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Get your registration forms and fees turned in ASAP. The deadline is August 6, 2014 for YDP (u6-u10) and U11/U12. For Junior High, the players just take the registration forms and fees with them to their tryouts. 

Forms can be mailed to 

410 Memorial Dr. Ste. 201
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


I will be at Sunnyside Park (at a picnic table near the tennis courts) on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM if you want to drop them off in person or ask any questions. 


Dan Beck
BYSL President

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BYSL Fees For 2014/2015 Seasonal Year

Just wanted to make everyone aware of some adjustments in our fees for the 2014/2015 seasonal year. These fees were approved by the Board at the June, 2014 Board meeting. The fees for U6 remained unchanged; the fees for U8/U10/U11/U12 and Junior High were increased by $10; and the fees for U13-U19 were increased by $20. Our fees are (and will continue to be) much lower than the fees charged by most other similar organizations in the state of Idaho and as a Board we want to keep the fees as low as possible while actively working to create the best possible soccer experience for our kids.

To see a full listing of the fees we charge for each program BYSL offers go to our “FEES” page.  

Revolution Girls-Cache Valley Cup Champions

This past weekend several of our teams participated in the Cache Valley Cup. I don’t know results for other teams yet, though I have heard that BYSL had a great showing. I do know that Kara Peterson’s Revolution team, with guest players from Storm and Lightning, took first place in the U13 Silver division.

Revolution Girls-Cache Valley Cup U13 Silver Champions for 2014
Revolution Girls-Cache Valley Cup U13 Silver Champions for 2014


BYSL Policy-Dual Registrations

Dear Parents, coaches, etc.,

There has been some confusion regarding whether players can register for a BYSL Junior High team while concurrently registering and playing competitively for another affiliate of the Idaho Youth Soccer Association (such as Gate City Youth Soccer League (PVSC) in Pocatello or Upper Valley Soccer Foundation (Madison United) in Rexburg.

IYSA’s rules state: RULE 5. MULTIPLE ROSTERING …A player may not be registered with more than one club at any given time during the seasonal year; however a player wishing to participate in an internal recreation league for one club and a competitive team with another club may do so with the permission of both clubs.

To avoid confusion, and to ensure that BYSL is consistent in its application of this rule with regard to the Junior High League and all applicable players, I presented the following question to the Board of BYSL at our July 8, 2014 Board Meeting: “If a player is registered and plays competitively for another IYSA Affiliate, will they also be allowed to register and play for a BYSL team in the Junior High League?

The Board discussed the issue and in order to avoid undermining what we believe is the vision and purpose of the Junior High Program, BYSL’s Board set the following policy: “If a player is registered and plays competitively for another IYSA Affiliate, that player will not be allowed to register and play for a BYSL team in the Junior High League.”

If there are questions or concerns about this policy please contact me at


Dan Beck
BYSL President

Fusion Championship

Fusion U14 Boys-Yellowstone Cup Champions
Fusion U14 Boys-Yellowstone Cup Champions


The Idaho Falls Fusion U14 Boys won the Inaugural Yellowstone Cup in Rexburg June 13-14. They beat PVSC 3-2 in the first game, dropped a close 1-0 game to Madison United in the second and beat Madison Strobel 7-0 in their third which earned them a place in the Championship game.
The final was a rematch with top seeded Madison United. Madison scored first and held the lead until three minutes remained in the game. Then Tyson Ricks scored a header assisted by George Labra to tie the game. In the first overtime Nasim Fredj headed home a Baylor Hancock corner kick and Balor Reilly beat the Madison keeper on a misplayed ball from a defender for a final score of 3-1. Scoring in the tournament were Balor Reilly, Baylor Hancock, Tyson Ricks, Jackson Monk, Seth Redd, Nasim Fredj, Colsen Mangeris. Assisting were Jackson Monk, Nasim Fredj, Balor Reilly, Isaac McNett, Baylor Hancock, Tyson Ricks, Matthew Corona and Erik Rickenbach.
Front Row (L-R) Isaac McNett, Henry Hilton, Brody Hansen, Tyson Ricks, Matthew Corona

Back Row (L-R) Coach Jason Child, Preston Burke, Nasim Fredj, Erik Rickenbach, Porter Burke Colsen Mangeris, Baylor Hancock, George Labra, Balor Reilly, Colman Petersen, Pedro Corona

Not Pictured: Isaac Child, Ethan Hatch, Ryan Iwanski, Jackson Monk, Payton Stanger & Tanner Young


Forms for the June tryouts (U15-U18) are now available. Copies will also be available at the Tryouts. If you are unable to attend tryouts please submit a Registration form and a Coach Preference Form prior to the tryouts or arrange to have someone else turn them in at tryouts.

