Frequently Asked Questions
Isn’t BYSC a Youth Soccer Club? In name only. An Ontario Soccer Club Excellence Gold Standard member, BYSC is sanctioned to run both Youth and Adult programs, and has had adult competitive teams as well as U21 and Coed recreational leagues as part of its programs. Going forward the BYSC has rebranded to the Burlington Soccer Club (BSC).
Why is BSC offering adult programs when there are Adult Leagues in Burlington?
BSC has seen a gap in playing opportunities once players have previously “aged out” of what has been offered at the Club. Additionally we want to continue to engage with our members throughout their lifetimes and offer parents the chance to enjoy the Beautiful Game as their kids do. There are a number of Adult Leagues in the community serving their members and we expect they will continue to do so. We believe that more opportunities for people to stay active and play soccer is better for everyone!
Why are the rental hours of third party Adult Leagues changing?
BSC pays for and operates the three Domes located in Sherwood Forest Park the seven months of the year they are up. This means that BSC is responsible for the set-up, maintenance, removal and storage of all three domes. The BSC pays for all capital improvements and replacements (like mechanical units, dome shells, lights, and will pay 7/12 of the cost to replace the turf under Domes 2 & 3 in 2018). As such, the BSC programs its activities in its Domes first. We make the remaining hours available to third parties, starting with sports groups in Burlington. As we have expanded our programs on both the youth and adult side, we have fewer hours available to be rented. In some cases, this has meant adjusting the timeslots offered to renters.