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Announcement from BPYSL

… unfiltered comments from the president’s desk about our Club and soccer in general …

 

TOURNAMENTS

April 20, 2024

Turnaments play an important role in the rythym of play of our teams.  Ideally, it gives a team a chance to play teams outside of its league division.  While all of us like to win, league games are more than winning, they are an opportunity to put into play the skills practiced the past weeks of training.  Tournament, because of their short duration, are often approached more like letting the race horse sprint to the finish with more focus on winning.  That’s not the case for all teams, but it’s not uncommon.

We are deliberate about the tournaments we send teams to.  We pick ones that are well-run (and have good parking) with a good reputation of creating fair brackets of teams with similar skills.  Ideally, giving each team an opportunity to win.  Our goal is to put teams in divisions of the tournament where they will be competitive.  My view is that it’s better to win 2 and lose 1 than have 3 teams that are easy to beat.  Unfortunately, some teams or clubs see tournament as an easy chance to collect a trophy by applying to lower division than they should be in.  The result of pretty lobsided scores.  We’ve seen 20-1 and 12-0 scoresl out teams on the losing end.  Our teams didn’t have any fun playing retreive the ball from the goal and the other team certainly didn’t get anything useful out of the game.  

 

Effective Immediately: BPYSL will CEASE all structured league play for the entire 2020 spring season. Teams can request a refund OR BPYSL can credit their fees to the next season of play. Refunds or credits will consist of 75% of the fees paid to BPYSL.

All teams currently playing in the BPYSL will automatically be accepted into their next season of play in the 2020-2021 season. The league will try to place teams into the same brackets if possible, taking into account the DOC’s recommendation of moving up or down within the brackets.

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