Answers to Common Questions About Winter Training

Q: What Does Winter Training Include?

A: BYSC's Winter Training Program includes turf time and futsal for all players U13 and older and age group training for traveling players U9, U10, U11 and U12. The turf time will be at the West St. Paul Sports Center and Savage Dome. Futsal will be held at Kennedy High School or Oak Grove Middle School depending on age.

Q: How Much Does It Cost?

A: Traveling teams U13 and older will have the cost of winter training added to their 2016 team invoice with each rostered player responsible for an equal share of the cost. Players U9, U10, U11 and U12 will pay a flat fee of $80 to participate and must register.  Also, U13+ Players interested in the U13+ Skills training must register and pay a fee of $60.   

Q: What Do Players Learn at Winter Training?

A: The age group training at the domed facility allows the players and trainers to work on a larger space that more closely resembles the outdoor game. These sessions teach strategy and tactics including small sided possession games to teach the use of space. The large field surface also allows for scrimmages. The Futsal program fosters creative play and resembles street soccer.

Q: Do I Have To Participate In Winter Training?

A: BYSC is a competitive soccer program that requires a level of commitment from its membership. We understand that we have many multi-sport athletes in our club. So, we have a program that includes some optional programming like strength and conditioning along with the team specific sessions and futsal. It's the club's hope that families with multi-sport athletes will make an effort to attend those training sessions their schedules allow. Once selected for a traveling team, a player shares in that team's training expenses for the entire year, including Winter Training. Prior to BYSC having a formal winter training program, teams were on their own to plan and purchase time for training and share the costs.