Games

Our community soccer organization is an awesome opportunity for our children to be active, have fun, and learn about the discipline and play of team sports. BYS is a NON-COMPETITIVE organization.

Practices and Games are recreational.

Please help maintain a fun, friendly, positive, and clean environment for all players, coaches, family, and friends attending!

Game Times

Games are at 8:30 and 10:00 am. Please see the Games Schedule posted above for your age group to ascertain your team's games times.

Fields Map

Seating

Unless a Coach has invited you or your child is injured, we respectfully request that all spectators sit opposite the players' side of the field, as well as not behind the goals. This is for everyone's safety and out of respect for the Coaches and their processes.

Rule Regarding Child Supervision During Games/Practices

Children aged 10 and under need to always have an adult present at the fields for practices/games.

Concussion Policy

A new season brings new rules. Due to our insurance policy's requirements, if a player is hit in the head or suspected of having a concussion, they will be removed from the game/practice and cannot return to play/practice without receipt of a note from a physician clearing them for play. There are to be no exceptions to this rule. Please do not blame the Coach, they are just following mandated requirements.

To ease this new requirement in regards to location and cost, BYS has partnered with the nearby Innovative Urgent Care to offer you the required clearance for only $25 (regular $40). Innovative Urgent Care is located at 9910 W 1604 N, Suite 128, San Antonio, TX 78254. Please ask for Whitney Sanchez and mention BYS for your discount. Whitney has also graciously prepared the TBI documents you will need for your visit and they can be found here.

Coaches

If you are upset with your Coaches, please wait until after the game to discuss any issues you may have. Please do not approach the Coaches during the game, they are concentrating on all of the kids.

Officials

Yelling at or demeaning the Officials (Refs) will NOT be tolerated. Most of our Officials are minors in our employ and should be treated as such. Please set a good example for the children and respect the Officials and their calls.

Rules of the Fields

Please note that the following rules were agreed to by signing the registration packet for Fall 2021.

1. Parents/visitors/siblings are NOT ALLOWED:

a. On the side of the field (other than the designated sitting area) OR in the Coaches/player’s area during game time unless attending to an injured child or asked by a Coach to assist.

b. To directly approach referees regarding calls or lack thereof. Referees should be treated respectfully to set a good example.

c. To engage in negative, demeaning, foul, or threatening language. Warnings will be given if reported and/or you will be asked to leave the fields if language persists.

d. To directly approach a Coach (head or assistant) during the game.

e. To hang on goal posts.

2. Screaming and yelling at your child, other players, parents/visitors, Coaches, Referees, and/or Committee Members WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Warnings will be given if reported and/or you will be asked to leave the fields if behavior persists.

3. Threats or intentional acts of physical violence WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Immediate removal from the park will be conducted for such acts.

4. Any individual refusing to leave will be escorted off the Common Property consisting of the Fields and Park at Vollmer Lane by either a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy or a Bridgewood Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Director (BOD) (In accordance with the published Bylaws of Bridgewood Association, Inc.).

5. Suspension or termination of game may be ordered by the Soccer Committee Commissioner or a Bridgewood Homeowners Association Board of Director for un-sportsmanship like behavior or harassment of players, Referees, Coaches and/or spectators alike, if deemed necessary.

6. Please pick up after yourself and your children. Trash receptacles are provided in the Pavilions and around fields.

7. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on playing fields or the sidelines during game times. Pets are allowed to an extent around the park area and must be on a leash. Please see posted regulations regarding pets located by the parking lot.

Please remember that the BYS Committee always looks after the best interest of the children playing. The BYS Committee is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and hearts to the children of Bridgewood.

Rules of Play

BYS rules of play include BYS modifications and US Youth Soccer recommended modifications to the FIFA Laws of the Game. FIFA Laws of the Game can be found at www.ussoccer.com/referees.

U6

Number of Players

Number of players to be agreed upon by both Coaches and communicated to the Referees before the start of each game. Guidelines advise 3-4 players.

