Spring 2020 Developmental season has been cancelled. Please read the document on our homepage for more information.
Our Spring 2020 developmental season will run from March 16th - May 23rd, depending on weather.
Please contact the BENSC Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our developmental division assignments are determined by player's birth year (age), as all kids who are born in the same year will play together. We have nine divisions:
We will have 2 practice sessions each week for our 2013 - 2015 players; one hour on a weeknight, and an additional hour on Saturday mornings.
2016 players will play once per week on Wednesday nights only (no Saturday practices or festivals).
Developmental age will have two 4v4 Festivals where all players will play against the kids in their age ranges. We will also have many scrimmages built into the bi-weekly practice sessions.
The purpose of this format is to ensure that all players in our developmental age range are getting hundreds of touches on the soccer ball each week. The BENSC utilizes US Soccer's Play-Practice-Play philosophy in the skills development of our young players. The goal of our Development Level play is to improve each players foot skills.
Anticipated Spring 2020 Schedule:
Monday: 2013 7U Boys & Girls - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tuesday: *Complex will be in use by all 8U teams*
Wednesday: 2015 5U & 2016 4U Boys & Girls - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thursday: 2014 6U Boys & Girls - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
2013 7U Boys & Girls - 9:00 am - 10:00 am
2014 6U Boys & Girls - 10:15 am - 11:15 am
2015 5U Boys & Girls - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Spring 2020 4v4 Festival Dates:
Saturday, April 25th
Last practice, during the week of May 25th
Will be posted after registration closes.
Unfortunately the Nebraska weather is not always “soccer friendly”. We realize that some parents will be frustrated when we cancel practices, and some others will be frustrated when we don’t cancel. As a group of volunteer board members & volunteer coaches – we do our best to make the right call, but recognize that we can’t always make everyone happy.
The BENSC board of directors have created weather parameters to ensure our players are safe and are having fun on the field. Moving forward we will not hold practices or festivals for DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE ONLY when the following conditions apply at the start of practice / festival times:
Developmental League WILL have practices / festivals during the following times:
In addition - weather decisions will typically not be made until about an hour or so before the start of a session because Nebraska weather changes quickly and we always want to play when possible. Weather decisions will be communicated out via Team Snap. Due to limited space at the soccer complex, we cannot always guarantee that a practice will be able to be made up – but we will do our best to extend the season by a week or two if the weather & sunlight allows.
Competitive teams (U9 & older) & Winter/Summer Academy sessions will still be at coaches discretion and do not fall into these parameters. As always – parents have the final decision on if to send their child to play on any given day. No child will be penalized for missing a practice or festival due to weather.
If you have any questions on this policy, please feel free to email the BENSC board at email@example.com
Developmental Age Group Dri Fit Shirts
Each team will be assigned a different colored shirt, and players should wear their shirts to each practice & festival.
Also, please bring to each practice: