive. 

4. Think when interacting with opposing fans
“This is one that should be common sense. Grown adults should be able to go and enjoy their child’s experience without having any confrontation,” Carton said. “We get that at our club, too. We always say, ‘Don’t forget, you’re not just representing the club, you’re representing your child. The way you’re acting right now — if you could see yourself through the eyes of your child, what would you think of yourself? Why are you making a public spectacle over a U-11 girl’s soccer game? Are you proud of what you’re doing right now? Would you allow your child to act like this?’”

5. Don’t stress out over the game
Do you find yourself pacing up and down the sideline — anxiously following the action as it unfolds on the field? Stop it. Breathe.

“Just calm down. Enjoy it. Stop being so attached to it. It’s not your game,” Carton said. “Don’t base your enjoyment or happiness on what is going on out there.

“Look at your child. Is he having fun? Is he active? Is he enjoying the social nature of the game? Is he getting as much out of this experience as he can? Don’t worry about the rest of it. Some parents just give themselves aneurysms pacing up and down the line. Keep perspective. There are more important things.”

6. Save issues with the coach for the next day
Maybe you don’t agree with how much your child played in a game or another decision the coach made during the match. It’s important to take some time to think about it rather than confronting the coach in front of your child and the team.

“Directly after the game, the parents should not approach the coach. It’s an emotionally charged conversation and very little good can come from that,” Carton said. “At that time, there’s very little a coach can say that will make the parent feel any better. Go home. Talk to your family. Sleep on it. Get in touch the next day, whether it be by phone, email, or even going for a cup of coffee with the coach and asking for feedback.

“If the coach communicates well enough, the expectation should be there and the parent should understand the situation. If that’s not the case, the parent is totally in his or her right to bridge that communication gap.”

Content originally published by USYS.