Tryouts for U15/U16 will be Tuesday, June 17 from 6:00-8:00 on Fields 1-6 of Old Butte.

  • Girls U15/U16 headquarters will be near or on Field #1. Girls will tryout on Fields 1-3.
  • Boys U15/U16 will be near Field #6. Boys will tryout on Fields 4-6.

Tryouts for U17/U18 will be Thursday, June 19 from 6:00-8:00 on Fields 1-3 of Old Butte. Headquarters for both boys and girls will be near Field #1.

If you have questions or are unable to access the forms from this website, please email Dan Beck ( and he will provide you with the appropriate forms.


NSCAA Level 6 Coaching Course

Please use this form to register: Level 6 Registration Form

BYSL is happy to announce that IYSA District II will be hosting a NSCAA Level 6 coaching course this August. The Level 6 license is considered to be more advanced that the USSF “E” license and the NSCAA Level 4 license. However, there are no prerequisites so any of our coaches can attend and benefit from this course. If you have questions please contact Bobbi Tracy (

DATE: August 8-10, 2014 (Friday evening; Saturday all day; Sunday morning and early afternoon).
COST: $165 (if you coach for BYSL we will pay the fee for you). 

LOCATION: Blackfoot, Idaho

Deadline: Wednesday, June 30 (after deadline registrations may be allowed, if there is still space, but there will be a $15 late fee). 

NOTE from District II: Even if you were unable to attend any of the NSCAA Level 4 courses we’ve offered the past five seasons, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this one. AND if you do have the NSCAA Level 4 diploma, we especially invite you to continue your education and register for this course. The MORE education you receive as coaches, the better you are able to help your players. You expect them to train several times a week to get better and improve; it’s a GREAT idea to have the same expectation of yourself. So please get signed up ASAP!!!

Do it for Dean-Post Register Article

Positioned between the bench and Odyssey Black U-16 boys coach Ryan Cook at Saturday afternoon’s game with PVSC Galaxy at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex was an empty red foldout chair.

Odyssey Black head coach Ryan Cook watches his team as they play the PVSC Galaxy during the Idaho Falls Shootout soccer tournament Saturday at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex.

Amidst gusty winds and a brief period of late-spring snow during the game, Cook or one of his players would immediately get up to fix the chair when it fell over.

That chair is much more than a chair to Cook and the Odyssey athletes. It is a comforting reminder of Cook’s father and former Odyssey Black coach Dean Cook, who died March 31 in Idaho Falls at age 62.

Upon taking over as coach of his father’s team, Ryan told his new players that the chair his father sat in at every game would be part of their games, too.

“I brought my dad’s chair and told the boys, ‘That’s my dad’s chair. Nobody sits there,’” Ryan said. “It took them a couple minutes, but then they realized, ‘That’s OK.’ They’re OK with that.”

The empty chair was one of many ways the Odyssey Black team paid their respects to their former coach and longtime Bonneville Youth Soccer League president at the 35th annual Idaho Falls Shootout tournament taking place through the weekend. Visible on the right side of the black and gold uniform shorts were the initials ‘DC’ in gold, an idea of Odyssey Black midfielder Ammon Vaughnchild’s father.

Vaughnchild, who is a sophomore at Hillcrest, has played soccer for 10 years and easily remembers his first impression of Dean.

“When I first met him, it was kinda intimidating because he was a big guy,” Vaughnchild said. “He would coach you the same whether you do good or do bad.”

Ryan said the patches on the uniforms were a recent and moving gesture.

“I was touched,” he said. “I’ve been very impressed with the soccer community’s response. The community’s really rallied around us, especially my family.”

