US Youth Soccer

ABOUT BEACON HILL YOUTH SOCCER (BHYS)

We are a community recreational-level youth soccer club for youth ages 4 to 16 which plays games with other community clubs during fall and spring sessions. Volunteers manage every aspect of our 501c3 non-profit organization. Our club is a member of both Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) and Washington Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). All BHYS soccer activities are suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions; for more information, see below.

 

This website was last updated April 14th, 2021.

 

FALL SOCCER 2021

We continue to observe Covid restrictions.  We anticipate returning to full operations for Fall Soccer.

Coach registrations are now open.  Player registration will open May 1st.  Team practice starts mid August if we can provide a program that is reasonably safe for our families at that time.  Games start Early Sept. Full registration fee refunds will be provided if your registration is withdrawn due to Covid concerns. 

Mt Baker Soccer has similar plans.  Pick the club of your choice. Beacon Hill & Mt Baker work together to fill our teams and serve our community.

 

Update: Washington State Covid Restrictions for Phase 3 in effect as of 3/24/21

Youth soccer athletes are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions. Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in agame or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play. Coaches, trainers,and officials must wear face coverings at all times.- Officials and referees supervising outdoor youth soccer competitions allowed to remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play.

 

BHYS FOUNDER, COACH MIKE CARNEY MEMORIAL

BHYS players, families and coaches mourn the loss of Coach Mike Carney who died December 7, 2020. We are accepting donations to the Mike Carney Soccer Fund which will be used to support his mission to promote good citizenship by providing underprivileged kids with essential life skills through soccer. Please send your check to the address below with your name and address so we can acknowledge your tax deductible donation.

Beacon Hill Youth Soccer
1719 S Lander St
Seattle, WA 98144

For 45 years of coaching, Mike wanted his players to learn essential life skills through soccer. That was his mission in life. Mike promoted critical thinking and good citizenship. He taught them: respect the authority of the referee, respect your opponent and love your team mates. He encouraged them: work together and you will succeed.

Mike's team, Rage, will go on with their next season. Beacon Hill Youth Soccer will make sure they get full support. The Mike Carney Soccer Fund was established to support Mike’s mission to promote good citizenship by providing socioeconomic underprivileged kids with essential life skills through soccer.

 

FUNDRAISING

BHYS is committed to providing affordable soccer to all in our wonderful diverse community. Forty percent (40%) of our families need financial support. Here are ways BHYS finds support for affordable soccer:

Individual donations from parents and coaches during registration
Individual donations from friends of BHYS 
Corporate volunteer match programs
City of Seattle grants
Business sponsorships
Community civic organization gifts
SYSA Community Outreach Fund
Gifts from other SYSA clubs

BHYS designed a soccer scarf with our diversity shield for coaches to wear on game day and to give to friends who support our mission. Scarves will be for sale for $20 when BHYS teams return to Jefferson Park with proceeds providing scholarships for our players who qualify for free/reduced school meals.

 Beacon Hill Youth Soccer banner

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All BHYS activities are managed by volunteers. Working with BHYS youth and families is very rewarding! Please send a message to Larry McCann at bhys.president@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. We need:

Coaches and assistant coaches (August through October)
Web Developer to upgrade this website (Winter and Spring)
Registrar to manage fall 2021 registration (May through September)
Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers for a variety of projects (January through November)
Equipment Manager (June through September)

 

RULES OF PLAY

MOD League Game Rules (U6 to U9 - ages 4 to 8) 

Recreational League Game Rules (U10 to U19 - ages 9 to 18)

 

THE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE

BHYS value every player as a person who deserves to be treated with dignity & respect. We teach our players that we care about them as a person, and their self-worth is not connected to their abilities as an athlete. We urge our families and volunteers to support this belief and make soccer fun for all. Watch and study videos provided by The Positive Coaching Alliance.

 

BHYS RESPONSE TO COVID19

Last summer, after gathering comments from parents and coaches, the BHYS Board decided that gathering even small groups for practices increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19 infection to our players, coaches, and family members. We hope to resume Beacon Hill soccer practices and games in August 2021 if we can provide a program that is reasonably safe for our families at that time. Find updates to SYSA plans and registration instructions at SYSA.ORG.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Administrative support: Larry McCann at bhys.president@gmail.com
Registration support: Veronica Gallardo at bhys.registrar@gmail.com
Technical support online registration: Affinity Sports at support@affinitysoccer.com (888) 213-3999

Mailing address:

Beacon Hill Youth Soccer
1719 S Lander St
Seattle, WA 98144





 LINKS:

Volunteer RMA Instructions

Minor RMA Instructions