Placements

Fall 2021 Placements sessions are now being planned / in progress!  Travel Teams will be communicated to coaches and families early/mid August for a season which usually starts after Labor Day.  

BSA Placements:

  • Held outdoor and involve scrimmages and technical skills assessments
  • Generally will be held mid-week in the evenings, rather than the weekends (Fall 2021 being an exception)
  • Ideally all kids from the same grade will be evaluated on the same 'placement evening' - to allow for an improved evaluation of kids within that grade
  • We will offer the choice of 1 of 2 sessions on the placements' evening for each child's grade.
  • Players wishing to play 5th Grade travel will not need to attend placements for fall 2021.  Instead coach evaluations and any other input will be used to place these kids an appropriate team.
  • For fall 2021 any player unable to attend placements will still be placed on an appropriate team using coach evaluations and any other data points we have.
  • There are no placements for Town league players, only kids playing travel soccer in the Fall OR Spring will need to attend placements

2021 PLACEMENT SCHEDULE

Players should be present 15 minutes before the start of the session they will attend

All Placements will take place at PQ Field

Grade Fall 2021

Session 1

 

5th

June 4th 5.15-6.30pm

 

6th

June 12th 8.00-9.30am

 

7th/8th Girls

June 12th 9.45-11.15am

 

7th/8th Boys

June 12th 11.45-1.15pm

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Players in the In-Town League (entering the 3rd grade in the Fall and 4th grade players who know they will not play Travel soccer during the upcoming Fall and next Spring season) do not need to attend Placements.

The following guidelines exist for non-Covid ravage years - fall 2021 most of the guidelines below will not be used:

  • Your child will NOT be placed on a Division 1 or 2 BAYS Travel team (typically the BSA 1st and 2nd teams in an age group) if he/she does not attend placements with his/her appropriate age group.
  • Your child needs to attend only one placement session.  BSA is providing 2 sessions a night for each age group. Please choose only one session. 
  • Details on the Placements changes and drills being used are contained in the Placements Details document
  • A child must attend a session with his/her age group and gender (see schedule below).  
  • BAYS (travel) teams are offered for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade players (ie. U10-U14).  U10 (4th gr.) plays on a smaller field in 7v7 format, U11/U12 (5th & 6th gr.) play on a medium field in 9v9 format, and U13/14 play (7th & 8th gr) on a large field in 11v11 format.
  • U9 players (3rd gr.) will play only in the IN-TOWN League.  U10 (4th gr.) players can play either in In-Town or BAYS (Travel).