Burlington Youth Soccer Club
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ADULT PROGRAMS

As part of its Strategic Plan for 2017-2021, BYSC is committed to expand programs to create lifelong opportunities for players. This began with the launch of Lil Burli for toddlers, Embracing Ability for players with and/or without intellectual and/or physical disabilities and Walking Soccer for players 50+ and/or those with mobility issues.  In the Summer Outdoor Season, the BYSC added its first Adult program and ran a 7V7 Coed Open Age League. 

Building on the success of the first Adult Outdoor League in 2017, a full recreational Adult Indoor League was added in the Fall and Winter of 2017/2018. The Adult Indoor League included multiple divisions, including: Men’s Open Age, Ladies Open Age, COED Open Age, Men’s 35+, and Men's 30+.  These inaugural seasons were a massive success with 44 teams and 90 individuals registering in the Fall 2017 Season, and 50 teams registered for the Winter 2018 season.  Due to the success and clear demand for adult soccer programming, the BYSC will be expanding the Summer programs to include a full 11v11 COED league in addition to the 7V7 Adult Outdoor League.


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 will look to update its branding to better align with our program offerings.

Why is BYSC offering adult programs when there are Adult Leagues in Burlington?

BYSC 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? 

BYSC pays for and operates the three Domes located in Sherwood Forest Park the seven months of the year they are up. This means that BYSC is responsible for the set-up, maintenance, removal and storage of all three domes. The BYSC 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 BYSC 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.