1. Does the program have a history? Where are the program’s players advancing to? BSA has been involved in youth travel soccer for 35+ years. Within BSA we have 25 teams with many playing elite levels. Presently (2018) we have 8 EDP teams.
In the past 3-4 years, BSA has had 2 teams win NJ State Cups and 3 teams lose in the finals!!
*Matt Kassel(Ex BSA) played professionally with NY Red Bull & Philly Union
*Casey Murphy(Ex BSA) is actively playing with the US National Team
*Six girls from the BSA Galaxy(all played 5+ years for BSA) all have been recruited for college teams-starting September 2019, 11 of the BSA Galaxy just played for BRHS in the state cup final 2018
*Nestor Cabrera (7 years with BSA) Spent the summer with the U17 Guatemala National Team/Trials with Roma FC(Italy) 2019
2. Does the Program develop players? or have a huge player turn over? Is it really a developmental program? BSA retains over 90% of its members each year and in the past few years has added teams.
3. What are the staff’s qualifications and experience? (SEE HERE)
4. Is there a curriculum/threshold/long term club plan? Ask to see it? BSA club Threshold (SEE HERE)
5. What size are the team’s roster? Do you want your child on a team with too many players? BSA ideal roster sizes: 11 to 13 players(small sided) or 15-17 players(larger sided)
6. Does the club experience high turnover with its staff? Does it change every year or do they have a staff that is loyal and helping the program grow? How do those coaches conduct themselves in practices and on the sideline, this is usually a result of the clubs philosophy and education practices? Trainer Bios and years with BSA (SEE HERE)