2021/21 Team Registration Information

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Team Managers,

We are returning to play soccer!

** Both forms are located at the bottom of this important information **

This year will start different than previous seasons: we are planning to play the month of September as a warm-up, to ease back into League soccer. This will give us a way to review and assess new teams, returning teams, and division alignment. Without the pressures of counting towards standings.

A lot of players haven’t played soccer since the end of the 2019-20 season; and that is a long lay-off!

The season will start officially the weekend following Thanksgiving.

This message is also to remind all teams’ intent on returning to the League for the 2021-20 Fall/Winter season, that they must be in good standing prior to team registration being accepted. This means that they must complete the returning team registration form AND ensure that the team has made a non-refundable $500 payment (put towards team performance bond and/or next season fees) once team has confirmed return.

The deadline for the returning team registration form submission is within 7 days’ time: August 20th.

Sooner is better! We would like to see majority of teams complete this form and send payment prior to the end of this weekend.

The deadline for the team’s $500 payment: August 20th.

All outstanding League debts (practice/additional field times, team or player fines, additional player registration fees, game balls, etc.) need to be resolved prior to team registration being accepted.

The deadline for initial team League fees payment ($1,000): September 3rd.

The deadline for balance of team League fees payments (estimated $1,500): September 17th.

The $500 payment will be applied to the team’s debts, performance bond or upcoming season’s league fees once the team confirms its return. If the team does not participate in the upcoming season, the $500 payment is forfeited.

Note: if the team has a balance in the Performance Bond, these monies will be returned.

Please contact the League’s Treasurer, Mr. Norm Bradford at 604-526-3063 for details. Payment to the League is accepted via cheque made payable to Burnaby Men's Soccer.

Alternate forms of payment are available: cash or e-transfer to registration@bmslsoccer.com are accepted.

 

Teams that fail to adhere to this deadline, forfeit their spot in the League for next season. In order to return to the League, a team must reapply and are then subject to same rules as new teams (including $500 payment upon acceptance, and must start in Third Division). Of course, spots in the League will be limited and may be full at time of application. Don’t delay!

If teams know in advance that they will not be returning to play next season, please have the consideration to advise the League (via email is fine).

The budget is expected to remain similar to the 2019-20 season; a $150 increase for team fees is being considered for proposal. An agenda and budget will be provided ahead of the season kick-off meeting.

 

-- NEW TEAMS --

We are still looking for new teams!

Please get in touch with us by filling the New Team Registration Form and see if there is interest to have teams apply for available spaces within the League. It is always best for teams that apply to so with references from current League teams. And it is in all teams’ interest to grow the League and share increasing costs with other, strong teams.

Thank you,

BMSL Registration

 

 

-- IMPORTANT DATES --

A few important dates are noted below:

Team Manager Registration

The website is planned to be open to team manager registration on Mon 16 Aug

Managers must be first to register, so that they can be team moderator (very important!)

Once manager has completed registration, please send email to registration@bmslsoccer.com

 

The website is planned to be open to team player registration on Wed 18 Aug

Please direct all player registration questions and inquiries to registration@bmsasoccer.com

 

-- Games --

The warm-up season play starts weekend of Sat 11 Sep/Sun 12 Sep

 

-- Schedule --

We are awaiting late additions and changes to field contracts from the City of Burnaby

We hope to be able to post at least the first month of the schedule prior to the end of August

 

-- Deadlines --

Player Registration: to be eligible to play in Week One, must complete successful registration no later than Wed 8 Sep

This includes: upload of photo (for player card), upload of photo ID, join team roster (visible on website)

Reminder that weekly deadline is Thu at midnight (for all following week’s play)

This includes Cup matches during the following week

Registration is available during the season

 

-- Cup Draws --

Cup formats and team participation is still be discussed

The draw may take place during the month of September

Information will be forthcoming

League Fee Payments

$500 commitment payment is due by Aug 20 (latest!)

First installment payment of $1,000 is due by end of this month (Sep 3)

League prefers cheques made payable to Burnaby Men’s Soccer

Balance of fees due (in full) prior to starting League games (Sep 30)

Non-payment by this date will result in forfeiture of match

 

-- Officials Fees --

Fees remain at $80 per team, per match

This is for centre official, $80 and assistant referees, each at $40

 

-- Game Scheduling Requests --

If team has any schedule requests for the season, please email schedule@bmslsoccer.com ASAP with requests.

League notes these as requests only, but will try to accommodate wherever possible

These requests are meant for known conflicts including: team player weddings, work functions (involving many players on team)

 

-- Practice Field Requests --

If teams wish to rent practice field time through the League, please send an email to schedule@bmslsoccer.com ASAP with requests.

Weekday evenings 10-11 is mostly what we have to offer (on half field) at Burnaby Lake

Cost is approx. $550 for the season

Preference given to returning teams, their prior allotments and timeliness of requests

 

Thank you,

BMSL Schedule

New Team

New team registration form

Returning Team

Returning team registration form

About BMSL

The BMSL is a men's soccer league, with all games played within Burnaby BC, mainly at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (near Kensington and Sprott)

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