BWSA Spring Rec League & Middle School Registration Open

Register before 2/11 to avoid $20 per registration late fee.

RECREATIONAL AGE DIVISIONS (PreK**, Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6)  Middle School 7-8*
*Some options for 6th graders to play MS
 
COST
PreK - Grades 6 Recreational  $125 per child ($375* max per family *Does not include Middle School Fees)
Middle School  $150 per child
$20 per registration late fee assessed if registered after 2/11
 
HOW TEAMS ARE FORMED
Recreational League: New players registering for Spring 2022 will be placed on an existing team that needs players or new teams will be formed as necessary. Typically, children returning to play in the Spring 2022 season will remain on the same team they were assigned to Fall 2021. These players must still complete an application and pay the appropriate fee for Spring 2022. Each fall, new teams are re-drawn. The new fall teams are drawn randomly and then leveled by experience.

Middle School:  We have an existing girls team.  New girls will be added to that team.  We did not have a boys team in the fall.  If there is enough interest and we can find a coach, we will offer a boys team as well.  Please register so we can make that determination.  If we fail to form a boys team, we will offer a total refund.


SPRING 2022 RECREATIONAL AGE DIVISIONS (PreK**, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6)
Teams will be formed by grade. Pre-K is coed. **PreK children must turn 4 by May 1st, 2022 to be eligible for the Spring 2022 season.

Some of the younger age groups of the recreational league may play against other recreational teams from our neighboring communities at our fields.

WHERE AND WHEN DO WE PLAY
Practices usually begin in mid-March depending on the weather and how quickly we can find coaches and set teams. Historically, finding enough coaches has been an issue. Games typically begin the first Saturday in April and should conclude by the end of May.

Most games will be played on Saturdays but there could be some Sunday and/or weeknight games during the season. Saturday games will begin between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. See note above.* Games for the younger age groups (PreK through 4th grade) and home games for the remaining age groups are played at Hylen Souders Elementary School, 4121 Miller-Paul Road, Galena.

Grades 5-6 and Middle School teams will have games played at our neighboring communities fields. 

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
Returning players from Fall 2021 typically remain on the same team they were assigned to last fall and will use the same jersey they were issued for the Fall 2021 season. New players that did not play Fall 2021 will receive a jersey included with your application fee. Replacement jerseys cost $20.  All players must supply their own shorts, socks, shoes, soccer ball and required shin guards. Shoes may be soccer, baseball, or an all-purpose type of cleat. Metal cleats are not permitted. Tennis shoes, while permitted for the Recreational League, are not recommended.  

Tennis shoes are not permitted in the Middle School League.

PreK,  K,  &  Grade 1 should use a size 3 ball. Grades 2 - 5 should use a size 4 and MS uses a size 5 ball.