Spring Club

Several clubs and independent teams play spring soccer through BYSL. Tryouts are conducted by BYSL for all clubs and independent teams within BYSL. See the “coaches list” to see participating club and independent teams for each age group. The following clubs operate within BYSL:

Fusion Ballistic Odyssey Xtreme

Club teams may participate in fundraisers,  finding sponsors, etc. Each club has its own President and other Officers and their own distinct philosophies.

Fusion Boys 2013 Wasatch Cup 2nd Place
Fusion Boys 2013
Wasatch Classic 2nd Place

BYSL club teams play in the Snake River Soccer League, which is operated by BYSL and includes many teams from Eastern Idaho. In addition, club teams participate in a number of tournaments throughout Idaho and in surrounding states.

Spring Tryout Information
  • Mail registration forms to Cheri Cook, 1184 E. Lazy Lane, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
  • Get your registration forms in now to avoid delays on tryout day.
  • Remember to list your coach preferences on your registration form.
  • U17 & U18 teams – Early registration will help expedite processing of U17 & U18 teams wishing to attend the Showcase Tournament in Boise. Teams making plans for this tournament must have forms in by October 1, 2013.
  • Remember to bring WARM CLOTHES, cleats, shin guards, ball, and water to tryouts.
U13 and U14—Boys and Girls
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
New fields 1 & 2 at the
Old Butte Soccer ComplexRegistration: 5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Tryouts: 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
U15 and U16—Boys and Girls
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
New fields 1 & 2 at the
Old Butte Soccer ComplexRegistration: 5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Tryouts: 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
U17 and U18—Boys and Girls
Monday, October 28, 2013
New fields 1 & 2 at the
Old Butte Soccer ComplexRegistration: 5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Tryouts: 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
What to Expect
When players first arrive, they must submit a completed BYSL registration form at the sign-in table. At the end of the first session, players will be required to return the completed Team/Coach Preference form to the sign-in table. The Team/Coach Preference form lists the teams (and respective coaches) that are available for that age group. The player identifies which team he/she wants to play for in order of preference. (Be sure to pick more than one coach in case you don’t get your first choice.). If desired, players will be allowed to change their picks after the second session (prior to leaving the field).All clubs are represented at tryouts, and players follow instructions as to which field to go to during the process, regardless of their preference. All players tryout for all teams in their age group. It is important that all coaches see all players and vice versa. Coaches use the tryouts to develop their list of Player Preferences. At the end of tryouts, the Team/Coach Preference forms from the players and the Player Preferences from the coaches are evaluated to match teams and players.A committee meets the following week and the new season rosters are compiled and returned to the coaches. Once these rosters are returned to the individual coaches, then they may contact the players listed on their new team roster. Contact from the coaches can be expected within 10 days after tryouts.Once a player has gone through the tryout process and has indicated their team preferences on the team/coach preference sheets, those players are considered “Committed” and contact between representatives (Parents, Players, Coaches, Managers, etc.) from another team is considered Illegal Recruiting and WILL NOT be tolerated.
Choosing a Club
Choosing a club can be a confusing process. It is highly recommended that you attend the BYSL Meet and Greet to meet the coaches and gather additional information prior to coming to tryouts. Consider your child’s own goals, ambitions, and skill level. Here are some additional items to consider when selecting a club.

  1. You want to find a team that is at the right level of competition for your child. Some teams are very competitive, which will affect the amount of play time for each player, the amount of time commitment (how many games and practices per week), and the overall expense of the spring season (team fees and travel costs). Be aware that spring soccer is more expensive than fall soccer, primarily due to tournament fees and travel costs. (Some clubs offer partial scholarships to offset these costs).
  2. It helps to have friends on the team, both in terms of enjoyment and practicality (ability to car pool, for example).
  3. The first time you attend tryouts, it will seem hectic and slightly overwhelming. It is recommended that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork and to relax before taking the field.
  4. Bring a ball (with your childs name on it), shin guards, water, and a signed registration form to tryouts. The form is also included in the September 2013 issue of The Far Postnewsletter.
  5. Most imprtantly, don’t stress too much during tryouts. Remember, they are supposed to be fun.
Play-up Approval is Required
Is your son or daughter in the right age group?
NOTE: If your child is playing up to the next older age group, it must be noted on the registration form and a request from the coach to the BYSL Director of Coaching (or designee) MUST be made in advance of his/her evaluation and recommendation. (Play-ups are allowed on a limited basis only.) Find out more about the BYSL Play-up rules.
Questions to Ask at the BYSL Meet and Greet
Here are some questions you may want to ask the different coaches at the BYSL Meet and Greet to help you decide which team (& coach) will be your first, second, and third choices.

  • What are your goals for the spring season?
  • What is your coaching philosophy?
  • How many times do you plan to meet/practice per week?
  • When will your spring practices begin?
  • What are your coaching credentials? And coaching experience?
  • Where will you practice?
  • How long are the practice sessions?
  • What tournaments are you planning on entering, and how many?
  • How much travel will be involved (day trips vs overnights)?
  • Who are your assistant coaches?
  • Are there any additional activities for the team?
  • What is your plan for the Indoor season? Is it mandatory?
  • What is your plan for winter conditioning?
  • What is your player substitution policy? Playtime?
  • How do you manage conflicts with non-soccer activities (music/sports/church functions)?
  • Does your team play on Sundays?
  • How does the club support the team?
  • What are your expectations from the parents?
  • What is the expected total season cost?
IYSA District II – Snake River League
The IYSA District II Snake River League (SRL) season runs from March through May. Games are played up and down the valley from Teton to Marsh Valley. Games are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and all day Saturday. Individual teams generally play one game during the week and one (maybe two) game(s) on Saturday. Some additional games may be scheduled in Twin Falls or Jackson Hole (on a Saturday) at the coach’s request (and team availability in those areas).During the Spring season there are several tournaments throughout the local area, in Boise, and in surrounding states. Competitive teams may travel to tournaments in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, or Montana. Which tournaments each team (or club) travels too are up to the clubs or the individual teams themselves.

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