Despite having various soccer backgrounds and living within different school boundaries, the Odyssey Black athletes share fond memories of Dean Cook. Koy Bennion, a defender and Bonneville High School sophomore, couldn’t help smiling when recalling his family’s nickname for the coach.


“My family always called him Santa,” Bennion said. “He always did it for the kids. It was always about us. We know why we’re here.”

Timothy Rush, a Hillcrest sophomore, can recall a conversation he had with Dean Cook not long after he started playing for him. That conversation ultimately changed the position Rush played, and gave him a new outlook.

“I used to play defense,” Rush said. “He said, ‘I think you’d be a better wing than a defender.’ He started playing me at wing. When he first said that, I was like, ‘Defense is easier to play,’ but now I like it.”

Midfielder and Bonneville sophomore Matthew Page is a newcomer to BYSL. In the brief time he got to know Dean Cook, he noticed how much he helped athletes who were new to soccer.

“He’d just change (positions) around to what was most effective,” Page said. “He really knew what he was talking about.”

Page said he, too, liked the idea of honoring Dean Cook with the uniform patches for the tournament and added that he and his teammates know why they take the field now.

“He came in and brought the team together,” Page said. “We know what he expected of us.”

Saturday was a busy day for Ryan Cook, who coached his Odyssey U-13 boys team in an 8 a.m. game against Jackson Hole United, Odyssey Black at noon and still had an 8 p.m. game to prepare Odyssey Black for against the Livingston Raiders. After speaking with his wife, he decided to take on the responsibility of coaching both teams for the remainder of the club season.

Ryan Cook said there was much to consider with the decision, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“It would be hard coaching two teams, but I appreciate her letting me do it,” Ryan Cook said. “This was my dad’s team. I wanted to take it over and stick with them.”

For a complete tournament schedule and results, visit

UK Elite Summer Soccer Camp June 9-13


UK Elite Soccer 2014-Idaho Falls

DATES: June 9th – June 13
TIMES: 9am – 12 (noon)
LOCATION: Community Park
SOCCER CAMP: 5 to 14 years
SOCCER SCHOOL: 14 to 18 years

PRICE: $110 per player (all players receive a UK Elite Jersey and an individual player evaluation).

A dynamic global curriculum will introduce you to soccer games & activities from Brazil, England, Spain, Holland and USA.

Each program is guaranteed to challenge players in a safe, fun and engaging soccer environment. Register today (by clicking on the green links above) and SHARE this information with your friends.

For more information about UK Elite Soccer programs visit:

Grade 7 Referee Course Upcoming


USSF Grade 7 Course

DATE: Tuesday, July 8, 6-10 pm and Wednesday, July 9, 6-10 pm (both nights are required)

LOCATION: BYU-Idaho, Hart Building Room 170

By the new standards that will go into effect on July 1, 2014, a candidate will not be required to have been a Grade 8 Referee to become a Grade 7 referee. However, it is my personal recommendation that the referee has at least completed the Grade 8 online material so that they at least have a basic framework of The Laws of the Game before becoming a Grade 7 referee.  Although this is not mandatory nor can I enforce such a requirement, I make the statement none-the-less.

The purpose of the Grade 7 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the amateur adult game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.

See attached Referee Requirements to see the new requirements for the various Grade levels.


Peter Stilling
BYU-Idaho | Network Engineer
Rigby Hall Room 356
525 S. Center St
Rexburg, ID 83460-4540
phone: 208.496.7260

Coach Training

The next NSCAA training should be scheduled in March, 2014. If you are interested in attending the coaching training, please provide us with your contact Information or contact Bobbi Traci at

Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a minimum of a NSCAA Level 4 license in order to coach for BYSL (U13+). New coaches have a one year grace period in order to get their coaching license.

New Board Members

On November 14, 2013, at the Annual General Meeting of BYSL, new Board Members Julie Nawrocki, Dee Tegue, and Dan Beck were elected to serve on the Board. BYSL welcomes these new directors and wants to give thanks to those who provided their time and talents to BYSL over the past year.

At the Board of Directors meeting, Dean Cook was elected as President; Dan Beck was elected as Vice-President; Julie Nawrocki was elected as Secretary; Judy Brower was elected as Treasurer; and Cheri Cook was elected as Registrar.