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BESC Serves the Bonny Eagle community consisting of the towns of Buxton, Hollis, Limington and Standish

Bonny Eagle Soccer Club

About Us

What is the Bonny Eagle Soccer Club (“BESC”)?

BESC is a non-profit organization that provides a competitive soccer playing experience for children between the ages of eight (U9) and 13 (U14) who reside in the MSAD6 district.  The mission of BESC is to foster an environment within the community that promotes the love of soccer with a full continuum of programs for all levels of play.  This will be accomplished by supporting organized instruction, individual and team development, sportsmanship, and a commitment to a competitive atmosphere.

We strive to challenge and inspire our players to reach their full potential and prepare them for their next level of play through physical, technical, and tactical development by utilizing well-trained and licensed coaches and a quality instructional program.  We place player development above winning and stress the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and community service in the character of a quality soccer player. We will provide a safe and fun environment to enable our members to develop a lifelong passion for the sport of soccer so they may do the same for future generations.

BESC is run entirely by volunteers and is separate from town recreational programs and Bonny Eagle school soccer programs.  


Who is Eligible to Play?

BESC is affiliated with Soccer Maine and primarily competes in Soccer Maine’s Fall Classic League.  The club fields both boys’ and girls’ teams in the U9 through U14 age groups.  In order to be eligible to play for a BESC team, a player must reside within the MSAD6 district (defined as living at least 50% of the time with a parent or legal guardian that resides within the district).

 

Age groups for the 2019 Fall season are as follows:

 

Age Group

Child’s Date of Birth

U9

08/01/2010 – 07/31/2012*

U10

08/01/2009 – 07/31/2010

U11

08/01/2008 – 07/31/2009

U12

08/01/2007 – 07/31/2008

U13

08/01/2006 – 07/31/2007

U14

08/01/2005 – 07/31/2006

 

* Children 7 years of age or entering the 3rd grade in the fall are also eligible to try out for a U9 team.  A 7 year old child joining the club would play at the U9 level for two (2) years until they are age appropriate to move to the U10 level.

 

A player whose school grade is different than the normal for their age will be allowed to try out for one (1) age group up (“grade appropriate”) and will be considered according to their skill level.

 

What is the Time Commitment?

Practices begin the first week of August with league games typically beginning the last weekend in August.  The season ends in either late October or the first week of November, depending on the age group.  A typical week will include two (2) weeknight practices and one (1) or two (2) games, played on the weekends, primarily on Sundays.   Games will be a combination of league games (6) and several “friendly” games coordinated with other clubs.  Additionally, BESC team participate in a Columbus Day tournament in October.  Players are expected to attend all practices and games. 

 

 

How Far do Teams Travel?

Soccer Maine and BESC make every effort to strike a balance between Home and Away games.  Most away games are held within a sixty (60) minute drive of MSAD6.  However, on occasion, a game may require additional travel.  Additionally, playoff bracketing for U12 – U14 teams is statewide and may result in games anywhere within the Soccer Maine territory.  

Why Soccer?

Contact Us

Bonny Eagle Soccer Club

P.O Box 188 
Buxton, Maine 04093

Email Us: [email protected]
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