Duration of Game

Four (4) Eight (8) minute quarters

Two (2) minute breaks between quarters

Five (5) minute half time

Total = 43 minutes

Penalty Area

None.

Substitutions

Unlimited.

Offside

None.

Fouls & Misconduct

All fouls shall result in a direct free kick. The Referee must explain ALL infringements to the offending player.

Free Kicks

All fouls shall result in a direct free kick.

Penalty Kick

None.

The Throw-In

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

A throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air. The player throwing the ball should not step on the out of bounds line when throwing in and also needs both feet on the field.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

Goal Kick

The goal kick should be taken anywhere within the goal area. Opposing players must be outside the goal area AND at least four (4) yards away from the ball until it is in play. It is suggested that if necessary that opponents are in their own half of the field until the ball is in play.

Corner Kick

Opponents remain at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.


U8

Number of Players

Number of players to be agreed upon by both Coaches and communicated to the Referees before the start of each game. Guidelines advise 6-8 players including a goalie.

Duration of Game

Four (4) – Twelve (12) minute quarters

Two (2) minute breaks between quarters

Five (5) minute half time

Total = 59 minutes

Penalty Area

None.

Substitutions

Unlimited.

Offside

None.

Fouls & Misconduct

All fouls shall result in a direct free kick. The Referee must explain ALL infringements to the offending player.

Free Kicks

All kicks are direct and all opponents are at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Penalty Kick

None.

The Throw-In

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

A throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air. The player throwing the ball should not step on the out of bounds line when throwing in and also needs both feet on the field.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

Goal Kick

The goal kick should be taken anywhere within the goal area. Opposing players must be outside the goal area AND at least four (4) yards away from the ball until it is in play. It is suggested that if necessary that opponents are in their own half of the field until the ball is in play.

Corner Kick

Opponents remain at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.


U10

Number of Players

Number of players to be agreed upon by both Coaches and communicated to the Referees before the start of each game. Guidelines advise 6-8 players including a goalie.

Duration of Game

Four (4) – Twelve (12) minute quarters

Two (2) minute breaks between quarters

5 minute half time

Total=61 minutess

Penalty Area

None.

Substitutions

Unlimited.

Offside

None.

Fouls & Misconduct

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team at the center spot on the halfway line if a goalkeeper punts or drop-kicks the ball in the air from his/her penalty area into the opponents penalty area. The Referee must explain ALL infringements to the offending player.

Free Kicks

All opponents are at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Penalty Kick

None.

The Throw-In

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

A throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air. The player throwing the ball should not step on the out of bounds line when throwing in and also needs both feet on the field.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

Goal Kick

The goal kick should be taken anywhere within the goal area. Opposing players must be outside the goal area AND at least eight (8) yards away from the ball until it is in play. It is suggested that if necessary that opponents are in their own half of the field until the ball is in play.

Corner Kick

Opponents remain at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.


U13

Number of Players

Number of players to be agreed upon by both Coaches and communicated to the Referees before the start of each game.

Duration of Game

Four (4) – Fifteen (15) minute quarters

Two (2) minute breaks between quarters

5 minute half time

Total=73 minutes

Penalty Area

None.

Substitutions

Unlimited.

Offside

None.

Fouls & Misconduct

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team at the center spot on the halfway line if a goalkeeper punts or drop-kicks the ball in the air from his/her penalty area into the opponents’ penalty area.

Free Kicks

All opponents are at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Penalty Kick

None.

The Throw-In

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

A throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air. The player throwing the ball should not step on the out of bounds line when throwing in and also needs both feet on the field.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

Goal Kick

The goal kick should be taken anywhere within the goal area. Opposing players must be outside the goal area AND at least eight (8) yards away from the ball until it is in play. It is suggested that if necessary that opponents are in their own half of the field until the ball is in play.

Corner Kick

Opponents remain at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.