Stay-Home Order Ends Spring Season: Refund Information
Apply money to the fall season, or request a full refund, or donate to BRYC
On March 30, 2020, the Virginia Governor issued a statewide "stay-home" order effective until June 10, unless amended or rescinded before then, which has ended our hopes for a spring season.
While we will continue to look for for opportunites to provide soccer activities for children this spring, the BRYC Recreational Soccer Executive Committee is offering three options for spring registration fees and uniform purchases:
Complete refund of registration and uniform fees to the original payment method. BRYC will absorb the costs already incurred in preparation for the spring season.
Apply all money paid for the Spring 2020 season to the Fall 2020 season.
Donate the money to BRYC.
Please use the form below to tell us what to do with the money you paid. Complete the form once for each soccer player.
Requests will be processed in the order received, and may take up to two weeks.
This form is only for recreational soccer. Travel soccer, including ODSL, will be addressed separately.
Important: Enter the same information that you used when you registered. Click the Registration link above and log in to find it.
Make your selection by May 1, 2020. After that, money will be automatically carried over to the fall season.
Start of Spring Soccer SUSPENDED until April 12 due to Coronavirus
BRYC will re-evaluate and update this page as we get more information
Monday, March 23 - As we’re sure everyone knows, Governor Northam announced today that schools will be closed through the end of the year. We are reviewing the impact of this announcement and how it will affect our spring season.
We are still hopeful for some part of the season to be played. We continue to discuss options with the county and monitor the situation. We will continue to provide our Monday updates.
In this interim time, there are many things players can do to keep their soccer skills up, even on their own. There are many videos on the internet, but here are some that I have found that you might consider:
LATE REGISTRATION: Beginning 12:01 a.m. 02/02/2020 - age groups close
$118 per player
$20 discount for third child from same family; fourth child from same family is free.
(During the late registration period, a $20 nonrefundable late fee will be charged per player. Late registrants will be accepted on a space-available basis and are not guaranteed placement on teams or accomodation of special requests.)
Third child registered from the same family receives a $20 discount on the registration fee. Fourth child or more are free.
Head coaches and volunteer executive committee members receive a discounted registration per child for each volunteer position they fulfill. The discount will be issued as a refund to the full registration fee (paid up front) before the end of each season.
BRYC has new mandatory safeguards at the fields, too.
To make this a success, LD’s, Coaches and parents, we need your help as follows:
The Equipment Boxes:
Please pass the equipment box warning labels photo to your coaches and parents. Explain briefly the safety concerns with the boxes. The warning labels will be on the boxes this week.
BRYC’s soccer goals now have yellow warning labels as a reminder to anchor them properly and prohibit climbing on them (Also covered on the Setup and Takedown Safety Checklists).
Setup/Takedown Safety Checklists:
Please make sure all coaches have received the Safety Checklists.
Confirm that coaches know it is mandatory to follow the actions listed.
Remind coaches to teach parents (helping with setup/takedown) to follow the mandatory safety procedures.
Remind coaches that the Safety Checklist actions for soccer goals and field equipment boxes must also be followed when BRYC teams play on another club’s field.
Thank you for helping make this a safe season for everyone in the Braddock Road Youth Club!
Scoring Smiles and goodwill!
BRYC donated equipment brings happiness and hope to a Haitian soccer league.
Every season, on Uniform Night, our “Donations Table” collects gently used equipment that’s unneeded by BRYC families. So, what to do with those surplus items? Last fall we heard of an altruistic Boy Scout who’s Eagle Project was to collect surplus soccer equipment during the 2017 Fall HCC for Goals Beyond the Net*, a non-profit charity working in Haiti. Some BRYC ODSL teams were competing at the HCC, so we decided to help him!
Kudos go to Joan Smith and Anthony Pagano for storing the donated gear from seasons past and discovering this worthy cause! As a result, BRYC contributed: cleats (11 pairs), jerseys (9 sets, 2 goalie & 14 miscellaneous), 11 shorts, 2 pants, 26 pairs of socks, 11 shinguards, 3 soccer bags and 29 water bottles. Our All Star program contributed over 300 jerseys!
And many thanks to the HCC Tournament Director, for sharing these photos of the Haitian kids wearing BRYC gear, and big smiles.
At BRYC, we love to support worthy causes that help less fortunate children. Won’t you please join us? Remember to bring your gently used soccer gear on Uniform Night (or anytime) and help another player have a great season. The smiles say it all!
*Goals Beyond The Net, (GBTN) is a non-profit organization that’s changing the lives of children living in severe poverty in Jacmel, Haiti by creating the Jacmel United Football Club. Through the teams the Coaches oversee the children; serve as their mentors, facilitators, educators, and are responsible for the "total well-being" of the child. Their structured soccer academy is key in providing much needed educational scholarships, healthcare, character development, English literacy, soccer, and economic sustainability through goat farming to the children. Visit goalsbeyondthenet.com to read more or donate.
Inclement Weather Policy
When inclement weather threatens play, BRYC officials walk the fields early game day morning to assess playing conditions. If adverse conditions at a field--usually, substantial amounts of standing water--are determined to pose a threat of injury to the players or damage to the field, all games scheduled at the field for the entire day are canceled and an announcement is placed on the BRYC hotline 703-354-7101) and it will be updated at 7:00 a.m. Note that BRYC officials may cancel games at certain fields, while allowing games at other fields to proceed.
When BRYC officials determine fields are playable despite inclement weather conditions, a message that games will be played as scheduled is placed on the hotline. If inclement weather continues, the trainers, in consultation with the league director decides whether to proceed with the scheduled game. Games terminated after half of the game has been played are considered complete.
Thunder and Lightning Policy:
IN CASE OF THUNDER OR LIGHTNING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA, PLAY WILL BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY!! Everyone (no exceptions) must immediately leave the field, seek shelter in their vehicles, and wait 30 minutes. The 30-minute waiting period starts again if additional thunder/lightning is observed. If inclement weather persists, your trainers will terminate the session.
BRYC Survives Thanks to Volunteers; Won't You Join Us?
As Little As a Few Hours Or As Much as a Season (or Ten!) Are Much Appreciated
BRYC Recreational Soccer wouldn't exist without the dedication of its volunteers. Our coaches are the most visible, and without them we would certainly have no program, but the more than two dozen members of the Executive Committee (EXCOM) work year-round to keep the organization running smoothly.
BRYC, the Braddock Road Youth Club, is a non-profit organization in Fairfax County, Virginia, established in 1966 to offer a variety of youth sports activities in the Burke/Annandale/ Springfield, Virginia area. BRYC Soccer is divided into two programs, Recreational Soccer (including ODSL) and Elite (Travel) Soccer. This web site is devoted exclusively to BRYC's Recreational Soccer program consisting of neighborhood-based teams. Any youth that signs up to play in the recreational league will be placed on a team. For information on BRYC Elite Soccer, go to "http://www.brycsoccer.com". For links to all the BRYC sports programs, from football to fast-pitch softball, go to "http://www.bryc.org/."