AGE DIVISIONS (2019 Season)
Teams are organized in boys and girls leagues based on the age of the players on January 1st for all divisions but U6 (see following chart). Each age division includes players whose ages are below (under) the specified age listed. For example, U14 represents 12 and 13 year olds.
The following chart demonstrates the various age groups. (Normally the U16 and U19 Divisions are combined in one league because of a shortage of players registered in these two age divisions.)
Age Division Age Eligible Birth Years
U19 14-18 2001 thru 2005
U14 12-13 2006 and 2007
U12 10-11 2008 and 2009
U10 8-9 2010 and 2011
U8 6-7 2012 and 2013
U6 4-5 2014 and 2015*
* Jan 1st thru July 31st, 2015
Any player or official who is bleeding must leave the field immediately to receive medical treatment and may not return until the bleeding has stopped and the blood removed or covered. If blood is on the uniform, the participant may not return until the uniform is replaced or has been neutralized with a disinfectant solution. Disinfectant is available at the BRYSL Information Center.
Each player will receive a button picture, an individual picture and team picture. Cost for this is included in the registration fee. Additional picture packages are available to purchase from the photographer. Schedules of the times for the pictures will be given to the coaches who will distribute them to the parents. It is important that the team be there and ready on time according to the schedule. Pictures will be distributed to the team. All concerns about the pictures should be discussed with Candid Sports Portraits at (661)588-9926 or www.cspimaging.com.
PLAYER TRANSFERS AND ACTIVITY CONFLICTS
With about 650 children playing soccer on approximately 66 teams, it is virtually impossible for BRYSL to be flexible about practice and game conflicts with non-BRYSL activities or requests for friends to be on the same team. After team selection, it is not possible to move players from their assigned teams.
All refund requests must be in writing and mailed to our mailing/e-mail address. Requests postmarked/e-mailed on or before August 31 will receive a full refund minus unrecoverable costs (e.g.fees to Cal South, uniform cost, etc.) No refund requests will be accepted unless in writing.
NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 31st.
Mail requests to:
P.O. Box 60608
Bakersfield, CA 93386
Email Requests to:BRYSL@BRYSLSoccer.com
REQUESTS FOR AGE PROMOTIONS
Occasionally parents believe their child has the soccer skills to compete with older players in a higher division and they request a promotion to the next age division for the upcoming season. Such requests must be made in writing to the Director of Registration prior to June 31st. A committee of the Director of Coaches and the two relevant Division Directors will determine if the player has the requisite soccer skills and physical maturity to successfully compete with older players. The League Commissioner will consider the recommendation of the committee and what is in the best interests of BOTH the child and the league in making his/her decision. The decision will be made in a timely manner to allow the parents time to consider their options such as continuing in the BRYSL program or placing their child in another soccer program. If a decision to move a player up, additional approval may be needed by Cal South. Inquire with the Registrar for more information.
RETURNING INJURED PLAYERS
Any injured player who seeks medical attention must have an “Accident Release Form” signed by the doctor before the player can resume participation in practices or games. The coach must then submit this form to the Director of Safety & Volunteers - Pat Hall.
SOCCER ACCIDENT INSURANCE (SAI)
All serious injuries must be reported to Patricia Hall, Director of Safety and Volunteers
National Union Fire Insurance., pays medical costs for accidental bodily injuries in covered BRYSL activities. Refer to www.calsouth.com website for specific information on policy coverage's. A current Player Registration Form or Volunteer Registration Form with Social Security Number must be on file for eligibility in the insurance program.
Each claim is subject to a $1000 Deductible
Benefits under the policy are
$100,000 Maximum Per Injury Medical Expenses
10 days X $100 ($1000 Physical Therapy Limit)
$10,000 Dental maximum
To file a claim do the following:
Go to www.calsouth.com, “Resources” menu to “Insurance-Youth Soccer” sub-menu. There is a step-by-step process to follow.
Claims forms need to be filed within 90 days of the date of injury. First covered expense must be incurred within 90 days after a covered accident. If the player or volunteer is covered by any other health care plan, bills must be submitted to the other plan first. Any remaining balances may be submitted to the BRYSL plan.
Note: All claims must be reviewed by BRYSL before submitting to Cal-South.
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