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BETHEL PARK SOCCER ASSOCIATION
FLIGHTS AND AGE GROUP INFORMATION

Flights Soccer is for boys and girls approximately 5-10 years old who wish to experience soccer in the recreational setting. Flights sessions run for eight weeks beginning in September for the fall and April for the spring. Players will be contacted by their coaches approximately two weeks prior to the start of Flights. Teams are co-ed.

FALL ONLY - Flights fee: $95.00; Non-residents add $5.00
FULL YEAR: FALL & SPRING - Flights fee $170.00; Non-residents add $10.00 

Age Group Information

Open to birth years 2012 to 2016 for fall/spring 2021-2022

Please use this chart to see the age brackets mandated by US Youth Soccer.

 


Games and Training Locations and Times for Fall 2021

FlightsGames (Saturdays) 
@ Village Green Park
Training (Wednesdays)
@ BPHS Practice Turf Field #2

Flight 4 (U9/10) COED

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Flight 3 (U8) COED10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Flight 2 (U7) COED12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Flight 1 (U6) COED1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Parking at Village Green Field:

Please do not park at the Best Buy, Giant Eagle Employee lot, or Heather/Conestoga Drives. 
Please use the Village Green field lot and the street after the lot is full.

Game Structure by Flight

Flight Sides Ball Size Goal Keepers Offside Rule Basic Rules Coach position Referees
1 (U6) 4 v 4 3 No Goal Keeper No Out of bounds and handballs called One coach per team on the field No; coaches make calls
2 (U7) 4 v 4 3 No Goal Keeper No Out of bounds, handballs, throws-in One coach per team on the field No; coaches make calls
3 (U8) 4 v 4 3 No Goal Keeper Only if blatant Corner and goal kicks added Sideline or behind goal Yes
4 (U9/10) 5 v 5 4 Varies (dependent on field/goal size) Only if blatant Game-like Sideline Yes

General Flights Checklist - What to wear/know/bring?
  • Please be on-time
  • Proper size ball (inflated) - see chart above
  • Soccer shoes with cleats
  • Shin guards (must be under soccer socks)
  • Appropriate athletic attire
  • Full water bottle
  • Is it your week to bring the team snack?
  • Flight 1 - a parent must stay the entire session
  • Flight 2 and above - a parent should stay unless they have another team parent willing to be responsible
  • Weather cancellations - Check the website or Facebook page
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    Important restrictions:
  • No Tobacco use at any BPSA events
  • Please refrain from bringing pets - No pets permitted on the turf fields 
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    Contact Us

    Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.

    For registration questions or issues please email [email protected].

    About Our Club

    The mission of the Bethel Park Soccer Association is to provide a quality soccer program at a fun as well as competitive level for the residents of Bethel Park, PA.  The association is a member of PA-West, the governing body for soccer in Western Pennsylvania, and adheres to all ethical rules set forth by that governing body.  As such, BPSA has high expectation for adherence to the Code of Conduct by all coaches, players, parents and spectators participating in the program.
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