Brigade Recreational Youth Soccer League

About Us

All players, coaches, referees, and spectators shall exhibit good sportsmanship towards all participants before, during , and after all games.

Playing is fun and all players shall experience as much of the game as possible. Therefore, all players shall play at least 3/4 of the game.
All teams shall be equally balanced to create fun and competitive games.
All coach training and coaching shall be based on positive instruction that encourages player success.
All players from 4 to 18 years of age are eligible to play soccer. No experience necessary. Just register.
BRYSL is a “grass roots” non-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers. Volunteering keeps our cost down so our youth can afford to play. Without volunteers our program cannot succeed. So please volunteer. Volunteering is fun with numerous rewarding experiences. Try it, you might like it. Just ask a BRYSL board member how you can help.

We are a recreational youth soccer league started 10 years ago by some board members of a local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) who were disillusioned with the direction of the program.  It was our contention that the National AYSO organization was not following its own rules, regulations, and guidelines to the detriment of our soccer community.  It was felt that an ethical locally based grassroots organization could better serve the youth of Bakersfield.

We organized around a goal to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family sports and soccer program in our community based on the following six philosophies: