BUSC’s registration process will be open from mid-April until June 30. Beginning July 1, there will be a $50 late registration fee and players will be added on a space-available basis.
The registration process will require online payment and the electronic submission of your child’s proof of birth document (birth certificate, passport, PR card, etc.). If your child played on a BUSC recreational team last fall or for a BUSC competitive team this past fall or current spring season, you are exempt from this requirement. NOTE: Failure to upload a birth document as needed may result in your child’s placement on a team being delayed or denied.
All families with a completed, paid registration will receive notice of your son’s placement on a team and the team schedule in early-mid August when the coach reaches out to team members. No team or schedule info for U7 and older teams will be available until then. The U5 and U6 programs are on Saturday mornings only.
2020 Season Fees
The player registration fee must be paid in full in order for your son to be considered for placement on a team. If payment is not received by June 30, a late registration fee will be added and team placement will occur on a space-available basis.
2016-2015 (U5-U6) Birth Year Fees: $139*
2014-2013 (U7-U8) Birth Year Fees: $356**
2012-2011 (U9-U10) Birth Year Fees: $371**
2010-2002 (U11-U19 Birth Year Fees: $381**
*Fundraising Raffle Pre-Pay
Fees include a $25 pre-paid raffle ticket for a grand prize car or cash to be drawn at the Orange & Gold Gala in the Fall. Each player will receive a raffle ticket at the start of the season, which can then be sold or the family can enter themselves in the raffle (pre-paid). Additional tickets will be available to sell in order to win great incentive prizes!
For age groups U7 and up, a $50 volunteer fee is included in your registration, as well as the fundraising raffle pre-pay cost above. To receive a refund of the volunteer fee, watch for volunteer opportunities through your team (only 1 coach, 1 assistant coach receive the volunteer fee per team) or through the Club (assisting at tournaments, etc.). There are many opportunities throughout the year.
Each player may submit ONE buddy request. We do our best to meet all buddy requests which meet the requirements laid out below, but on rare occasions, it may not be possible.
In order for a buddy request to be considered, ALL below conditions MUST be met.
- Requests for buddies must be MUTUAL. Both players must make the request for one another in order for a match to be made.
- Requests for buddies must be for players BORN IN THE SAME BIRTH YEAR (ie both born in 2012). If one child was born in 2012 and the other in 2011, they cannot be placed on the same team because they are no in the same US Soccer age group.
- Requests MUST be made online in the registration process. Requests made via email cannot be considered. Changes to your buddy request can be made in your registration through June 30. Changes made after June 30 will not be able to be accommodated.
- BOTH player must be fully registered and paid no later than June 30, 2020.
Register with Confidence: Pandemic Policy for Cancellation of Fall Recreational Season Prior to Start Date
If BUSC cannot run the program due to COVID-19 restrictions at the local, state, or federal level, all registrants will receive full refunds to the credit card used to pay for registration for the Fall Recreational Season. (See below for policy on refunds/credits if programs are halted or cancelled after they have begun.) There will be no need to request a refund in this instance. We will make our decision about the Fall Rec Season based on guidance from our government officials–the specific timing of this will depend on the circumstances at the time. If the programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds will be provided within 7-10 business days of the decision to cancel.
Pandemic Policy for In-Progress Program
In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, should BUSC move, delay, or cancel programming WHILE IN PROGRESS due to a decision, or upon the advice of a governing entity or sanctioning body, including but not limited to the state of California, County of Alameda, US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, NorCal and Cal North, we may offer refunds and/or credits for future programming. Such a determination will be made by BUSC, in its sole discretion and based upon the circumstances of each individual program at the time of the decision.
August 10th Refund Policy Update
We have updated our refund policy as of 8-10-20. Request 100% refund by August 14th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The previous rec refund policy will then apply starting the 15th if you withdraw your child for non-COVID reasons; however, if we are forced to stop the league by the governing bodies we will offer the following refunds;
- If we are removed from the field by the city/soccer/state bodies prior to or on August 14th: 100% Refund
- If we are removed from the field by the city/soccer/state bodies between August 15th-September 21st: 75% refund
- If we are removed from the field by the city/soccer/state bodies between September 22nd-Oct 12th: 50% refund
- If we are removed from the field by the city/soccer/state bodies between Oct 13th-Nov 1st: 25% refund
Refund Policy for Non-COVID-19 Related Reasons
For refund requests due to other reasons, BUSC will provide full refunds back to the registrant’s credit card provided that the request is made via BUSC’s Refund Request Form NO LATER THAN END OF DAY ON JUNE 30.
Refund requests made July 1-July 30 will be charged a $50 administrative fee.
Refund requests made beginning August 1 will be charged $100 to cover administrative fees and uniform costs.
There will be no refunds provided for requests made on or after Opening Day (August 22), except for in the case of injury (with a doctor’s note) or a family move out of town.
Refunds should be requested via our refund request form. NOTE: No request needs be made for COVID-19-related cancellations by the Club based on local, state, or federal guidance.