Because the local Junior High Schools do not offer soccer as a school sport, BYSL operates a Junior High Program. Participation is based upon school boundaries (meaning your son or daughter must play for the team associated with the public school they attend OR would attend if in a charter school, home schooled, or for High School Freshmen.
Participation is open to 7th and 8th graders and 9th graders who do not make their High School Varsity or JV teams. In addition to the Idaho Falls area Junior High Programs (Sandcreek, Taylorview, Eagle Rock, and Rocky Mountain) several other schools from Eastern Idaho participate in a league. The Junior High league is operated by BYSL.
Some schools have more than one team, and the teams are divided up into three Divisions.
BYSL rules state that players must play for the public school they attend OR would attend if in a charter school or home schooled, or for freshman, the school they did (or would have) attend(ed) in Junior High.
Paperwork must be completed prior to tryout. Mandatory paperwork includes signed registration form, copy of birth certificate, signed parent and player code of conduct form, and check for league fees ($80.00 checks should be written to BYSL Jr. High, with player’s name written in the memo). Fees for the U12 and Jr. High Programs DO NOT include the cost of the uniform. This will be an additional charge once the teams are selected.
After tryouts have been finalized but before the season begins, Junior High registration needs to be completed and turned into Judy Brower (529-2139), BYSL Treasurer. Please make sure you collect registration forms, player and parent codes of conduct, birth certificates, and fees ($80.00) before the deadline. (Checks should be written to BYSL Jr. High, with player’s name written in the memo.) BYSL representatives will be available at the Idaho Falls Activity Center located at 1575 N. Skyline Dr. (South Room) from 7:00–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21.If your team is NOT registered by the deadline, all your games will be forfeited until your team is registered. So please get your Junior High teams registered NO LATER than August 21.