Burlington Youth Soccer Club
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OUR HISTORY

The Burlington Youth Soccer Club was first established as the Burlington Police Minor Soccer in 1962. With only four teams representing less than 100 players playing games on Central Park in the summer of 1963. A lot has changed in the past 52 years, now with more than 600 teams playing games on a weekly basis, development programs for boys and girls aged 3 to 21, multiple indoor facilities for more than 1000 players as well as programs for coaches and referees.

The BYSC took its current name in 1975 becoming incorporated in 1975 as the Burlington Youth Soccer Club and soon after claiming its first Ontario Cup in 1979.

Even though the Club was growing and progressing, it wasn't until 1987 when the BYSC moved into their first office space, a feat that had a lot to do with Don Lomas, who was responsible for the move and was also president from 1995-1999. With a new office, the Club started to hire staff with the Club's first Technical Director, Frank Dunleavy. The Club also formed a board of directors during this time.

The Club continued to grow through the later part of the Eighties and into the Nineties with membership growing to approximately 5000 players.

With this continued growth, the BYSC moved into new office space in 2001, and moved again with further growth in 2006. During this time, the BYSC opened its first indoor facility (dome) in 2001 with its second and third domes opening in 2009 and 2014 respectively. The BYSC moved offices again to its current location in 2016 to increase organizational capacity and to accommodate a growing staff.

The BYSC has become one of the most recognized and successful soccer Clubs in North America by winning multiple National Championships, 40 Ontario Cups, numerous Indoor Ontario Cups, producing a number of National team players and sending over 150 players to University on soccer scholarships.

The BYSC continues to grow and evolve to bring the best soccer programs to the City of Burlington by providing numerous indoor and outdoor soccer activities such as recreational and competitive programs, camps, coach and referee training, and specialized training.